Reports To: President, New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund
FLSA Classification: Exempt FTE: .5 to 1
Position Budgeted: $35 - $45 hourly
The Investigative Research Fellow will design and lead an analysis that tracks the key inflection points for the classroom to prison pipeline for the most marginalized racial groups of children. Specifically, this investigation will focus on a continuum of experiences for young people as they move through systems and experiences including: a) involvement in the DCF system; b) experiencing housing instability; c) navigating parental or caregiver loss (including incarceration); and d) seeking emancipation as an adolescent. The analysis should answer “What are the specific inflection points where an intervention would interrupt this cycle and articulate the type of investment that New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund (NCF) can foster, contribute to, influence and impact directly?”
Reporting to the President, the fellow will be part of a collaborative, diverse, curious, and adaptable team that wants to dismantle systemic racism. We ask tough questions to help inspire and drive change. In addition to the analysis outlined above, the person in this role will provide relevant and collated data on the landscape of our work including, but not limited to, top policy impact areas, best practices, and local/national statistics that will help focus our strategies to dismantle systemic racism. The Investigative Research Fellow will act as a thought partner for NCF leaders while also ensuring collaborative partnership with other key stakeholders engaged in connected research.
This is a 1-year position, with the possibility of extension.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:
Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
Working Conditions & Physical Demands:
The content is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. It is not intended to constitute an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act or applicable state law, must be able to perform the essential functions of the job (including those listed above) either with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation, if any, will be determined by management in consultation with the employee on a case-by-case basis.
This job description is intended to be general and may be revised from time to time. At management’s discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time.