Research Co-Director


As a thought-leader and expert in quantitative analysis, SAFER’s Research Co-Director is responsible for developing original research on campus sexual assault geared specifically for student activists seeking to reform policy and culture change. One of the primary objectives of SAFER’s Research Co-Director is to identify gaps in research and collect the most recent and relevant data pertaining to campus sexual violence, which can be disseminated to student activists. The Research Co-Director is expected to have familiarity with national and institutional policies on sexual violence and knowledge of appropriate research methodology for collecting potentially sensitive data.


  • Leading and managing implementation of SAFER’s priority quantitative research projects;
  • Responding to political and cultural developments by brainstorming and developing relevant research projects in consultation with the Board;
  • Conducting primary data analysis;
  • Leading research report write-ups with Research Co-Director;
  • Developing data collection and validation protocols for local and national samples of colleges and universities;
  • Performing quarterly or biannual landscape assessments to determine what research would be most helpful to student activists and advocacy groups;
  • Conducting literature reviews and background research to support other SAFER events and initiatives;
  • Attend monthly Board of Director meetings, with ability to work independently on priority projects
  • Make a minimum 1-year commitment, preferably longer


  • Working towards a PhD or Masters Degree with demonstrated mastery of quantitative analysis
  • Minimum 2 years experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research;
  • Experience analyzing data using SPSS, Stata or other program
  • Demonstrated understanding of campus sexual assault prevention and research in the field preferred;
  • Excellent writing and communications skills;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.


To apply:

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Rachel Greenburg ( and Ian Turner (