Research Associate Position with Community Indicators Consortium
Research Associate Position The Community Indicators Consortium advances and supports the development, availability and effective use of community indicators for making measurable and sustainable improvements in quality of community life. CIC was organized in the belief that information sharing, collaboration and open dialogue -- across geography and disciplines -- are key to the advancement of people, the quality of community life and the sustainability of our shared environment. The Community Indicators Consortium is seeking a Research Associate to help research, assemble and write materials for a comprehensive training course for community-based organizations. Functioning independently, the Research Associates will plan, organize and conduct research and interviews, interpret results and conclusions, and write findings related to methods, tools and approaches for collection and reporting of data and community engagement. He/she will also be knowledgeable about educational techniques and learning methods. The successful Research Associate must be able to work independently, have keen attention to detail, be analytical and be able to easily recommend actions based upon the gathered data/facts. Some travel possible.
• Passionate about improving community wellbeing
• Understand the value and role of data in creating change
• Experience conducting literature reviews and synthesizing information
• Dynamic and engaging writer • Familiar with educational and teaching methods
• Experience working or volunteering in the nonprofit field helpful
The work is expected to start on July 1 until December 31, 2017 with a high likelihood of an extension through 2018. Hourly rate is $40-50, DOE. As an independent contractor, schedule and place of work are flexible but the workload calls for 25-40 hours/week and teleconferencing will happen weekly. Email a short statement of interest and availability, your resume, and a writing sample by June 9 to firstname.lastname@example.org. First round of interviews will happen as early as June 14.