The FrameWorks Institute – a nonprofit think tank that designs, conducts, interprets, and explains communications research to advance social justice – seeks a Senior Researcher to participate in its multi-disciplinary, applied research process. The successful candidate will join FrameWorks’ research team in investigating how to effectively reframe a wide range of social and scientific issues. This is an outstanding opportunity for an early- or mid-career professional with experience in social science research.
The Senior Researcher will collect, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of data to produce framing recommendations for advocates, experts, and scientists working to engage the public. Other responsibilities include advancing the theory and methods used in Strategic Frame Analysis®, presenting FrameWorks research, and contributing to the organization’s efforts to engage communicators across multiple nonprofit sectors.
FrameWorks Institute has a vibrant intellectual life. We are seeking individuals who are excited about engaging in a multidisciplinary approach to communications. This involves understanding a wide range of existing theory and methods, designing innovative approaches to understand how members of the public think about social issues and to test candidate reframing strategies, and developing useful recommendations for advocates, policy experts, and scientists. Candidates should be intellectually curious, informed about contemporary policy issues, and have strong conceptual and analytic skills.
This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. The position requires up to 30% travel.
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The FrameWorks Institute conducts, publishes, and shares communications research to prepare nonprofit organizations to expand their constituency base, build public will, and further public understanding of specific social issues. Since 1999, FrameWorks has combined theories and research methods from the cognitive and social sciences to investigate how Americans view a variety of social issues: children’s issues, education, public health and health access, oceans and climate change, racial disparities, immigration, aging, the role of government, and more. This work has now expanded to other parts of the globe, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In recent years, FrameWorks has developed an ever more sophisticated curriculum, including new online interactive courses, to help policy experts and advocates, scientists, and community educators use this research to improve public understanding of complex social issues. Over this period, we have built an institution that is highly regarded in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and have contributed to the development of a community of active framers who access and use our research to build public will and redirect public thinking. In 2015, FrameWorks received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, also known as the “organizational genius grant,” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The FrameWorks Institute – a nonprofit think tank that designs, conducts, interprets, and explains communications research to advance social justice – seeks a Senior Researcher to participate in its multi-disciplinary, applied research…
FrameWorks values its staff and offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous medical insurance, vacation, and family leave benefits; retirement benefits and life insurance; optional pre-tax salary deductions for child care, medical, and transportation expenses; options for occasional telework; and more
FrameWorks values its staff and offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous medical insurance, vacation, and family leave benefits; retirement benefits and…
So that we can assess what you might contribute to FrameWorks, please submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject header line Senior Researcher Winter/Spring 2020:
Review of all applications will begin on February 28, 2020 and continue until the search process concludes. Please check FrameWorks’ website (www.frameworksinstitute.org) to ensure position is still available before applying. No solicitations please.
FrameWorks Institute is committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTQ are encouraged.
So that we can assess what you might contribute to FrameWorks, please submit the following materials to email@example.com, using the subject header line Senior…