• Research Associate

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    ID (external)
    2018-2027
    # of Openings (external)
    1
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Arlington
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date
    Research, Measurement and Analysis
  • Overview

    Stand Together unleashes the power of community to solve our country’s toughest problems and help people improve their lives. We identify, support, and celebrate community-based organizations applying effective solutions to the driving causes of poverty. Through targeted programming, training, and organizational development we provide the resources and tools necessary for these catalysts for social change to grow, scale, and replicate their impact across the country.

     

    We are seeking a Research Associate to support our research capabilities, specifically serving as source for due diligence research and investment analysis on potential partners. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial in how they approach their responsibilities and will make process improvements for research needs that magnify the work of those they support. The Market-Based Management philosophy creates an environment that prioritizes integrity and compliance, fosters professional growth, and rewards our employees for the value they create.

     

     

    Your Responsibilities Include

     

    • Contribute to the research capability of the Stand Together team 
    • Investigate and summarize research and collate data for high priority projects and build out of partner pipeline 
    • Research potential partnerships and conduct outreach to potential partners 
    • Prepare analysis and background materials to summarize key investment drivers for potential partners 
    • Prepare educational materials and backgrounders in key investment areas including: at-risk youth and education, addiction and mental health, workforce development, in-prison and reentry programs, homeless and housing, and financial empowerment

     

     

    Knowledge and Skills You Bring the Organization

     

    • Commitment to the purpose, values, and operating principles that inform Stand Together’s work
    • 1-3+ years’ experience and a BA in a relevant field preferred
    • Strong understanding of classical liberalism
    • Demonstrated abilities in researching, writing, and critical thinking 
    • High sense of urgency and initiative 
    • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills 
    • Ability to drive multiple projects to completion in a fast-paced environment 
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
    • Highly organized, results-driven approach to completing tasks 
    • Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances 
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

     

    Diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps our drive success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class.

     

    Stand Together is supported by The Seminar Network, a group of hundreds of business leaders led by Charles Koch with a vision for social change in America. The vision of the Seminar Network is to help people to remove internal and external barriers holding them back, so they can improve their lives. The Seminar Network invests across key institutions in society, strengthening K-12 and higher education, supporting community-based solutions, encouraging principled business, and improving public policy. Stand Together’s unique focus is to help people improve their lives through innovative community solutions.

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