NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. We envision a fair, just and democratic society in which the common good is recognized as a high priority; where a robust public sector is empowered to protect, preserve and extend the commonly held resources and the public interest; where a vital nonprofit sector provides voice and value to those most in need; where our society has equitable systems; and where all people enjoy equal justice, full inclusion and fair treatment.
NCRP seeks a Senior Associate for Special Projects who will help us advance a progressive agenda within philanthropy by producing strategic research in collaboration with our allies. Given NCRP’s unique role as bridge between institutional philanthropy and social justice movements, this role could provide an early-career rising star with a unique position in which to grow and build connections in both worlds. Current areas of focus include racial justice, reproductive access and gendered violence, immigrant and refugee justice, and climate justice.
This position reports to the reports to the Director of Research. The salary range is $55,000 -$65,000. Benefits include contribution of 8% by employer to retirement account (no match required) and 100% paid medical and dental insurance premiums.
Why you’ll want to come to work each day:
What you’ll do:
The Senior Associate for Special Projects will help field incoming requests from our allies, funders, and partners for research that holds philanthropy accountable and pushes them to redistribute wealth and power to the grassroots. This person will be responsible for multiple, months-long research projects at any given time, and they will work closely with partners inside NCRP and outside to make sure our research resonates with key stakeholders. The position will require someone who is comfortable moving between qualitative and quantitative methods – often mixing them on the same project. The Senior Associate for Special Projects will get to explore new, mostly public data sets, as well as gathering data of their own.
Who you are:
This person is a generalist, not a specialist. We are looking for people who can look at a research question like “what is the collective net worth of the board members of the largest family foundations in the country” and break it down into smaller parts, not necessarily someone who knows the ins and outs of IRS data. The Senior Associate for Special Projects will also be a relationship-builder. Often the best first step in an NCRP research process is not “let’s gather and analyze data” but “let’s find the person whose data and analysis we trust and that will be most persuasive and amplify them.” This person will also be an avid consumer of information and at home on the internet!
NCRP is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
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