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Associate Director, Research

Department: Program-Center for Best P
Location: Washington, DC

Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas, and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of our team.

Share Our Strength is looking for an Associate Director to help lead and develop the organization’s Research work in collaboration with the Director of Research, Data, and Policy Analysis. The Associate Director of Research will be responsible for identifying key opportunities to invest in research or conduct internal data analyses, with a particular focus on research to support our Policy and Advocacy work. The Associate Director will work to develop Share Our Strength’s research presence in the field, including producing externally facing reports, and developing strategic relationships with other individuals and organizations conducting research. This position will manage and direct the work of two Senior Research Managers. 

This position is preferably based in Washington DC, but could be fully remote for the right candidate. This position offers a range of $103,000-$110,000. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Director of Research, Data, and Policy Analysis to develop Share Our Strength’s multi-year research plan; 
  • Identify priorities and opportunities for investing in research to understand program or policy impact, influence our strategy, or broadly inform the field;
  • Oversee the external evaluations and research contracts with third-party researchers that are directly managed by the Senior Managers, including reviewing all deliverables; 
  • Design and execute data analysis research projects utilizing existing data sets such as those from USDA, NCES, or Census, and identify opportunities for us to advocate for improved data access to facilitate our research and analyses;
  • Produce externally facing reports and briefs to share learnings with the field and to disseminate our research findings to key audiences such as our program partners, legislators, or the media;
  • Cultivate strategic research partnerships to incorporate learnings from the field into our strategy development, and identify opportunities for conducting joint research;
  • Coach and cultivate the research and data analysis skills of direct reports; 
  • Partner with colleagues to support Share Our Strength's work to be a diverse and inclusive organization, and ensuring this value is embedded in the organization and throughout our work.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree or higher;
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience; 
  • Expertise conducting quantitative data analyses including advanced statistical methods and experience working with publicly available data sets;
  • Be a strategic thinker who can leverage research findings into concrete actions and recommendations;
  • Experience managing a team of research professionals;
  • Effective project management skills, including ability to meet deadlines and keep long-term projects on track;
  • Knowledge of federal nutrition programs, safety net or other anti-poverty programs, preferred;
  • Experience with GIS and other data visualization software a plus;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills, including the ability to identify and work through challenges, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience presenting to high-level audiences. 
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently. 

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Share Our Strength is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff. In order to maintain this safety, we have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all staff. This position is subject to the policy (on the website). If selected for the role you will be required to present proof of full vaccination prior to your start date.

DIVERSITY

At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture and values has been the organization’s desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results. This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that every individual can live a healthy and productive life.

 

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Unauthorized individuals claiming to work for Share Our Strength (or No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners) have extended fake, and often unsolicited, employment offers to individuals. These scams use legitimate job boards, networks, and social media platforms and may use an unauthorized Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners logo, employee name, and/or title.

 

Share Our Strength does not extend offers of employment without application to positions on our careers website or without interviews. Share Our Strength posts all career opportunities (contract, full- and part-time roles, Youth Ambassadors, internships) on our careers page and on recognized industry-specific websites, including LinkedIn, Idealist, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Handshake, and a few others. Offers of employment from Share Our Strength (or No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners) never come from free or personal email domains (gmail.comlive.comyahoo.com, hotmail.com, etc.). Share Our Strength does not require individuals to release personal data—personal contacts, social security number, tax documents, or banking information—early in the interview process. Share Our Strength will never request financial information for an applicant to secure a job as an employee or a contractor. 

 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

Purpose 

Share Our Strength is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff. In order to maintain this safe workplace, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our partners and visitors; and the community at large. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable. 

Scope 

Except as set forth below in the section titled “Exemptions,” all Employees (which, only for purposes of this policy, include full and part-time regular staff, AmeriCorps, temporary employees, and interns) must be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. An individual is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receipt of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or two weeks after receipt of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Share Our Strength may also require that employees receive any booster shots ultimately recommended by health authorities. 

Procedures 

Employees will be notified by HR as to the timeframe(s) for having the vaccine(s) administered. Only vaccines that have received an Emergency Use Authorization or have been fully approved by the FDA or World Health Organization shall qualify. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are generally available free of charge, regardless of whether an individual has health insurance or not. Share Our Strength can provide informational resources where Employees without insurance may receive the vaccine at no charge. 

All Employees will be paid for time taken to receive vaccinations. Employees are to work with their managers to schedule appropriate time to comply with this policy. 

Before the stated deadlines to be vaccinated, Employees must provide proof of vaccination or have been approved for an exemption pursuant to the section below. For virtually all Employees, documentation will consist of the Employee's vaccination card. If other documentation is used, it should only include proof of vaccination and not other medical or genetic information (e.g., family medical history). 

If an Employee is unable to provide proof of vaccination or a reasonable accommodation cannot be provided, the Employee may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. 

Exemptions 

Employees in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief, or as otherwise required by law, must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to HR. 

Employees who plan to request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation should submit the Request for Accommodation form at least ten days before the stated deadline to be vaccinated in order to avoid becoming non-complaint with this policy. Share Our Strength will assess whether such Employees are eligible for a reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Organization’s policy as well as federal, state, and local law. Share Our Strength will also keep any medical information obtained in connection with a request for a reasonable accommodation confidential in accordance with, and to the extent required by, applicable law, regulations and guidance. 

Additional Information 

This policy is an essential component of Share Our Strength’s overall strategy and commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy is designed for use together with, and not as a substitute for, other measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace. Additional information regarding the Organization’s COVID-19-related health and safety policies and procedures can be found on StrengthNet (an internal resource).

This policy will remain in effect until further notice. The Organization reserves the right to modify this policy at any time in its sole discretion. Please direct any questions regarding this policy to HR. 

Last revised October 15, 2021

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