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Assistant Director of Research

San Diego and/or Remote

Volunteer

Rolling application. Priority given to applications submitted before September 30th.

About the Role

The Assistant Director of Research works to further our organization's scientific understanding of youth empowerment and development. By proposing and answering applicable and tangible research questions, Our Time to Act United can improve our approach, methodology, and actions to further our impact on youth.

Requirements

  • Prior academic experience required. Preferred in the fields of psychology, sociology, education, political science, or related subjects.

  • Demonstrates ability to identify research questions and strong project management.

  • Undergraduate or beyond. Exceptions for exceptional candidates can be made.

  • Highly flexible hours. Meetings dependent on research schedule.

  • Values cooperation, creativity, growth-mindset.

  • Exhibits organization, diligence, and dedication.

  • Passion for youth empowerment.

About the Organization

While pursuing our mission of youth empowerment, Our Time to Act United understands the importance of fostering a safe, welcoming, and positive environment for all. As such, the actions we take align with our values as an organization and as individuals.


  1. We value meaningful impact. We always seek to genuinely support those that we serve and the people within our organization.

  2. We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse group of people. These values are reflected in our hiring practices, decision-making, and programs.

  3. Our team and organization is growth-minded and development-focused. We always have room to improve!

  4. Our organization promotes honesty, communication, and integrity. These values allow for us to be a cooperative, productive, and effective team.

  5. We praise creativity and ingenuity. Nothing is more exciting than thinking outside of the box or challenging the status quo.


Applications are a two-way street. We make our values as an organization clear to you in order to make sure our team is the right fit—and we hope we are! Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions regarding our organization, values, workplace environment, or the application process.