Graduate Research Assistant
Child Care Campaigns

Position based in Savannah, Georgia

About 9to5: For nearly five decades, 9to5 has been advancing economic justice for women, grounding our work through a racial and gender justice lens. As a grassroots, 

membership-based organization, our members are affected by the issues we work on every day: low-wage jobs, the erosion of a social safety net, the lack of paid sick time and paid family leave, unemployment, and workplace discrimination. Our programs include grassroots organizing, leadership development and training, nonpartisan civic engagement and policy change campaigns. For more information, see our website at 

Position Description: 9to5 Georgia is seeking a detail-oriented Graduate Research Assistant to support our child care campaign team in investigating local revenue sources, conducting financial analysis, and performing cost-benefit analysis. As a GRA you will work closely with the child care organizer and contribute to the overall objectives of the project. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in providing evidence-based insights and recommendations to inform the development of a sustainable revenue strategy for children’s programs and services. This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain practical research experience while contributing to a meaningful project. 

This position will be based within the 9to5 Georgia chapter. This position will be a mix between remote and in-person working hours. 

Research Assistant Roles & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

● Meet weekly with staff supervisor 

● Attend trainings with the 9to5 and partner organizations 

● Compiling research and data to support current policy priorities 

● Collaborate with 9to5 staff and partners to support the state Child and Youth Fiscal mapping project 

● Assist in conducting financial analyses to estimate the potential revenue that could be generated from different sources locally 

● Collaborate with stakeholders and research team to evaluate the potential costs and benefits associated with different revenue sources 

● Assist in designing clear, unbiased, culturally sensitive, and relevant survey questions for FFN survey and community poll on funding for children 

● Ensure proper data handling protocols are followed, including informed consent and confidentiality

● Use statistical software to analyze survey data and derive meaningful insights

● Help prepare reports, presentations, or visualizations that effectively communicate survey and research results 


● Currently enrolled as a graduate student 

● Commitment to social justice 

● Strong research and analytical skills 

● Experience in financial analysis, economic modeling, and/or cost-benefit analysis

● Familiarity with local government finances, tax structures, and revenue generation mechanisms.

● Deep understanding and commitment to racial and gender justice 

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

● Proficiency in data analysis software and statistical tools. 

● Must be able to operate independently in addition to working with a diverse team

● Available for 15-20 hours per week 

● Must have access to a phone, video conferencing capabilities, stable internet connection, Google Workspace, Zoom, and other software as the need arise 

● Knowledge of local policies governing revenue generation and ballot initiatives is a plus. 

This is a part-time contract (15 – 20 hour per week) position that will begin in July 2023 until December 1st, 2023 with the potential opportunity to extend the position based on organizational need. 


$20 hourly wage, 1 hour of sick time is accrued for every 30 hours worked, and monthly phone and travel stipends. 

To Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 work-related references to with the subject line “Graduate Research Assistant: Childcare.” 

The position will be filled as soon as practicable and when we find the right candidate. 

We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. 

Job applicants and staff shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions.

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