Founded in 1915, CGR has been delivering expert support to the public, nonprofit and private sectors for a century. Originally, we were incorporated as the Rochester (NY) Bureau of Municipal Research, and were established by founder George Eastman with a mandate to “get things done for the community” we call home. Although our passion for delivering promising solutions has never changed, both the geographic area and clients we serve have broadened dramatically. Today we have a national reach and can be found working with a diverse range of agencies, organizations and communities.
In an arena served almost exclusively by for-profit consultancies, CGR stands apart. Since our founding, we have operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a status that insulates us from political bias and holds us accountable to our clients’ true shareholders – the communities they serve – positioning them as more desirable places to live and work.
Just like our clients, we’re in the business of making a difference.
CGR values diversity from all backgrounds and seeks to create a welcoming workplace that attracts and retains a wide variety of talented people with different perspectives and new ideas. CGR endeavors to create a respectful, inclusive and welcoming workplace as the ground on which a truly equitable and diverse organization flourishes.
When our clients succeed, we succeed. To continually improve our service to clients, we always accept applications from talented job candidates who share our passion for delivering for clients and making a difference. If there is no immediate opening, we keep the most promising applications on file for future consideration.
CGR invites applications for a Research Associate to provide support on a range of projects including municipal government evaluations and assessments as well as applied research, program evaluation and other work for nonprofits and foundations. This position will support work across our practice areas of Government & Education, Nonprofits & Communities, Economics & Public Finance, and Health & Human Services. As such, this position provides a unique opportunity to gain exposure to a broad range of public policy issues at the local and regional level.
The ideal candidate for this position has strong research, analytical and communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates should have proficiency working with data and in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint or similar programs. Experience working in or with local or state government, community-based organizations or institutions, and/or marginalized communities (communities of color, immigrant or refugee communities, and others) is also helpful. Any experience in equity analysis, financial modeling, or data visualization/graphics would be valued as well. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
CGR Statement on Diversity: CGR values diversity from all backgrounds and seeks to create a welcoming workplace that attracts and retains a wide variety of talented people with different perspectives and new ideas. We value diversity among all dimensions of the human experience, including gender, race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, differing abilities, gender expression, veterans, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation. We believe diversity improves the quality of our work and the communities we are part of, making an important statement about the inherent worth of every individual. CGR endeavors to create a respectful, inclusive and welcoming workplace as the ground on which a truly equitable and diverse organization flourishes. CGR seeks to take responsibility by being aware of the consequences of its actions, by having open dialogues, and holding all levels of the organization accountable for diversity work to minimize the burden on individuals (particularly those from marginalized and under-represented populations and cultures) to advance diversity goals. Creating an excellent workplace climate ranks high among our priorities for achieving our organizational diversity goals.