Research Assistant, Visa Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI)
Posted on: June 17, 2022
Visa 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
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
JOIN VISA: A NETWORK WORKING FOR EVERYONE.
The 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 include:**
- Working with Fellows through every step of the research and
- Brainstorming ideas
- Data collection, analysis (economic modeling skills are a plus),
- 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 assigned
This 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, CA
- 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.
- 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 skills
- 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
**WORK HOURS:** Varies upon the needs of the department.
**TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:** This position requires travel -5-10% of
**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
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
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