At The Community Roundtable we’re expanding our research on how organizations use social technologies and are looking for a Research Fellow with fundamental research skills who needs experience and mentorship to take the next step in their career. This opportunity will help the right candidate leap past the average entry-level analyst position and develop expertise in the emerging and critical social business space.
Are you a person who:
- Loves observing people and trends and figuring out what it all means?
- Can easily abstract what you see and hear to draw larger conclusions?
- Is curious about how new technologies are affecting people, relationships and organizations?
- Likes to parse, re-combine and analyze data?
- Enjoys using data to tell a story that is meaningful in order to inspire action or to make people think?
- Is detail oriented, likes to keep things on track and has a fine eye for anomalies?
- Has the confidence to act independently, but the judgment to know what decisions need to be collectively discussed?
- Understands that work comes with a lot of trivial responsibilities and it is up to you to take care of your fair share?
- Likes to solve problems and is not afraid to try new things or ask questions?
- Is friendly, enthusiastic and wants to work as part of a team, doing something that matters?
In this role, you will:
- Interact with and get exposure to business leaders and executives from organizations like SAP, Aetna, CSC, Google, Fidelity, Autodesk, Walgreens, H&R Block and many others
- Develop and execute industry leading research on the use of social technologies
- Work with industry experts across the market in a variety of capacities
The Research Fellowship is a paid position intended to last 12-18 months and provide the Fellow with the experience and network to find a permanent position.
The fellowship program includes:
- Strong mentorship in research, writing, analysis and presentation development
- The opportunity to build leading expertise in the emerging field of community analytics
- Access to social media, social business and community management leaders and executives
- Direct access to potential employers
- The opportunity to work with a variety of organizations and brands
- A work environment rooted in shared success, respect, flexibility and personal responsibility
- A monthly stipend
Skills and attributes needed in this role:
- Communication skills, in particular strong long-form writing and presentation development skills
- Project management and strong organizational abilities
- Knowledge of and experience with social technologies
- A general understanding of business principals and organizations
- Research and data analysis experience
- Excel and database experience
- A sense of humor and the ability to not take yourself too seriously
- Desire to make a difference
Why a fellowship and not a permanent hire? As a small organization there are large risks for someone in deciding to work with us and there are risks for us in making a permanent hire. By providing training, access to market leaders, and a stipend to a fellow, we can ensure that she or he is very well positioned to find a great analyst or research gig with a larger organization at the end of the fellowship. To us, this creates a win-win-win for potential candidates, employers, and for us. It also serves our mission by enabling us to develop trained, experienced professionals for the market. But we liked our last fellow so much we hired her into a permanent role, which is also a potential outcome of the fellowship.
Do you have what it takes? Are you excited by what we could do together? Please tell us more about you! While not a requirement for the right candidate, preference will be given to people within commuting distance from Boston.