The Hope Center

Careers at The Hope Center

The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking partners in the #RealCollege movement who are passionate about addressing structural inequality and racial disparities and committed to joining a team that gets into what the late Rep. John Lewis called “good trouble” on a regular basis.

It is an exciting, rewarding, and challenging time to work with The Hope Center on creating significant social change. We seek teammates who are committed to our mission, committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and who are capable and comfortable with working effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Practitioner-Researcher (Policy & Advocacy Team)

Position Summary

The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, at Temple University, is seeking a practitioner-researcher to join our growing team. The practitioner-researcher will report to the Director of Policy and Advocacy to support the Hope Center’s ability to promote a comprehensive understanding of the higher education and basic needs of parenting students. They will also work with the Director of Policy and advocacy on the development, management, and advancement of the Hope Center’s policy efforts to improve outcomes for parenting students.

At the direction of the Director of Policy and Advocacy the practitioner-researcher may be a visible spokesperson and representative of the Hope Center and will be expected to develop the formats for high-level meetings and briefings, and track policy developments. This person will also contribute to the growth of networks and partnerships and may represent and present the Hope Center’s work to partners, funders, and stakeholders.

The position will involve a mix of research, analysis, and writing and will ensure that the Hope Center’s research and communications efforts are tightly connected to the needs of communities of parenting students, practitioners, policymakers, and other stakeholders. These projects will build awareness and impact positive changes with regard to the challenges facing vulnerable populations with an emphasis on parenting students. The practitioner-researcher will also contribute to the creation of practitioner-focused materials, including policy briefs, presentations, and other deliverables.

Remote work allowed? — Yes

Temple Salary Grade: T26

Accepting applications until: July 9, 2021


Interim Research Assistant (Temporary Position)

Position Summary

The Hope Center is seeking an interim, part-time Research Assistant interested in conducting applied research. The Research Assistant will mainly assist with quantitative research activities including data management and statistical analyses. Day-to-day activities include developing and reviewing Stata programs that prepare or analyze survey or administrative data for reports and data requests. The Research Assistant will report directly to the Director of Research, but will work collaboratively with multiple members of the research team to carry out research and other responsibilities such as literature reviews, formatting references, etc.

Interim positions are temporary roles lasting 3-6 months, are usually full-time, and may lead to permanent positions.

Remote work allowed? — Yes

Temple Salary Grade: T26

Accepting applications until: June 29, 2021


Practitioner-Researcher (Institutional Transformation Team, Two Full-Time Positions Available)

Position Summary

The Hope Center is seeking two Practitioner-Researchers with deep knowledge and meaningful activities in the areas of both research application and community engagement. The Practitioner-Researchers will report to the Director of Institutional Transformation. The Hope Center aims to mitigate challenges undermining college attainment and our practitioner-researchers are responsible for contributing to that effort by ensuring that the challenges are accurately identified, understood, and addressed.

Practitioner-Researchers will contribute to the planning and visioning for institutional transformation opportunities across multiple research projects. We seek candidates who are highly skilled in addressing students’ basic needs within a public college or university setting, who can support our work with institutions of higher education around the country.  In collaboration with our research, policy, and communications teams, our Practitioner-Researchers provide technical assistance to practitioners, including creating toolkits and explainers. They will build awareness and impact positive changes with regard to the challenges facing vulnerable populations, such as former foster youth, returning citizens, and student-parents, as well as broader challenges such as affordable housing, food, transportation, childcare, and mental health. In addition, they may represent The Hope Center via speaking engagements, media engagement, and in interactions with communities.

Remote work allowed? — Yes

Temple Salary Grade: T26

Accepting applications until: June 22, 2021


Interim Practitioner-Researcher (Institutional Transformation Team, Temporary Position)

Position Summary

The Hope Center is seeking an Interim Practitioner-Researcher with deep knowledge and meaningful activities in the areas of both research application and community engagement. The Practitioner-Researcher will report to the Director of Institutional Transformation. The Hope Center aims to mitigate challenges undermining college attainment and our practitioner-researchers are responsible for contributing to that effort by ensuring that the challenges are accurately identified, understood, and addressed.

The Practitioner-Researcher will contribute to the planning and visioning for institutional transformation opportunities across multiple research projects. We seek candidates who are highly skilled in addressing students’ basic needs within a public college or university setting, who can support our work with institutions of higher education around the country.  In collaboration with our research, policy, and communications teams, our Practitioner-Researchers provide technical assistance to practitioners, including creating toolkits and explainers. They build awareness and impact positive changes with regard to the challenges facing vulnerable populations, such as former foster youth, returning citizens, and student-parents, as well as broader challenges such as affordable housing, food, transportation, childcare, and mental health. In addition, they may represent The Hope Center via speaking engagements, media engagement, and in interactions with communities.

