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Director of Research

Company: Amazon Workforce Staffing
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Posted on: September 17, 2020

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Company: Candid - Foundation Center

Location: Atlanta

Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

Candid is looking for an outstanding researcher to lead ourefforts to find meaning in data about the social sector. The SeniorDirector of Research will manage Candid’s research team, overseeour analytical strategy, guide the execution of research projectsbased on the billions of pieces of data in our databases, and buildlearning partnerships with colleagues around the world.

See the world. Make it better.

On February 1, 2019 Foundation Center and GuideStar joinedforces to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Candidconnects people who want to change the world to the resources theyneed to do it.

Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollarsaround the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from,where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration,and training, Candid connects people who want to change the worldto the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools onnonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive inthe world.

Candid’s vision is an ambitious one. But we know that when wemake investments in our talent, it translates to more access andbetter knowledge for those working for social good around theworld.

POSITION: Senior Director of Research

Executive Vice President

Director of Research and Director of Research Standards

POSITION SUMMARY The Insights Division finds meaning in Candid’sdata. The Senior Director of Research is responsible for executingCandid’s research agenda and managing the day-to-day operations ofthe Insights Division.

Help establish, evolve, and execute Candid’s research strategyand agenda.

Oversee the operations of Candid’s research team: management,hiring, budgeting, and project management.

Serve as product owner and liaison for select research andpartnership projects, from conceptualization/design,implementation, analysis, writing, and reporting.

Design and provide consultation for research projects that applyvalid scientific techniques and statistical methods in order toanswer questions about the social sector and identify new patternsand relationships.

Work with the team to ensure strong systems for grants andcontract management, project design and completion.

Build strong working relationships with teams acrossCandid—Networks, Data Services, Products, etc.—to advance researchgoals and improve the quality and relevance of Candid data,products, and services.

Support partners around the globe seeking Candid’s analyticalassistance with research across a range of social sector issues.Develop and build collaborative partnerships as needed for datacollection, analysis, and distribution.

Work with Communications and Development staff to develop andexecute strategies for promoting and disseminating findings andoutcomes of research for use by non-researchers working to createchange, including through data visualization and other accessiblemedia.

Represent Candid on national and international committees and atconferences, webinars, and other events.

Publish and develop white papers and other thought pieces aroundkey topics and issues independently and/or in partnership withother influential sector leaders.

Travel nationally and internationally, as needed.

Training in quantitative social science research methodology(e.g., statistics, survey research, or other methodologies.)Doctoral degree preferred but not required.

Knowledge of social sector’s use of data, as well familiaritywith related challenges, trends, and opportunities.

Passion for the use of data, research, and technology to improveknowledge about and the practices of the social sector.

Demonstrated understanding, commitment, and openness to equityprinciples in research.

Excellent writing, analytical, and verbal presentationskills.

Strong team management, mentorship, planning, organizing, andbudgeting skills, and a commitment to collaboration andaccountability.

Ten years of experience in or work with the social sectorpreferred, with a track record that demonstrates initiative,creative problem solving, sound judgment, and follow-through.

Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite is assumed.Experience with analytical/research tools preferred (SQL, SAS, R,Python). Proficiency with data visualization tools, web design, andGIS is a plus. Knowledge of Agile and/or user experiencemethodologies preferred.

Sensitivity and respect for racial, gender, sexual orientation,and cultural differences.

Champions and represents Candid’s core values: We’re driven,direct, accessible, curious, and inclusive.

Willingness to perform other duties and special projects asneeded/requested.

Please email your resume and cover letter to:

Please put the title of the position you are applying for in thesubject line. Your application will only be considered if allinstructions above are met.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Due to thehigh volume of applicants we typically receive, we regret that wecan only contact candidates that we would like to interview.

Candid is an EO/AA/VET/DISABLED Employer.

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion andespecially encourage members of underrepresented communities toapply.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will berequired to verify identity and eligibility to work in the UnitedStates and to complete the required employment eligibilityverification document form upon hire.

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