Rewiring America is the leading electrification nonprofit, focused on electrifying our homes, businesses, and communities. We develop accessible, actionable data and tools, and build coalitions and partnerships to make going electric easier for households and communities. Rewiring America helps Americans save money, tackle nationwide emissions goals, improve health, and build the next generation of the clean energy workforce. We believe in an abundant, flourishing, climate-safe future, and know that, together, we can realize one.
We are growing our team and seeking an entrepreneurial Qualitative Research Analyst to join our Research Team. This position reports to the Director of Research.
In this position, the Qualitative Research Analyst is principally responsible for 1) conducting original qualitative research projects that advance the case for electrification, 2) integrating with and working in partnership with Rewiring America teams (policy, communications, etc.) to conduct research, and 3) evaluating the success of our on-the-ground electrification programs via interviews and field research.
The Qualitative Research Analyst plays a pivotal role in the Research Team’s mission to produce community-level research and tools that communicate the holistic benefits, costs, and opportunities of electrification, and to connect building electrification to broader climate and environmental justice issues such as health and labor. Recent qualitative research projects have included conducting a literature review on electrification and the workforce; evaluating the success of community electrification pilot programs through interviews, focus groups, and surveys; and compiling existing research on the health impacts of electrification. The Qualitative Research Analyst will contribute to and lead similar projects.
Note: We are also hiring for a Quantitative analyst position. If you meet some qualifications of either position but are unsure which to apply for, please choose the one most relevant to you and feel free to note your interest in both positions in your application.
Your day-to-day work will center on conducting community-level research on electrification:
Propose and lead original research projects that explore additional dimensions of our mission to electrify everything for everyone.
Conduct swift and thoughtful ad-hoc analysis to meet the dynamic needs of the organization and our partners.
Conduct both desktop research (e.g., literature reviews, case study collection) and field research (e.g., interviews, focus groups, and surveys) in the service of internal stakeholders and original research projects.
Alongside this core work, you will:
Synthesize your research and communicate results clearly in written reports, presentations, short articles, or social media posts.
Build your working knowledge of the broad set of challenges and impacts of electrification, while developing expertise in selected areas of interest.
Integrate deeply with internal stakeholders, including the Policy Team, the Communities Team, and the Communications Team, to effectively serve their research needs.
Center equity in your work and collaborate with internal experts to understand and internalize the needs of the communities we serve.
The incoming Qualitative Research Analyst will be driven by a commitment to Rewiring America’s values, vision, and mission. Through their track record as a researcher, communicator, and team player, the successful candidate embraces the idea that we can do big things, and demonstrates humility, curiosity, and a learner’s mindset. They recognize that the stakes of what we are trying to accomplish depend on a passionate, high-functioning, and reliable team.
The Qualitative Research Analyst joins a team that operates with a sense of urgency and a track record of success across the fields of science, technology, business, policy, and politics. The Qualitative Research Analyst must add desire to support the needs of other non-research teams within the organization, enthusiasm for tracing a research question back to its root, and ability to thoughtfully coalesce a broad range of information into a cohesive and well-communicated perspective.
The successful candidate demonstrates enthusiasm for making electrification easy, and models excellence and integrity in all they do. The selected candidate will also possess the following Core and Preferred qualifications and characteristics:
Strong commitment to the mission, policies and goals of Rewiring America.
Collaborative and communicative work style.
Qualitative research experience, including field research (interviews, focus groups, surveys) and/or desktop research (literature reviews, case study collection).
Experience seeing independent research projects through to completion.
Demonstrated communication ability across formats with skill in delivering information in a concise and compelling manner.
Ability to establish scope of assigned tasks, execute on them, and independently communicate status updates.
Facility with technology to support remote team work.
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience.
2+ years of experience working in a research-related team environment.
Subject-matter knowledge in climate, renewable energy, environmental justice and/or building electrification.
Commitment to and/or background in environmental or energy justice.
Experience with community-based and/or participatory research methods.
Experience with collaborative methodology reviews and ability to provide thoughtful, constructive feedback to peers.
Excellent references demonstrating a strong track record in research, communication, and teamwork.
The salary range for this position is $65,000 – $90,000 USD, commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees (and their families). Employees are able to enroll in 401k retirement plan and are eligible for a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match on 401k contributions. Employees are also eligible for pre-tax transportation benefits. Employees will receive 160 hours of vacation time, 80 hours of health leave, up to 2 days of casual leave, and 20 hours of volunteer leave annually. Employees will also receive 13 paid holidays throughout the calendar year (15 days during Presidential and Congressional elections). We have an office closure between Christmas and New Year. Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave after 90 days of employment. Regular, full-time employees and part-time employees are eligible to take up to sixteen weeks of parental leave, in all cases related to birth, adoption, or foster care starting from the first day of employment. We offer access to professional development resources.
Rewiring America values diversity in all its forms and is committed to inclusive and transparent recruitment, hiring, and promotion processes. Candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
Rewiring America is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Windward Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Windward Fund ‘s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
To apply or nominate a candidate, please submit an application and resume via the Rewiring America page at Workable.This position is open until filled, and we are moving quickly to fill this position — apply as soon as possible. Candidate review and phone screens begin immediately and will be conducted throughout the search period.
Windward participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the United States. Job candidates and employees authorized to work may not be discriminated against on the basis of national origin or citizenship status.
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Windward Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at email@example.com.
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