Sr. Research Scientist II, Hispanic Institute
We are currently seeking a Senior Research Scientist II for Child Trends Hispanic Institute. The Hispanic Institute provides timely and insightful research-based information and guidance to improve outcomes for and the well-being of Latino children and families. We apply a strengths-based, child development approach to our work and recognize the diversity of the Latino child population as well as the importance of intersectionality to understanding the experiences of Latino children.
The ideal candidate is a leader with deep substantive knowledge of Hispanic/Latino children and families, particularly on the ways in which the structural and policy context shape the economic conditions of Hispanic families, their level of access to social services, and their overall wellbeing. This position will serve as deputy director of the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, which seeks to provide research-based information to help inform programs and policies better support low-income Hispanic children and families.
This position presents an opportunity for someone with expertise in Latino children and families to become a leader in an organization nationally known to impact policymakers and practitioners through our rigorous, applied research and for its work on Latino children. We are looking for a colleague with a track record of successful fundraising experience; exceptional leadership skills; strong quantitative and/or qualitative analytic experience; and the proven ability to effectively execute and complete projects. This position requires exceptional writing and communications skills, the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to balance priorities across multiple projects.
We offer you not only a national platform, but also a workplace that uses teamwork to concentrate your time on your strengths. We offer enormous growth, flexibility, and have consistently won great-place-to-work awards because we know that when you achieve your mission, we achieve ours.
We bring a strong commitment to racial and ethnic equity to our work and a recognition that systemic discrimination has negatively impacted the well-being of Latino families. As researchers, we aim to promote equity by centering the lived experiences of Latinx families in our research. We also commit to ensuring that we are contributing to Child Trends’ work culture in an equitable way. We strongly encourage individuals from populations that are historically underrepresented in research and academic fields (e.g., first-generation college students, first-generation immigrants, people of color) to apply.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
Develops a line of inquiry and work that seeks to apply the tools of research, analysis, evaluation, or technical assistance to improve the lives of Latino children, youth, and families.
Bethesda, MD 20814