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Join us to inspire, innovate, and build better communities in New York City, across the United States, and around the world.

The Fund provides generous employee benefits, including:

  • Medical, prescription, and dental insurance for you, your spouse or domestic partner and dependents
  • A retirement plan with a generous employer matching contribution
  • Commuter benefit, flexible spending plans for health and dependents
  • Annual paid time off for holidays, vacation, and sick leave
  • Short and long-term disability and paid family leave

Fund for the City of New York

The Fund for the City of New York (www.fcny.org) was established by the Ford Foundation in 1968 with the mandate to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers. For over five decades, in partnership with government agencies, nonprofit institutions and foundations, the Fund has developed and helped to implement innovations in policy, programs, practices and technology to advance the functioning of government and nonprofit organizations in New York City and beyond.

The Fund seeks out, adapts, applies and assesses ways to enable government and nonprofit agencies to achieve excellence through its core programs—the Cash Flow Loan Program, the Partner Project Program, the Sloan Public Service Awards, the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics.

 

Position Overview

The Fund for the City of New York seeks an Administrative Assistant for its Partner Project Program. The Partner Project Program is a fiscal sponsorship program that provides comprehensive financial and administrative support to over 90 nonprofit organizations and projects with a broad range of missions across the US.

This position will handle many day-to-day administrative functions, including, but not limited to data entry, sorting mail, scanning, copying, running daily reports, checking receipts against payment requests, formatting documents, assisting with A/P information requests, maintaining and updating content for a partner portal site and providing helpdesk support for various platforms.

 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be flexible, dedicated and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Qualifications include:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially in Excel and Word, and interest in further developing computer skills and learning new systems;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Strong ability to work effectively in both team settings and independently;
  • Prior experience in administrative roles required ; and
  • Familiarity with financial and administrative processes is preferred.

Compensation: Salary range is $45,000 – $54,000 and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match.

 

Fund for the City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, actual or perceived gender, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, actual or perceived age, height, weight, ancestry, national origin, marital status, partnership status, familial status, alienage or citizenship, handicap, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, military or veteran status, criminal conviction (except as otherwise provided by law) or arrest record, credit history, actual or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offense or stalking, genetic predisposition, caregiver status, known relationship or association with a person who is within one of the aforementioned classes, salary history, unemployment or any other legally protected characteristic.

Fund for the City of New York is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to hrfcny@fcny.org.

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Job Title: Accounts Payable Clerk

 

The Role

The Fund is seeking an organized and detail-oriented Accounts Payable Clerk to join our finance team. The Accounts Payable Clerk will be responsible for processing invoices, reconciling statements, and managing vendor accounts. The ideal candidate will have strong numerical aptitude, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

 

Duties

• Process invoices accurately and promptly within established timelines.

• Verify invoice details to ensure accuracy and completeness.

• Match invoices with corresponding purchase orders.

• Obtain necessary approvals for invoice payments in accordance with company policies.

• Input invoice data into the accounting system with correct coding and classification.

• Execute electronic payments such as ACH transfers and wire transfers.

• Conduct reconciliation of vendor statements to identify and resolve discrepancies.

• Liaise with vendors to address invoice inquiries and provide updates on payment status.

• Maintain organized and easily accessible accounting records and documents.

• Support month-end closing procedures as requested by management.

• Review and reconcile accounts to ensure accuracy and alignment with related entities.

• Collaborate across departments on month-end closing tasks and account analysis.

 

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Accounts Payable or related field.
  • Financial/accounting background and experience with nonprofit accounting systems. Knowledge of Accufund and/or SAP Concur is a plus;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in fast-paced, deadline driven and high-pressured environment; and
  • Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication skills and attention to detail.

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans.
  • Generous Paid Time Off options for vacation, sick, and floating holidays
  • Paid Holiday Schedule.
  • Extremely competitive 401K retirement savings plans.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
  • And more!

 

Compensation

The annual salary range for this role is $50,000 – $55,000.

 

About the Fund for the City of New York

The Fund for the City of New York was established by the Ford Foundation in 1968 with the mandate to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers. For over four decades, in partnership with government agencies, nonprofit institutions and foundations, the Fund has developed and helped to implement innovations in policy, programs, practices and technology in order to advance the functioning of government and nonprofit organizations in New York City and beyond.

