Location: NYC or Virtual
Summary of Responsibilities
Part-time Research Fellows support and/or manage research-driven knowledge products, learning programs, and other activities to support Catalyst’s mission. We are seeking a Research Fellow for the Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) program, with content expertise in gender equity, men and masculinity, and program impact evaluation. The Research Fellow will contribute to specific team activities based on project needs and individual strengths. Here are several examples: conducting in-depth literature reviews; managing, coding, tracking, and analyzing quantitative data, including program impact evaluation metrics; conducting qualitative data analysis (thematic analyses), including MARC alumni behavior change stories; writing summaries of findings; supporting the integration of research insights into learning program design. This is a part-time, temporary position, for the duration of 1 year.
- Assists in the development of program evaluations specifically in the areas of process/implementation, outcome/effectiveness and impact.
- Conducts in-depth literature reviews: annotates and summarizes articles; organizes literature or Practices thematically, drawing out important trends; and presents findings.
- Assists in the development and implementation of research and learning program strategies in key areas; focusing on increased implementation of research into program practice and strategy
- Conducts quantitative and/or qualitative analyses (depending on project).
- Manages and cleans databases and tracking systems.
- May participate in developing, testing, and administering of surveys and/or other instruments.
- Drafts sections of reports, working papers, or summary outlines as well as presentation materials for internal and external audiences.
- Contributes to design of learning programs and participant engagement activities
- Assists team with project work, as available and applicable.
Knowledge and Skills
- Knows how to conduct applied social science research; has considerable experience with conducting literature reviews and academic writing; has used data analysis tools including SPSS (if quantitative) or NVivo (if qualitative).
- Organizes information effectively; can manage multiple projects, solve problems, and meet firm deadlines.
- Applies creative problem-solving and analytical skills to research projects.
- Has the ability to generate new ideas and creative solutions.
- Has the ability and flexibility to work effectively with colleagues across various departments and job levels.
- Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Functions effectively in a team-based virtual working environment as well as independently.
- Has knowledge in a topic area or areas related to Catalyst’s work.
- Virtual teamwork and collaboration
- Work with confidential issues and data
- Meet tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities
- Heavy computer use, including teleconferencing and videoconferencing
Education and/or Experience/Requirements
This position is temporary and does not cover tuition. This position requires a M.A. or M.S. (or equivalent), preferably in social science, counseling, career development, social work, psychology, business, or public administration/public policy. Doctoral students and post-doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply. Content expertise in the future of work or gender studies is strongly preferred.
How to Apply
Please provide your resume, cover letter and desired salary. Due to the large number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.