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This position supports the execution of the Institute for Housing Studies' (IHS) applied research and technical assistance work and helps connect IHS's work to local and national policy issues. The position would be responsible for working with housing and community development stakeholders to understand local data needs and completing technical assistance requests. Pivotal job duties will include tracking local and national housing and urban policy, supporting IHS community engagement and work, and testing, analyzing, and visualizing a broad range of housing and neighborhood data.
Please note, this position is funded by a grant. If the grant terminates for any reason, if grant funding is lost or reduced for any reason, or if the budgetary needs for fulfilling the grant requirements change, your employment with the university will be immediately discontinued.
Responsibilities & Duties
Tracks, reports on, and catalogs relevant housing and community development related policy and research at local, state and national level.
Provides background research on issues relevant to new or ongoing IHS projects.
Participates in scoping discussion with issue-area stakeholders.
Develops IHS content and materials on these topics for external and internal distribution.
Works with IHS staff to complete technical assistance requests from external stakeholders.
Supports outreach and engagement efforts with local and national housing and community development stakeholders.
Works with IHS senior staff to test and analyze data and support the production of reports, maps, and tables in response to internal and external data requests.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree in urban planning, public policy, geography, or some related field.
Strong writing ability and verbal communications skills.
High attention to detail and ability to work in a collaborative setting.
High level of self-motivation, ability to work independently, and a willingness to learn new skills.
Background and strong interest in housing and community development issues.
Background working with data in an applied research context highly desired.
Experience using ARC GIS.
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Salary & Benefits Package:
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Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
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