Woodstock Institute is seeking a part-time research assistant to assist Woodstock’s research team with a project studying a program which provides home modifications for people with disabilities.

About Woodstock Institute:

Woodstock Institute is a leading nonprofit research and policy organization in the areas of equitable lending and investments; wealth creation and preservation; and safe financial products, services, and systems. Woodstock Institute works locally and nationally to create a financial system in which lower-wealth persons and communities of color can safely borrow, save, and build wealth so that they can achieve economic security and community prosperity. Our key tools include applied research, policy development, coalition building, and technical assistance. For more information, visit us at localhost/wsi.

About the Position:

This is a part time position (approximately 15 hours per week) located in Chicago. The Research Assistant will work with Woodstock’s research team on a large research project examining a program which provides home modifications for people with disabilities. The position will play a key role in primary data collection and interview administration. Responsibilities include: conducting and coordinating client interviews; facilitating focus groups; recording and analyzing data; and administrative research support.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Disability Studies or a related field. This is an ideal position for someone enrolled in a Masters or graduate program. We will consider highly-qualified individuals currently completing a bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience with and interest in working with people with disabilities.
  • Experience conducting research interviews.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Attention to detail and a high level of professionalism.
  • Excellent written and spoken English language and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a major plus.

This position may require interview work outside of normal business hours.

This position begins in January and is for 15 hours per week. To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Lauren Nolan at

Woodstock Institute is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and protected classes to apply.