The role of Analyst, AI â“ SLC, will be charged with conducting research and analyses on challenging social issues. This work will be part of a larger effort we are conducting to generate creative, unconventional solutions to some of societyâ™s most intractable problems. This position will be a member of a small team in a startup-like environment. The ideal candidate will have an exceptional record of academic achievement, and possess strong analytical, problem-solving, writing and presentation skills.
Manage a portfolio of research projects related to the most challenging social issues of our times (e.g. gun violence, opiate addiction, multi-generational poverty, etc.)
Conduct background research that summarizes the history and current state of such issues and attempted solutions.
Analyze data to further define such issues and assemble evidence of core causes.
Formulate hypotheses concerning the core causes of such issues and work with our team to invent potential solutions.
Help organize and conduct âœGreatest Mindsâ sessions with panels of experts and creative thinkers to generate unconventional, potential solutions.
Write proposals for potential partners (Foundations, NGOs, government agencies, etc.) to secure funding/resources for field testing and scaling potential solutions.
Make presentations of background or findings to colleagues, scale partners, or potential donors.
Demonstrated aptitude for data and analytics.
Exceptional problem-solving skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment.
Ability to communicate complex ideas effectivelyâ”both verbally, in writing, and in presentations.
Proven record of leadership in a work setting or through extracurricular activities.
Strong ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
Comfort with startup-like environmentâ”a blistering pace combined with lean resources and less-than-perfect processes.
Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word; preferred skills using SQL and database-querying software, data visualization software, and statistical analysis tools such as R or Stata.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required
Short (250-word) essay on a social topic of interest to you
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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