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Join the NCRP team

Background:

In order to monitor progress toward the goals in its 2016 10-year strategic framework, NCRP seeks a mid-level research consultant to gather baseline information on key focus areas related to the organization’s intended outcomes. In particular, this research project will lay important groundwork to help NCRP measure the impact of its Power Moves guide and Movement Investment Project.

General Scope of Work:

Under the supervision of Lisa Ranghelli, senior director of assessment and special projects, and in close consultation with Ryan Schlegel, research director, the consultant will undertake the following activities to support baselining for NCRP’s learning and evaluation plan during summer 2019:

  • For a set of ~200 funders, collect data on grantmaker knowledge, skills, attitudes and practices related to competencies needed to support social movements and advance intersectional racial equity.
  • For a set of ~20 philanthropy serving organizations, collect data on their size, membership composition, and extent of movement-oriented and equity-oriented content and programming.
  • For up to 10 philanthropy media outlets, search for the prevalence and frequency of a set of key words and phrases within specific time periods, and analyze content to determine patterns regarding whom is cited using them, and which original resources they came from, if known.
  • Other baselining activities to be determined before the contract is finalized.

The consultant is expected to use media analytical tools, implement surveys, perform web research, conduct outreach and prepare analyses. A detailed scope of work will be provided to applicants invited for an interview.

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of research experience related to nonprofits and foundations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and intersectional racial equity, and familiarity with social movements.
  • Facility with relevant data collection and analysis tools, especially Survey Monkey and preferably one or more media analytics tools.
  • Track record of completing contract work on time and on budget.

NCRP can offer up to $10,000 total to fulfill the scope of work. The consultant will be expected to begin work on this project in early-mid July 2019 and be available for up to 20 days within 3 months.

Application Process:

By June 28, 2019, please send to jobs@ncrp.org a resume and cover letter detailing all relevant experience and skills, daily consulting rate and names and contact information for 3 references. Please submit a brief example of a recent work product that conveys your qualifications for this role (such as a research or evaluation report that draws from data and methods relevant to this scope of work).