July 30, 2019

Job Posting

Research Specialist – Open Society Research Services

Open Society Foundations – New York, United States
Date added: July 30, 2019 Application deadline: August 13, 2019 Contract type: permanent Hours: full-time Salary: Competitive salary + excellent benefits

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.