Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an advanced degree program (PhD, DPhil) in Organizational Behavior, Organizational Psychology, Management, or a related field. Prefer programs with an emphasis in academic theory, research methodology, measurement, and advanced statistics.
1-3 years of experience in academic or applied organizational research, survey methodology, consulting, or analytics experience preferred.
Excellent research skills, including ability to orchestrate complex research projects from beginning to end (e.g., literature review and synthesis, research and measurement design, data management/cleaning, and analysis and interpretation of findings).
Solid understanding of HR / Talent, Organizational Design, Organizational Culture, Change Management, and general business concepts and terminology. Emerging expertise in several key organizational domains (e.g., talent assessment).
Excellent problem-solving, analytical, quantitative, and written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and with people at all levels in an organization.
Ability to balance multiple competing and shifting priorities, as well as different project and service roles.
Stress tolerance and ability to stay calm under time pressure.
Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.
Experience with relational databases (SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL) is a plus.
Who you’ll work with
You’ll work in our People and Organization Performance Practice North America as part of our global Research and Knowledge team.
As part of our global knowledge network, you’ll join more than 1,800 knowledge professionals who work alongside our consultants and clients to generate distinctive insights and proprietary knowledge. You will work with our global Organization Science & Analytics and client development teams to help develop cutting-edge assets and knowledge on organizational topics and expand existing expertise and solutions in key practice areas including Organizational Culture & Change, Talent Management, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Organizational Design, Decision Making, Leadership Development, etc.
Our team has an emphasis on development and innovation. We are given the freedom to generate new ideas and prioritize mentorship within our team. As a result, our team provides ample opportunities for learning and growth.
What you’ll do
You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside practice leaders and other knowledge and consulting experts on high-priority organizational knowledge development projects designed to shape and drive management strategy. Additionally, you will use your knowledge of research methodology and organizational theory to help project teams solve research problems and develop new tools to counsel clients on a variety of organizational challenges.
You will serve as a core team member in multiple asset creation (e.g., products/services) and innovation projects by providing foundational research, cutting edge techniques and approaches, model and framework building, and measurement/evaluation capabilities. You will contribute to original research projects using a variety of data sources (e.g., existing databases, external data, case studies) to drive thought leadership in new and critical areas for the firm, validate and support existing service lines and solutions, and drive client development. Some of your day-to-day tasks may include helping structure a client question, determining the sources of insight, conducting literature reviews, analyzing data, and communicating findings. You will perform a variety of analyses, such as trend identification, psychometrics, cluster analysis, model estimation, etc. You will also be given the opportunity to use advanced analytics tools to prepare and analyze large datasets to distill insights.
The People and Organizational Performance Practice Fellowship Program is a part-time opportunity (approx. 20 hours/week) with a flexible schedule and remote/in-person work and will not extend beyond one year. The Fellowship offers an excellent springboard for successful candidates to potentially progress into full-time opportunities within the firm.
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