Duke University, Samuel DuBois Cook Center On Social Equity

Position ID:Duke University-Samuel DuBois Cook Center On Social Equity-AIRCOVID [#17607, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27705, United States
Subject Area: Race and Inequality Studies
Appl Deadline:2020/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/11/19, finished 2020/12/01, listed until 2020/12/04)
Position Description:    

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Associate in Research

Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity

Duke University



Job Code: 1420

Job Level: 00

Job Family 27


Occupational Summary

The Associate in Research is a short-term, grant-funded position that will oversee the statistical and quantitative data analysis for a project examining the impact of COVID-19 on black-owned businesses in Durham, North Carolina. Specifically, the position will work with a committee of researchers, faculty, administrators, students, business and community leaders to address the following issues: (a) investigate how black business owners and their employees are coping with the present economic shocks; (b) analyze the government responses through the CARES Act and other legislative action; examine strategies put forth by the private sector in support of black-owned businesses; (c) analyze the consequences on surrounding communities and ripple effects throughout the local economy; and (d) last, put forth a series of policy recommendations for both short and long-term consideration.

Work Performed

Perform complex statistical analyses for a broad spectrum of datasets.

Work with the committee to prepare the final report that summarizes the analysis of research data, interpret the findings and provide conclusions and recommendations.

Disseminate research results through policy briefs, talks, conferences, seminars or other oral and written presentations.

Required Qualifications at this Level

Position requires a graduate degree in public policy

Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

Flexible, collaborative and respectful style

Advanced statistical knowledge and analytical skills

Excellent organizational skills, demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

Excellent knowledge of issues related to racial wealth gap and race and gender entrepreneurship

Experience working across a diverse range of projects focused on inequality

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.



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Further Info:
Campus Box 104407
Durham, NC 27708

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