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Research Coordinator

Beloved Community
Louisiana, United States
$50,000.00 - $70,000.00
Posted date
Aug 25, 2021

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Beloved Community is hiring for the position of Research Coordinator/Sr. Research Coordinator. In this role, the Research Coordinator’s primary function is to provide ongoing support for various research projects in our Equity in Schools, Equity at Work, and Equity at Home strands of work. You will work directly with the Sr. Director of Research & Impact, and support our growing research team. You will provide integral administrative support as well as assist with various aspects of the research itself---including but not limited to serving as a thought partner, assisting in data collection and management, and contributing to the publication and dissemination of findings.

Though remote, we provide a collaborative and interactive team that demands flexibility and constant communication while encouraging individual ideation and approach.

What You Bring

  • You are passionate about planning and organizing. You have a high level of organization and attention to detail, and understand and value the impact that planning ahead has on final outcomes.
  • You are an effective project manager. You have a demonstrated ability to multitask, meet deadlines and solve problems as they arise.
  • You have strong oral and written communication skills. You communicate clearly and directly, and do not hesitate to ask questions or for clarification.
  • You are passionate about people. You have a warm approach to this work that you bring to every interaction.
  • You are an innovator and initiator. You think outside the box and are unafraid to share your ideas, ask lots of questions, and develop new systems or solutions to streamline processes.
  • You balance independent work with teamwork. You are able to work independently while also valuing collaboration and giving as well as receiving feedback.
  • You have some research background and experience, and are enthusiastic about honing these skills. You are familiar with both qualitative and quantitative research, and the various logistical components that comprise a research study (e.g., participant recruitment, obtaining informed consent, distributing incentives).
  • You recognize the power dynamics intrinsic in all research. You believe in the potential of research to advance equity and disrupt the status quo, AND also understand that research has that same potential to cause harm and exacerbate inequities. At Beloved we believe fervently in our responsibility to constantly interrogate claims to neutrality and examine our own biases in order to mitigate the harm that can come from doing research.

Additional Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have experience working in diverse contexts, and may have experience working in nonprofit organizations, academic environments, and/or research centers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse personalities, and the wide variety of professional backgrounds and experiences.
  • Highly proficient and knowledgeable in the use of current computer software and tools such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Suite, and Asana.
  • Be comfortable with quantitative data and familiarity with qualitative coding software (e.g., DeDoose). If you don’t have direct experience with these tools, don’t fret! We also look for an openness to learn and adapt.
  • Demonstrated ability for skillsets such as inquiry and research, program development, and project management.

Your Job

Research Administration

  • Interface with various vendors (e.g., transcription agencies, translation companies) that reflect research project budgets and goals.
  • Coordinate the intake and workflow of multiple projects.
  • Schedule focus groups and other data gathering efforts; assist in analysis.
  • Assist in participant recruitment including but not limited to providing informed consent documents to research respondents prior to data collection, sending follow-up emails, and distributing incentives.
  • Support the Sr. Director of Research & Impact and other staff with proofreading and updating relevant research templates (e.g., informed consent forms).
  • Assist in preparing and submitting materials for research grant proposals (e.g., collecting researcher bios, setting up researcher profiles in grant portals, copyediting research narratives and supporting materials such as research instruments, etc.).
  • Schedule meetings and manage communications with clients, research partners, focus group/interview participants.
  • Ensure that Beloved follows all relevant data management and security measures (including the destruction of raw files such as original audio recordings as mandated by funders, clients, etc.).
  • Help develop and refine systems, policies and procedures as we grow the research team and capacity.

Research Development

  • Manage and code raw data gathered in focus groups, 1:1 interviews, etc.
  • Generate reports summaries on emergent themes as needed.
  • Conduct background and secondary research, and produce literature reviews on a wide range of topics as necessary.
  • Co-design and manage internal evaluations and assessments.
  • Serve as a positive and constructively critical thought-partner with colleagues on various life stages of a research project, from ideation to implementation and findings dissemination.
  • Ideate on various stages of research and contribute to white papers, research briefs and peer-reviewed journal articles..
  • Conduct focus groups and 1:1 interviews with clients and research participants.

Research Impact

  • Prepare research results for both internal and external dissemination, as well as for academic, practitioner, and public audiences.
  • Work closely with our communications team to amplify our research findings.
  • Proofread various work products (e.g., insights and recommendations reports, articles for publication) by reviewing written content to ensure accuracy and quality.
  • Doublecheck and format references and appendix materials for reports, articles, and grant submissions.
  • Develop a system to track the citation and circulation of our various publications (e.g., reports, white papers, book chapters, academic articles, popular pieces).
  • Reach out to universities/colleges, libraries, and other relevant institutions to ensure our books are readily available.
  • Identify and submit proposals to conferences to increase visibility of our research.

Your Legacy

As a result of the research you support in a myriad of ways (administratively, operationally), Beloved and industry leaders across the country will have research findings and insights with which to advance DEI practices and influence policy advocacy in public education, healthcare, housing, and workforce development. Location: Remote with bases in New Orleans and Memphis

Salary: $50k - $70k

Unlimited vacation, flexible work hours, health, dental and vision benefits, phone stipend

Day in the Life

  • 50% Research Administration
  • 30% Research Development
  • 20% Research Impact


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