Research Analyst, 8 hours per week / 23%FTE Hiring Range (pro-rated): $12,462 - $15,577 This position is externally funded
The Center for Social Innovation is seeking a part-time Research Analyst to work on research conducted by the Center in areas ranging from technology and volunteerism to family homelessness. The Center for Social Innovation works to promote innovation from within by building the capacity of the social sector to foster effective, sustainable social innovations. The Research Analyst reports directly to the Assistant Director of the Center for Social Innovation. The Research Analyst will be responsible for ensuring that research projects conducted by the Center are kept moving to meet benchmarks, and that results are written and published from the data gathered. Current research includes an evaluation of Youth Entrepreneurship, a survey of innovation in nonprofit organizations with United Way agencies, a project on volunteerism in Boston-area nonprofit organizations, and a continuation of a collaboration with Pontifical Universidad Catholica in Chile (PUC).
This position requires a bachelor's degree in social sciences, management, social work or related field. He/she should have familiarity with social innovation and experience working with nonprofit or human services organizations.The candidate should have experience conducting research in the social sector, with preference given to candidates with some doctoral level statistics or work experience related to data analysis and writing.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both tea...ching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.