Monday, July 27, 2015

Research Assistant Position with Afterschool Alliance for Recent Grad

This position provides a college graduate with an excellent opportunity to gain significant experience with nonprofit research responsibilities in a fast-paced, well-functioning team environment. Under guidance of the Director of Research and the VP of STEM Policy, the Research Assistant will support the overall and STEM-specific research activities of the Afterschool Alliance. (S)he will work closely with research and STEM teams.

Core Functions

  • Contribute to the research efforts of the Afterschool Alliance, both generally and with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in afterschool.
  • Attend events, briefings and meetings in order to help coordinate Afterschool Alliance research and policy initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to synthesize and translate research for a target audience
  • Interest in how research supports policy
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong planning skills
  • Manage multiple projects in different departments; identifying priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Strong passion and commitment to afterschool and youth development opportunities
  • Strong interest and familiarity with issues in STEM education required
  • Excellent research and writing abilities
  • Interest in policy and the intersection of research and policy

See more job responsibilities and information, and how to apply, here