Economic Inclusion Working Group Coordinator (Part-Time)
New York University
Location: New York, NY
Internal Number: 113490
The Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to launch a collaborative working group. The goal of the working group is to critically review scholarship on economic inclusion and family health and wellbeing and identify strategies to promote structural change to economic systems. This information will be collated into reports, presentations, and other communications tools that will feed larger dissemination and practice/policy change efforts to build a culture of health that enables all families and children in our diverse society to lead healthy lives and thrive. Using a collaborative working group model, scholars and graduate students will review, synthesize and critique current interdisciplinary scholarly knowledge on economic inclusion and family health. The review will also actively center the lived experience and perspectives of impacted families and practitioners on the front lines by incorporating community-based organizations and the families they serve into the generation, synthesis, interpretation and translation of knowledge about economic inclusion and family health and wellbeing.
The project's principal investigators, Drs. Erin Godfrey and Ajay Chaudry, are seeking a project coordinator to provide part-time hourly assistance coordinating and conducting the workgroup's research review, synthesis and dissemination activities. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in economic inclusion and interdisciplinary perspectives of family health and wellbeing; experience conducting literature reviews across multiple disciplines, expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods; openness to and familiarity with critical perspectives on knowledge generation, strong writing skills; and excellent organizational and project management skills.
Assist PIs in the identifying relevant literature and conceptualizing scope of literature review
Assist PIs in reviewing and synthesizing literature within and across domains
Coordinate communication with community-based organizations
Assist in drafting materials to solicit family and community input
Assist in conducting qualitative research (focus groups and interviews) with CBOs and families
Draft reports, prepare presentations and create other communications documents
Coordinate workgroup meetings, communications and logistics
Provide research administration support alongside IHDSC team members
The candidate must have at least a Bachelor's degree and be pursuing a PhD in economics, psychology, sociology, public health, public policy, developmental science, or a related field
Prior knowledge on inequality impacts on family health and wellbeing preferred
Experience conducting broad, interdisciplinary literature reviews
Interest in interdisciplinary perspectives on economic inclusion and family health and wellbeing
Excellent methodological skills (quantitative and qualitative)
Ability to work well independently and in a multidisciplinary team, excellent organization skills, attention to detail and excellent oral and written communication skills
Comfort "managing up" and "managing down" as needed to coordinate working group activities
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities
Familiarity with project management and literature synthesis tools (e.g., Airtable, Trello, Asana, RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, etc.) is a plus.
The hourly rate will be around $30/hour and commensurate with experience. The position is available immediately, for an average of roughly 15 hours per week and will run through January 2024, with variation across the academic year.
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV/resume, writing sample, and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references via Interfolio.
The Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) is a large, interdisciplinary research center at NYU's Steinhardt School that aims to break new ground through support of rigorous research and training across social, behavioral, educational, policy, and health sciences. IHDSC cultivates intellectual community and research-practice-policy partnerships focused on race and inequality, education and child development, health and wellbeing, and legal system involvement. IHDSC brings together over 90 faculty and hundreds of students and staff with the goals of knowledge creation (research), knowledge transmission (education), and knowledge utilization (policy and practice). IHDSC hosts a range of initiatives aimed at catalyzing new programs of multidisciplinary research, linking people across divides to solve social problems, building intellectual community, and disseminating research evidence to policymakers, practitioners, and general audiences.
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