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Research Fellow – Black Teacher Project

posted 11/18/19

Job Description

At the National Equity Project (NEP), we believe that every child has the right to a quality education, and we support people to become the leaders who make good on that promise. We are a leadership and organizational development nonprofit committed to increasing the capacity of people to achieve thriving, self-determining, educated, and just communities. Our mission is to transform the experiences, outcomes, and life options for children and families who have been historically underserved by our institutions and systems. Our team works with leaders across the U.S. to build culture, conditions, and competencies for excellence and equity in districts, schools, classrooms, nonprofits, and communities.

We are seeking to fill a fellowship role to support our Black Teacher Project program at 10 to 15 hours per week. The Black Teacher Project sustains, develops, and recruits Black teachers for schools in the United States. Our goal is to create an effective teaching force that reflects the diversity and excellence of Black people in this country. This position is remote and can be based in Oakland, CA or another urban center in the United States.


We are seeking a highly organized and self-motivated fellow to perform a landscape analysis of people of color affinity spaces throughout the US. Special emphasis will be made on Black teacher affinity spaces and the policy implications and activism that come out of these.

  • Research affinity spaces through the Internet, networking, and calls
  • Document these affinity spaces in a spreadsheet or database
  • Visit affinity spaces across the US
  • Interview leaders and participants to understand the policy and activism implications
  • Analyse the similarities and differences and potential collaboration between the affinity space approaches
  • Create a report on the landscape of various versions of affinity spaces


  • Experience working with Black teachers
  • Experience in adult educational programming
  • Demonstrable research skills and access to an academic library
  • Ability to do deep research with a clear attention to detail and analysis
  • Superb communication skills (oral and written) with a confident, concise, clear, and compelling style
  • Resourceful, strategic problem-solving ability with a positive “can do” attitude, and a sense of humor
  • Quick learner and hard worker; able to work independently, to thrive under pressure, and to produce on deadline
  • Excellent relationship builder; able to demonstrate a high level of tact, discretion, humility, and diplomacy with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Must also demonstrate ability to maintain confidential/sensitive information
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Proficient with Internet research, Microsoft Office Suite Software, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, Google Suite and Drive, and facility with databases
  • Ability to work occasional early mornings/evenings/weekends
  • Views differences between individuals (race, gender, age, cultural heritage, physical ability, education and lifestyle) as an asset and demonstrates an appreciation of the diversity within Black Teacher Project


National Equity Project offers competitive salaries.This position may be completed remotely with regular check-ins via video and/or calls. Stipend for this position will be $40-50 per hour with an expectation of 10 to 15 hours per week from the present to August 2020.

The National Equity Project is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We encourage people from historically underserved communities and groups to apply, and welcome your application even if you do not meet every one of the requirements listed above.

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