Research Fellow, Catalyst Research Center for Corporate Practice

Department: Research        
Reports To: Vice President, Research
Location: NYC Office or virtual in the United States

Summary of Responsibilities

The Corporate Practice Research team seeks a dedicated scholar on annual part-time appointment to support research efforts examining organizational policies and practices for advancing women and creating inclusive work environments. The Research Fellow contributes to project team activities including managing datasets, conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and writing summaries of research findings.

Essential Functions

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participates in design of research methodology, including drafting interview and focus group protocols or other project materials.

  • Collaborates with team in managing and maintaining data sets, including verifying and ensuring data integrity.

  • Conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses, synthesizes findings, and summarizes results.

  • Conducts in-depth literature reviews; annotates and summarizes articles.

  • Drafts sections of reports and working papers as well as presentation materials for internal and external audiences.

  • Participates in relevant conference calls and group meetings related to Center activities and/or agendas.

  • Assist Corporate Practice Research team with project work, as available and applicable.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge in a topic area or areas related to Catalyst’s work.

  • Organizational and project-management skills.

  • Ability to understand complex data.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Creative problem-solving and analytical skills applicable to research projects.

  • Personal computer literacy in a networked environment with a Windows base. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to use statistical software, including SPSS, to prepare, manage, and manipulate data for inferential statistical testing.

  • Functions effectively in a team-based virtual working environment, as well as independently.

Working Conditions

  • Virtual teamwork and collaboration.

  • Work with confidential issues and data.

  • Tight deadlines and multiple priorities.

  • Heavy computer use, including teleconferencing and videoconferencing.

Education and Experience Requirements 

This position requires an MA or MS (or equivalent), preferably in social science, social work, psychology, business, or public administration/public policy. PhD students and post-doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative methods and/or qualitative methods and demonstrated intermediate knowledge of statistical software required. 

Application Instructions

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary history to [email protected] with "Research Fellow, CPR" in the subject line. The location of this is flexible - please indicate whether the NYC office or the city of your home office would be the preferred location.