Research Associate, Philanthropic Services

Posted by Equal Measure on January 4, 2016

Reports to: Deputy Director, New Connections
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Organizational Summary/Values Statement
Equal Measure is committed to expanding thought leadership and making meaningful contributions in the social sector. We partner with diverse stakeholders to test new ideas, shape innovations, and pilot creative approaches to ensure that community investments have optimal impact. Our rigorous evaluation methodologies and expertise in philanthropic services enable us to deliver insights that fuel sustainable social change – and each one of our employees becomes part of our unfolding story.

New Connections
New Connections is a national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and managed by Equal Measure. The program provides research grants, networking, and skill-building opportunities to early and mid-career scholars who are members of ethnic or racial minorities, low-income communities, or the first in their families to receive a college degree. While supporting under-represented scholars in their career aspirations, New Connections also aims to diversify the perspectives that inform RWJF’s goal to build a Culture of Heath for all Americans by introducing the Foundation to researchers and consultants from under-represented groups in health and healthcare research.

Position Summary/Executive Overview of Position
Equal Measure is seeking a Research Associate to conduct research, data management, data analysis, and engage in a wide variety of writing projects (e.g., research syntheses, manuscripts for publication, and project reports). The successful candidate will:

  • Be a motivated self-starter who exhibits a deep commitment to our mission of elevating insights that help shape investments and fuel sustainable change;
  • Possess strong administrative and program management experience in the social sector; and
  • Have a proven track record of working with partners and colleagues in a consultative way.

To Apply
To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV/resume, and list of three professional references to by January 8, 2016. No direct e-mail or phone inquiries – including those from employment agencies or recruiters – are being accepted at this time. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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