Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation
Student Analyst – Sustainable Student Impact
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 – Sustainable Student Impact position works closely with the Director of Student Engagement, Matt Fortier and the GU Impacts Program Manager, Franchesca Rybar, to support the Beeck Center’s mandate as a training ground for students through the Sustainable Student Impact (SSI) portfolio. In this role, you will support our team in improving and expanding upon experiential learning, such as with the GU Impacts Fellowship program and the Student Analyst program. You’ll also have the opportunity to support broader impact initiatives at Georgetown and beyond, through open-source programming such as the SSI Project Builder, which provides students with guidance and resources for independent social impact work. Students who are interested in social impact education and professional and personal development will find this to be an invigorating, challenging, and fulfilling experience!
We care deeply about our Student Analysts’ academic, professional, and personal development. 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 reflect on your journey into social impact work and design your personal pathway as you embark on your career.
We are recruiting 1-2 part-time Student Analysts to support our Sustainable Student Impact portfolio. This is a unique opportunity to help execute the Student Analyst Program itself, providing administrative and programmatic support to the full cohort of Student Analysts to enhance their learning experience. Moreover, the Student Analyst(s) will help develop and implement the Fall 2020 student engagement plan, helping the Beeck Center develop an engaging and inclusive suite of fall programming to connect students with our work. Finally, the student analyst(s) will support our new Project Builder, taking it from a pilot phase to a sustainable web platform and collaborating across campus to gain interest and support. Additional support may be needed with our GU Impacts Fellowship program, with details forthcoming as there are current developments within these programs that will impact the exact nature of the work this fall.
Below is an example of core responsibilities for this position:
- Provide administrative and programmatic support for the Student Analyst program, assisting the Director of Student Engagement to curate an experience for students that enhances their learning in the social impact space by supporting, co-creating, and proposing programming centered on experiential learning, skill-building, and reflection.
- Lead planning and facilitation for the Discern + Digest lunch series, cultivating a psychologically safe space where students can engage in reflective and provocative discussions that deepen understanding of self and one’s journey in the social impact space.
- Conduct program assessment; design surveys, collect data, analyze findings to draw insights and inform program refinements
- Propose, plan, and lead team-building activities, skill-building workshops, and community partner field trips.
- Identify resource needs and develop relevant resources to support team-based and self-directed learning and development.
- Assist in preparing and executing our Fall 2020 back-to-school program and events
- Identify and cultivate strategic partnership within Georgetown, including student organizations, programs, centers, and faculty
In addition to supporting student engagement programming, primarily around the Student Analyst Program, the Sustainable Student Impact Analyst may also provide additional support to either or both the GU Impacts Fellowship Program and the Project Builder. Below are some brief examples of the type of support that might be needed for these two programs:
- GU Impacts Fellowship Program
- Assist in documenting best-practices on “how to” run an experiential learning program and specifically how GU Impacts operates.
- Identify resource needs and develop resources to prepare for a 2021 cohort.
- Analyze existing data to culminate more efficient best practices
- Ideate scaling of a high-touch program (more details to come)
- Project Builder
- Analyze hard and soft data from pilot summer to implement improvements
- Gather feedback and impressions from collaborators across campus, integrate feedback into second version
- Develop marketing and communications around advertising the tool to various student audiences
- Assist in visualizing a transition from google doc to an interactive web platform
In addition to the specific responsibilities related to the SSI portfolio and outlined above, Student Analysts will integrate their work with the broader Beeck Center team, including the Data+Digital and Fair Finance portfolios. Moreover, this position will assist with core functions such as communications and operational tasks, related to student engagement.
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.
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 higher education to prepare students for social impact is a plus. In addition, the following skills and abilities are desired:
- Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
- Project and time management skills
- High level of professionalism
- Strong writing, analytical, speaking, and interpersonal skills
- An interest in social impact leadership and education
Nice to Have
- Experience as a participant in an experiential learning program
- Previous engagement in Beeck programming, including workshops, events, and programs; GU Impacts alumni strongly encouraged to apply
- Facilitation experience; ability to facilitate dialogue around challenging issues
- Event planning experience
- Strong technology and digital skills
- Visual design abilities and experience with Adobe Creative Suite
- Familiarity with social media management & scheduling tools
- Survey design and analysis; data collection and data analysis
- Knowledge and understanding of Georgetown campus, including student organizations, faculty, centers, and programs
***Positions involve access to confidential material. Discretion, maturity, and confidential management of all incidental information acquired on the job is 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 $15-20/hour for graduates.
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.
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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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.