The League of Kansas Municipalities is seeking a Research Associate. This position conducts research and policy analysis activities for the League of Kansas Municipalities. This person will provide comparative data and instructive information about municipal government to our members and assists the advocacy efforts. This is accomplished by analyzing fiscal policies and economic activities, conducting research, and assisting local government officials. Other duties include assisting with the development of the annual conference programming and providing staff support to annual conference, Local Government Day, the Public Policy Committee meetings, and other events.
Required qualifications include a preferred master’s degree from an accredited school in business, public administration, economics, statistics, mathematics or similar field, with considerable coursework in government, public policy, or governmental affairs. Two years’ experience researching and writing on public policy issues and/or work in state or municipal government is also expected. Candidates must have demonstrated skills in policy and fiscal analysis, showing proper use of research methodology.
Qualified candidates will be able to work both collaboratively and independently, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects at the same time. This position requires the ability to clearly and accurately communicate complex information in written and oral presentations. Candidates also should have a working knowledge of social media.
The League offers great benefits, including KPERS, health/dental insurance, and paid leave and holidays. Salary range of $ 43,000-52,000, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three work-related references, and a writing sample to LEAPS-LeagueRA@lkm.org or League of Kansas Municipalities, 300 SW 8th, #100, Topeka, KS 66603. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin October 30, 2020. The League is an equal opportunity employer.