Public Opinion Project Director The Williams Institute, a national

Public Opinion Project Director
The Williams Institute, a national think tank on sexual orientation law and gender identity law
and public policy, is launching a new research project on public opinion data and research related
to LGBT people and issues.
The goal of the LGBT public opinion project is to collect all related research in a searchable,
comprehensive, and current database; analyze the data in reports and publications; provide
assistance with ongoing research to eliminate unnecessary duplication, implement best practices
more broadly, and standardize questions when appropriate; identify research gaps; and to ensure
the broad and considered use of the data and analysis.
The Williams Institute Public Opinion Project Director is primarily responsible for designing and
developing a comprehensive database and collection of LGBT-related public opinion data. Duties
will include collecting public opinion data, building a database, recoding and overseeing the entry
of data into the database, analyzing data, and conducting and supporting research and
publications using the data.
Knowledge of LGBT-related public opinion research, issues, and methodologies
Ability to conduct research and provide analyses resulting in insightful reports on LGBTrelated public opinion.
Minimum of three years of relevant work experience with academic, research, nonprofit,
or consulting organizations, with increasing responsibility.
Demonstrated experience in project development, with prior experience in the design of a
large database and management of data collection preferred.
Previous experience working with surveys and large data sets, including: ability to
present statistical information in a clear and concise manner, and experience in survey
instrument design, development and testing.
Knowledge of one or more professional statistical software programs. Excellent computer
skills with proficiency in operating a Windows-based personal computer with electronic
mail (Outlook), word processing (Word), presentation (PowerPoint) and spreadsheet
(Excel) software packages, as well as familiarity with the Internet.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. Must be able to form strong relationships
and partnerships across multiple researchers and organizations.
The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.
The UCLA School of Law is a nationally recognized three-year graduate school with a
student population of approximately 1,100. There are now approximately 125 full and
part-time faculty, 200 career and part time staff members located in both the Law School
and Law Library. The law school enjoys a superior national reputation and is known for a
willingness to innovate and experiment. Detailed information concerning
UCLA's School of Law may be found at our official website:
Application Instructions
Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at:
Reference UCLA REQ. # 16968.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks'
vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year;
health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of
California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans.
There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural
and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
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