Research Associate, Research & Action Hub

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Published 27 days ago


The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is the nation’s preeminent think tank committed to achieving economic equity for women and eliminating structural and institutional barriers to women’s full participation in the workforce and society. 

IWPR’s mission is to build knowledge and evidence to support policies that help grow women’s economic power and influence in society, close inequality gaps, and improve the economic security and well-being of girls, women, and families. We generate ideas that build power and economic equity for all women. 

The Research and Action Hub is a community of research and policy centers focused on innovative policy solutions to accelerate women’s power and influence in society. The Hub aims to produce high-quality and timely evidence-based research that advances gender equity, to drive narrative and culture change, and to influence and promote policy change. 

Statement on Racial Equity and Intersectionality 

At IWPR, we believe social and economic mobility in the United States is determined and influenced by race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other markers of difference. In working to achieve economic equity and to better understand the experiences of all women in the workforce and in society, we use both racial equity and intersectional frameworks in our research and analysis to help generate strategies and solutions that are grounded in the economic realities of women and families.  


IWPR seeks a full-time Research Associate to conduct research and provide assistance in its Research and Action Hub. The Research Associate will contribute to IWPR’s research, technical assistance, and policy-advocacy efforts aimed at building the long-term economic security and well-being of women and their families. Specifically, the Research Associate will contribute to original research and data analysis on the Status of Women in the States and public opinion polling projects. They will also help manage outreach, coordination, and communication efforts among the Hub’s member centers; draft briefs, blog posts, and other publications; coordinate internal and external meetings; provide management and logistical support to the Hub’s subgrant program; assist with planning events, lectures, and symposia; among other assigned duties.  

This position is a full-time, exempt position in Washington, DC and will report to the Managing Director of the Research and Action Hub at IWPR.   

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assist with managing communication and coordination among the Hub’s member centers;  
  • Help organize and provide logistical support for convenings, conferences, and webinars;   
  • Provide logistical support for the Hub’s new subgrant program; 
  • Access public datasets, analyze quantitative data, and create data visualizations; 
  • Coordinate and support qualitative research, including interviews and focus groups; 
  • Analyze qualitative data and identify themes;  
  • Conduct and draft literature reviews; 
  • Draft and fact check written products for publication, including reports, briefing papers, fact sheets, and blog posts, to communicate research findings and provide policy recommendations; 
  • Fact check Stata code and help coordinate other parts of the research process;   
  • Provide research and logistical support for grant-funded projects, such as note-taking during meetings and interviews and coordinating calls and meetings; and,  
  • Assist with other research and administrative duties, as needed.  

 Qualifications and Experience 

  • A Master’s degree and zero to one years of experience in a relevant social science field, such as economics, public policy, political science, or sociology;  
  • Academic or professional experience with research related to gender equality and economic security is desired; 
  • Demonstrated interest in one or more of the substantive areas covered by the Status of Women in the States project through coursework, volunteer activities, internships, jobs, or other sources is encouraged; 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are required along with excellent writing, communication, and computer skills (specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint);  
  • Good qualitative and/or quantitative research skills, including the ability to gather, analyze, and describe data with a variety of software (e.g., Dedoose, Stata, R);  
  • Experience conducting literature review (experience using Zotero is a plus but not required); 
  • Experience using and integrating racial equity and intersectional frameworks and analysis in research study designs, written reports, and briefs; 
  • Beginner to intermediate level experience with data visualization software, such as Tableau, and survey platforms, such as Qualtrics, is a plus (but not required); and,  
  • Experience organizing webinars, conferences, or meetings is desired. 

 Other Professional and Personal Qualities 

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including presentation skills; 
  • Collegial and ability to work successfully across teams; 
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and ability to work independently; and 
  • Ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines and multiple priorities.  


$58,000 to $72,000 and will be commensurate with experience. IWPR provides competitive salaries and a generous benefits package. 

Individuals from underrepresented groups encouraged to apply. IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. 


The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is the nation’s preeminent think tank committed to achieving economic equity for women and eliminating structural and institutional barriers to women’s full participation in the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level


$58,000 - $72,000


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

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