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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Research Analyst - Part Time (2.5 Days/17.5 hours per week/50%FTE)

Hiring Range: $27,260 - $34,075

The Center for Social Innovation is seeking a part-time Research Analyst to work on research conducted by the Center in areas ranging from technology and volunteerism to family homelessness. The Center for Social Innovation works to promote “innovation from within” by building the capacity of the social sector to foster effective, sustainable social innovations. The Research Analyst reports directly to the Director of the Center for Social Innovation. The Research Analyst will be responsible for ensuring that research projects conducted by the Center are kept moving to meet benchmarks, and that results are written and
published from the data gathered. Current research includes an evaluation of Youth Entrepreneurship, a survey of innovation in nonprofit organizations with United Way agencies, a project on volunteerism in Boston-area nonprofit organizations, and a continuation of a collaboration with Pontifical Universidad Catholica in Chile (PUC).  

Please include a cover letter with your application.


This position requires a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, management, social work or related fields. Master’s degree is preferred. He/she should have familiarity with social innovation and experience working with nonprofit or human services organizations. The candidate should have experience conducting research in the social sector, with preference given to candidates with some doctoral level statistics or work experience related to data analysis and writing.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at