Research Associate
Company:
As You Sow
Location:
Berkeley, CA, USA
Job Posted:
9 days ago

Research Associate

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
As You Sow is a Berkeley-based non-profit organization founded in 1992. We promote corporate environmental and social responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. We are one of the nation's leading practitioners of shareholder advocacy, moving companies to take greater responsibility for the social and environmental impact of their operations. We engage companies directly, work with and mobilize investor coalitions on key issue areas, file shareholder resolutions, and write reports and research briefs to inform investors and the public about novel issue areas. In short, for 29 years we have gotten big companies to make big changes for good.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Racial Justice Research Associate supports the Racial Justice Initiative Manager with a variety of data management projects and tasks in the Initiative process. The Initiative has developed Racial Justice Scorecards for the S&P500, which rank companies on 22 key performance indicators (KPIs).
The work will include researching corporate actions on racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and environmental justice. The position will also include finding and analyzing public information on companies in the S&P500, corporate reports, metrics and programs. Though this is a part-time position, the amount of time and intensity of the work varies throughout the year. This position is remote.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Data management in Excel: consolidating, organizing, and analyzing large data sets based on corporate actions
• Research: Interest and ability to research public company information based on KPIs
• Perform specific research projects for the Racial Justice Initiative Manager as needed
• Weekly half hour 1-1 check-in meetings with the Racial Justice Initiative Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
• Foundational knowledge of social and racial justice movements and environmental justice frameworks
• Interest in corporate environmental, social, governance (ESG) performance monitoring
• Time management skills to meet concrete due dates and to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment,
• Motivation to conduct independent research without firm due dates
• Excellent attention to detail and pride in excellent data management/data hygiene
• Proficiency in Word, Excel, and email, required.
• Ability to follow templates and proofread documents accurately
• Ability to notice mistakes and question whether something is correct that looks off
• Thrives while wearing multiple hats
• Sense of humor appreciated

PERSONALITY TRAITS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE SUCCESSFUL AT AS YOU SOW:
• Openness to learning from others and developing new professional and personal skills
• Resilience and grit to ensure task completion even in the face of adversity
• Discipline and organization to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and with appropriate prioritization
• Passionate personal commitment to progressive social and environmental change
• Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve independently, but ask questions when needed

COMPENSATION
This is a part-time position, maximum 20 hours a week, at $16.07 an hour.

TO APPLY
Please email a resume and brief cover letter to ------------. Subject line should be “Racial Justice Research Associate”. Applications will be accepted continually. We thank all applicants for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

As You Sow actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of operations. As You Sow will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation.

As You Sow is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and is an equal opportunity employer. AYS makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. AYS does not unlawfully discriminate on the of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or identification, or any other basis protected by law. Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about As You Sow, go to: ------------