Student Analyst – Digital Service Collaborative

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Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation

Student Analyst – Digital Service Collaborative

Job Description, Fall 2020 

About the Beeck Center

The Beeck Center brings together experts and students to surface, accelerate, and scale promising social impact efforts that drive institutional-level change – that to us is impact at scale! These promising efforts are what we call “grasstop” level change in between “grassroot” efforts (such as a disruptive idea or advocacy efforts) and institutional efforts (such as government policy or corporate governance). 

To that end, we’re an experiential action hub at Georgetown University that helps accelerate positive and lasting social change through our projects within two main portfolio areas of fair finance and data + digital tools for the public interest technology community. All of our projects work with thought leaders (fellows) and students (our analysts) that provide an experiential hub to teach our scaling methodology. 

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 – Digital Service Collaborative position is part of our Digital Service Collaborative project which focuses on building the network of people working on data, design, technology, and innovation in governments by conducting research, gathering resources, and cultivating community. This includes public interest technology projects that work to improve the social safety net benefits process, to support for new digital service teams at the state and local levels, to researching training curriculum and skills programs that can provide professional development for government digital service professionals. 

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 the Digital Service Collaborative and its projects, it is important that this work integrates with the Beeck Center’s other areas of focus. 

We care deeply about the academic, professional, and personal development of our Student Analysts. The Student Analyst experience centers on experiential learning, where you learn through applying theory to your project-based work at our Center. We complement the experiential learning component with further professional development opportunities, such as 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 1-2 Student Analysts to work with the Digital Service Collaborative team for 15-20 hours a week. The team includes Director Cori Zarek, Deputy Director Taylor Campbell, and Program Associate Vandhana Ravi.

Digital Service Collaborative Student Analysts will work to support multiple Data + Digital portfolio project research tasks including:

  • Desk research, scanning current events, and compiling findings
  • Creating spreadsheets and databases of related project information
  • Drafting research briefings for project teams
  • Facilitating research activities and meetings via virtual platforms (Zoom, Slack, Asana email)
  • Documenting meeting agendas, notes, timelines, and tasks

In addition to the specific responsibilities related to the Digital Service Collaborative project 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 project. 

Eligibility

You must be a current or incoming undergraduate or graduate student at Georgetown University to apply. 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. This position is paid (details below) and students on work-study are encouraged to apply.

The Beeck Center strongly encourages those who hold the following intersecting identities to apply: Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, poor or working class, persons living with disabilities, neurodivergent, young, undocumented, speak English as a second language, and others with lived experience in overlooked and/or underestimated communities.

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, digital service delivery, and data for social good is a plus. 

In addition, the following skills and abilities are desired:

  • Strong organizational, writing, analytical, speaking, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail is a must
  • High level of professionalism is a must
  • Strong technology and digital skills
  • Prior experience in public, private, and nonprofit sectors
  • Experience as a writer or editor is a plus, particularly for communications-based roles
  • Event planning experience is a plus

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

Hours and Compensation

During the fall semester, student analysts can work up to 20 hours/week, though typically hours fall in the 10-15 hours/week range. Applicants must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week. Wages for hourly student employees are based on Georgetown University’s Student Employment Office guidelines, starting at minimum wage for undergraduates ($15/hr) and $20/hour for graduates.

To Apply

Please submit your application through this Google Form. Please be sure to upload your (1) resume and (2) a writing sample (both required), as per the instructions of section II of this online application form. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with final applications due Sunday, August 9 at 9pm. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. We are planning for a start date of September 14, though please note that this may be subject to change and your preferences, as identified in the survey, will be taken into account.

For questions, please check out our FAQ and if you don’t see the answer, you can send questions through our form, here. If you have any specific questions about this position, please contact Vandhana.Ravi@Georgetown.edu.

Location – Remote Work

Please also note that the Fall 2020 Student Analyst Program will take place in a remote and distributed work environment. The Beeck Center’s team, including students, will NOT have an on-campus presence in the fall semester. Applicants should be prepared to work in a remote environment and through this experience, you will learn how to effectively work on a distributed team.

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EEO Statement

The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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