Reports to: Director of Research
Objective: Work as a critical member of
the Research Department to develop and execute all areas of GLSEN’s
research program, which provides insight into lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues in K-12 education,
and evaluates the efficacy of GLSEN programs and recommended
Details: Full time,
exempt position, flexible hours, occasional domestic and
international travel required, located in the GLSEN Headquarters in
New York City
A. Manage research projects, in collaboration with other
members of the Research Department.
- Manage a number of GLSEN’s current research projects, including
original research related to LGBTQ issues in education.
- Work collaboratively with other research staff on multiple
research projects (including those which are managed by
- Design and execute research studies, including obtaining
Research Ethics Review Committee approval, instrument design,
participant outreach, data collection, data cleaning and coding,
and data analysis.
- Conduct evaluation research on GLSEN’s programs and initiatives
to assess need, implementation, and/or effectiveness.
- Participate in developing, updating, and maintaining a
knowledge base of the current social science literature regarding
issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender
expression in education.
- Assist in identifying funding opportunities for research and in
writing of grant proposals.
B. Prepare and present GLSEN’s research findings for internal
and external audiences.
- Analyze data and write up research findings and conclusions for
publication as research reports, briefs, and blogs for GLSEN
constituents, educators, advocates, policymakers, and for scholarly
- Prepare findings for production, including editing, writing,
and collaboration on design of reports and other materials.
- Prepare and deliver presentations on research findings for
academic and practitioner audiences, including at conferences and
- Disseminate research findings and information about the
Research Department through traditional and social media channels
(including GLSEN Research twitter and email listserv, and
responding to media requests).
C. Support GLSEN’s international efforts.
- In collaboration with the Chief Research & Strategy
Officer, provide technical assistance to non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) in other countries on LGBTQ education
- Manage relationships with international partners.
- Provide assistance with development of programmatic resources,
in collaboration with other GLSEN program staff.
D. Collaborate with GLSEN staff and key organizational allies to
promote GLSEN’s efforts to achieve policy and programmatic
improvements on LGBTQ issues in K-12 schools.
- Respond to external requests for information about GLSEN’s
research and to other research questions regarding LGBTQ issues and
education, including shepherding outside requests for applications
to GLSEN’s Research Ethics Review Committee.
- Respond to internal requests for research results and
statistical information of use to GLSEN’s communications, policy,
educator and youth programming efforts.
- Provide technical assistance and maintain relationships and
collaborate with outside researchers and partner
- Assist with administration of GLSEN’s Research Advisory Bodies,
including corresponding with members, scheduling meetings, and
processing reimbursement and honoraria requests.
- Provide leadership and support to the 35+ GLSEN state/local
Chapters regarding research endeavors or information.
- Doctoral degree in Education, Sociology, Psychology, Social
Work, Public Health or other relevant social science
- 3-5 years experience conducting research in a non-academic
- Experience conducting quantitative research and statistical
analysis, as well as experience with qualitative research
- Strong knowledge of multivariate statistics using SPSS for
- Familiarity with LGBTQ issues in education and/or issues of
LGBTQ youth in general
- Familiarity with educational or other social science research,
research methods, and program evaluation
- Excellent written and oral presentation skills
- Ability to adapt and translate academic studies and research
for general audiences
- Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred
- Organizational skills and ability to work as part of a
- Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
Candidates must have:
- Commitment to GLSEN’s mission and goals
- Commitment to working to further social justice and racial
- Interest in using research for advocacy, public awareness, and
Candidates moving forward in the hiring process will be
- medical, dental, vision insurance provided at no-cost to
- short- and long-term disability, life insurance, and Employee
Assistance Program provided at no-cost to the employee
- 401K plan with employer contribution
- 24 days PTO annually for first 3 years of employment
(increasing with tenure)
- 10 paid holidays
This position will be located in GLSEN’s New York City
headquarters. To apply, please submit your resume and letter of
interest at: http://www.glsen.org/apply-to-work-at-glsen
Salary: Commensurate with experience
GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage
people of color, people of diverse gender identities, people with
disabilities, women, and non-LGBT people to apply.