Hiring Dreamers, Rule Breakers, Thinkers and Doers

Careers

Work with Us

We’re a small, collaborative team that embraces a healthy disregard for the impossible. Every day, we work across disciplines and party lines to ideate and prototype solutions for rethinking the social sector and improving the lives of people everywhere. But what makes working at the Beeck Center truly unique is our workplace culture that encourages curiosity, experimentation, exploration, failure and a relentless pursuit of knowledge.

Student Analyst – Data Collaboratives

About this position:

Student Analysts at the Beeck Center are motivated self-starters looking to drive social change at scale. They are passionate, responsible, detail-oriented, and intellectually curious. As an Analyst, you will be expected to contribute to team efforts, requiring flexibility and a strong work ethic.

The Student Analyst – Data Collaboratives position is designed to specifically support one of our Resident Fellows focused on data collaboratives for the public good. At the same time, you are charged to connect this work to the larger Beeck Center portfolio, which is focused on social impact by employing the tools of data, finance, and policy. While this position centers on data collaboratives and the use of data for better decision making, it is important that this work integrates with the Beeck Center’s other areas of focus.

As a Student Analyst, you are among the “future global leaders” referenced in the “about” section and we care deeply about your academic, professional, and personal development. To that end, Student Analysts will receive both formal and informal performance management. Additionally, Student Analysts will receive opportunities for professional development, such as attending conferences and workshops. Finally, you will participate in introspective exercises that are designed to help you discover and design your personal pathway as you embark on your career and (hopefully!) undertake a journey in the social impact space.

Responsibilities:

We are recruiting 1 Student Analyst to work with Beeck Center’s incoming Resident Fellow Denice Ross. Denice specializes in data transparency and civic engagement, with a focus on action at the local level. Denice was a Senior Advisor in the Obama White House, where she leveraged data and innovation to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of community- based federal programs. As a Presidential Innovation Fellow in 2014, she co-founded the White House Police Data Initiative, one of the most tangible responses to the 21 Century Policing Task Force report, and she worked with the Department of Energy on crowdsourcing private-sector data to improve community resilience in disaster-impacted areas. Earlier, she served as Director of Enterprise Innovation for the City of New Orleans, where she built a digital services team and established open data as the cornerstone for performance management and public engagement. Prior to her roles in government, Denice co-directed the non-profit data intermediary the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. When Hurricane Katrina propelled New Orleans into the national spotlight, Denice collaborated with Brookings to track the city’s recovery through The New Orleans Index. In addition, she actively participated in numerous post-Katrina community planning initiatives, and co-founded the first new childcare center after the storm. Denice began her technology career building web sites, and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona. She lives in the D.C. area with her husband and four children.

Many of society’s most intractable problems suffer in part from insufficient visibility on the scope and nature of the problem and the effectiveness of different interventions. Data collaboratives address this gap by harnessing the flood of data being generated by the private and public sector to create public value. They often involve partnerships between companies, non-profits, university researchers, and government agencies. We aim to create data collaboratives across a wide range of domains (such as opioids/addiction, disasters, Census 2020, local carbon emissions, lead poisoning, etc.) to not only advance progress in those fields, but also to learn more about building effective data collaboratives.

The Student Analysts will support this research and evaluation as follows:

  • Research on the field of data collaboratives (See work from NYU’s GovLab, Urban Institute, and the Beeck Center for background.)
  • Conduct initial scan of the environment for each potential project (opioids, disasters, etc.) Who’s already doing work in this space? What’s working? What’s not, and why? What does the literature say? Where are the data gaps an opportunities? What is the equity angle for the work, and what are the potential downsides to vulnerable communities?
  • Assist in identifying key stakeholders to interview, and participate in those interviews (note-taking and asking questions)
  • Help prepare pitches for the funder for the different projects, and presentations for national conferences.
  • Draft/author articles and social media posts about work of the data collaboratives.
  • Possible travel for meeting or conference.

In addition to the specific responsibilities related to the data collaborative and outlined above, Student Analysts will integrate their work with the broader Beeck Center team and portfolio. Moreover, this position will assist with core functions such as communications, synthesis, and operational tasks, related to the data collaborative.

