Research Associate (P/T)

Research Associate (P/T)

Job Summary

Tacit Growth Strategies, LLC, also known as “TGS” and “Tacit”, is seeking a part-time Research Associate to support gathering, organizing and sharing data and information relating to funding availability; notices of funding availability or opportunity and related regulations, statutes, ordinances; fund diversification trends; and community-based collaborative asset building best practices from a variety of sources. Under general supervision, the Research Associate will support proposal development and life-cycle management for publicly and privately funded projects for internal and external partners and intentionally integrated stakeholders. The Research Associate will work within a team of specialists that collectively report to the company’s PMO Advisor. The Research Associate may work up to 20-25 hours per week with an appointment of 3.5 months and an option to extend for an additional 3.5 months.

Job Responsibilities

Administrative Capacity:

  • Regularly conducts research to help grow the capacity of internal and external stakeholders in an informed, curious, collaborative and integrative manner;
  • Stays abreast of relevant news and developments relating to the company and its clientele; carefully advocates and supports the interests of the company and its clientele as a team player and trust-worthy steward;
  • Answer and direct calls/emails and other correspondence with timeliness, attention to detail, dependable care, and accountability;
  • Conducts, schedules, and evaluates communication to and from internal and external partners and stakeholders to inform research efforts and initiatives in an iterative manner;
  • Creates and keeps good records for the company and its clientele;
  • Other duties as mutually agreed and determined throughout the life-cycle of projects.

Leadership Capacity:

  • Frequent collaboration with internal and external partners and stakeholders;
  • Maintain cadence and order to help to ensure proper budget, communications, scope, risk, and time management, etc. towards high quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Good decision-making to ensure proper address of how to best handle tasks, stakeholder engagement, risk mitigation/avoidance/acceptance/exploitation, and strategic planning as a Research Associate, team member, and company steward.

Fundraising & Communications Capacity:

  • Regularly identifies growth and maintenance opportunities for internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Regularly communicates to team members and the company’s leadership ideas, insights, and gaps in service that can benefit internal and external partners and stakeholders.

Fiduciary Capacity:

  • Working with Tacit Growth Strategies is a unique opportunity that is not suited for professionals with values that don’t align with our company’s mission, vision, or core values. Our Associates are frequently entrusted with confidential and sensitive information that is privileged. The Tacit Growth Strategies team is committed to acting in the best interests of our company and our clientele.


  • Action-oriented, intrapreneurial, adaptable, coachable, innovative, team player;
  • Familiarity with Google Workspace i.e. Google Documents, Sheets, JamBoard;
  • Familiarity with Project Management Information Systems (PMIS) and AI tools e.g., Asana, Jira, ChatGPT, MS Project, Wrike,;
  • Familiarity with cloud-based administrative tools and ways of working;
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and ways of knowing;
  • Mission-driven, avid reader, effective communicator, good writer, positive attitude;
  • Good time management and organizational skills.


  • Equipment: Company or stipend provided, depending on the role and appointment.
  • Work Location: Hybrid, 85% work from home, 15% on-site (flexible)
  • Benefits: To Be Discussed during scheduled interview(s).
  • Pay Frequency: Monthly unless otherwise posted.
  • Meeting Frequency (format: virtual or in-person): Daily retrospectives with team (10-15 minutes), Weekly company huddles (30 minutes), Monthly forecasts (30 minutes), Quarterly strategic planning and forecasts (30 minutes).
  • Leadership Structure/Oversight Champions: Direct Supervisor and Company Owner.
  • More than one person may be hired for this position within the company.
  • Other expectations to be discussed during scheduled interviews.

Thank you for your interest in working with Tacit Growth Strategies. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Tacit Growth Strategies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, employ, train, promote, and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and abilities. Tacit Growth Strategies respects the dignity and worth of each individual and is free from all forms of employment discrimination, including harassment, because of race, color, sex, gender, age, religion or religious creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tacit Growth Strategies also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities or based on a sincerely held religious belief, in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about an accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email