The Fund seeks out, adapts, applies and assesses ways to enable government and nonprofit agencies to achieve excellence through its core programs—the Cash Flow Loan Program, the Partner Project Program, the Sloan Public Service Awards, the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics—and through three strategic initiatives: the Center on Government Performance, the Center for Internet Innovation and E-Community Connect.

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The Fund for the City of New York has a limited number of internships available for mission-driven individuals. Interns at the Fund learn from and help support the teams of communication, partner projects, human resources, fiscal and other special projects. The nature of the Fund’s projects is extremely fluid and requires self-motivated individuals that are willing to work collaboratively in a team environment. Project interns are provided the opportunity to interact with senior management, as well as the opportunity to enhance their skills in the area of project and financial management.

The Fund for the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. The Fund does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law.

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WHO WE ARE:

 

About Center for Measurement Justice:

 

The Center for Measurement Justice (CMJ) is a new research center dedicated to justice-oriented educational assessments. We envision a future in which all learners, especially Black, Brown, and Indigenous students, experience school assessments that validate their cultural identities and measure what they, their communities, and their families care about. In this future, all students, but especially Black, Brown, and Indigenous students, see educational assessments as valuable tools to support their learning and liberation. Toward our vision, CMJ’s work is to do and fund anti-racist measurement research, support the next generation of anti-racist assessment professionals, and build awareness about justice-oriented measurement by providing research-based information to the field of education leaders, policy makers, and practitioners. Our goal is to become the epicenter of engagement and research on social justice-oriented educational measurement. 

 

The pillars that form the foundation of CMJ’s vision and mission:

 

  • Increasing Representation of Black, Brown, and Indigenous scholars within measurement fields;
  • Supporting Critical Research through internal research and grantmaking activities centered on antiracist assessment practices; and 
  • Strategic Engagement by connecting the activities of antiracist assessment research strategically to the broader field of thinkers and doers 

These three activities will result in 

  • Transformation of foundational components, processes, and practices of assessment research and development systems including the introduction and adoption of novel/innovative justice-oriented resources, methods, etc.

 

WHO YOU ARE

We are looking for a full time Research Director who will, in collaboration with the research team including the CMJ president, craft and carry out the research agenda of CMJ. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading research initiatives, a deep understanding of research methodologies, and the ability to translate findings into actionable insights. The Research Director will play a key role in supporting the President by actively participating in and providing expertise for research projects.

 

We are seeking an adaptable leader, as our organization operates in a dynamic start-up environment. The ideal candidate not only has experience managing projects and teams, but is also energized by creating solutions for new challenges. As a crucial bridge between leadership and research, the Research Director’s role will be instrumental in driving the department’s success. 

 

This individual must be a champion of social justice and dedicated to our mission. This individual will join a small dynamic, growing, and collaborative team that is based out of New York but operates remotely. 

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

 

Leadership (30% of time)

 

  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of researchers, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure high quality output
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative research environment, encouraging knowledge sharing and cross-functional partnerships
  • Supervise and QC all data analyses
  • Supervise and QC all research department final deliverables
  • Coordinate (and/or supervise the coordination) with partner organizations (including community leaders) to plan and execute research projects 
  • Manage the development of project proposals, timelines, budgets, and meetings scheduled
    • Delegate project and research responsibilities to appropriate staff members
    • Establish and tracks clear objectives and outcomes to make relevant deadlines
    • Track departmental strategy and operational objectives throughout the quarter and year 
    • Collaborate with team in strategy development and organizational process improvement 
    • Drive continuous process improvement in research department 
    • Develop necessary standards of procedure (SOP) in research department and improve existing SOPs as needed in collaboration with the operations department
    • Conduct performance evaluations, set performance goals, and provide regular feedback to supervisees
  • Provide support/guidance for research staff

 

Research Activities (30% of time)

  • Design research studies, develop research protocols, and define data collection and analysis methodologies
  • Maintain an up-to-date awareness of research related to CMJ’s mission
  • Maintain strong publication record in peer-reviewed academic journals 
  • Present research findings at national and regional conferences
  • Monitor project progress, identify and address potential obstacles, and make necessary adjustments to ensure successful outcomes

 

Research Compliance and Ethics 

  • Ensure research activities comply with applicable laws, regulations, and ethical guidelines.
  • Maintain and promote a culture of integrity, ensuring all research is conducted with the highest ethical standards.
  • Stay informed about and implement best practices for research compliance and data protection.

