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Research Assistant

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Detroit Future City
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Detroit, MI
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Published 17 days ago

PURPOSE OF JOB:

The Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research (the Center) is a division of Detroit Future City, a Detroit-based think and do tank. The Center works to advance a vision of economic equity in Detroit in which all Detroiters are meeting their unique needs, prospering, and fully and fairly participating in all aspects of economic life within a thriving city and region. The Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research provides leadership, accountability, research, convening, and customized expertise to support stakeholders in collaboratively working to rectify legacy issues and justly attain economic equity in Detroit. We do this through research, advocacy, coalition building, backbone support, and incubation.   The Center encourages diverse perspectives and backgrounds and believes that this strengthens our work. 

The Research Assistant will be a part of the Center team and be a part of innovative research that advances economic equity in Detroit. The Research Assistant will contribute to the Center’s efforts through their data and research expertise, innovative spirit, communication, and dedication to Detroit. Under general supervision from a senior program manager, the Research Assistant position will be responsible for supporting research projects and data needs for the Center, as well as across the DFC organization.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute to reports and projects through conducting literature reviews, data collection (primarily quantitative, but some qualitative), data management, mapping, and data analysis.
  • Communicate the findings of research to diverse audiences through data visualization, presentations, and verbal communication.
  • Contribute to writing and editing reports, briefs, and presentations.
  • Support the project management of research projects through tracking project timelines, meeting notes, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Effectively manage time to prioritize multiple projects and tasks across the organization.
  • Support data and research capacity across departments through activities such as responding to data requests and supporting the development of staff trainings and resources.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members
  • Maintain orderly files and program records using DFC office systems and software. Utilize DFC software programs for workflow and communication management including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Smartsheets.
  • Actively participate in organization-wide and departmental planning and program development activities.
  • Maintain current knowledge of latest research and trends and actively seek professional development opportunities.
  • Carry out roles and assignments as needed in accordance with departmental and organizational work plans.
  • Follow all DFC policies and procedures as defined in the Employee Handbook and other policy documents.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters Degree or equivalent experience in the field of Urban Planning, Public Policy, Economics, Sociology, Public Administration or related fields.
  • Experience with quantitative and community based research. 



 

PURPOSE OF JOB:

The Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research (the Center) is a division of Detroit Future City, a Detroit-based think and do tank. The Center works to advance a vision of economic equity in Detroit in which all Detroiters are…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience

Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance plans, and long-term disability
  • 401k Savings Plan with a match
  • 20 PTO days per year
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance plans, and long-term disability
  • 401k Savings Plan with a match
  • 20 PTO days per year
  • 12 paid holidays per year

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Detroit, MI
Associated Location
Detroit, MI, USA

How to Apply

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