Employment

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. To apply for a position, please read the instructions below. If you have any difficulties, please contact us at HR@researchforaction.org.

Make sure to check back frequently for new opportunities.


Web & Graphic Designer

Research for Action (RFA) is searching for a multimedia specialist to fill its Web & Graphic Designer position. The person in this position will play a lead role in rebranding and developing RFA’s website and online presence, and will lead the production of research deliverables, including report design and data presentation and visualization. Click here to apply.


Qualitative Research Analyst

Research for Action (RFA) is seeking a full-time Qualitative Researcher at the Analyst level to contribute to policy and evaluation studies in educational settings through research, data analysis, and writing.  The Analyst will participate in a variety of team-based research projects across a range of content areas. Salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Click here to apply.


Internships

Intern, Policy/Legal

Research for Action is looking for assistance on a variety of policy team projects, including projects such as the non-traditional hour childcare project and the school district costing-out project. The intern’s responsibilities include but are not limited to conducting literature reviews, policy, media scans, and possibly helping with qualitative interviews. Learn more about the Policy/Legal internship.

Skill Set and Experience

Minimum completed bachelors, preference for masters’ level students, law students also encouraged to apply; candidates should demonstrate interest in education policy

Hours Per Week

20 hours per week

 

Click here to apply. Please include a resume and cover letter with application.


Intern, IT Support

The intern will assist the IT Manager in the support and implementation of technology within RFA. The intern will have an opportunity to be exposed to a variety of technologies and have the opportunity to support, troubleshoot, and maintain RFA technology solutions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to troubleshooting hardware and software issues, configuring software packages, assisting staff with various office technologies, and assisting with network and server maintenance. Learn more about the IT Support internship.

Skill Set and Experience

Knowledge and understanding (hands-on experience not necessary) of enterprise technology solutions such as Active Directory and Group Policy, Exchange, File/Print Servers, Basic Networking, and Cloud Hosted Software.  Strong communication skills, Experience utilizing Microsoft Office products at an advanced level, Hands-on or virtual lab experience with Server and/or Network administration a plus.

Hours Per Week

20 hours per week

 

Click here to apply. Please include a resume and cover letter with application.


Intern, Postsecondary Qualitative

The intern will provide a variety of qualitative and administrative tasks. The qualitative work will involve conducting literature reviews of relevant identified literature within higher education literature, as well as coding interviews with policymakers and practitioners, and drafting analytic memos to convey results. There may also be the opportunity for the intern to participate in policymaker phone interviewers as available. Administrative tasks will consist of supporting project management, data management, records management, and other assignments (i.e. scheduling) as needed. Learn more about the Postsecondary Qualitative internship.

Skill Set and Experience
  • Candidates should have strong critical thinking and analytical skills, and an expressed interest (and experience with) higher education policy,
  • Attention to detail, timeliness, ability to work in mixed-methods research, flexibility, and strong organizational skills will be essential for this role;
  • Strong candidates will have research or higher education experience and familiarity with the higher education landscape, be self-starters, have experience conducting qualitative interviews, and some experience with state-level legislation.
Hours Per Week

15 hours per week

 

Click here to apply. Please include a resume and cover letter with application.


Intern, Afterschool Youth Arts Initiative

Intern will support qualitative and quantitative analyses as needed. Qualitative work might include drafting and/or reviewing internal qualitative analytic memos, conducting document review, and composing review summaries. Quantitative work might include database management, data cleaning, survey design, and some data analysis. Interns will also support administrative and logistical tasks related to data collection and project management. Project to evaluate the implementation and impact of an afterschool youth arts initiative. Mixed-methods study design, involving both qualitative and quantitative work. Intern tasks will be primarily qualitative, but quantitative work might be involved. Learn more about the Afterschool Youth Arts Initiative internship.

Skill Set and Experience

Strong writing and organization skills required; required ability to balance multiple tasks and projects; experience with qualitative data analysis preferred but not required; some experience with quantitative data cleaning and basic data analysis a plus; some experience with surveys is preferred; preferred content knowledge of or experience with out-of-school time or arts programming.

Hours Per Week

10 hours per week

 

Click here to apply. Please include a resume and cover letter with application.