Opportunities

Opportunities with the Center

Sorry, there are no current opportunities with the Center at this time.  Please sign up for our lsitserv at the button below to be notified when future opportunities become available.  Thank you for your interest.

Sign up for the Center listserv

Non-Center opportunities

Kaleidoscope International Journal

Fall 2018 Call for Submissions

Kaleidoscope, the Boston College International Relations and Global Studies Journal, is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2018 issue!

Kaleidoscope is an undergraduate-run publication supported by the Institute for the Liberal Arts, Office of International Programs, and Office of International Students and Scholars and is the only on-campus publication specializing in international affairs. We welcome submissions in the field of global affairs, international relations, comparative politics, history, culture, and economics along with photo diaries from study abroad or travel experiences in any part of the world.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit their work. We are happy to help get your research, photos, cultural experiences, and political science and history papers published in Kaleidoscope!

While submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, the preferential deadline for the Fall 2018 is September 10. Instructions for submissions, as well as previous editions, can be found on our website (https://www.bckaleidoscope.org/). Please do not hesitate to contact us at bc.kaleidoscope@gmail.com with any questions or concerns!

Human Rights Researcher position with UUSC

SUMMARY

Working under the supervision of the Associate Director for Research and in collaboration with colleagues to advance UUSC’s human rights mission, the Researcher is responsible for developing and conducting original, responsive, and impactful research projects that advance UUSC’s programmatic goals and objectives.

UUSC’s research team works to advance knowledge on emerging human rights issues, provide evidence and documentation to support critical change in policy and practice, and centers grassroots partners’ needs and participation. The Researcher will be an integral part of UUSC’s research efforts, both conduct independent research projects and developing and working on collaborative research projects with other members of the research team, grassroots partners, academics, advocates, or other partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop research projects to support UUSC’s key objectives, including advancing Migrant Justice in the United States and Climate Justice, in collaboration with cross-functional implementation teams.
  • Conduct research and write white papers, briefing reports, investigative reports, and other research products for diverse audiences.
  • Cultivate collaborative research relationships that extend UUSC’s internal research capacity.
  • Develop partnerships to conduct, commission, and disseminate research products for strategic impact.
  • Provide technical support to grassroots partners to advance community-based research and documentation.
  • Contribute to the overall learning and development of the organization through specialized knowledge of research practices and key human rights and social justice issues.
  • Work closely with Engagement and Mobilization for Advocacy team members to tailor and disseminate research for diverse audiences and to adapt content for digital media and other creative use.
  • With the guidance of the Associate Director for Research and in collaboration with UUSC’s implementation teams, lead day-to-day research activities including project teams, timelines, scoping, research planning, methods and tactics, analysis, writing, and dissemination.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong commitment to human rights and social justice and working knowledge of current trends and issues surrounding human rights. Extensive knowledge about one or more of UUSC’s key programmatic areas — especially Migrant Justice in the United States or Climate Justice — preferred.
  • At least 5 years demonstrated experience in designing, conducting, and disseminating research.
  • Training and experience in one or more of the following strongly preferred: social science methods, statistical analysis, ethnography, participatory action research (PAR), or investigative journalism.
  • Demonstrated experience working on collaborative research projects and/or developing research projects with community or grassroots partners.
  • Strong research, writing, interpersonal, public speaking, and listening skills.
  • Experience integrating race, class, and gender analysis into research priorities and projects.
  • Ability to be a strong team player.
  • Solid problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work independently and conduct multiple projects and priorities concurrently.
  • Experience conducting research in domestic, international, and/or cross-cultural contexts.
  • Advanced proficiency in a second language strongly desired, particularly Spanish or a language of the Global South.
  • Extensive travel, both domestically and internationally, required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Starting Annual Salary: Competitive salary based on experience (between $60,000 to $66,500 per year).

Employment Benefits: UUSC offers a generous benefits package including: health, dental, and life insurance, STD/LTD, 403(b) tax deferred annuity, retirement plan with 9% of salary contribution to pension plan after one year of job retention, flexible spending plans for medical and dependent care, commuter allowance, and generous paid time off.

 

Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment opportunity: UUSC is highly committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. People with disabilities, people of color, and people from minority communities are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates may email a cover letter and résumé in confidence preferably to employment@uusc.org or by mail to: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Attn: Director of Human Resources), 689 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Access this listing online at: https://www.uusc.org/jobs/researcher-2/