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: https://equality.theamericancollege.edu/
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
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Skillful at continually learning new subjects, reading
technical documents, and synthesizing information effectively and
- 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.