Eligibility

For Spring 2019, we are interested in working with both Georgetown and non-Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students. This position is the right fit for you if you are looking for a challenge and want to grow professionally. We are looking for candidates with a strong combination of skills and abilities, with an emphasis on strong writers and students with research and analytical skills and professional workplace experience. Applicants with an interest and experience (related coursework and/or employment) in data, business, and/or finance are encouraged to apply. Georgetown students on work-study and non-Georgetown students with external funding are also encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

  • Ideal candidates are comfortable with a start-up work environment and strive to tackle social challenges greater than themselves. An understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the social sector is preferred, but not required. Knowledge of ongoing efforts in areas such as policy innovation, innovative social finance, and data for social good is a plus. In addition, the following skills and abilities are desired:
  • Strong organizational, internet research, writing, analytical, speaking, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail is a must
  • Familiarity with (or eagerness to learn about) systems of privilege and oppression, including concepts of equity, inclusion, accessibility, implicit and algorithmic bias
  • High level of professionalism is a must
  • Strong technology and digital skills
  • Ability and curiosity to dive deeply into a wide array of social challenges, from the opioid addiction crisis to disaster recovery to climate engineering transparency
  • Comfort sharing interim work products, seeking feedback, and working collaboratively
  • Experience as a writer/editor or in event/meeting planning is a plus

***Positions involve access to confidential material. Discretion, maturity, and confidential management of all incidental information acquired on the job is essential.

Hours and Compensation:

Must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week. As per GU requirements, the maximum number of hours will be 20. Wages for hourly student employees are based on Georgetown University’s Student Employment Office guidelines, starting at minimum wage for undergraduates ($13.25/hr) and $15-20/hour for graduates.

To Apply:

Please email your (1) cover letter (1 page), (2) resume or link to LinkedIn profile, and (3) a brief writing sample (maximum 4 pages) to Matthew Fortier: Matthew.Fortier@georgetown.edu. Please put: “Student Analyst – Data Collaboratives_Spring 2019 Application” as your subject line.

In addition to sending your cover letter, resume, and writing sample, all applicants must complete this quick survey as part of their application.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and are due by Sunday, December 9, 11:59pm. We are striving to identify final candidates and conduct interviews before December 21, positioning us for a start date in early-mid January, 2019.

Student Analyst – GU Social Innovation Roadmap

About this position:

Student Analysts at the Beeck Center are motivated self-starters looking to drive social change at scale. They are passionate, responsible, detail-oriented, and intellectually curious. As an Analyst, you will be expected to contribute to team efforts, requiring flexibility and a strong work ethic.

The Student Analyst –GU Social Innovation Roadmap position is designed to specifically support one of our Resident Fellows who is leading this initiative. This position centers on developing a framework of the competencies for driving social impact and mapping them to the opportunities provided by GU.

Through the course of your work, you will also be exposed to other key initiatives of the Beeck Center that focus on data, finance, and policy.

As a Student Analyst, you are among the “future global leaders” referenced in the “about” section and we care deeply about your academic, professional, and personal development. To that end, Student Analysts will receive both formal and informal performance management. Additionally, Student Analysts will receive opportunities for professional development, such as attending conferences and workshops. Finally, you will participate in introspective exercises that are designed to help you discover and design your personal pathway as you embark on your career and (hopefully!) undertake a journey in the social impact space.

Responsibilities:

We are recruiting one Student Analyst to work with Beeck Center’s Senior Fellow, Fiona Macaulay. The “Social Innovation Roadmap” will provide practical information for students in two areas: i) developing a framework of the kinds of technical skills, behavioral skills and networks that have been identified to supporting young professionals to be successful as they move or build on their their career in the innovation space and; ii) what GU courses, workshops, extracurricular activities, fellowships, competitions and other opportunities are offered on campus. Once developed, we’ll give considerable energy to share our findings with student, staff, faculty and other stakeholders across campus positioned to advise students on how to get the most out of their time at GU and be prepared for a career in social innovation.

