Community Broadband Research Position Available at ILSR

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), a small non-profit based in Minneapolis seeks a full-time employee to conduct public policy research in broadband/telecommunications. The position involves research, including conducting telephone interviews, writing, and creating online materials including charts/graphs, web pages, videos, infographics, etc.

Candidates need to be strongly self-directed, have a background in policy and economics, and have excellent communication skills. Candidates should be comfortable with graphic design or web design.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a resume, and three references with contact information to Applications received by January 27 will be given priority.

Salary: $28,000, plus benefits.

The Institute’s mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. To this end, ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs; to maximize human, material, natural and financial resources; and to ensure that the benefits of these systems and resources accrue to all local citizens.

The Telecommunications as Commons mission is to encourage broadband networks that are directly accountable to the community they serve. In order to ensure such accountability, we encourage ownership structures such as public ownership, cooperative models, and other nonprofit approaches.