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Research Professional, CEEE

The American College of Financial Services
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 31, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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The College’s Center for Economic Empowerment and Equality is committed to closing the wealth gap and promoting economic justice with collective, community-focused solutions that last.  For additional information please go to:


The College seeks to hire a research and project management professional to assist the CEEE with research and provide project management support relating to its Four Steps Forward initiative, to promote upward mobility and wealth building for Black America.  Key elements of the initiative include financial literacy for black women and an executive leadership program for up-and-coming black leaders in financial services.


Each component of the Four Steps Forward initiative involves research elements that inform program design, delivery, and assessment. A priority research initiative for the CEEE is the “trust gaps” between Black women and the financial services sector, the findings of which will inform strategies for financial education design and delivery.


The research professional will report to Karim Hill, the inaugural Executive Director of the CEEE, and will join a small team as a vital partner in executing the Center’s vision and impact. This opportunity provides an experienced researcher the potential to shape and implement key research-related elements of the Center’s exciting and ambitious vision to promote economic justice through financial services.



The ideal candidate will have the skills needed to get the job done (see below), plus a passion for economic equality, inclusive business practices, and the role of financial services in advancing individual and societal well-being.


The Research Professional will work directly with senior researchers at the CEEE as well as learning and development professionals at the College to facilitate the creation of research relating to economic empowerment and equality, and to integrate those findings into educational resources.  The ideal professional will have an in-depth understanding of academic research processes combined with the project management skills of a business administrative function.


This is initially a part-time role. We anticipate that it will become full-time after an initial term.


Essential Functions:

  • Working closely with the CEEE Executive Director and the Academics team at The American College, the consultant shall manage project-related deadlines in connection with research projects for The College’s Four Steps Forward initiative including assisting with conducting focus group research, and the development and fielding of surveys to financial advisors and other professionals.
  • Assisting with developing reports and communications related to the research projects.
  • Design research protocols and activities relating to program design and assessment.
  • Additional administrative duties relating to operations and executing the Center’s research and operations.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s and Masters-level graduate degrees required
  • Minimum 7-9 years experience in research, financial services, consulting, or related fields.
  • Well-versed and conversant in research methodologies (qualitative or quantitative) and research processes.
  • Strong communication, editing, and writing skills, including the ability to distill complex research outputs into applied learning for corporate audiences.  The ability to understand scientific concepts and approaches sufficiently to communicate those concepts, as well as edit the work product of other researchers.
  • Skillful at continually learning new subjects, reading technical documents, and synthesizing information effectively and efficiently.
  • Effective time management skills; ability to meet deadlines with high-quality work products.
  • The desire to work with people and internal processes, to elevate goals towards shared outcomes.


The American College of Financial Services is committed to applying financial education through teaching, research, and innovation in program delivery and design. As a nonprofit, accredited education institution, our courses are researched and written by a faculty of the nation's top thought leaders in personal finance. To learn more, visit The American College. In policy and practice, we encourage diversity and provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job. We are committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment, or bias.

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