Research Assistant at Committee for Children

Committee for Children is on a mission to ensure that children everywhere can thrive. Since 1979, we’ve championed the cause of educating the whole child through advocacy, leadership in the field, and programs in social-emotional learning (SEL) and child safety.

In our pursuit of positively transforming the social-emotional well-being of 100 million children annually by 2028, Committee for Children is looking for an experienced research assistant to join our team! In this role, you will be responsible for contributing to curricula and development projects including field tests and continuous improvement of products.

This is a part-time (30 hours/week) limited-term role (LTE) that will end on March 30, 2021 and will be eligible for company benefits. Following COVID-19 health practices, all staff is currently working remotely.

Primary Responsibilities Include

  • Conduct literature review for product development and publications under direction of senior researcher
  • Support research across products in ways that include (but are not limited to): creating & managing online surveys; supporting interviews and focus groups; cleaning & coding data; contributing to qualitative data analyses; survey reporting; and managing classroom observations
  • Effectively provide information about Committee for Children programs to a variety of audiences
  • Obtain knowledge of programs or work-related skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in education required, social work, sociology, psychology, public health or a related social science discipline
  • Experience working on and contributing to collaborative research teams
  • Excellent computer skills required in Microsoft Office Suite and analytical software programs (e.g. SPSS, NVivo)
  • Ability to quickly develop expertise in new areas

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to get along with others with strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be organized, logical, and able to follow directions
  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to meet deadlines on multiple projects
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills and accepting challenges
  • Must be able to maintain detailed, accurate records

Organization-wide Essential Functions

  • Demonstrate a customer-service focus
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Committee for Children values
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing growth and development and a willingness to actively participate in organization-wide learning, including a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance of set work schedule

Working Environment

  • This position is fully remote at this time and requires computer/video conference use
  • This position is part-time (30 hours per week, Monday through Friday)

About Committee for Children

For more than 40 years, Committee for Children has been helping children learn, grow, and thrive by teaching them how to understand emotions, build meaningful relationships, and resolve conflicts. We believe that if you make a positive impact on enough children through social-emotional learning, then the ripples will help a family, a school, a community, and ultimately, the world. We call it the Empathy Effect, and it’s what we’ve worked toward since 1979. We believe that successfully ensuring the safety and well-being of all children will require the involvement of our greatest thinkers. That’s why we bring together diverse opinions and viewpoints from educators, philanthropists, community activists, scientists and researchers, private-sector executives, and behavioral specialists. Come join the effort. And let’s grow kinder together.

We have excellent employee tenure because we take great care of our most valued assets our employees. This role will offer some amazing opportunities to add value, contribute, and make a difference while enjoying new challenges, a collaborative and diverse team, professional development opportunities, and work/life balance. Committee for Children offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement with employer match. We also offer subsidies for commuting, wellness, and staff development.

Committee for Children is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, age, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, genetics, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, political affiliation, gender identity, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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