Research Assistant, Visa Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI)
Posted on: August 6, 2022
COMPANY DESCRIPTIONVisa is a world leader in digital payments,
facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between
consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government
entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year.
Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative,
convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling
individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.When you join Visa,
you join a culture of purpose and belonging - where your growth is
priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters.
We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift
everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on
billions of people around the world - helping unlock financial
access to enable the future of money movement.JOIN VISA: A NETWORK
WORKING FOR EVERYONE.JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Visa Economic Empowerment
Institute (VEEI) is a policy research institute established by Visa
to transform Visa's knowledge, experience and business acumen into
actionable policy insights to help inform and power policies that
will help all people thrive. - We focus on three main topics:
digital equity and inclusion, digital trade, and trends in digital
payments. This position will be involved in all aspects of VEEI's
research.We are looking for a part-time Research Assistant, Visa
Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI), who will -report to the
Senior Director, Global Policy, but will work day to day with the
Executive Director and VEEI fellows in other locations, on various
research topics. -The Research Assistant will work no more than 20
hours per week.The successful candidate will be a self-starter with
strong organizational and superior writing skills, comfortable
covering multiple assignments at once, and capable of quickly and
efficiently producing high-quality deliverables. - -They should
have a passion for research and a strong interest in digital
payments and how these affect the world and are affected by
different economic and societal trends. - Experience working on
topics related to financial services or technology issues in the
public, private, or not-for-profit sectors is a plus. Willingness
to learn and adapt quickly is essential.Specific responsibilities
- Working with Fellows through every step of the research and
- Brainstorming ideas
- Data collection, analysis (economic modeling skills are a
plus), and visualization
- Formatting bibliographies
- Paper development and publication processes
- Help develop social media content related to VEEI papers
- Help maintain the VEEI editorial calendar
- Ad-hoc projects as assignedThis is a hybrid position. Hybrid
employees can alternate time between both remote and office.
Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two
days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of
being in the office 50% of the time based on business
needs.POTENTIAL LOCATIONS: WASHINGTON, DC AND SAN FRANCISCO,
- Pursuing Bachelor's degree or equivalent course-word required,
educational focus on public policy, politics, business or
- Graduating Dec 2022 or later -
- WORK AUTHORIZATION: -Permanent Authorization to work in the
U.S. is a precondition of employment for this position. Visa will
not sponsor applicants for work visas in connection with this
position. Future sponsorship will not be considered.
- Experience carrying out a research project including data
analysis and writing.Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience working on policy and business issues in the private
sector, academia, non-profit sector or in government a plus
- Outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communications
skills (writing test required).
- Ability to exercise good judgment regarding information, which
may be confidential or material, non-public.
- Proven ability to operate effectively and efficiently in a
challenging, fast-paced environment.
- Ability to multi-task and independently manage and prioritize
work, while meeting key deadlines.
- Strong attention to detail with a focus on high quality work
and consistent performance over time is essential.
- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint,
and Word) and SharePoint (all applicants subject to Microsoft
- A great attitude and a passion for research!ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION: Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to
safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors.
As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are
required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable
accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.WORK
HOURS: Varies upon the needs of the department.TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires travel -5-10% of the time.MENTAL/PHYSICAL
REQUIREMENTS: This position will be performed in an office setting.
- The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a
desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate
standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.Visa is
an EEO Employer. - Qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or
protected veteran status. - Visa will also consider for employment
qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent
with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.Visa will consider
for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a
manner consistent with applicable local law, including the
requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.
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