NYC Research Assistant GLSEN

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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

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

Required skills:

  • 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:

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.

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