Catalyst Awards Research Fellow

20 · New York, New York
Department 20
Employment Type Fellow
Minimum Experience Experienced

Title: Catalyst Awards Research Fellow

Department: Research

Reports To: Vice President, Research

Location: Virtually in the US 


Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to build workplaces that work for women, because progress for women is progress for everyone. We achieve our mission by partnering with 800+ Supporter organizations to help them make positive change in their organizations. We give companies and CEOs the trusted advice and expertise they need to drive workplace talent transformations in complex, global businesses.


Summary of Team

The Fellow will be a member of the Research Data & Innovation Lab, which generates original, innovative research on the inclusion of women at work. Part of this research is the Catalyst Award Evaluation Team, which assesses nominated initiatives for how well they recruit, advance, develop, and include women.


Summary of Responsibilities

The Fellow will help spearhead a line of research about the impact of Catalyst Award-Winning initiatives. They will conduct qualitative research and data analysis, create summary reports of findings, and present findings to internal stakeholders.


The Fellow will work to analyze and understand patterns across decades of data to test ideas and hypotheses that support Catalyst’s long-term research agenda. This person will communicate results effectively to other members of the research department and Catalyst broadly, as well as write results for business and academic audiences.


The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in qualitative analysis, information/library science, and leadership around related best practices.


Essential Functions

  • Conducts qualitative analyses, effectively collaborating with project leaders and team members to do so.
  • Analyzes social and workplace trends over time with rigorous research methods.
  • Innovates ways that the impact of Catalyst Award-Winning work can be explored through a variety of research methodologies.
  • Communicates findings verbally and in writing to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Designs and implements data analysis plans and strategies.
  • Synthesizes complex themes and data into aggregate, easily-understood trends.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Skilled in qualitative statistical analysis, including any appropriate analysis tools. Must be able to provide written evidence of such skills from prior work.
  • Skilled in using a variety of sources to learn about historical trends, including news media, books, and other publications.
  • Experience generating insights from qualitative longitudinal data.
  • Has experience with social science data and methodologies.
  • Flexible, adapting to accommodate new opportunities.
  • Curious, collaborative, and comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Self-starter who can work autonomously, comfortable working on virtual/geographically-dispersed teams.
  • Meticulous eye for detail and documentation.
  • Ability to generate new ideas and creative solutions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable working in a highly-virtual environment, interacting with colleagues in myriad ways using technology.
  • Degree in Library or Information Science, Psychology, Sociology, or related field. 

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    20
  • Employment Type
    Fellow
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced