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Participatory Action Researcher Job Description

POSITION: Participatory Action Researcher for the SISTA FIRE Project

ORGANIZATION: The Center for Community Transformation, LLC

POSITION LEVEL: Part time temporary position 15 hours per week, 6 weeks beginning mid-July, 2017 – extensions may be available

REPORTING STRUCTURE: Reports to the Director of the Center


DESCRIPTION: The Action Researcher will utilize strategic community building and organizing techniques to engage neighborhood stakeholders for the purposes of identifying the needs of and issues impacting women of color 18-30 years old in Rhode Island. The research will support the development of the SISTA FIRE Project.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to these duties:

  • Actively participating in a collaborative research process as a core team member
  • Participating in all team training and meetings
  • Developing research questions
  • Identifying and recruiting participants
  • Creating data collection instruments (such as surveys)
  • Collecting information, gathering data from community stakeholders
  • Inputting data
  • Interpreting and analyzing findings
  • Presenting findings in community gathering in the fall
  • Making recommendations for change; advocating for use of findings
  • Serving as liaison to stakeholders and neighborhood actors in community


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Good analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong time and task management skills
  • Genuine commitment and sensitivity to residents and community issues
  • Respect for economic and cultural diversity, experience working with diverse groups of people
  • Highly motivated and independent, yet team-oriented
  • Must be able to work some weekends and evenings
  • Reliable transportation a plus (not required)
  • Computer and other standard office equipment skills sufficient to prepare flyers and other communications, maintain databases, and email


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is $14.00 per hour, 15 hours per week for 6 weeks, plus mileage or bus pass

CONTACT INFO: Please send letter of interest and/or resume to SISTAFIRERI@gmail.com

We are hiring a motivated, innovative, and versatile individual willing to work diligently to help us identify desires of and issues impacting women of color aged 18-30 in Rhode Island. The Center for Community Transformation, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBT people, formerly incarcerated people, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Bilingual and bicultural candidates are particularly desired.

The Center for Community Transformation, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.