Interim positions are temporary roles lasting 3-6 months, are usually full-time, and may lead to permanent positions.

Remote work allowed? — Yes

Temple Salary Grade: T26

Accepting applications until: June 22, 2021


Interim Program Manager (Temporary Position)

Position Summary

The Hope Center is seeking a Program Manager who is passionate about addressing structural inequality and racial disparities. The Program Manager, who will report to the Director of Policy & Advocacy, will play an integral role establishing and managing multiple projects, facilitating the organization and responsiveness of communications, and tracking and monitoring team deliverables. This manager will help to establish and to refine team practices, protocols and operating procedures. The team member will be responsible for becoming adept in Asana project management practices to facilitate the on-time delivery of workflows. The manager should also make suggestions to improve each aspect of the team’s projects and workflows and monitor for continuous improvement opportunities.

This manager will correspond with high-level stakeholders including, but not limited to, federal and state policymakers and their staff, executives, and leaders from external organizations, members of the news media, and higher education institutional leaders. A high degree of professionalism and excellent communication are vital.

Interim positions are temporary roles lasting 3-6 months, are usually full-time, and may lead to permanent positions.

Remote work allowed? — Yes

Temple Salary Grade: T24

Accepting applications until: June 22, 2021


Interim Operations and Human Resource Specialist (Temporary Position)

Position Summary

The Hope Center is a fast-growing team committed to rigorous research, engagement, communication activities, and advocacy. Our diverse team is committed to communities that demand affordable, accessible, high-quality education from high school through higher education and beyond.

The Interim Operations and Human Resource Specialist will report to the Senior Director of Sustainability to support Hope Center operations, working internally to promote a comprehensive understanding of sustainable culture. They also will support the Senior Director of Sustainability on the development, management, and advancement of the Hope Center’s operations and Hope’s internal HR initiatives. They will conduct in-depth development around internal HR policy in accordance with law and labor employee relations. They will provide and assist in written policy, guidance, and recommendations to enhance the existing sustainability procedures, while assisting innovative approaches for the center. At the direction of the Senior Director of Sustainability, they may be a visible internal spokesperson who is able to develop internal relationships across teams and staff.

Interim positions are temporary roles lasting 3-6 months, are usually full-time, and may lead to permanent positions.

Remote work allowed? — No

Temple Salary Grade: T24

Accepting applications until: July 1, 2021


Senior Research Associate

Position Summary

The Hope Center is seeking a Senior Research Associate (Sr. RA) who will provide comprehensive senior level coordination and management of the day-to-day research activities, such as: designing and planning research studies, overseeing general data collection and serving as an authoritative source on research practices, precedents, theory, and principles. Most studies involve randomized-control trials and will be multi-sited, longitudinal studies utilizing multiple data sources and collaboration with both colleges and external agencies. All will be high-profile externally funded activities.

Working with the Director of Research, the Sr. RA will be responsible navigating human subjects approvals and preparing deliverables for funders. S/he will conduct data cleaning, coding, and statistical programming and/or qualitative data collection, coding, and analysis activities as well as may supervise junior researchers on these tasks. The Sr RA will also work on translating research studies into policy and/or practice through writing and engagement with our other team members. Delivering presentations, seminars, media interviews nationally are also part of the role.

Remote work allowed? — Yes

Temple Salary Grade: T26

Accepting applications until: June 29, 2021


Research Associate

Position Summary

The Hope Center is seeking a Research Associate (RA) skilled at contributing to various stages of research work, including gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data, and reporting on findings. This associate is responsible for planning, scheduling, and coordinating phases of research activity, participating in the development of research project goals and proposing procedures to be followed.

The Research Associate will be responsible for managing and analyzing data on multiple research projects, literary research, and making ongoing revisions to project experiment plans and procedures as needed to pursue project objectives. The incumbent will conduct reviews, write briefs or reports of research findings, and present research results. The role will report to the Director of Research and work closely with research staff such as Senior Research Associate(s), Project Manager(s), Junior Research Associate(s), Research Fellow(s), and Research Assistant(s) on multiple research projects.

Remote work allowed? — Yes

Temple Salary Grade: T26

Accepting applications until: June 29, 2021


Office Manager

Position Summary

The Office Manager will report to the Chief of Staff to support The Hope Center. The Office Manager primarily supports the Executive Team in matters of scheduling and preparation for private and public meetings. The Office Manager will also develop and implement routine policies and procedures. The position requires strong administrative, operations, data entry, and scheduling skills, as well as solid research and writing skills.

Remote work allowed? — No

Temple Salary Grade: T23

Accepting applications until: June 15, 2021