Technology is changing a lot about how our world works, including the ways in which civil society can hold power to account, build collaborations and mobilise data to push for social justice. At The Engine Room, we work with civil society partners – from big humanitarian organisations to small activist collectives – to build their technical intuition and support them in making better judgments about the role tech and data can play in their work.
To support this work, we are looking for a Research and Engagement Assistant to join our team.
About the role
The Research and Engagement Assistant will work closely with the Research and Engagement Teams to support The Engine Room’s capacity to successfully implement and complete projects. They will support research processes, contribute to our external communications channels, and coordinate project documentation and teams.
Our ideal candidate is committed to our mission and is passionate about or interested to learn about the work we do. We are looking for someone who has a demonstrated interest in the use of tech and data within civil society and who enjoys learning about new topics.
They are a clear and proactive communicator, who has experience with some combination of: writing, research and external communications (like newsletters and social media). We don’t expect them to know how to do everything on day one, but the ideal candidate will be excited to learn different aspects of the role. We’re looking for someone with the ability to balance multiple projects, tasks or responsibilities. They also have an understanding of the tech and society ecosystem and the ability to analyse, synthesise, and identify trends in this sector.
Why work with us?
We put a lot of effort into creating a healthy, remote organisation, and we believe that caring about our team’s wellbeing is a political act. Our team members are curious, open and supportive of each other. We are critical optimists about the role technology and data can have in the push for social justice. At The Engine Room, we consider diversity to be a competency. We actively seek new perspectives, experiences and voices in our team and in our work. Our organisation prioritises empathy, respect, flexibility, fun and a healthy work-life balance.
How to apply
Applications must be received via the Breezy platform (linked below!); submissions received via email will not be considered. In the interest of equity and efficiency, we ask people to look at our Jobs page as well as our Job Application Process FAQs if they have questions, would like an overview of our recruitment process, or need information on what it is like to work at The Engine Room.
The deadline for applications for this position is Sunday, May 29, 2022, midnight Eastern Time. You can expect to hear from us about the status of your application within 3 weeks after the applications submission deadline.