NACA seeks to hire experienced and creative researchers to do research in support of its advocacy efforts and exposing aspects of the existing “Predatory Economy”. NACA has a rich history of effecting transformative change in homeownership and ethical and just bank lending practices through advocacy and direct action, and the researchers will help build on that record of success to drive lasting, structural change on issues of economic justice by identifying and uncovering information that will help mobilize communities across the country. The researchers support NACA’s community organizers, communications staff, members, supporters, and others with ongoing research that supports local and national issues.
NACA’s campaigns and advocacy efforts involve extensive research, targeted litigation, regulatory advocacy, legislative and ballot initiatives, and demonstrations and actions targeted against individuals, corporations, and government entities that are on the wrong side of fair lending and economic justice issues. NACA’s advocacy approach is based on confrontational, aggressive direct action to confront the CEOs and decision makers where they live and socialize. Timely, effective research is crucial to the success of these campaigns, by providing the factual “ammunition” for effective advocacy. Strong research has positioned NACA as a go-to source for media and others wanting credible, accurate information on companies, individuals, and issues. Researchers generate information and data on corporations, industry, government entities, and individuals. They focus on in-depth, tactical research to be used directly and immediately in exposés and campaigns, rather than research papers and studies. Much of the research will involve detailed investigations of individuals, including corporate executives, politicians, and others who make decisions that personally impact our Members and the lives of working people. The department will conduct background research into legal and regulatory issues, legislation, and other business and governmental subjects. In addition, researchers will organize NACA’s extensive amount of documents obtained over the past thirty years and do interviews with decision makers to develop manuscripts on NACA’s campaigns and history.