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Graduate Student Researcher - “Understanding Organizational Inequality in Immigrant-serving Nonprofits”

BIMI is currently looking for a Graduate Student Researcher to work on the “Understanding Organizational Inequality in Immigrant-serving Nonprofits” Project of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (under leadership of PI Prof. Irene Bloemraad). The position is for 50% with full fee remission for the Spring 2020 Semester. The position will start at January 14, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the position and work will be fully remote.
 
Project: “Understanding Organizational Inequality in Immigrant-serving Nonprofits”
Researchers who study nonprofit organizations and the welfare state underscore the explosion of a public-private partnership model such that social and human services in the United States are increasingly provided by nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit services are not, however, universally or broadly available. A small literature spotlights geographic inequities in nonprofit services in rural areas and suburbs, especially as low-income residents increasingly move into suburban communities. This project investigates a related, understudied trend in nonprofit inequities, one tied to the ongoing demographic diversification of the country via immigration. Specifically, (i) to what extent do inequities in nonprofit immigrant services exists, and (ii) what drives such inequalities across place and type of immigrant community? To answer these questions, this project will study immigrant services at the organizational level and map service provision in three areas: health care, immigration legal assistance, and refugee resettlement. Encompassing 80 counties in the U.S. Southwest, the research plan entails multiple steps: (1) to build an original dataset of immigrant serving nonprofits in Arizona, Nevada and 49 California counties; (2) to develop a service accessibility index to identify civic inequality through the mismatch between demand and supply of nonprofit immigrant services; (3) to test “demand” theories of the nonprofit sector using demographic data from the American Community Survey on foreign-birth, noncitizenship, poverty, lack of health insurance, and language proficiency at the census tract (or smallest available geographic area): (4) to investigate “supply” explanations of the nonprofit sector by usingcontextual data on the availability of resources; and (5) to investigate alternative explanations of service accessibility by considering the political legitimacy and mobilization of immigrant communities.
 
Applications:
Please apply by submitting a 3-page max. CV and max. 1-page motivation letter (outlining interest and skills) to the online application portal before Thursday, November 12 at midnight. Interviews will be held on November 16-20 over video call and selected applicants will be informed by Sunday, November 22.
 
 
BIMI is currently looking for a Graduate Student Research to work on the “Response of Nonprofit Organizations to the COVID-19 Pandemic” project of the Berkeley InterdisciplinaryMigration Initiative (under leadership of PI Prof. Irene Bloemraad) and a team of researchers from Stanford (under leadership of PI Prof. Woody Powell). The position is for 50% with (in-state) fee remission for the Spring 2021 Semester. Ideally, the GSR will already be available to attend project meetings during the Fall 2020 semester (max. 2 hours per week) to get up to speed about the project.
Project: “The Response of Nonprofit Organizations to the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Nonprofits provide vital services to the communities they serve. Faced with the pandemic, some nonprofits shifted their activities and/or messaging, using digital platforms to communicate health recommendations or, in the case of costume makers at a musical theatre, now fabricating and distributing masks to vulnerable populations. Other nonprofits have hunkered down, seeking to survive and conserve resources and their existing activities. The current moment thus provides an unprecedented opportunity to evaluate (1) how and under what conditions nonprofits are innovators in the activities that they pursue as health, economic, social and political environments change, and (2) whether and how they (re)define the boundaries of community and solidarity in who they serve. Using digital media, especially organizational websites, this project explores (1) whether organizations have undertaken special COVID-19 efforts, notably a change in activities, and (2) who they view as included in their community or target audience. With COVID, this community could continue to be their longstanding clientele or membership, it could narrow to a vulnerable sub-set of their community (e.g., seniors), or it may expand to a larger sense of community. For the latter, we are particularly interested in outreach to vulnerable groups such as immigrants or non-English speakers. We will develop coding strategies to measure whether nonprofits engage in activity innovation or re-imagined membership and seek to model change/ stasis as a function of demographics, COVID infection rates, political variables, and economic resources.
 
Applications:
Please submitting a max. 3-page CV and max. 1-page motivation letter outlining your interest and skills to the BIMI Spring 2021 GSR online application portal before Thursday, November 12 at midnight.
Interviews will be held November 16-20 over video call and selected applicants will be informed by Sunday, November 22.
 
If you have any questions about this position, please reach out to Jasmijn Slootjes, the Executive Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (jasmijnslootjes@berkeley.edu).
 
 

 

The Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) is currently looking for an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley to help design the BIMI’s policy brief series. BIMI is an interdisciplinary research initiative at UC Berkeley which focuses on research, training, and public outreach related to migration. One of our main projects are our monthly BIMI policy briefs. BIMI Policy Briefs capture the latest research of BIMI affiliates and highlight the implications of their research for policymakers, service providers, activists, and concerned community members. Attractive and effective design of the policy briefs helps BIMI communicate key research findings and reach a broader audience.
 
The graphic designer will work flexible hours (not more than 2 hours a week, usually fewer) and will be paid $17 per hour. We are looking for a student that can start as soon as possible. The number of hours is flexible and can be changed to fit the specific schedule of the student. Students will work on transforming a finished and edited text into a designed policy brief using our existing template and the program InDesign. The student will also be asked to adjust and create graphs, charts, and infographic-like visualizations based on information provided by the team. The student will work directly with BIMI’s Executive Director Jasmijn Slootjes. Students will be able to work remotely or, when rules and regulations permit, in student offices in Moses Hall at the UC Berkeley Campus. The graphic designer will work with BIMI for at least the 2020-2021 academic year, with the hope of extending the position afterwards. For a detailed list of tasks and a list of required skills, read the full job description.
 
Applications:
Please apply by emailing your application to the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative at bimi@berkeley.edu as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, the position will remain open until filled. Your application should include:
  • A short resume (max. 2 pages) which especially highlights your relevant experience and skills 
  • A short cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and describing the relevant skills and experiences that make you a suitable candidate for this position (max. 1 page)
  • Examples of previous graphic design and data visualization work. Feel free to share PDF files, URL’s, or images of reports, posters, graphs, infographics, and other projects you completed
 
If you have any questions about this position, please reach out to Jasmijn Slootjes, the Executive Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (jasmijnslootjes@berkeley.edu).
 

Undergraduate Student Position - Graphic Designer

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