iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Students work with their mentors one-on-one, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success. iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the schools receives a mentor. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to help nonprofits run effective programs in the iMentor model. Since 1999, iMentor has connected 30,000 students with mentors. This year, iMentor is serving over 10,000 mentor-mentee pairs in New York City, Chicago, the Bay Area, Baltimore and through iMentor’s Partner Programs, a national partnership program that brings iMentor’s effective mentoring model to communities across the country. iMentor has been recognized through funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and the Robin Hood Foundation, and is a subgrantee of the federal Social Innovation Fund.
iMentor is one of the nation’s most innovative and quickly growing mentoring organizations. As a team, we are mission-focused, results-oriented, passionate and fun, and were named one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by Opportunity Knocks and The Nonprofit Times.
iMentor’s Organizational Learning & Impact team is seeking a part-time Qualitative Research Assistant (QRA) to support the team with their work around iMentor’s Sharing Student Insights Project. The QRA will contribute to the team’s efforts, conducting high-quality, semi-structured interviews with iMentor students in the post-secondary space. In addition, the QRA is responsible for transcribing, coding, and writing memos about interviews to be discussed with the larger team. They will also have the opportunity to work with a variety of stakeholders including program staff, directors, and researchers. The ideal candidate will have an interest in qualitative methods, particularly interviews, mentoring, college access/success, and/or applied social research. The QRA will be reporting to the Associate Director of Organizational Learning.
- Conduct interviews with iMentor students who are in college or other alternative post-secondary pathways
- Transcribe, code, and write memos about interviews for supervisor and team
- Liaise with program-staff who are providing contact information about interviewees
- Interest in the social sciences, specifically qualitative research
- Demonstrated experience and interest in conducting in-depth and/or semi-structured interviews
- Highly motivated, self-directed, resourceful, team-player with positive attitude and a sense of humor
- Flexible and adaptable; takes a creative approach to problem solving and addressing needs of stakeholders
- Ability to communicate research findings and analytical results to non-technical audiences
- Experience with qualitative analysis software (ideally atlas.ti) preferred
- Deep commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and aligned in thought and action with iMentor's
- Bachelor’s degree in social science, education policy, economics, or related field preferred
- Fluency in Spanish preferred
- Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory fingerprinting and criminal background check, conducted by the Division of Human Resources at the New York City Department of Education
Please note: This role is primarily a remote position, but the individual must be located in NYC region to conduct interviews. There will be some opportunities to work in the NYC office, but the majority of this work will occur remotely.
Compensation & Benefits
· Position is part-time approximately 20 hours a week
· Position is expected to end June or July 2020
· Compensation is $20 an hour