Senior Researcher

  • Full-time

Company Description

The Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) is a New York based think tank that conducts research, builds community, and advises companies to design diverse, inclusive workplaces where every person belongs.

CTI currently works with 100+ companies – many in the Fortune 500 – and is organized along three pillars:

  1.        A community of business experts and leaders at leading global companies – our Task Force of member companies
  2.        Ground-breaking research and publications on the most important issues in diversity and inclusion
  3.        Advisory services that drive change through the implementation of our research

This position is located in our large, bright office in midtown, though CTI aims to be flexible regarding work- from-home considerations. CTI is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the integrity of our research.

Job Description

The Senior Researcher, a Manager-level position, supports the center’s research on diversity and inclusion as well as its client advisory services, taking on a significant role in managing projects, overseeing quantitative and qualitative analysis, and presenting findings. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in social research management, design, analysis, and interpretation, as well as awareness and interest in emerging issues of diversity and inclusion. This is an opportunity for a sharp, visionary thinker to delve into urgent workplace diversity issues and uncover transformative solutions. This position will report to the Executive Vice Presidents.

Responsibilities to include:

  •          Contribute strongly to CTI’s research projects, from idea generation to publication
  •          Set project standards and monitor progress
  •          Communicate interim and final research findings in a clear, concise, and actionable manner to senior client stakeholders
  •          Design questionnaires for interviews, focus groups, and surveys
  •          Conduct focus groups and interviews
  •          Manage analysis of quantitative and qualitative findings and maintain data integrity
  •          Ensure research findings are rigorously fact-checked against CTI data and external data
  •          Create clear, informative reports for clients
  •          Other responsibilities as needed



  •          PhD in a social science or public administration subject, with coursework in statistics and data analysis
  •          2-5 years of experience in an academic or non-academic research setting; a focus on relevant topics a strong plus
  •          Demonstrated applied research skills, with excellent methodological and analytic capabilities
  •          Exemplary statistical analysis skills, with experience in Stata or SPSS
  •          Creative problem-solving skills
  •          Ability to tell a compelling story by synthesizing quantitative and qualitative insights
  •          Strong public speaking skills
  •          Commitment to quality, objectivity, and integrity
  •          Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •          Detail-oriented, especially around data and how it is presented
  •          Ability to mentor and develop staff members
  •          Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to balance multiple work streams
  •          Ability to work both independently and effectively as a team player
  •          Superb Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  •          Experience working with corporate clients a plus
  •          High energy and passion for CTI’s mission is essential

Additional Information

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits.

Location: New York, NY

How to Apply

Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirement

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. Only those whose application is being considered will be contacted. No phone calls or emails, please.

The Center for Talent Innovation wishes to attract the best talent. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical and mental disability, national origin, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.