Senior Research Analyst, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor - Georgetown College

Washington D.C.
Jun 15, 2018
Jul 24, 2018
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
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Senior Research Analyst, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor - Georgetown College

Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor (KI) develops creative strategies and innovative public policy to improve workers' lives in a changing economy. Located on the main campus of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, KI seeks a Senior Research Analyst. 

The Senior Research Analyst (SRA) researches, analyzes, and drafts materials that pertain to KI's broader concerns with the past, present, and future of working people and the labor movement. S/he concentrates on two broad areas: research and analysis; and editorial assistance in support of the journal LABOR: Studies in Working Class History.  Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Conducts, interprets and disseminates the results of research projects undertaken by the KI.
  • Works with the Executive Director in the development of a research agenda and collaborate in the preparation of grant proposals that will fund that agenda.
  • Represents KI as a public speaker at academic conferences, university functions, and meetings with community partners and disseminating written reports on their research.
  • Supervises undergraduate student research assistants as needed on KI projects.

Editorial Assistance

  • Serves as an editorial assistant on the journal LABOR, which is housed at the KI.
  • Provides editorial support to the journal's editor - for example, corresponds with contributors and reviewers, provides preliminary reviews of manuscripts, works with the editor to plan future issues, and helps manage the publication process.
  • Periodically helps the journal plan conferences with specific themes, assisting to develop the conference agenda, and securing the appropriate logistical arrangements for participants.
  • Travels to attend the annual meeting of LABOR's editorial board.


  • Ph.D. in History with a specialization in labor history, labor studies, or a closely related field of study
  • At least six months of experience working as a researcher on labor organizations and issues in an academic setting
  • Experience teaching or supervising undergraduate students

This is a term position of greater than six months.

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