GLSEN – New York, NY
Support the Research Department in all aspects of its work to provide insight into lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in K-12 education, and evaluate the efficacy of GLSEN programs and recommended interventions.
NYC Research Assistant GLSEN
- Assist with GLSEN’s current research studies that include both original primary research related to LGBT issues in K-12 education and evaluation research examining the efficacy of GLSEN’s recommended interventions.
- Assist in creating and maintaining data sets
- Perform data entry, cleaning, and coding
- Assist with development and design of new research, including primary research and evaluation research.
- Perform literature reviews and library research
- Assist in designing survey instruments, interview/focus group protocols and creating code books
- Assist in design and execution of research subject recruitment strategies (including traditional and social media outreach)
- Assist with administration of GLSEN’s Research Advisory Bodies, including corresponding with members, scheduling meetings, and processing reimbursement and honoraria requests
- Assist with preparation and presentation of GLSEN’s research findings and summaries of other relevant research for internal and external audiences.
- Assist in basic quantitative and qualitative data analysis
- Support the writing and editing of research reports, briefs, and other presentation material for internal and external audiences.
- Provide support for the design of presentation materials for conferences and webinars.
- Disseminate research findings and information about the Research Department through traditional and social media channels (including GLSEN’s website, twitter, and email listservs)
- Maintain research literature database, including developing, updating, and maintaining a knowledge base of the current social science literature regarding LGBT issues in education
- Provide technical assistance to GLSEN staff and key stakeholders to promote GLSEN’s mission.
- Respond to external requests for information about GLSEN’s research, applications of external researchers to GLSEN’s Research Ethics Review Committee and to other research questions regarding LGBT issues and education
- Respond to internal requests for research results and statistical information of use to GLSEN’s communications, policy, and programmatic efforts
- Shepard outside requests for applications to GLSEN’s Research Ethics Review Committee
- Other duties as assigned
- Master’s degree in Psychology, Public Health, Education, or other Social Sciences, or related field preferred OR Bachelor’s degree in related field and 1+ years of research-related work experience
- Strong familiarity with quantitative research and familiarity with qualitative research methods
- Experience managing datasets, including data cleaning and coding
- Familiarity SPSS preferred
- Familiarity with LGBT issues (preferably LGBT issues in education or LGBT youth issues)
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and Power Point
- Organizational skills and ability to work as part of a team
- Familiarity with social media tools (e.g., twitter, Facebook)
- Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
- Commitment to GLSEN’s mission and goals
This position will be located in GLSEN’s New York City headquarters.
Resume and letter of interest including salary requirements should be submitted at: www.glsen.org/apply-to-work-at-glsen
Salary is commensurate with experience.
GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, of diverse gender identities, women and non-LGBT persons to apply.