Position: Sector-Building Research Fellow/Intern
Application deadline: Feb. 19, 2021
Education/Experience Preferences: No requirement; Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience preferred
Employment type: Part-time (up to 29 hours/week)
Location: Remote, with the possibility of some socially-distanced work in DTLA office
Start Date: ASAP
DigDeep is the only WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) organization serving the more than 2.2 million Americans who still don’t have running water or a toilet at home. DigDeep is growing fast. We won the 2018 US Water Prize for our Navajo Water Project, which has brought clean, running water to hundreds of Native families across New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. Now we’re expanding that work across the country.
Now we’re on the hunt for a dynamic, creative, and entrepreneurial professional who can provide strong research support for our organization as we take our place as the national leader on this issue.
DigDeep has an immediate opening for a Sector-Building Research Fellow. As the Sector-Building Research Fellow you will work closely with our CEO and will be responsible for supporting and building our internal database of WASH sector partners and counterparts in this sphere.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Primarily manage our sector building effort, while working both independently and alongside members of our team who are focused on the growth of the organization.
- Heavy data entry into Airtable.
- Calling, emailing, and following up with our sector partners and counterparts.
- Complete internal administration tasks, research, and other support as needed.
**As the organization continues to evolve, duties or tasks may change without impacting the overall job description.
Skills and Qualifications
- Proficiency with GSuite and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
- Comfort and accuracy inputting, managing and reporting data
- Experience with Asana, Airtable and other data/project management tools is a plus
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- High levels of trustworthiness, discretion, and professional demeanor
- Great attention to detail, tech savvy, and the ability to self-start
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task and follow through with minimal direction
- Flexibility in varied job assignments
- Willingness to pitch in when/where needed
- An understanding of and belief in, the mission of DigDeep and a drive to make change!
We Are DigDeep
The DigDeep Right to Water Project is the only WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) organization serving the more than 2.2 million Americans who still don’t have a tap or a toilet at home.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2012, DigDeep believes access to clean water is a human right.
Today, we run several nationally-recognized programs that empower communities to build their own water and sanitation systems. We won the 2018 US Water Prize for our Navajo Water Project, which has brought clean, running water to hundreds of Native families across New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. In 2019, we led an effort with Michigan State University, the US Water Alliance and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the root causes of domestic water poverty in 6 “hotspots” around the country, including the California Central Valley, the Four Corners Region, the Texas border colonias, Appalachia, rural Alabama, and Puerto Rico. We’ve begun launching new projects in these areas, leveraging our relationships with philanthropy, industry, media, local communities, and a deep bench of more than 14,000 individual donors across the country.
DigDeep is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. DigDeep is built on the principles of equity, transparency and the power of human experience. Your work will improve the daily lives of real people – people you’re likely to meet. Every American should have the clean, running water they need to thrive. Join us, and we’ll close the US water gap in our lifetimes.