The FrameWorks Institute is an action-oriented think tank for progressive movements.
We conduct cutting-edge social science research to understand how to change the way people think, feel, and act on social issues and partner with organizations who can use this research to build power around progressive solutions.
We believe framing is critical to changing culture and systems. We’re building a team of multidisciplinary researchers and real-world change-makers to design and test framing strategies and help organizations use them to create social change.
We are looking for an experienced social science researcher excited by the opportunity to help innovate our theory, methods, and approach as we look to amplify the impact of our research and deepen our engagement with progressive organizations and movements. You should be an innovator and a leader among your peers who embraces the power of applied research in contributing to social change.
It is an exciting time to join FrameWorks. And we want you to be a part of it.
The Principal or Senior Principal Researcher will lead research to understand the cultural mindsets that people use to understand social issues and to develop and test frames to shift thinking in ways that enable progressive change. The Principal Researcher will lead projects across issues but will focus to a degree on a specific issue area (e.g., health equity, economic justice, children and families).
The Principal or Senior Principal Researcher will work across all the methods of Strategic Frame Analysis. They will lead the drafting of research reports and briefs, and present research findings and recommendations to partners, funders, and general audiences.
As a senior member of the team, the Principal or Senior Principal Researcher will mentor and train other researchers, propose and lead major innovations in theory and methods, and represent the organization at high-level events.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in research on framing, cultural mindsets, and/or narrative; have experience leading collaborative research projects; have experience working with partners and building and managing those relationships; be intellectually curious, innovative, adaptable, and insightful; be knowledgeable about contemporary social movements and policy issues; and be committed to principles of inclusion and equity.
This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C, with the possibility of remote work. The position can require up to 15% travel under standard circumstances. (Due to COVID-19, all research is being conducted virtually at least through the summer of 2022.)
The ideal candidate will possess:
Salary: $100,000, depending on experience, for Principal Researcher; $130,000, depending on experience, for Senior Principal Researcher
Key benefits include 4 weeks paid annual leave per year, 403(b) retirement plan, 100% employer-paid health insurance (medical, dental, vision), life and disability insurance, flexible spending plan, cell phone reimbursement, paid professional association dues.
Please submit the following materials to email@example.com, using the subject header line Principal/Senior Principal Researcher 2022:
Review of all applications will begin immediately and continue until the search process concludes. Please check FrameWorks’ website (www.frameworksinstitute.org) to ensure that the position is still available before applying. No solicitations, please.
FrameWorks Institute is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Interested individuals who are BIPOC, women, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged to apply.