The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (learn more about us) is developing its next strategic plan and is committed to learning from a diverse group of people, especially those who have faced barriers to opportunity and whose voices have been historically excluded from important conversations in our communities.
We’re looking for 15 New Hampshire residents from across the state to lead a community listening and research project beginning in April, 2021 and present findings to the Foundation in July, 2021. All of this work will be done remotely; no in-person sessions will be conducted. (Training and other supports will be provided.)
The community researchers will design the research project including what questions will be asked and how information will be gathered from community members. The project will be guided by the following question: “What barriers to opportunity exist for Granite Staters and what could be done to help lower or remove these barriers?”
This role requires approximately 60 hours of time (paid at $20/hour) between April and July 2021, which will include the following:
- Attending weekly 2 to 3 hour virtual/Zoom team meetings from April through July (approximately 15 weeks) to develop the research project. The timing for these meetings is flexible; the community listeners/researchers will select a time that works best for the group.
- Conducting research in the community, which could include surveys, virtual group conversations, phone interviews, etc. Training will be provided for any research methods the team decides to use.
- Creating a summary of what you learn and what you would recommend for action for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
- Participants must be 18 or older and legally able to work in the U.S.
- No prior research experience is needed; training and other supports will be provided for any required use of technology, like Zoom, for example.
- We especially want to hire people who have faced barriers to opportunity or whose voices are typically excluded. This could include people who have not had access to health care, job opportunities, strong schools, or a healthy environment because of where you live, your racial identity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or other reasons.
- Team meetings will be in English, but we encourage people who speak multiple languages to join the team. We are eager to have team members who can communicate and listen in the many languages spoken across New Hampshire.
- We are committed to ensuring that anyone who wants to, and is selected to be a community research team member, can participate. If there are any needs that we should be aware of in order for you to fully participate or if you have any questions, please contact Sandra Moore at Community Wealth Partners, the Foundation’s consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Community Researchers will receive:
- $20/hour paid monthly for time spent on the project (e.g., attending meetings, training, conducting research, presenting findings, etc.)
- Resources to help you participate virtually (e.g., Wifi connection, computer, etc.) if needed.
- Funds for other expenses of participating in meetings or conducting research (e.g., childcare, eldercare etc.)
- A chance to gain research experience, knowledge, and skills.
- An opportunity to learn more about and build relationships with the people of New Hampshire and those who share common experience.
- An opportunity to use your talents and personal experience to help others.
- A chance to contribute to change in your community and shape the priorities of a New Hampshire organization.
How to apply
Please email the following information to Sandra Moore, email@example.com by Friday, March 19, 2021:
- Name, phone number, email address
- Town where you live in New Hampshire
- Brief explanations to the following questions:
Why do you want to be part of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s community research project? (1 to 2 paragraphs)
What are the most significant barriers to opportunity you see or have experienced in New Hampshire? (1 to 2 paragraphs)
If selected as a potential candidate, someone from Community Wealth Partners, the Foundation’s consultant, will be in touch to schedule a phone call so we can learn more about your interests and review the expectations for the position. Phone calls will take place between March 2 and March 26.
There will be a virtual information session on Tuesday, March 16 at 5:00 pm. Please register to attend by filling out this brief form: https://tinyurl.com/NHCF-Info
We would like to have the team selected by Thursday, April 2.
Please contact Sandra Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.