Innovation Research Associate
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Position at Ashoka
Innovators on the ground are developing innovative approaches to
address systemic racism in the housing market.
To understand the most promising innovations in this emerging
field, the pressing barriers and the greatest opportunities for
action, the Economic Architecture Project (EAP) is embarking on a
mapping project grounded in interviews with the pioneers in the
With an initial focus on alternative models in North America and
Europe, we will use a targeted approach that leverages the
widespread judgement of Ashoka's global networks of innovators and
their organizations, as well as their supporters and partners. This
offers: innovative models, depth of knowledge, and a network of
The Innovation Research Assistant will be an active member of our
team who contributes to our core work in mapping structural
innovations in an emergent field. He or she will also work across a
growing set of interviews with diverse stakeholders in the field to
help spot emergent patterns and pull out high-level insights.
You will have an opportunity to engage directly with leading social
entrepreneurs in the Ashoka network as well as thought leaders in
You will have an opportunity to learn a variety of knowledge
management skills such as stakeholder analysis of top leaders and
innovators, semi-structured interviews, data collection, tracking
emergent patterns, and general research support.
- Engage in reflective team discussions and independent analysis
of interviews and research findings as the project evolves
- Coordinate scheduling and directly participate in interviews
with social entrepreneurs and thought leaders
- Contribute to collection and management of data
- Desktop research different models and key players in the
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