Research Fellow, Women and the Future of Work Research
Reports To: Director, Research
Location: Remote in United States
We’re a values-driven nonprofit that works with companies to help them build inclusive workplaces that work for women. Catalyst has been around more than 50 years, and our research is widely respected.
Summary of Team
Catalyst research is the foundation of all our solutions for creating equitable workplaces. We examine today’s work environments and employees’ experiences in them using a rigorous and innovative research approach. We use fact-based, scientific methods—including longitudinal panels and large-scale field studies—to explore barriers and measure success. We deliver primary and secondary research, tools, and knowledge products in four main areas: equity & inclusion, men advocating real change (MARC), future of work, and advancing women.
Come join a fun, flexible and interdisciplinary team with a passion for open dialogue, learning, and living our values. We share accountability, collaboration, and creative problem-solving leveraged to achieve business goals.
Summary of Responsibilities
The 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 – specifically the experiences of women and the opportunities available to women – and develops solutions and tools that address the dilemmas imposed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution to ensure inclusive and equitable workplaces.
The Research Fellow contributes to project-team activities, including conducting in-depth literature reviews; examining global trends; and participating in the development and execution of research projects.
Knowledge and Skills
- Annotate and summarize articles; organize literature thematically, draw out important trends; and present findings to the Research team and/or others at Catalyst
- Examine Future of Work trends across societies, systems, diverse populations, and academic subfields
- Participate 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
- Update and maintain databases and tracking systems
- Participate in developing, testing, and administering of surveys and/or other instruments
- Draft sections of reports and/or working papers as well as presentation materials for internal and external audiences
- Participate in developing and implementing strategy to advance the Future of Work initiatives
- Work with confidential issues and data
- M.A. or M.S. (or equivalent), preferably in social science, career development, social work, psychology, business, or public administration/public policy
- Doctoral students and post-doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply
- Expertise in core Future of Work content area, such as gender studies, artificial intelligence and reskilling, or flexible and virtual working and ethical leadership
- Experience in applied social science research, conducting literature reviews and academic writing, using data analysis tools including SPSS
- Knowledge of other statistical packages such as R is advantageous
- Must organize information effectively; can manage multiple projects, solve problems, and meet firm deadlines
- Apply creative problem-solving and analytical skills to research projects; generate new ideas and creative solutions
- Work effectively with colleagues across various departments and job levels
- Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
- Function effectively in a team-based virtual working environment as well as independently
- Heavy computer use, including teleconferencing and videoconferencing
** This position is temporary and does not cover tuition.