Reports To: Vice President, Research
Location: Virtual (US)
Summary of Responsibilities
You are a recognized expert with experience as a primary investigator, capable of planning and executing large, multi-year, global research projects. You are adept in macro/systems and critical thinking with a background in cultural competence, social justice, empowerment, or inclusion theories and/or race/ethnic or cultural studies. You value learning, are deeply curious and strengths-based, and are a thoughtful risk-taker. You’re able to represent Catalyst in business communities, in relationships with other experts, at relevant conferences, and in high-profile speaking engagements. This role will specialize in Culturally-Inclusive Practices or Race/Ethnic Studies.
- Builds, contributes to, and delivers a viable and integrated program of research focused on Equity & Inclusion in the workplace.
- Makes unique contributions to the existing body of research, in areas including, but not limited to: gender, race/ethnic or cultural studies, culturally-inclusive workplace practices, communicating across difference, interrupting bias, or organizational change.
- Supports the drafting of business publications and academic journal articles.
- Builds content expertise with the goal of supporting internal stakeholders and cross-functional activities as well as participating in external speaking engagements
Project management and leadership
- Engages in project planning, oversight, team-based accountability systems, and organizational initiatives.
- Manages staff and research fellows.
- Has cultural agility.
What’s it like on the Catalyst Research team?
- Fun, flexible, and fast-paced work environment.
- Rigorous and innovative research approach.
- Interdisciplinary team with a passion for open dialogue, learning, and living our values.
- Shared accountability, collaboration, and creative problem-solving leveraged to achieve business goals.
- Delivery of primary and secondary research, tools, and knowledge products in four areas: equity & inclusion, engaging men, advancing women, and future of work
- Work with confidential issues and data.
- Highly virtual team environment with multiple reporting relationships and matrixed team structure.
- Some travel may be required
Education and Experience Requirements
- Ph.D. or equivalent and documented achievements in applied social science research, specializing in culturally-inclusive workplace practices and race/ethnic studies.
- Background in applied social research.
- Strong facility in quantitative or qualitative data analyses, including statistical tools such as SPSS, SAS, NVivo or other advanced statistical or analytic software.