The Institute for Economic and Racial Equity (formerly IASP), is a research
institute that advances economic opportunity and equity for individuals and
families, particularly households of color and those kept out of the economic
As a Research Associate I at the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity
(IERE), you will support research on the Work and Opportunity Pathways
portfolio. This part-time RA I position will work with our team to study the
impact that the class action case Pigford v. Glickman had for Black farmers.
Primary duties include drafting research materials, collaborating with
internal and external partners, and analyzing qualitative data.
Collaborate with internal and external partners to develop research
materials, including interview protocols, surveys, and facilitators'
Participate in interviews and focus groups with Black farmers, advocacy
groups, and other stakeholders.
Code and analyze interview and focus group transcripts using Atlas.TI
Work with our communications and storytelling team to develop and refine
Draft reports and other external communications with the Pigford Research
Required skill and experience
A bachelor's degree is required. Enrollment or completion of a graduate
degree (Master's or PhD) is preferred.
Knowledge of and/or experience working with qualitative analysis software,
such as Atlas.ti
Experience developing surveys, interview protocols, and/or facilitator
Ability to work as a member of a large research team with membership
located across the nation.
An ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Desirable skills and experience
Knowledge of and/or experience researching the topics of agricultural
policy (including heirs property and land loss), racial equity,
reparations, and/or storytelling
Demonstrated ability to maintain external and internal relationships.
Ability to effectively present findings publicly for different audiences
and/or represent the project in different contexts.
This is a part time position, 17.5 hours per week.
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staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all
people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity
employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin,
ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability,
age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics
protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.