About Echoing Green

Echoing Green identifies tomorrow’s transformational leaders today. Through the Echoing Green Fellowships and other innovative leadership initiatives, Echoing Green spots emerging leaders and invests deeply in their success to accelerate their impact.

For more than 30 years, Echoing Green has been on the front lines of solving the world’s biggest problems, supporting visionary leaders willing to speak truth to power and challenge the status quo. Since its founding, Echoing Green has provided more than $45 million to over 800 Fellows working in 86 countries on issues such as race and gender equity, environmental justice, economic development and more.

They’ve established a global community of leaders who have launched Teach For America, City Year, One Acre Fund, SKS Microfinance, Last Mile Health, Hot Bread Kitchen, Public Allies, and hundreds of others. These organizations have leveraged Echoing Green’s seed investment to raise more than $5 billion in funding for the public good. Echoing Green unleashes long-lasting change at the intersection of social justice and social innovation by finding the best and the brightest leaders, bringing them together, and launching them on their path to success.

Those who work at Echoing Green have a front row seat to the brightest leaders with the most innovative ideas driving social progress across the world. They are fired up to be their partners, their advocates, and their biggest champions.

For more information on Echoing Green, please visit www.echoinggreen.org.

Position Overview

The Associate, Research & Racial Equity (the Associate) is a non-exempt administrative position supporting the work of the Thought Leadership team. Reporting to the Senior Director, Global Partnerships & Equity, the Associate performs research, writing, and operational tasks that inform our racial equity partnership development and implementation, coalition projects, and thought leadership outputs.

The ideal candidate is excited to support and work alongside a team that uses data and research to inform partnership development and thought leadership, centering a racial equity analysis lens. They will be eager to learn how research projects support our organizational partnership and Thought Leadership outcomes.

We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional social entrepreneurship community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with an internal team and external community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps.


Thought Leadership and Research Support:

  • Read, summarize, and synthesize existing writings on topics important to our partnership and thought leadership work, as assigned.
  • Monitor the field of social innovation, social justice, and philanthropy to stay current on DEI and racial equity programs, research, and developments in the industry
  • Coordinate and schedule interviews for research participants
  • Support content development (outlining, writing, copy-editing support) for Echoing Green’s Thought Leadership topics: racial equity, partnership learnings, and co-written Fellow reports and, more.
  • Support thought leadership partnership development by identifying and maintaining a current list of organizations domestically and internationally that work at the intersection of justice and innovation.

Racial Equity Implementation Support:

  • Support and provide an equity lens to programmatic and partnership initiatives across the organization
  • Support the documentation of Echoing Green’s Racial Equity Transformational journey for blogs, publications, and constituent communications.

Administrative Support:

  • Maintain and update departmental contracts, documents, and procedures
  • Manage and maintain partnership process and procedure documentation, including MOU’s, partnership tracking, and program administrative changes/updates
  • Provide data support in Salesforce, including updating contact records, creating campaigns, and exporting reports
  • Attend and take detailed notes at Knowledge Team meetings and other sub-team meetings, as directed
  • Provide project management support as needed


  • 3-5 years of work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, able to effectively synthesize data and share results and research findings thoughtfully and deliberately.
  • Strong editing skills
  • Systems thinker with experience in research explicitly related to racial justice, racial equity, and antiracism
  • A commitment to racial justice and racial equity
  • Discretion to handle confidential information
  • A persuasive communicator
  • Exceptional use of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets)
  • Excitement about learning Echoing Green's core database tools: Salesforce, Tableau, FormAssembly, SurveyMonkey Apply, and Conga
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Collaborative, flexible, and well-suited to participating in an entrepreneurial, collegial environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to navigate challenging situations in a professional manner

Additional Information

Base Salary: $50,000 +

Echoing Green offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision insurance, life insurance, and a 403(b)-retirement savings plan with an employer match.

As an equal opportunity employer, Echoing Green encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.

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