Research Assistant Volunteer Staff Position



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


New York
New York
United States


My Dog Is My Home (MDIMH) is seeking a Research Assistant to support MDIMH’s research efforts and data collection. The Research Assistant will collaborate with MDIMH’s Executive Director and the Co-Sheltering Collaborative, to execute partner program evaluation and homeless human-animal research. The Research Assistant will be responsible for developing research protocol, submitting research proposals to the IRB, executing data collection, transcribing data collection, and compiling data analysis and research reports and presentations. The Research Assistant must be able to commit to a long-term (at least one year) fulfillment and be able to contribute approximately 5 - 10 hours per week.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Write IRB protocols for all of MDIMH’s research
  • Develop research plans including research methodology and research design
  • Collaborative with MDIMH’s institutional clients to develop program evaluation methodology
  • Oversee execution of data collection
  • Compile and analyze data
  • Co-author research reports and develop presentations based on conducting research
  • Secure publishing opportunities for MDIMH
  • Present MDIMH’s research at conferences and events

Essential Qualifications

  • Familiarity with research methodology
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research execution
  • Excellent writing and language skills
  • Ability to work with others
  • Compassion, empathy, and dedication to social justice
  • Experience or interest in animal welfare
  • A great sense of humor!
  • Love of continuous learning
  • Clear and timely communication skills

Preferred, but not necessary

  • Familiarity with IRB processes and research ethics
  • Statistical analysis skills
  • Experience in working with people experiencing homelessness
  • Familiarity with homeless service systems
  • Experience working with animals or animal welfare organizations



How To Apply

Please send your resume to Richard Encarnacion, HR and Volunteer Manager, with a statement of interest in the body of the email at

People of color, women, individuals who have experienced homelesness, formerly incarcerated people, LGBTQ individuals, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.