Posted: Jun 20, 2022

Research Coordinator (remote, contract)

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Salary: Other
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2022
Government

ATTACHMENTS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED - instructions below.

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) is the non-partisan voice of all 24 Maryland counties and promotes effective, efficient government through advocacy, education, and collaboration. MACo is seeking a Research Coordinator.

The Research Coordinator manages the Association’s research efforts within and outside its membership, helping MACo and its member counties provide timely information to policymakers at the state and county level. Surveys of county officials, various structured reports, information summaries, and communication with various state departments and legislators all represent a portion of this effort. The coordination of legislative analysis and oversight of MACo’s legislative intern complement the research and information-based elements of the position.

 

CHIEF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct and oversee MACo’s gathering and release of information through internal surveys, external research, and other means, specifically MACo’s annual distribution of the County Budget & Tax Rate Book and the County Salary Survey.
  • Manage MACo’s role in legislative Fiscal and Policy Note process, working with MACo Policy Staff, county fiscal note liaisons, and Department of Legislative Services staff.
  • Maintain summary and archived information on MACo’s website, promote MACo as an information and data resource to both county member and broader stakeholder communities.
  • Recruit and manage legislative intern, who will assist in providing research and background on prospective legislation.

 

TEAM AND STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Availability for, and contributions toward, MACo conferences and events.
  • Contributor to MACo’s Conduit Street blog, weekly publications, and other communications.
  • Occasional primary role with research or coordination of special projects.
  • Participate in legislative tracking process, communicating with teammates on status of legislation.

View full position description at www.mdcounties.org/2022ResearchCoordinator.

The ideal candidate will be excited by the opportunity to contribute to a dynamic organization serving and representing local governments and supporting the range of services and benefits they provide to Marylanders.

Necessary attributes include excellent organization, writing, and communication skills; working knowledge of all basic office technology (specifically, Microsoft); familiarity with blog-writing tools; working knowledge of survey tools and presentation.

A bachelor's degree in political science, public policy, economics, public health, or a related field is strongly preferred. Applicants with a familiarity with Maryland General Assembly legislative processes or Maryland county governments will be given special consideration.

Compensation for the position, either as a per-hour or per-pay-period basis, will be negotiable within a range of $32,000 - $47,000 annually.

The position is offered on a contractual basis, without additional accompanying benefits. The position is remote and 30-hours per week, with the requirement to be on-site for MACo conferences and events, 3-4 times per year, in Maryland. Additional hours may be available upon mutual agreement. Candidates located in or near Maryland will be best suited to this role.

The full position description is available at www.mdcounties.org/2022ResearchCoordinator

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Apply via email to Deputy Director, Virginia White, at [email protected] by 5:00 pm June 30, 2022.
  2. Include “Research Coordinator - NAME” in the email subject line.
  3. Attach the following documents (ALL ARE REQUIRED):
  • Cover Letter detailing 1) desired compensation with justification, and 2) the reasons the applicant feels he/she is qualified for the Research Coordinator position;
  • Resume, which must contain educational background, work experience (particularly any relevant to this position), and computer software familiarity;
  • Persuasive writing sample;
  • Three references - references will not be contacted without prior approval from the applicant.

An email response will be sent upon receipt of all applications.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

EOE