Trajectory of Hope LLC Research Associate Remote · Full time

Facilitates structured interviews and collecting specific data in a variety of environments according to specified sources and protocols. Provides data analysis of results; may collect data in the field or clinic environment or perform chart review to identify specific criteria for studies; participate in presentations or orientation of subjects or participants; conduct literature research supporting publication efforts.


Working from the Inside Out to Transform Educators and Elevate Black Joy 

Trajectory of Hope (ToH) exists to create a more just and equitable society.  We work from the inside out to demystify how the legacy of racism and injustice in America impacts Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized communities.  We work with educational agencies and organizations to uncover implicit bias, by facilitating space for critical reflection and dialogue, affinity groups, and healing circles.  We are experts in facilitating restorative conversations and driving critical discourse about racial equity that promotes reconciliation, internal change and ultimately transform external behavior. Trajectory of Hope empowers leaders and critical stakeholders working within school districts and non-profit organizations to dismantle the oppressive structures that uphold systemic racism in order to fuel institutional change. 


We are a small, entrepreneurial team looking for someone who enjoys working in a flexible environment which encourages creativity, autonomy, collaboration, and excellence. The Research Associate is a dynamic, multi-part position and will support ToH in a variety of areas. 


Reporting to the Chief Operations Offices and working closely with other TOH leadership team members to support the mission, and vision of TOH, the essential responsibilities of the Research Associate include: 


  • Believe in and enact an anti-racist, anti-bias, equitable, and critical approach in all research duties and activities.  
  • Support the development of TOH research analysis that contributes to the dissemination of findings and effective practices to fulfilling TOH’s vision.  
  • Take a whole person approach when working with people, emphasizing that people are multifaceted and unique, appreciating differences.  


  • Conduct research and data analysis to meet the funder’s expectations and milestones.  
  • Also includes necessary support work including but not limited to media preparation, supply ordering, etc.  
  • Perform quality control reviews of statistical content, statistical tables, graphics, and text 
  • Assist staff in the review, identification and development of scholarly information describing research findings 
  • Participate in the collection, analysis, and review of research and evaluation data 
  • Collaborate in a study team to analyze quantitative and/or qualitative research data and contribute to the reporting and interpretation of result 
  • Provide new business and proposal development support by engaging in such tasks as researching funding opportunities, conducting literature reviews, writing proposal sections, etc. 


  • Collaborate with the Trajectory of Hope leadership team to conduct research for an effective program 
  • Assume leadership of program dissemination as appropriate  
  • Other TOH duties as appropriate and assigned 


  1. Required experience, skills & abilities: 
  • 2+ years of prior research experience 
  • Must possess superior analytical and creative thinking skills 
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to keep detailed, accurate records 
  • Understanding of research procedures and protocols 
  • Advanced organizational and planning skills 
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel programs 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communicator  
  • Ability to work in ambiguous, complex, and rapidly changing environments 
  • Strong ability to multitask and prioritize  
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team  
  • Evidence of using data to improve processes and outcomes 
  • Motivated by TOH’s vision and mission 

2) Educational level: 

  • M.A./M.S. Degree required in related fields of education, social science, statistics.  
  • Ph.D./ Ed.D. degree (preferred) 


The ideal candidate will be based in Southern California, or work remotely from the Bay Area, Central Valley, or Central Coast, with periodic visits to Los Angeles.  


Trajectory of Hope offers a competitive salary and benefits 

  • We strive to promote a work-life balance — many teammates work remotely and have significant control over setting the work calendar 
  • We offer generous medical and retirement benefits 


If interested, please submit a Resume and cover letter to this link.  

Application reviews begin on July 15, 2022 

open until filled 

questions? email Troya L. Ellis- [email protected]