Researcher, Animal Charity Evaluators


Job Description

  • Reports To: Director of Research
  • Status: Part-time (PT) or Full-time (FT)
  • Hours: 20 hours/week PT, 40 hours/week FT
  • Salary: $18–$22/hour PT, $36,000–$42,000 annually FT
  • Location: Remote; open to candidates in the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom

Position summary

The Researcher will work in Animal Charity Evaluators’ experimental research division to develop and carry out a program of experimental research that will support ACE’s goal of finding and advocating for highly effective opportunities to improve the lives of animals on a large scale. The Researcher will emphasize work on randomized controlled trials, statistical analysis, and report writing.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Develop and implement the division’s research program, including experimental surveys, impact evaluations, and complex multi-factor experiments
  • Conduct advanced statistical analysis, including but not limited to: correlation, t-test, time series modeling, hierarchical regression modeling, and generalized linear models (e.g., logistic regression)
  • Collaboratively execute project management, experimental design, and data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination
  • Compose writings on research projects, such as materials for ACE’s website, study plans, publications of results, and blog entries
  • Find, review, and stay informed about external studies and relevant research
  • Develop plans and provide information to current and future funders interested in supporting experimental research projects
  • Cultivate relationships and engage with academics, the advocacy community, and other external organizations to investigate opportunities and needs for research


  • Master’s degree or higher in statistics, economics, psychology, or other related field
  • Three years of related professional research experience, including experience designing and conducting studies in the field, online, and/or in laboratory environments
  • Strong statistical skills (such as regression modeling, factor analysis, power calculations, experimental design, t-tests, ANOVA, and other models)
  • Proficiency with statistical software such as R or SPSS
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills
  • High degree of professionalism, including discretion in handling confidential information
  • Ability to work independently yet collaborate with many different parties concurrently
  • Strong attention to detail, with a commitment to high-quality work
  • Excellent written communication abilities
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Commitment to ACE’s mission
  • Familiarity with the field of animal advocacy or another field relevant to ACE’s work
  • Open to topics outside mainstream advocacy efforts

Commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities

Animal Charity Evaluators provides equal employment opportunities and highly values diversity. As such, we are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission and to making an impact. We offer a mission- and employee-focused virtual work environment and a competitive compensation package.

We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons living with disabilities, and people of various socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position.

Animal Charity Evaluators is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, size, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

All applications will be processed in strict confidentiality. ACE thanks all candidates for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About Animal Charity Evaluators

Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is a U.S.-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to finding and promoting highly effective opportunities to improve the lives of animals. Through evaluating animal charities and researching interventions used to help animals, we aid compassionate givers, professionals, and volunteers in making informed decisions about how to help animals as effectively as possible. We provide career and volunteering recommendations and promote best practices for animal charities. We also award grants to academics and organizations to help them conduct their own research.


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