SEAP is Hiring: Research Associate

SEAP is seeking to hire a Research Associate who will assist in the development and execution of SEAP’s research agenda.

Essential roles and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research into federal, state and local policies, with a focus on improving policy implementation within Southern states;
  • Create interactive templates, dashboards and tools that will be accessible to community organizations and local governments;
  • Support the Policy Entrepreneurs Program with one-on-one technical assistance for cohort members;
  • Assist in the development and execution of a Learnings Agenda for SEAP;
  • Write policy briefs, reports, fact sheets, and other policy products for a wide range of audiences;
  • Build and maintain relationships with allied organizations at the national, state and local level.


Click here to read the full job description and learn how to apply.

The deadline to submit application materials is April 12, 2024.

About SEAP:

Launched in 2019, the Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) partners with policy thinkers and doers to amplify their efforts and bridge gaps in policy infrastructure. SEAP’s goal is to advance policies that improve economic security, healthcare access, and environmental justice for all Southerners—acting as a connector, convener, and policy entrepreneur across issues and states, translating good ideas to the Southern context. SEAP researches policies to achieve stronger outcomes at the state and local level in the South, amplifies the activities of local organizations through technical assistance and grants, and provides a bridge between the best learnings nationally and a regional strategy for implementation and engagement. Embedded in the work of SEAP is a rigorous consideration of race, class and gender, which intersect all social and economic policy in the south.

SEAP is a fully remote workplace and fiscally-sponsored project of Tides Center. SEAP is an equal opportunity employer and affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply.