Workforce Development Project Leader
Growth & Justice is engaged in a project seeking to reframe workforce development, linking it to
business-led, sector-specific economic development and focusing it on employment, income and equity
for low-income Twin Citians and Minnesotans of color. We are compiling case studies that pointedly
convey the power and potential of business-focused strategies for moving residents of Twin Cities
neighborhoods into good, long-term jobs that boost their incomes and offer career ladders for continued
advancement. Equity is a major consideration of the case studies. Ideas to explore will include best
practices in business-led efforts; public-private partnerships; evaluation of outcomes; and a specific focus
on success in the healthcare industry.
Growth & Justice seeks a researcher with a strong background in urban workforce development policy,
knowledge of the legislative and policy processes in Minnesota, and an understanding of the critical
nature of equity as a factor in economic growth and justice.
Review, compile and summarize research and evidence regarding sector-specific workforce
development efforts aimed at low-income workers and tied to economic development outcomes.
Produce one or more brief, accessible case studies on existing models of success for business-
driven, sector-specific workforce development efforts aimed at low-income workers and tied to
economic development outcomes.
Write or co-author commentaries for publication in statewide media.
Provide testimony and make presentations on relevant workforce development findings, polices
Write posts on workforce development issues for the Growth & Justice blog.
Excellent proven research and writing skills
A strong background in urban workforce development policy
Knowledge of the legislative and policy processes in Minnesota
An understanding of the critical nature of equity as a factor in economic growth and justice
Experience in analyzing policy-relevant examples and evaluative data
Ability to communicate information and ideas effectively
Ability to work well in a team environment with limited direct supervision
Schedule: Approximately 10-20 hours per week on a flexible schedule.
Compensation: This is a contract position with a stipend payment of $15,000 for a six-month term. Upon
mutual agreement, there may be opportunities for additional work beyond that period.
How to apply: Submit a resume, writing sample and publications list by email (.doc, .docx or .pdf format
only) no later than Friday, Nov. 9. Apply to Maureen Ramirez at email@example.com.
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