 

Grant Seeking (20%)

  • Seek external funding (federal, state, and private contracts/grants) that align with CMJ’s mission and strategic goals
  • Collaborate with team members to gather information necessary for grant proposals
  • Write persuasive grant proposals that effectively communicate CMJ’s objectives, outcomes and impact
  • Manage multiple grant applications, deadlines, and reporting requirements 
  • Collaborate with team on creating evaluation plans for grant-funded projects 

 

Stakeholder Communication and Engagement (20%)

  • Consult with clients as required, including participation in planning, status, and review meetings
  • Work collaboratively with other staff from across CMJ, including the president, executive director, research scientists, interns, and fellows
  • Communicate complex assessment data/ information in a clear and understandable way to rights holders
  • Collaborate with external research institutions, academic partners, and industry experts to leverage expertise and resources
  • Identify opportunities for collaborative research projects and establish partnerships to enhance research capabilities
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with grant funding organizations

 

WHAT YOU MUST HAVE

 

  • A commitment to justice and equity
  • Doctorate in educational assessment/measurement, psychometrics, educational psychology, quantitative psychology, research methods or other related disciplines
  • Experience supervising large or multiple small research projects
  • Established publication record 
  • strong background in statistics and psychometrics
  • Well versed in the application of statistical methods e.g., multilevel modeling, logistic regression) and research designs (e.g., experimental and quasi-experimental)
  • Proficiency with quantitative (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS) or qualitative (e.g., nVivo, Dedoose) data analysis software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to plan to prevent future problems, keep close track of, and meet all commitments and timelines
  • The capacity to travel (once per month) to facilitate research and partnerships 
  • Proven track record of success in grant writing
  • At least 3 years of experience supervising various team members

WHAT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE

  • Expertise in program evaluation
  • Expertise in educational assessment policy
  • Experience mentoring graduate/doctoral students

 

This position reports directly to CMJ President

 

WHAT WE OFFER

 

Compensation: $110,000 – $150,000/year for full-time with benefits. 

 

A few of our benefits include:

  • 21 days of PTO
  • 12 sick days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • $3k a year in professional development funds (for conference travel and training)
  • Enjoy a monthly benefit of Mental Health Fridays, allowing employees to take a day off each month to prioritize their mental well-being.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to cmj@measurementjustice.org with Director of Research in the subject line. We are accepting applications until filled. All materials should be submitted in a pdf format. 

*We are unable to provide sponsorship for international applicants applying for staff positions.

Role Description

CARA’s Program Evaluation Associate will work with the Senior Policy Research and Evaluation Associate as part of the Research and Evaluation team to support the implementation of CARA’s quantitative program evaluation and writing about the impact of CARA programming on the young people and institutions we serve.

 

Qualifications

– Bachelor’s degree in education, quantitative social science, statistics/data science, or related field with relevant experience in program evaluation or applied research; Master’s preferred.
– Experience managing and manipulating large data sets using syntax-based statistical software (R and/or Stata; R preferred) and Google sheets/Microsoft Excel.
– Advanced statistical knowledge, including strong skills in descriptive analysis, survey methods, and inferential analysis; experience with propensity score matching a plus.
– Excellent analytical and organizational skills; strong writing and oral communication skills.
– Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
– Lived or work experience with first-generation-to-college, low-income, and BIPOC students preferred.
– Experience with data visualization a plus.

 

Job Type

Part-Time

Job Schedule

Hybrid

Start Date

9/1/2024

Salary Range

$28/hour

 

Job Post Link
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FFQ474WlH67Ojhf8s4Z1x-_XaAC17uxK/view

 

Hiring Manager Name / Contact Info
Neshat Yazdani / neshat.yazdani@caranyc.org

Role Description

WHO YOU ARE
We are looking for a full time Research Director who will, in collaboration with the research team including the CMJ president, craft and carry out the research agenda of CMJ. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading research initiatives, a deep understanding of research methodologies, and the ability to translate findings into actionable insights. The Research Director will play a key role in supporting the President by actively participating in and providing expertise for research projects.

