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JUST Capital Junior Research Analyst in New York, New York

The organization

JUST Capital a nonprofit organization that is the leading platform for measuring and improving corporate performance in the stakeholder economy. Our mission is to build an economy that works for all Americans by helping companies improve how they serve all their stakeholders ? workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders. We believe that business and markets can and must be a greater force for good, and that by shifting the resources of the $19 trillion private sector, we can address systemic issues at scale, including income inequality and lack of opportunity. Guided by the priorities of the public, our research, rankings, indexes, and data-driven tools help measure and improve corporate performance in the stakeholder economy. Our flagship product is America?s Most JUST Companies, which is an annual ranking of companies in the Russell 1000 Index. The top 100 companies ? or the JUST 100 ? are published annually through our partnership with Forbes.

JUST Capital is supported by some of the country's premier foundations, including the Ford Foundation and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has forged partnerships with an array of elite research institutions, including MIT, Stanford, and NORC at the University of Chicago. The organization is chaired by eminent hedge fund manager and philanthropist Paul Tudor Jones and is led by a high-profile board.

The opportunity

JUST Capital is seeking three junior research analysts: two of the positions will be supporting the Stakeholder Leads and one position will support the Data Leads on the research team. Candidates must have a passion for just corporate behavior, which is at the core of JUST Capital?s mission. Candidates should have interests in pursuing data-oriented research in at least two of the following areas:

  • Communities, focused on U.S. job creation, business with abusive countries, jobs in communities, fair taxes, human rights, community growth, and charitable giving

  • Customers, focused on non-harmful products, quality products, customer privacy, fair pricing, fair customer treatment, advertising and labeling, and customer experience

  • Environment, focused on pollution reduction, environmental management, and resource efficiency

  • Shareholders, focused on ethical leadership, compliance with laws and regulations, and investor return

  • Workers, focused on fair wages, living wages, benefits and work-life balance, diversity, equity, and inclusion, quality jobs, career development, safe workplace, supportive workplace, and CEO-to-worker pay

The primary responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Conduct background research on metric development (identify best practices, sources, and subject-matter experts, conduct sample testing data collection)

  • Collect company data on topics we measure at JUST (e.g. whether companies have a Paid Time Off policy, set environmental targets, or have second chance programs hiring persons with criminal records)

  • Help train summer interns on data collection protocols

  • Assist with responding to companies who give us feedback on the data we collected

  • Conduct literature reviews and analysis of the data collection, analyze data and draft issue briefs

  • Stay abreast of recent developments in JUST-related fields that they support and brief relevant team members

  • Prepare summary statistics, basic analysis (i.e. correlations), and data visualization in support of other teams (including liaising with the tech team)

  • Cross-check outputs of data-related tasks

  • Maintain datasets, code bases, and toolkit hygiene

  • Oversee the research team's use of third party data platforms and help troubleshoot issues

The ideal candidate will possess the following professional experience/qualifications

Required:

  • Deep commitment to just business behaviors and activities

  • Excellent written, analytical and verbal communication skills

  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy

  • Eagerness to learn about a broad range of issues

  • Comfortable working under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with, at times, shifting priorities

  • Experience with ESG, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, or JUST topics as it pertains to workers, communities, customers and/or products, environment, ethical leadership, corporate governance, or shareholders

  • Experience collecting large amounts of data

  • Prior experience with or exposure to qualitative and quantitative research

  • Coding experience (R, Python, STATA) or a willingness to learn coding

Preferred:

  • Exposure to statistics, econometrics, or mathematics

  • Primary and/or secondary research experience either at the graduate level or in a professional setting, as it pertains to just business behaviors and activities

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in/background in social science, political/public affairs, corporate responsibility, or business/corporate behavior

  • 1-3 years of postgraduate professional or academic experience

  • Ability to take initiative and be self-directed

To Apply

  • To be considered for this position, submit your resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested in working for a nonprofit like JUST Capital and specific skills you bring to this role. In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to review our latest Research Methodology and 2019 polling report.

  • Applicants must also answer all form questions.

  • Select candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample meant for a broad audience and complete a brief assignment.

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