Research Manager – Research & Evaluation Team

Location: Remote
Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

Job Summary

The Research Manager will oversee research efforts that use existing data to understand, improve, and communicate how the NDN Collective ecosystem of organizations advances Indigenous self-determination to build a just and equitable world. This work will include using data from internal and external sources to conduct research and translating findings into timely and actionable reports that inform learning, growth, and decision-making. The Research Manager will report to the Director of Research and Evaluation.

The Position

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods and approaches to support the NDN Collective’s research needs and goals.
  • Develop clear research plans for each project, including developing research questions, articulating methods and metrics, and organizing data.
  • Conduct database searches and assist others with database searches.
  • Compile, verify, analyze, and synthesize data collected from internal and external sources.
  • Consolidate findings into actionable recommendations, stories, dashboards, reports, and presentations that are timely, accurate, accessible, and easy for users to understand and use.
  • Collaborate with staff and teams to use research findings to support learning and growth.
  • Manage the baseline analysis and similar projects that generate annual updates of data to support research.
  • Respond to staff requests for research and research-related training and support.
  • Collaborate with staff and teams to create and improve research systems.
  • Regularly work to decolonize and Indigenize systems and products.
  • Communicate and work effectively and collaboratively with other staff and teams within the NDN Collective ecosystem.
  • Ensure the Director of Research and Evaluation is fully aware of all activities, issues, and progress.
  • Support the Research and Evaluation Team in other areas as needed.

Who You Are

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in a related field required.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience conducting research and/or evaluations using both colonized and decolonized/Indigenous approaches. 
  • Experience using software and data platforms to manage research tasks, collect and analyze data, and share findings.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proven research knowledge, skills, and abilities from a relevant background.
  • Proficient in Google Suite, MS Office Suite, online project management platforms, and the ability to learn other systems, software, programs, and applications.
  • Ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in spoken and written English required. 
  • Ability to prepare and deliver exceptional quality reports, presentations, and visuals to a variety of audience types internal and external to the organization. 
  • Ability to manage complex systems, resources and coworker/team relationships to meet tight deadlines and ensure effective collaboration at all levels of the organization.  
  • Methodical approach, organizational and project management skills, and ability to multitask and handle tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated professionalism with good judgment and decision-making capability, grace, a proactive approach, and a sense of humor. 
  • Able to work independently at a remote worksite with minimal supervision.
  • Appreciation of and motivation to advance the NDN Collective mission and vision.

Personal Characteristics

  • ACTIVATOR: You are a self-reliant person and are strong at making things happen by turning thoughts into action.
  • LEARNER: You have strong learning agility and are able to rapidly understand and analyze new situations.
  • COMMUNICATOR: You are an exceptionally strong communicator who can create high-quality materials and deliver compelling messages and presentations.
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: You are ambitious and creative and enjoy the process of building something from the ground up.
  • SOCIALLY & EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT: You are able to work efficiently and respectfully with others. You understand how individuals, groups, and societies work and you build rapport through being trustworthy and empathetic.
  • DETAIL ORIENTED: You strive for perfection and are able to move from the high level of a project to its smallest details.
  • FLEXIBLE: You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are flexible when it is necessary. You are willing to travel when needed.

This position is salaried, commensurate with experience, at a GS 11 level with a salary ranging from $63,000 to $75,000. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance as well as 401(k) retirement plan, a wellness program, personal leave and professional development.

How to Apply

Using the form submission below, include the following attachments:

  • Your resume (FILE NAME: “[LAST NAME – RESUME]”)
  • 2-page document to include: (FILE NAME: “[LAST NAME – COVER LETTER]”)
    • Cover letter explaining your interest in the organization and position
    • Short answers to the following questions:
      • How does your experience working in Indigenous communities inform your current work and your interest in this position? 
      • What is your philosophy about research and evaluation?
      • What would you be most nervous about going into this role if you were offered and accepted the position?
      • NDN Collective conducts background checks, is there anything you want to share with us about your background?
      • What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
      • If you have personal or social connections to anyone who works at or with NDN Collective, who do you know and what is your relationship/connection?

Note: Please apply to one position only.

NDN Collective is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination.  It is NDN Collective’s policy to comply with all federal, state, tribal and local laws and regulations regarding equal opportunity. In keeping with that policy, NDN Collective is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against or harassment of any of our employees or others present at our facilities by anyone, including any NDN Collective supervisor, co-worker, vendor or client.

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