NACA seeks to hire experienced and creative individuals to perform research in support of its advocacy efforts. NACA has a rich history of affecting transformative change in homeownership and ethical and just bank lending practices through advocacy and direct action. By identifying and uncovering information that will help mobilize communities across the country, research efforts are crucial to NACA’s success and its mission of fighting for issues of economic justice. The researchers support NACA’s community organizers, communications staff, members, supporters, and others. The research will target both 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 directed 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.
Responsabilidades do trabalho
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 volume of documents obtained over the past thirty years and do interviews with decision makers to develop manuscripts on NACA’s campaigns and history.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Identify, obtain, and use all available resources to conduct thorough research of campaign issues, individuals, companies, and other subject areas of NACA advocacy.
- Research and investigate individuals to obtain damaging information.
- Analyze company’s financials to identify vulnerabilities and comparisons.
- Work with Members and others to determine predatory, unethical or discriminatory practices.
- Work with community stakeholders and other organizations to develop information.
- Contact persons, borrowers, companies and others to execute investigations.
- Conduct secondary research through focused utilization of relevant third-party sources.
- Synthesize findings into digestible reports, summaries and talking points.
- Assist in the creation of press releases and statements fit for public release.
- Engage in the development of strategies and tactics for advocacy campaigns.
- Maintain a repository of research findings and related data.
- Facilitate and assist in advocacy campaigns as necessary.
Demandas de tempo
Researchers must be able to meet the demands of the job that consists of 50+ hours a week. This is a demanding position requiring dedication and the willingness and ability to work long hours including evenings and weekends. Some national travel is expected.
The salary range is between $40,000 and $65,000+ based on experience, skills, degrees and certifications. The candidate’s performance evaluation and future compensation is largely based on meeting the Job Responsibilities, Competencies and Skills stated herein.
Qualificações de trabalho
NACA seeks leaders with a positive and open attitude, a strong work ethic and relentless commitment to success with attention to detail and ability to meet aggressive deadlines and ambitious goals. S/he is expected to have a high level of core competencies and skills included in one’s personal characteristics and professional experiences in the following areas: communication, organizational skills, professional skills, professionalism, customer service, time management, positive leadership, computer skills and being mission-driven. The Competências e habilidades essenciais são descritos em detalhes em www.naca.com.
Education & Certifications
- Bacharelado - Obrigatório.
- Graduação - preferencial.
- Treinamento e certificações que demonstram conhecimentos e credenciais importantes - preferencial.
Experience & Skills
- Experience in the field of corporate campaign research, academic research, investigations and/or financial analysis.
- A proven record of using strategic research for accomplishing campaign objectives and results.
- Experience using strategic research for accomplishing campaign objectives and targeting solutions to problems.
- A proven ability to create strategic research products that are concise, targeted, and bold.
- Compreensão de mídia impressa, transmitida e online e a interseção entre pesquisa, mídia e política.
- Problem-solving skills to develop solutions under pressure with ability to work independently with only general supervision and being receptive to change.
- Skilled communicator with impeccable writing skills as well as an ability to synthesize and translate complicated information into clear, compelling language.
- Capacidade de pensar criticamente, tomar decisões e justificar recomendações com base em dados e análises. Disponibilidade para pensar de forma empreendedora e criativa.
- A willingness and commitment to participate in NACA’s aggressive advocacy, campaigns and activities.
- A capacidade de escrever e falar outros idiomas além do inglês, especialmente o espanhol, é uma vantagem.
Processo de aplicação
Os candidatos devem preencher o formulário em www.naca.com.
A NACA é um empregador de oportunidades iguais. Indivíduos de minorias e bilíngües, especialmente aqueles que falam e escrevem em espanhol, bem como candidatos de segunda mudança são fortemente encorajados a se inscrever. Para acompanhamento e dúvidas sobre esta e outras vagas entre em contato com o Departamento de RH da NACA em firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-250-6222 ext. 1221.
Esta descrição do trabalho é apenas para fins descritivos, com a NACA reservando-se o direito de fazer alterações unilaterais a esta descrição do trabalho, incluindo a remuneração de todos os funcionários ou individualmente. Isso não constitui um contrato de trabalho. Nada neste documento deve limitar a NACA, a seu exclusivo critério, de rescindir um funcionário por qualquer motivo ou sem motivo com o emprego “à vontade”.
NACA é um empregador de oportunidades iguais e oferece oportunidades de segunda chance. Minorias e pessoas bilíngues, especialmente aqueles que falam espanhol, são fortemente encorajados a se inscrever.
Esta descrição de trabalho é apenas para fins descritivos e não constitui um contrato de trabalho.