Company: Providers’ Council

Job description:

Research Analyst (Temporary, Part-Time)

Reports to:  Chief Operating Officer

About the Council:

The Providers’ Council is the state’s largest membership association for community-based human services providers with more than 220 members across the Commonwealth. Our work includes our public policy and advocacy efforts at the State House; our education and training initiatives, including our online learning management system, Providers’ eAcademy; and our group purchasing programs that help our members save time and money. The Council has a 45+ year history and is highly respected by its members, elected officials, media and the general public. In 2022, the Council had a member retention rate exceeding 99 percent.

Position Summary:

The Research Analyst is a temporary, part-time employee for the Council and the Human Services Providers Charitable Foundation, Inc., and the position is funded through a grant from the Fidelity Charitable Trustees Initiative. The position will help the Council explore solutions to the workforce crisis in the human services sector. The Research Analyst will work with Council members and other stakeholders to examine the crisis, prepare reports, organize regional meetings across the Commonwealth with human services organizations and engage in dialogues about possible solutions to the problem. Additionally, this position will help the Council explore opportunities that may be pursued in expanding immigration and crafting supportive immigration policies to bring more human services workers into the country.

This temporary, part-time, grant funded position is estimated to average 16 hours per week with at least one day per week (Wednesdays preferred) in our Framingham office for check-ins and coordination. On other days, work may be able to be performed remotely or the employee may be in the field hosting regional or other approved meetings. Work for this temporary, part-time, grant funded position is expected to begin March 1, 2023, and conclude no later than August 31, 2023.  At all times employment is on an at-will basis.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. In collaboration with Council staff, plan event for spring to unveil forthcoming report commissioned by the Providers’ Council regarding the workforce crisis in the human services sector;
  2. Plan and execute five regional meetings across Massachusetts to engage community-based human services organizations in a discussion about the workforce crisis in human services and solicit thoughts and ideas about potential solutions to the workforce crisis;
  3. Compile reports for the Council based on the discussions with human services leaders across the Commonwealth and prepare presentations for Council members, legislators, elected officials, members of the administration and others on the results;
  4. Compile a report for the Council on foreign-born workers in the human services sector, including unique challenges and opportunities for foreign-born workers in the sector, federal policies and lawmakers who could make immigration reform a possibility, and what proposed state and/or national legislation could be helpful in this goal; and
  5. Participate in national and regional discussions to share information from the Council’s forthcoming report on the human services workforce.

The position will also include other related duties as assigned.

Preferred Education and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, human services or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of the human services sector and community-based nonprofits.
  • Knowledge of immigration issues and federal immigration policy.
  • Experience managing events and moderating forums or discussion sections.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Significant experience with public speaking and preparing reports.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • MA driver’s license required.

Salary and Benefits:

This position is estimated to average 16 hours per week with at least one day per week in our Framingham office (Wednesdays preferred); it will have an hourly wage of $35-$40 an hour, commensurate with experience. The Research Analyst will be required to submit accurate time records each week reflecting all hours worked.  This is a part-time, temporary position; the expected start date is on March 1 with an expected ending date no later than August 31.

This position is not eligible to receive personnel benefits from the Council, but consistent with state law this position will accrue paid sick time at a rate of one hour of sick time per thirty (30) hours worked, and such sick time may be used consistent with MGL c.149, §§ 148C and 148D.

How to apply:

Interested candidates may apply via email. Individuals should email a resume and cover letter to Chief Operating Officer Bill Yelenak at byelenak@providers.org. Any questions may be directed to Bill. Applications should be sent in by Wednesday, February 1.

 

Revised January 2023

Job type: Part Time


Fully remote: Hybrid

Salary range: $35 to $40 hourly

Location: Framingham Massachusetts

Apply: byelenak@providers.org

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