Senior Research Associate, GFLEC

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 12, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) is a globally recognized research center dedicated to advancing research and solutions that open the door to universal financial literacy and financial well-being. In working toward that vision, GFLEC has positioned itself as the world’s leading incubator for financial literacy research, policy, and solutions. GFLEC launched in 2011 at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) in Washington, D.C. Since then, it has pioneered breakthrough tools to measure financial literacy, spearheaded the research field, developed and advised on educational programs, and crafted policy guidelines aimed at advancing financial knowledge in the United States and around the world. While the position is housed in Foggy Bottom, occasional travel (including overnight and during the day) maybe required.

This experienced researcher carries out research/development activities by using quantitative and qualitative methods to collect, analyze and report data activities. Using a wide degree of creativity and latitude, the core responsibilities of this position are to make detailed observations, analyze data, and interpret results, with limited guidance from the Principal Investigator. This position compiles results and prepares technical reports and documentation of outcomes. This role is familiar with a variety of field concepts, practices, and procedures, and can perform a variety of research tasks. The researcher will be part of the discussions to develop research questions. This position typically reports to GFLEC Deputy Academic Director and may provide guidance to lower level staff.

More details on the job responsibilities are presented below:
-Conduct and coordinate research efforts on multiple research projects (for example, data collection, data analysis, and collaboration with international research centers).
-Seek and identify fundraising and research opportunities that strategically support GFLEC’s mission.
-Write grant proposals to seek funding from government as well as private institutions.
-Collaborate with the Deputy Academic Director on timely delivery of reports and on grants’ management.
-Contribute to the formulation and implementation of the strategies that furthers the Center’s research mission.
-Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Please note that this is a (one) year limited term appointment. Future extensions will be dependent on funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a master’s degree in a related discipline and 3 years of direct experience in the field. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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