Part-Time Research Fellow: Women of Color Research

Department:        Research
Reports to:        Women of Color Research Leader

Summary of Responsibilities

The part-time Research Fellow supports and manages research efforts focused on examining the unique and shared experiences of women of color and diverse populations in the world of work. The Research Fellow contributes to project team activities, including examining global trends, conceptualizing research approaches/methodologies, and participating in the development of an overarching research strategy.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in developing and implementing a strategy focused on diverse women's perspectives and experiences in the workplace.
  • Conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses, synthesizes findings, and summarizes results.
  • Examines trends across systems and diverse populations.
  • Conducts in-depth literature reviews; annotates and summarizes articles.
  • Manages data sets and tracking systems.
  • Works with team to develop case studies to highlight company approaches for advancing opportunities for diverse women.
  • Drafts sections of reports and working papers as well as presentation materials for internal and external audiences.
  • Builds content expertise.
  • Assists Research team with project work, as available and applicable.

Knowledge and Skill

  • Knows how to conduct applied social science research; has considerable experience with analysis tools such as SPSS or other statistical packages.
  • 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 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 of a topic area or areas related to Catalyst’s work.

Working Conditions    

  • Work with confidential issues and data.
  • Meet tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities.

Education and Experience Requirement

This position is temporary and does not cover tuition. This position requires an MA or MS (or equivalent), preferably in social science, social work, sociology, psychology, business, or public administration/public policy. Doctoral students and post-doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply. Content expertise in gender studies—and women of color/diverse women’s experiences in particular—is strongly preferred.