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Research Project Assistant

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Informing Change
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Berkeley, CA
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Published 29 days ago

Informing Change is looking for a Research Project Assistant to join our team. Informing Change’s strength comes from our team-based approach. You would be joining an organization of individuals who draw on one another’s diverse skill sets, perspectives, and expertise to turn data into insights and action for our clients. Learning is intrinsic to everything we do, whether alongside our clients, with one another, or in individualized professional development. We challenge one another to go deeper, think further, and do even better work for our clients—all pursuits that we support through a company culture that enables your work to affect meaningful, positive change in our communities.

Who We Are

Informing Change is a strategic learning firm united by the core belief that making meaning out of good data generates knowledge that can be used to accelerate progress toward equity. We combine the power of data with deliberate and inclusive meaning-making processes. We are guided by our values of intelligence, integrity, compassion, and the pursuit of social justice.

We partner with our clients—nonprofits and the philanthropic organizations that fund them—to develop their strategy and understand their impact. Whether we are conducting an evaluation, building organizational capacity, or researching a field, we work to share knowledge with organizations so that they can make informed decisions about the ways they support and lift up their communities.

At Informing Change, we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse staff with a variety of lived experiences. We believe that diversity greatly elevates our ability to bring integrity, quality, creativity, and empathy to our work. We recognize the ways multiple identities intersect in contextually unique experiences of oppression and privilege, and we value how these intersections inform individuals' expertise. We are looking for team members who are committed to joining us on our journey toward embracing and embodying racial and intersectional equity.

Who You Are

You have two or more years of work experience. This position provides a solid foundation for exploring a career in the nonprofit and consulting sectors, as well as pursuing a graduate degree in the future. 

As project support, you:

  • Support multiple projects spanning across our content areas.
  • Contribute to quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis (e.g., scheduling and preparing team for interviews; uploading and coding interview transcripts; cleaning survey data; coding open-ended survey items; entering data)
  • Program and administer online surveys.
  • Conduct literature reviews and secondary research.
  • Create visual displays of data (e.g. graphs, charts, illustrations).
  • Support project managers and directors in administrative aspects of projects (e.g., notetaking, invoicing, calendars and timelines, maintaining project folders, arranging travel).

As operations support, you:

  • Provide office support (when we are safely able to return to the office). Tasks include answering phones, assisting staff, maintaining a clean office, and helping to take out the trash bins on a weekly basis.
  • Participate in internal staff meetings and serve on internal teams (e.g., Assistant team).
  • Proofread, edit, and format client deliverables and business development products.

As a team member, you:

  • Know how to take direction while also contributing your insights to enhance the work.
  • Collaborate with various team members and enjoy bringing out the best in them.
  • Contribute your ideas and energy to our growing company as we evolve to meet the future needs of our field.

Candidate Qualifications & Experience

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or four years of experience performing this position’s requirements)
  • Two or more years of work experience in similar or related positions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and adapt when project work unexpectedly shifts or changes
  • Strong customer service skills, oral, and written communication skills and professionalism
  • Excellent organizational skills, thoroughness and attention to detail to ensure quality of project work; accuracy and consistency are essential
  • Ability to learn quickly, take initiative and work independently as well as in a team-based setting
  • Ability to work under the direction of multiple managers with diverse management styles
  • Proofreading and formatting skills
  • Ability to follow through on commitments and exhibit dependability and consistency
  • Physical demands include the ability to:
  • Sit at a desk for long periods of time using a computer.
  • Read a computer screen and operate a keyboard and mouse.
  • Occasionally lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds.

Desirable

  • Experience with Alchemer (formerly SurveyGizmo) or other online survey programs
  • Experience with data analysis software such as NVivo, SPSS, R, Dedoose and Excel
  • Experience producing graphic depictions of information (e.g., charts, diagrams, graphs)
  • Experience working with philanthropic and/or nonprofit organizations.

Compensation & Logistics

  • Salary commensurate with experience with similar consulting firms in the social sector.
  • Exempt full-time position
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Voluntary 401(k) plan with company match
  • We are currently working remotely until it is safe to return to the office. Once we reopen, we are adopting a hybrid office model where staff will work in our Berkeley office twice a week.
  • All staff are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Staff who are not vaccinated must wear a N-95 mask for their own and others’ protection when we return to the office.


Informing Change is looking for a Research Project Assistant to join our team. Informing Change’s strength comes from our team-based approach. You would be joining an organization of individuals who draw on one another’s diverse skill sets…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Berkeley, CA
Associated Location
1841 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA

How to Apply

Application Process

  • To apply, send a resume and cover letter via RecruiterBox.
  • No calls please. Positions open until filled.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we support affirmative action and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sexual or gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We strongly encourage persons from all backgrounds to apply.

Application Process

  • To apply, send a resume and cover letter via RecruiterBox.
  • No calls please. Positions open until filled.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we support…

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