Research Director / Chief Research Officer

Houston, TX
Company Description

The International Freedom Coalition is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that exists to eradicate child maltreatment worldwide by strengthening and stabilizing the family unit. Our New Civil Rights Movement: Equal Treatment for the Homeless is advocating for a National Homeless Bill of Rights to protect unhoused individuals and families from abuse and discrimination.

Job Description

Start date: Immediately

Length: 3 years, renewable

Hours: ~1-5 per week

Location: Houston / Telecommute

Compensation: Unpaid Community Service

Board of Directors Member: Yes, Chief Research Officer (CRO)


If you are a research expert in social and organizational psychology, poverty, economic development, or social justice issues, then we are looking for you! As our Research Director and CRO, you will develop and foster internationally recognized social research by the Coalition. Perfect portfolio builder for professionals in transition or service opportunity for established and retired professionals.


The CRO will serve as the spokesperson on the topics of evidence and continuous improvement to collaborative partners, funders, and the community. Additionally, the CRO will:

Fulfill normal Board Member duties and provide oversight for:

• Committee of senior research specialists to oversee strategy implementation, as Chair.

• Design and implementation of small to large-scale short-term, longitudinal, and feasibility studies.

• Development of evaluative studies for in-house and community programs.
• Development of an outreach program to create and present research to a cross section of stakeholders.
• Collaboration with Development to secure competitive grant funding to advance our research goals.
• Provision of commentary to the broadcast, print, and social media in response to new developments.

Join us and discover a rewarding opportunity as we build strong families in which the youth of today can flourish!


• Must have compassion for and a strong desire to transform the lives of children and families.
• Must have a take-charge attitude, keen ability to lead with no supervision.
• Ph.D. plus 7+ years experience as research director or principal investigator.
• Polished and poised with unimpeachable ethics and unwavering integrity a must.
• Flourishes in start-up/early stage project environment.
• Must communicate effectively with dignitaries, C-suite executives, celebrities, and the media.
• Understanding of global homelessness, poverty, and civil/human rights issues a plus.

Compensation: Unpaid Community Service
Our Community Service professionals find no compensation greater than the relief and peace a family feels when his/her efforts provide opportunities for that family. Yet, we understand the importance of rewarding the hard work and dedication of all Community Service professionals throughout our network. Our recognition initiatives and outstanding opportunities for personal and professional growth through business partnerships and volunteerism embody the value we place on the contributions of each team member.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

International Freedom Coalition

Tel. +1 / 713-364-9324

Posted by Posted by Sapphire Jule King, MAEd Houston, United States
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