Do you want to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, collaborative environment? Do you want your research to make a difference? If so, RFA may be the place for you.

Please see our job openings below. When you apply for a position, you will be directed to our applicant portal to create an account to continue the application process. If you have any difficulties, please contact us at HR@researchforaction.org.

Make sure to check back frequently for new opportunities.


Administrative Coordinator

Our busy non-profit organization is seeking a highly organized and self-motivated full-time Administrative Coordinator. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with general office operations, including electronic correspondence, filing, creating reports and distributing mail. The Administrative Coordinator will contribute to RFA’s office processes, such as receiving guests and clients, maintaining vendor relationships, facility management, and other duties as assigned by the Administrative Manager. As the first point of contact for all guests, this individual should possess excellent people and communication skills. The ideal candidate should have a strong clerical background, excellent work ethics and eagerness to support RFA’s mission. CLICK HERE to apply.


Qualitative Research Associate/Sr Research Associate

RFA is seeking a full-time Research Associate or Senior Research Associate with strong content expertise in K-12 urban education and/or Out-of-School Time (OST) to contribute to policy and evaluation studies in educational settings through research, data analysis, and writing. The researcher will participate in and/or lead a variety of team-based research projects focused on K-12 urban education and/or OST research locally and nationally. CLICK HERE to apply.


Quantitative Research Analyst

Research for Action (RFA) is seeking a Quantitative Research Analyst to contribute to education policy and evaluation studies through data collection, data analysis, and writing.  The Research Analyst will collaborate with project directors and project team members across a variety of research projects, as well as manage projects or provide support for project management. This is a full-time exempt position located at our office in Philadelphia. CLICK HERE to apply.