Research Fellow, Catalyst Future of Work Research
Reports to: Director, Information Center
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The part-time Research Fellow supports and manages research efforts focused on examining trends in the Future of Work and how they impact and align with diversity and inclusion. The Research Fellow contributes to project-team activities, including conducting in-depth literature reviews; examining global trends; contributing to the planning of a Future of Work symposium; and participating in the development of research projects.
Essential functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Conducts in-depth literature reviews: annotates and summarizes articles; organizes literature thematically, drawing out important trends; and presents findings to the Research team and/or others at Catalyst.
- Examines Future of Work trends across societies, systems, diverse populations, and academic subfields.
- Participates in discussions regarding the development and implementation of research strategies focused on the Future of Work, as well as how trends impact and align with advancing women and non-binary people into perspectives and experiences in the workplace.
- Works with the Catalyst Events team to contribute to the planning of a symposium.
- Manages and cleans databases and tracking systems.
- May participate in developing, testing, and administering of surveys and/or other instruments.
- Drafts sections of reports and/or working papers as well as presentation materials for internal and external audiences.
- Assists Research team with project work, as available and applicable.
KNOWLEDGE and/or 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.
- Has the ability to contribute to the planning of a symposium, including identifying potential speakers, coordinating with the Events team, organizing materials, and communicating effectively with stakeholders.
- 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 email your resume, cover letter and desired salary with “Research Fellow” in the subject line to [email protected]. Only applications with cover letters will be considered. Due to a large volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.