We are seeking an adaptable leader, as our organization operates in a dynamic start-up environment. The ideal candidate not only has experience managing projects and teams, but is also energized by creating solutions for new challenges. As a crucial bridge between leadership and research, the Research Director’s role will be instrumental in driving the department’s success.

This individual must be a champion of social justice and dedicated to our mission. This individual will join a small dynamic, growing, and collaborative team that is based out of New York but operates remotely.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Leadership (30% of time)

Recruit, train, and manage a team of researchers, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure high quality output
Foster a collaborative and innovative research environment, encouraging knowledge sharing and cross-functional partnerships
Supervise and QC all data analyses
Supervise and QC all research department final deliverables
Coordinate (and/or supervise the coordination) with partner organizations (including community leaders) to plan and execute research projects
Manage the development of project proposals, timelines, budgets, and meetings scheduled
Delegate project and research responsibilities to appropriate staff members
Establish and tracks clear objectives and outcomes to make relevant deadlines
Track departmental strategy and operational objectives throughout the quarter and year
Collaborate with team in strategy development and organizational process improvement
Drive continuous process improvement in research department
Develop necessary standards of procedure (SOP) in research department and improve existing SOPs as needed in collaboration with the operations department
Conduct performance evaluations, set performance goals, and provide regular feedback to supervisees
Provide support/guidance for research staff

Research Activities (30% of time)
Design research studies, develop research protocols, and define data collection and analysis methodologies
Maintain an up-to-date awareness of research related to CMJ’s mission
Maintain strong publication record in peer-reviewed academic journals
Present research findings at national and regional conferences
Monitor project progress, identify and address potential obstacles, and make necessary adjustments to ensure successful outcomes

Research Compliance and Ethics
Ensure research activities comply with applicable laws, regulations, and ethical guidelines.
Maintain and promote a culture of integrity, ensuring all research is conducted with the highest ethical standards.
Stay informed about and implement best practices for research compliance and data protection.

Grant Seeking (20%)
Seek external funding (federal, state, and private contracts/grants) that align with CMJ’s mission and strategic goals
Collaborate with team members to gather information necessary for grant proposals
Write persuasive grant proposals that effectively communicate CMJ’s objectives, outcomes and impact
Manage multiple grant applications, deadlines, and reporting requirements
Collaborate with team on creating evaluation plans for grant-funded projects

Stakeholder Communication and Engagement (20%)
Consult with clients as required, including participation in planning, status, and review meetings
Work collaboratively with other staff from across CMJ, including the president, executive director, research scientists, interns, and fellows
Communicate complex assessment data/ information in a clear and understandable way to rights holders
Collaborate with external research institutions, academic partners, and industry experts to leverage expertise and resources
Identify opportunities for collaborative research projects and establish partnerships to enhance research capabilities
Build and maintain strong relationships with grant funding organizations

 

Qualifications

Doctorate in educational assessment/measurement, psychometrics, educational psychology, quantitative psychology, research methods or other related disciplines
Experience supervising large or multiple small research projects
Established publication record
strong background in statistics and psychometrics
Well versed in the application of statistical methods e.g., multilevel modeling, logistic regression) and research designs (e.g., experimental and quasi-experimental)
Proficiency with quantitative (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS) or qualitative (e.g., nVivo, Dedoose) data analysis software
Excellent communication skills
The ability to plan to prevent future problems, keep close track of, and meet all commitments and timelines
The capacity to travel (once per month) to facilitate research and partnerships
Proven track record of success in grant writing
At least 3 years of experience supervising various team members

 

Job Type

Full-Time

Job Schedule

Remote

Start Date

As soon as possible

Salary Range

$110,000 – $150,00

 

Job Post Link
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bNDUAEbeLbWQBLBWL7K6bj9dDDanno84 

Hiring Manager Name / Contact Info
Jenin Sabbah / cmj@measurementjustice.org