Application deadline: February 7, 2019
Regional directors will lead teams of research fellows, oversee field operations, and conduct field research under the direction of faculty and field leadership. They will usually be assigned to a certain region of the country where they will live, work, and manage their team on the ground. The position is for one year beginning June 2019 with an intensive leadership workshop. There will also be an opportunity to apply for an additional year, beginning summer 2020, which focuses on analyzing the data and publishing results.
Field research experience
Leadership or management experience
Strong academic record
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Organizational ability, attention to detail, and dependability
Flexibility and adaptability
Respect for diverse experiences and backgrounds
At least two years of relevant experience. Master's degree or combination of education and relevant program management and research experience required. Doctoral degree preferred. Social science field preferred.
Though fluency in another language is not required, it can be very beneficial. In particular, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Arabic speakers are encouraged to apply.
Provide frequent feedback, evaluation, and mentorship to the fellows
Conduct ongoing quality control of interviews, field notes, and recruiting practices
Oversee research fellow assignments and schedules
Conduct weekly check-in meetings with fellows, and organize regular group meetings and recreational activities
Coordinate and attend meetings with local organizations and community centers to learn about the history, characteristics, and challenges of neighborhoods in your assigned region
Conduct in-depth interviews with individuals about their life stories, family, educational background, work history, and more (with regional directors typically focusing on recruiting and interviewing hard-to-reach participants)
Coordinate and help complete reports on regional communities visited, their challenges and successes, and possible policy responses
Troubleshoot and diagnose problems that arise in the field
Lead training institute classes and activities
Regional directors will live in several locations over the course of a year and should expect frequent travel to the individual sites within their region. Although location preference may be taken into account, it cannot be guaranteed. To learn more about the locations where fellows and regional directors will be working, click here.
This is a full-time position. Compensation will be competitive and health care will be offered.
Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.