The Student Analyst will support this work as follows:

In conjunction with Senior Fellow, Fiona Macaulay:

  • Scan and analyze the GU course and extra-curricular offerings in the areas of social innovation, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship. With the goal of documenting the hard and behavioural skills they foster, as well as networking opportunities they offer.
  • Meet with students, staff, and faculty across campus in 1:1 and small group meetings to communicate our initiative, capture relevant information, and understand how it can best serve stakeholders
  • Meet with employers to understand the skillsets most important to them
  • Develop internal and external communication for stakeholders
  • Scan and document initiatives taking place outside of GU that can inform our roadmap
  • Attend relevant workshops and conferences.
  • Establish internal project systems and technology platforms we may use such as
    Eventbrite and Mailchimp.

In addition to the specific responsibilities outlined above, Student Analysts will integrate their work with the broader Beeck Center team and portfolio as it makes sense.

Eligibility

For Spring semester 2019, we are interested in working with Georgetown and non-Georgetown graduate students. This position is the right fit for you if you are looking for a challenge and want to grow professionally. We are looking for candidates with a strong combination of skills and abilities, with an emphasis on strong writers and students with problem-solving, research and analytical skills and professional workplace experience. Applicants with an interest and experience (related coursework and/or employment) in social entrepreneurship, experiential learning, innovation are encouraged to apply. Georgetown students on work-study and non- Georgetown students with external funding are also encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

*Note*: If you think you’re a good fit for this position, please apply, even if you don’t have all the “must have” qualifications. Because, if you think you’re a good fit, you probably are.

Must Haves

  • A “make it happen” approach to project work and comfort with a start-up work environment; this means being open to learning new information and being willing to “work up and down”.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Hard-working.
  • Strong writing, analytical, speaking, and interpersonal skills, including speaking and
    listening to people of different ages and work functions
  • High level of professionalism. For example: timely communication; raising issues with Supervisor as they arise; staying positive and proactive in the face of unexpected challenges and generally conducting yourself in the way that you hope others will conduct themselves with you.
  • Enrollment or prior enrollment in at least one university entrepreneurship or social innovation class or extra-curricula OR knowledge management experience.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

Helpful to Have

Prior experience with:

  • Course design for formal and/or informal educational opportunities
  • Familiarity and comfort with outreach, influencing, and inviting participation from a wide range of actors and/or “selling ideas”
  • Event planning experience

***Positions involve access to confidential material. Discretion, maturity, and confidential management of all incidental information acquired on the job is essential.

Hours and Compensation:

Must be able to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week. As per GU requirements, the maximum number of hours will be 20. Wages for hourly student employees are based on Georgetown University’s Student Employment Office guidelines, starting at minimum wage for undergraduates ($13.25/hr) and $15-20/hour for graduates.

To Apply:

Please email your (1) cover letter that makes it clear for the reader how your experience and interests align to what this job description says we’re looking for. Please use bullets where possible, it makes information easier to digest for the reader. (Max. 1 page), (2) resume (1 page), and (3) a brief writing sample (max. 4 pages) to Matthew Fortier: Matthew.Fortier@georgetown.edu. Please put: “Student Analyst – GU Social Innovation Roadmap, Spring 2019 semester Application” as your subject line.

In addition to sending your cover letter, resume, and writing sample, all applicants must complete this quick survey as part of their application.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and are due by Sunday, December 9, 11:59pm. We are striving to identify final candidates and conduct interviews between Dec. 10 and 21, 2018, positioning us for a start date week of Jan. 7, 2019. It’s advantageous to apply early as we’ll begin interviewing as soon as we review applications from qualified applicants.

 

Kitty Lan (SFS, ‘16) engages a student at the Beeck Center Fall 2015 Open House

Trixia Apiado (SFS, ‘18) illustrates a concept to other Futures Fellows

Georgetown’s Healy Hall at sunset

The atrium of the School of Continuing Studies’ downtown D.C. campus

Futures Fellows listen attentively to a lecture from Senior Fellow Michael Chodos

Newsletter

Get all of the latest news and our exclusive content straight to your email inbox.

Subscribe

Contact

beeckcenter@georgetown.edu

202.687.8650


Follow Us

© BCSII 2016

WEBSITE DESIGNED BY WORN

Show All
Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe