ioby is hiring a

Neighborhood Research Fellow

Brooklyn, United States

ioby is a community of donors, volunteers and leaders creating, funding and implementing neighborhood projects that aim to make their neighborhoods stronger and more sustainable. ioby operates primarily through, a digital crowd-resourcing platform that supports these citizen-led, neighbor-funded initiatives in raising tax-deductible donations, volunteer recruitment and idea sharing. Crowd-resourcing, combining concepts in crowd funding and resource organizing, allows anyone to organize all types of capital — financial capital, social capital, in kind donations, volunteer muscle — from within the community where the project is taking place.

ioby seeks a part-time Neighborhood Research Fellow based in Brooklyn, NY. The Fellow will play a critical role in building ioby’s capacity to report on our community impact. We are launching a Neighborhood Survey to gauge neighbors’ awareness and perception of ongoing ioby projects in New York City and our target cities, Memphis, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and DC.

Reporting to the Grants Manager, this team member will project manage the survey, be responsible for developing the strategy to disseminate the neighborhood survey, collect data, and analyze and synthesize the findings. The overall goal of the project is to gain a more robust understanding of the impact neighborhood projects have on residents and their communities. We expect to use the findings in our annual reports, grant reports, and more.

Depending on the success of the project, there may be an opportunity to be involved in qualitative research for ongoing match funds, Trick Out My Trip II and the Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge.

For the right candidate, this position is an exciting opportunity to shape the growth of a mission-driven, community-based nonprofit tech startup while contributing to a broad movement of citizen-led neighborhood development. In addition, you’ll leave the fellowship with real-life experience in using cutting-edge cloud-based project management tools and working with an all-star team on the leading edge of a new field of practice.


  • Work with the Grants Manager to develop the workplan for the Neighborhood Survey implementation, data collection, analysis, and dissemination of results.
  • Work with the Grants Manager and Executive Director to produce surveys and necessary logistics.
  • Work with City Action Strategists in our target cities to facilitate effective survey dissemination.
  • Plan and manage data collection strategy and systems.
  • Clean and analyze the qualitative and quantitative results for trends.
  • Draft impact report.
  • An advanced degree with experience in data collection, survey design and data analysis;
  • Some experience with Salesforce;
  • Proficiency in GIS mapping;
  • A knowledge of NYC, Memphis, Cleveland, Detroit, and/or Pittsburgh neighborhoods;
  • An interest in community development, urban planning and participatory design; and
  • Some experience using team and project management tools like Slack and Asana.