Research Analyst (Diversity)

Posted on5/10/2018
Job typeFull-time
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CityWashington D.C.
State/ProvinceDistrict of Columbia
InstitutionAccessLex Institute
Institution descriptionLocated in AccessLex Institute's Washington, DC office, the Research Analyst will report to the Director of Programs for Diversity and will be a part of the AccessLex Institute's Center for Legal Education Excellence (the “Center.”) The Research Analyst will be responsible for conducting analytical work on issues related to AccessLex's diversity research priorities, which include assessing pipeline programs, supporting pre-law advisors, analyzing admissions data and taking additional steps to increase the diversity of law schools to reflect the diversity of society. This position will help oversee research and analysis projects, and provide research counsel and support to internal colleagues, external consultants, and grantees. In addition, this position will assist with the implementation of the 2025 Strategic Plan.
Job dutiesRequired Skills:
• Assist in the development of and contribute to the Institute's diversity research agenda;
• Collaborate on diversity research projects with internal research colleagues and external researchers and consultants;
• Conduct statistical analyses on a variety of research projects using both internal and external data; communicate findings to varying audiences in succinct briefs and blog posts;
• Generate output from statistical analysis for use in research reports, other statistical analyses, and for specialized uses with admissions professionals, deans, pre-law advisors, diversity and inclusion personnel;
• Assist in the development and maintenance of a clearinghouse of diversity-related information, which will serve as a repository of research evidence and data;
• Assist in the planning and operation of the Diversity Pipeline Grant Program;
• Create resources to assist and support pre-law advisors/influencers serving students from historically underrepresented groups and prospective students from historically underrepresented groups to aid their successful matriculation to law school;
• Expected to participate in team assignments and special project responsibilities and ensure commitments are fulfilled;
• Effectively manage deadlines and multiple tasks; and
• Other duties as assigned.
Required Experience:
Advanced degree (e.g., juris doctor, master's, doctorate) in law, higher education, sociology, or a related field and at least three years of relevant, professional work experience preferred. A bachelor's degree in a related field, with a minimum of six years of relevant, professional work experience will also be considered.
QualificationsKnowledge and Experience
• Applicants must submit a résumé, cover letter, and a writing sample to be considered. The writing sample must be analytical in nature and demonstrate an ability to leverage and synthesize a range of sources;
• Knowledge of critical diversity-related issues in legal education and higher education, generally, is required;
• Ability to translate general inquiries into specific research and analysis questions and tasks is required;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills is required;
• Experience writing research briefs, reports, or white papers is required;
• Keen attention to detail and presentation skills are required;
• Commitment to the mission and integrity of the Institute is required;
• Foundational knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods is preferred;
• Law school admissions experience is preferred;
• Experience working with students from historically underrepresented groups is preferred;
• Familiarity and experience working with at least some existing sources of external legal education data (e.g., American Bar Association, National Association for Law Placement) is preferred.

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Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsDOE
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