Research Associate / Senior Research Associate

Washington, DC
Full Time
Mid Level

WE ARE:

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is the nation’s preeminent think tank committed to achieving economic equity for women and eliminating structural and institutional barriers to women’s full participation in the workforce and society.

IWPR’s mission is to build knowledge and evidence to support policies that help grow women’s economic power and influence in society, close inequality gaps, and improve the economic security and well-being of girls, women, and families. We generate the ideas that build power and economic equity for all women.

Statement on Racial Equity and Intersectionality

At IWPR, we believe social and economic mobility in the United States is determined and influenced by race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other markers of difference. In working to achieve economic equity and to better understand the experiences of all women in the workforce and in society, we use both racial equity and intersectional frameworks in our research and analysis to help generate strategies and solutions that are grounded in the economic realities of women and families. We also prioritize building an inclusive and welcoming work environment that values the diverse perspectives and experiences of all staff.

Statement on Inclusivity and non-discrimination

IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We value and support difference, diversity, and inclusion in our hiring and employment practices. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or age.

JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Research Strategy, Vision, and Leadership (Senior Research Associate Only)

  • Develop and manage a portfolio of research and work focused on of the core IWPR research areas.
  • Identify and assess emerging research gaps in the field and potential innovations and opportunities for IWPR.
  • Work in partnership with Program Directors to develop a strategic vision for the research core area
  • Represent IWPR at high-level convenings , conferences and meetings.

Research and Policy

  • Perform advanced, complex quantitative data analysis of large datasets and trends, utilizing network science and/or other statistical methods, including creating data visuals.
  • Perform advanced qualitative data analysis, including developing and fielding online surveys; and conducting interviews and focus groups.
  • Conduct research and/or policy analysis on issues related to IWPR core research areas.
  • Use and integrate racial equity and intersectional frameworks and analysis in research study designs, written reports, and briefs; and
  • Write high-quality working papers, reports, and presentations based on the data work and analysis.
  • Conduct and draft literature reviews; analyze public datasets and create data visuals.
  • Contribute to project and research concept development and assist with proposal and grant report drafting.

Program and Research Management

  • Manage research projects from start to finish, including project budgets.
  • Write grant reports and other related reports to support funding requests.
  • Work with communications staff to support policy campaigns and efforts on key issues and priorities.
  • Track project budgets and timelines to ensure that work is completed on time and within resource parameters
  • Help coordinate research content and report releases with the other IWPR programs and units; and
  • Organize convenings, symposia, and roundtables with national leaders, scholars, and practitioners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to IWPR’s mission and vison, including IWPR’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A Ph.D. or equivalent experience/expertise in a related field (e.g., economics, sociology, political science, public policy, law, etc.) for Senior Research Associate, and master’s or equivalent experience/expertise in a related field (e.g., economics, sociology, political science, public policy, law, etc.) is for Research Associate is required. Applicants must have previous research experience in one or more of IWPR’s research areas.

  • Experience with multivariate statistical methods, survey research and/or qualitative research and design and analysis.
  • Strong program and project management skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines and competing demands.
  • Excellent research, written and verbal communications skills, including presentation skills.
  • Superior problem-solving, managerial, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across the organization.
  • Effective, versatile, and action-oriented; and
  • Ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines and multiple priorities.

SALARY

This is an on-site, full-time exempt position. The salary for the Senior Research Associate is $85,000-$95,000/year and for the Research Associate is  $58,000-$72,000 for. The salary will be commensurate with experience. IWPR provides competitive salaries and a generous benefits package.

To learn more about the IWPR compensation program and role structures, please click HERE. IWPR provides competitive salaries and a generous benefits package. 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, writing sample, and thoughtful, relevant cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Vaccine Policy: IWPR has made the safety of our staff and our surrounding community a top priority. As part of that commitment, IWPR recently implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. This policy states that all IWPR employees, interns, fellows, (i.e., IWPR staff) are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to receive a booster shot. IWPR will require selected candidates to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 and having received a booster shot prior to extending a job offer. If a candidate has a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a Covid-19 vaccination, a medical exemption form should be requested from Human Resources.

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