Research Specialist – Open Society Research Services

Open Society Foundations Research specialist
Location New York, United States
Application deadline 13 August 2019
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary Competitive salary + excellent benefits
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The Open Society Foundations are active in more than 120 countries around the world. Our national and regional foundations and thematic programs give thousands of grants every year toward building inclusive and vibrant democracies.

The role

The Research Specialist is a full-time role, working with the Head of Research Services to provide innovative and responsive information services across the global Open Society network.

Key roles and responsibilities

The Research Specialist is a service-oriented role that promotes a rigorous and thoughtful approach to strategy across the network through proactive and thorough asset stewardship, analysis, and research support across Open Society projects, departments, staff, and Fellows. You will demonstrate a capacity for and commitment to dynamic knowledge management and professional engagement. You will prepare reports on pricing, usage, resource inquiries, and other metrics to support collection development and assessment, budget processes, decision making, impact measurement, and reporting requirements for Research Services.

Experience and skills

A minimum of 3 years’ research support experience is required for this role, ideally in an academic environment or research institution. You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of research methodologies and major information providers and resources along with the ability to work effectively in a dynamic team-based environment and independently, as required.