Research Fellow, Corporate Practices


Department:    Research    
Reports to:      Senior Director, Research

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 data sets, conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and writing summaries of research findings.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in design of research methodology, including drafting of 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 agenda.

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

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrates organizational and project management skills.

  • Demonstrates the ability to understand complex data.

  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written skills.

  • Applies creative problem-solving and analytical skills 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 and NVivo, to prepare, manage, and manipulate data for inferential statistical testing.

  • Ability to juggle multiple project responsibilities and meet deadlines.

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

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

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 such as SPSS/SAS/NVivo required (advanced coursework in methods and statistics).

Application Instructions

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary history to [email protected] with “Research Fellow, Catalyst Center for Corporate Practice Research,” and the source where you found this job posted in the subject line. The location of this position is flexible; please indicate the Catalyst office from which you would prefer to work, or the city of your home office.