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The Social Justice + Engineering Initiative

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Assistant Research Director Volunteer


The Research Assistant Director volunteer, at the direction of and in collaboration with the Research Director and relevant Board Members will oversee all organizational day to day functions, provide development of, direction to, coordination of, and consultation with volunteers, stakeholders, board members, and the public to:

Strengthen public or private research projects, involve a community of supporters as described in the duties outlined below.


The Assistant Research Director volunteer is responsible for developing and managing the research project while working within an unstructured environment.

Volunteer Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned as appropriate.)

  • Develop, promote, and maintain a wide range of volunteer/staff opportunities within the research project.
  • Survey volunteers/staff regularly to assess needs for volunteer/staff assistance
  • Maintain Volunteer Service Descriptions for each volunteer assignment
  • Ensure volunteers are supported in the various areas of operations, to include Programs, projects, special events, development, and marketing/communications
  • Recommend the most efficient use of volunteers, appropriate volunteer/supervisory mix, and future workforce needs to support volunteer project operations
  • Conduct and/or arrange for volunteer/staff orientation and training
  • Schedule all volunteer/staff activity
  • Develop and manage volunteer/staff policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer/staff service
  • Assess donor, stakeholder, member feedback received through comment forms or other survey taking methods
  • Organize and participate in volunteer/staff recognition programs and special events
  • Evaluate all aspects of volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and to recommend/implement changes as appropriate
  • Maintain accurate records and provide timely statistical and activity reports on all volunteer participation
  • Recruit, interview and place applicants for volunteer work
  • Host and attend recruiting events within the communities to attract qualified candidates
  • Work with Marketing and Public Relations and professional associations to publicize opportunities for volunteers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other volunteer organizations within the area
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers
  • Act as a single point of contact for communications
  • Confer with volunteers to resolve grievances and promote cooperation and interest
  • Create and distribute various communications and publications
  • Facilitate distribution of information relevant to volunteers
  • Attend Board meetings in a advisory role
  • Provide advice and direction to the Board
  • Assist Board in acquiring funding of volunteer related events, as necessary
  • Maintain schedule of opportunities
  • Remain current in general office technology
  • Train volunteers to use office and specialized equipment when appropriate


To be successful, an individual must be able to perform each volunteer duty satisfactorily.

Education and Experience Possess a master’s degree.

Have job-related experience, such as working in a non-profit, managing research projects and leading teams.

Knowledge of management principles and evaluation techniques related to programs that involve a group of volunteers


  • Research
  • Proficient in basic computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and internet usage
  • Record keeping skills (for admissions and marketing)
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Interpersonal skills


  • Demonstrated capability to conduct one’s self in a calm and professional demeanor when dealing with a diverse public and/or with difficult situations
  • Demonstrated capability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and volunteers
  • Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the role
  • Ability to effectively manage a wide array of tasks, projects, and responsibilities
  • Ability to work productively in an unstructured environment

Time Commitments

  • No Preassigned Hours. This is a remote commitment.
  • Must be able to attend Board Meetings as needed remotely which currently are the last Wednesday evening of each month. Time and date are subject to change.
  • Must be available for special events and training.
  • Three-year commitment. 10 to 15-hour weekly commitment.

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About The Social Justice + Engineering Initiative


2 North Central Avenue, Suite 1800, Phoenix, AZ 85004, US

Mission Statement

Our organization seeks to research, develop, and implement engineering practices, designs, products, and methods that promote social and environmental justice and overall sustainability. Further, we strive to educate, advocate, plan and engineer the future development of our cities, towns, neighborhoods, farms - our planet.


The Social Justice + Engineering Initiative is a conscious engineering, social justice, and environmental justice organization that seeks to implement sustainable engineering practices, designs, and developments that adhere to social and environmental justice.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Race & Ethnicity


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • Organization
  • People Skills




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 to 15 hours per week during non-holiday weeks.
  • Master's in Social/Environmental Justice, Studies, or Sustainability

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