Committee for Children

Research Assistant

About the company

Founded in 1978, Committee for Children is a global nonprofit dedicated to fostering the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning and development. CFC is the world’s largest provider of research-based educational programs that promote social-emotional skills and prevent bullying and sexual abuse. Committee for Children has been working for over three decades to help create a world in which the whole child is not only nurtured, but celebrated. Committee for Children creates research-based, social-emotional learning materials to help children succeed in school and in life, helping create a world in which children can grow up to be peaceful, kind, responsible citizens. The organization’s social-emotional learning materials have taught millions of children skills that help them stay safe, manage their emotions, solve problems, avoid risky behavior, and improve their academics. Today the organization’s curricula reach schools in over 70 countries, including 30 percent of all U.S. elementary schools. Each year, more than 26.9 million children benefit from these programs.

Job description

Hi, we’re glad you’re thinking about joining us. Are you looking for purpose-driven work where research makes a positive impact on communities around the world? If so, then Committee for Children is an amazing place to grow your career as a Research Assistant. We’re a social enterprise dedicated to advancing the well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL). As a Research Assistant at CFC, you will be responsible for conducting and supporting research to inform curricula and product development projects. The Research Assistant also actively participates in continuous product improvement research. Our team is collaborative, creative, and passionate about our work. Every day brings new challenges, and we jump at the opportunity to solve them. So, if you’re looking for a place that values your unique perspective and empowers you to do great work, then CFC is the place for you. You’ll have an opportunity to make an impact every day. Growth at CFC isn’t just up. It’s up, left, right, around, and through. You’ll have a say in the direction your career takes, the skills you learn, and the way we use research to transform the lives of children. What you’ll do when you join us: • Conduct literature reviews for product development, publications, and funding proposals. Ensure literature reviews include studies with culturally and ethnically diverse samples and/or studies conducted by a culturally and ethnically diverse group of scholars. • Assist in data collection by creating and managing online surveys, support interviews and focus groups, and conduct observations. Collaborate with Research Scientist and Research Associate to collect data from culturally and ethnically diverse samples and evaluate and document potential biases in all data collection instruments. • Clean and code data, conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and create data visualizations. • Write summaries of research findings with an equity lens. • Support -writing of reports, manuscripts, and/or grants (summarizes relevant research studies, creates tables/figures, applies APA formatting, etc.).

Job benefits

Let’s talk about benefits. What we do matters. But we can’t achieve our goals unless we empower every team member to pursue their own goals and live a fulfilling personal life. Our benefits, perks, and rewards are aimed at doing just that: helping you live your best life at CFC. • We cover 100% of your premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage and 60% for your dependent’s medical and dental premiums • Retirement plan + company match up to 3%; CFC also may make an annual discretionary non-elective contribution on your behalf at the end of the year! • A flexible work subsidy: $100 per month that you can use on things like phone and internet costs, office supplies, or even commuting costs • 16 paid holidays (including winter break and 1 floating holiday), 3 weeks' vacation in your first year, and separate sick leave accrual • Other great benefits include: monthly contribution to childcare and/or dependent expenses, FSA account, parental leave, sabbatical leave, employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, growth and development opportunities, disability and life insurance.

Job requirements

Here’s what we’re looking for: • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent research experience in education, social work, sociology, psychology, public health or a related social science discipline OR in human-centered design, product design, or user experience (UX). • 1+ years of research experience, including conducting literature reviews, collecting data via surveys and/or focus groups, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and reporting. • Project Management: Assists in data collection activities (e.g., surveys, focus groups, interviews), acting with attention to detail, managing time effectively to meet deadlines for deliverables. • Communication: Use clear, concise written and verbal communication that is accurate and error free when distilling research data for research reports or presentations. • Research Methods: - Organize collected data, clean it, coding it and identifying themes, and performing descriptive analysis to answer the previously determined research question(s). - Create data visualizations and reports. - Conduct literature reviews and syntheses. • Adaptability: Demonstrates effort to understand changes and uses curiosity to gain information about new situations as they arise. Responds flexibly to changing circumstances, priorities, and deadlines and reacts with appropriate urgency. • Collaboration: Seeks out and uses ideas, opinions, and insights from diverse and various individuals. • Foundational knowledge of and ability to apply a range of research methodologies, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method designs. Ability to conduct literature reviews with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. • Foundational knowledge of and ability to collect and analyze data according to research protocols. Ability to use descriptive statistics to synthesize data and create visualizations to show key trends. • Software Applications: Knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. Experience using analytical software programs such as SPSS and Nvivo or Dedoose. Experience using online survey tools (e.g., Survey Monkey, Qualtrics). Note: Job is performed primarily remote, however only candidates that live within 75 miles of our Seattle, WA location will be considered. May be required to work from the Seattle office as needed or at discretion of management. The hiring range for this position is $31.00 - $33.00 per hour. The pay offered will take into account internal equity and may vary depending on geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience, among other factors. Transform the lives of millions. Grow your career while you do it. At Committee for Children, we’re dedicated to advocating for policies to enhance, gathering research to support, and developing educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL). Our goal is to impact the lives of 100 million children around the world by 2030. We’re best known for our innovative Second Step® family of SEL programs, which blend research and rigor with intuitive design to help young people build strengths that will help them realize their goals throughout life. And we feel like we’re still just getting started. We believe that if you make a positive impact on enough children, the ripple effect will help a family, school, community, and ultimately, the world. We’re proudly building a more equitable workplace. We’re committed to providing a place that empowers you to bring every bit of who you are to work. When you’re able to be yourself, you do your best work. It’s as simple as that. And to that end, we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, age, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, genetics, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Apply now and help us achieve our vision of safe children thriving in a just and peaceful world.

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