Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services promotes ethical
behavior in the financial services industry by conducting and
offering research and programs that go beyond the rules of market
conduct to help increase awareness of ethical issues by individuals
and companies and support them to think more critically about
ethical solutions for the benefit of society. The Center
conducts original research and focuses on translating findings into
applied learning for practitioners, both in education and corporate
settings. While the Center is part of The American College
for Financial Services, a non-profit accredited institution, our
work serves both corporate and academic audiences, with an emphasis
on applied knowledge.
Research Director, Corporate Programs will serve as the lead for
developing, managing and implementing high-priority research
projects and programs. The Director will participate in strategic
planning and operations to support all activities relating to
attracting and retaining corporate members of the Maguire Center,
including liaising with the Center’s corporate members, generating
ideas for new research, revamping membership offerings, managing
project-related financials and delivering research in multiple
communications channels (classroom, on-line, white papers, blogs,
Maguire Center is at a key growth point in its history. The
Research Director will join a small team as a vital partner in
refining the Center’s vision and impact. The ideal candidate
will have a passion for business ethics, sustainable business
practices, and the role of financial services in advancing
individual and societal well-being. S/he will be a strong writer
who enjoys communications. The candidate will ideally
appreciate wearing multiple hats -- advocating for the value of
business ethics as a visionary leader in some settings, and, at
other times, serving as a detail-oriented researcher and
administrator delivering high-quality outputs.
the research and drafting of white papers and other applied
research outputs (e.g., blog posts, corporate workshops) on
business ethics topics, such as the ethical implications of
AI-enabled technology in business, the evolution of fiduciary duty
standards in the financial services and the role of the industry in
advancing upward mobility for people of color.
Conduct workshops (on-line or in-person) for corporate
Working closely with the Executive Director, the Research Director
will lead the expansion of the corporate membership program
supporting the Maguire Center, including revamping the benefits of
membership and highlighting new opportunities for the Center to
advance the awareness of ethics for a corporate audience.
Manage the Center’s communications, including its website content
and develop the launch of a newsletter.
as a liaison with the Center’s corporate and advisory members,
including administrative aspects related to the planning of
corporate member workshops.
Additional administrative duties relating to operations and
executing on the Center’s strategy and plans.
Bachelor’s and graduate degree required, preferably a PhD in social
science or related field
Minimum 7-9 years’ experience in business administration,
consulting, or related fields.
Well-versed in qualitative research techniques, such as interviews,
surveys, focus groups and case study development.
Quantitative research experience is a plus, but not required.
Strong communication skills, including the ability to distill
complex research outputs into applied learning for corporate
audiences, and to present to business leaders both on-line and
Capable and interested in working effectively in multiple
environments, including with senior business leaders and academic
Conversant in the challenges of managing ethical organizations, as
well as the regulatory context in which the financial services
American College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes
applications from all qualified individuals. We administer all
phases of employment activity without regard to race, color,
national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation,
marital, disability, military, or veteran status.