Research Assistant

Job Type

Full Time




2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW
District of Columbia
United States


The mission of LeadingAge is to be the trusted voice for aging in America. We envision an America freed from Ageism. LeadingAge is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization focused on education, advocacy, and applied research   Our 6,000+ members and partners include not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations, and research partners. LeadingAge is also a part of the Global Ageing Network whose membership spans 30 countries.

Currently, we seek a Research Assistant to support the Senior Vice President of Research, and other senior staff of the Washington DC-location of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston, in conducting collaborative and comprehensive Leading member surveys and maintaining a new member contact database and other related duties.  

The position requires a BS/BA in Gerontology, Public Policy, Public Health or related health or social science field and a minimum of one year of related research experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters degree is preferred. Prior experience conducting surveys and working with aging, long-term care or health related issues a plus. Proficiency on MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint) is essential. Knowledge of other Windows based applications (Excel and Access) and data analytics software (SPSS or SAS) is helpful. Must be well grounded in the mechanics of good writing and have the ability to manage competing priorities.

And, as a LeadingAge Employee you will  join us in demonstrating commitment to our core values:   

Stewardship – We understand how our work advances our mission. We seek creative and efficient ways of working.

Courage – We identify opportunities to be bold and act on them. We seek feedback and counter points of view.

Catalyst – We stimulate new ideas. We connect people and build partnerships.

Community – We treat each other with respect. We work toward common goals.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to attracting and developing a diverse work force. We seek talented, dedicated professionals who have a genuine interest in helping us fulfill our promise to: Inspire. Serve. Advocate. LeadingAge provides a forward-thinking, dynamic and collegial work environment; competitive salary and benefits; and a Woodley-Park Zoo Metro location: 2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008.

We encourage you to submit your cover letter and resume online through our “Research Assistant” vacancy link at Principals only please. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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