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Research & Learning Analyst

Organization:
Fidelity Foundations
Job Title: Research & Learning Analyst
Job Type:
Other
City:
Boston
State:
Massachusetts
Job Search Ends:
August 1st, 2019
Organization's Website:

ABOUT US:
The Fidelity Foundations are a group of private, non-operating foundations that fund a diverse set of programs on a national and international scale. Areas of investment include education, arts and culture, health care, science, conservation and community services. In addition, the Foundations fund nonprofit organizations that strengthen the communities in which Fidelity Investments employees live and work.

Foundation grants are designed to encourage the highest standards of management and to create long-term self-reliance in nonprofit organizations. Taking an investment approach to grantmaking, the Foundations fund organizations with a goal of adding lasting, measurable value. The Foundations seek to support major initiatives that nonprofits undertake to reach new levels of achievement.

POSITION SUMMARY:
As a member of the Foundations team, the Analyst will help the program staff increase impact and efficiency by conducting research and analysis to ground philanthropic investments. The Analyst will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Foundations’ strategies, while gaining breadth through involvement with other research and analysis projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Conduct data-driven research and analysis to deepen the Foundation’s understanding of its geographies and issues of interest. This may include:
    • Analysis of issues most pertinent to a regional community and/or of interest to the foundation
    • Assessment of philanthropic landscape for a region or issue
    • Review of nonprofit landscape for a region or issue
    • Identification of gaps and opportunities for meaningful social impact in a region or issue
  • Contribute research and analysis related to broader philanthropic and nonprofit trends
  • Support other projects that help advance strategic grantmaking (e.g., tools for program staff, measurement and evaluation)
  • Develop insightful deliverables to communicate findings and analysis in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years of work experience conducting research, analysis, and project management, preferably in a strategy-related function

PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE:

  • Interest in and intellectual curiosity about social issues and/or nonprofit landscape in the US
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills; ability to assess information to draw sound conclusions
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to develop compelling, fact-based narratives
  • High-level interpersonal skills, team player, diplomacy, ability to negotiate and build consensus
  • Sound judgment, integrity, and respect for confidentiality are absolute requirements

The position is based in Boston, MA. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to recruiting@fidelityfoundation.org

133 Federal Street, Suite 802 | Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.426.2606
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