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Volunteer Research and Advocacy Associate

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ORGANIZATION: Chiquita Jackson Enterprise

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Job Title: Volunteer Research and Advocacy Associate

Organization: Chiquita Jackson Enterprise (CJEnterprise) - Social Impact Nonprofit

Mission: CJEnterprise is dedicated to disrupting poverty and empowering communities. Our mission is to be a catalyst for positive change, focusing on economic stability, racial equity, and intersectionality.

Position Overview: Chiquita Jackson Enterprise is seeking a qualified and dedicated Volunteer Research and Advocacy Associate to lead research projects on poverty alleviation in Maryland and Michigan. The role involves defining research questions, developing proposals, managing research projects, and advocating for positive change based on evidence-driven insights.


  1. Manage research projects on poverty alleviation in Maryland and Michigan, considering social, cultural, and gender norms in different communities.
  2. Define research questions, topics, and timelines, and develop comprehensive research proposals.
  3. Write, edit, and ensure quality control for research reports and presentations.
  4. Compile and share research and data related to local, national institutions, relevant ministries, and donors as needed.
  5. Develop issue-oriented advocacy content for communication channels such as emails, websites, and social media.
  6. Track local and national legislative and policy issues relevant to Chiquita Jackson Enterprise, developing strategies to keep the board, staff, and community informed.
  7. Build and maintain strategic partnerships with local authorities, sub-national and national institutions/ministries.
  8. Ensure evidence-based data on program/project implementation is documented and available to CJEnterprise, donors, and others.
  9. Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Experience in managing research projects, with a focus on poverty alleviation and community development.
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Familiarity with advocacy strategies and content development.
  • Knowledge of local and national legislative and policy issues related to poverty and social impact.
  • Ability to build and maintain strategic partnerships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Reporting: This position reports to the President & CEO.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume along with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and interest in the position to jobs@cjenterprise.co.

Note: This is a volunteer position, and the successful candidate will play a crucial role in shaping evidence-based advocacy initiatives to disrupt poverty and promote positive change in our communities.

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About Chiquita Jackson Enterprise



Mission Statement

Our social impact envisions a society where BIPOC communities can access generational wealth, legacy-building, and resourcefulness to increase community empowerment. We strive to provide transformative client support and build inclusive, equitable relationships with our clients and community in order to create social change.


Chiquita Jackson Enterprise is an innovative social impact agency that focuses on disrupting poverty through community engagement, community development, youth development, and grassroots advocacy. By leveraging the power of innovative technologies and creative solutions, Chiquita Jackson Enterprise is committed to creating a brighter future for communities in need.

We are dedicated to providing meaningful services and resources to disadvantaged populations in order to empower them with the skills and knowledge necessary for upward mobility. With our passion for social justice and empowering others to be successful, Chiquita Jackson Enterprise is making a positive difference in the lives of those they serve.


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We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Hyattsville, MD 20781



  • Strategic Planning
  • Capacity Planning
  • Advocacy
  • Research
  • Public Advocacy
  • Social Work




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