Research Associate - Remote

Location: Weston, Massachusetts, United States


Requisition Number: 1576

Position Title: Research Associate_G01

External Description:

Research Associate - Remote

Monster Worldwide is seeking a talented Research Associate to join our Fastweb team! The Research Associate is responsible for conducting online research to locate new financial aid opportunities in the form of college scholarships, grants, loans, internships, essay contests and other opportunities for inclusion in the Fastweb awards database. The associate will also update and maintain existing scholarship information in the Fastweb awards database. The associate translates found scholarship information into the prose and coding conventions of the Fastweb awards database. Each Research Associate contributes to monitoring the health of the database.


  • Understanding how to use a proprietary database in order to code information into said database. Coding involves not only translating the data into the prescribed fields, but understanding the relationship between data fields that employ Boolean logic. This relationship is crucial to the accuracy of the scholarship search results impacting both user satisfaction and company revenues.
  • Negotiating the Internet quickly to locate required educational information. This includes understanding Internet architecture and how educational programs post their information.
  • An understanding of the nuanced needs of a wide variety of educational programs, including, but not limited to:
    • High schools
    • Two- and four-year colleges and universities
    • Distance or online programs
    • Graduate schools
    • Post-graduate schools
    • Professional/Trade schools
    • Libraries
    • Museums
    • Governmental organizations
    • Non-governmental organizations
    • For-profit businesses
    • Non-profit businesses
    • Sororal or Fraternal organizations
  • Independently monitor the integrity and health of the database.
  • The ability to write correctly and to employ the “Fastweb Voice” where required.
  • The ability to edit correctly, not only another team member’s work, but also one’s own.
  • Employ an independent ability to solve problems successfully.
  • Be team oriented.
  • The ability to communicate professionally with the department’s external client (sponsor) base, and address issues, answer questions and solve problems as they arise.
  • Other duties as needed/assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Be self-motivated and able to work independently. Computer literacy, including, but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite (Teams, Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Be team-oriented and demonstrate the ability to work well with a variety of groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written (narrative and editing) communication skills.
  • Developed organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to manage short-term projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

About Monster

Monster is a global leader in connecting people to jobs, wherever they are.  For more than 20 years, Monster has helped people improve their lives with better jobs, and employers find the best talent. Today, the company offers services in more than 40 countries, providing some of the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities.

Monster continues its pioneering work of transforming the recruiting industry with advanced technology using intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions, including our flagship website® and a vast array of products and services.

Accessibility Accommodation

Monster is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment through a culture of diversity, equity, safety, and belonging. Our goal is to make work a happy and productive place for all through transparency and accountability at all levels of our organization. 

If there’s an accommodation you need or prefer as  part of your application, or if you have some feedback for us on ways we can make our process more accessible for all, please send us an email at or call 1-800-MONSTER and let us know how we can help! 

Please do not direct any general employment related questions to this email and/or phone number. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodations will be responded to from this email address and/or phone number. 

Monster is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to creating a diverse environment. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of  Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.




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Company Profile:

Monster (Randstad Group) is the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities. From the web, to mobile, to social, we help companies find people with customized solutions and we use the world's most advanced technology to match the right people to the right job.

We've made it our mission to help companies find better candidates. And nobody brings more cutting-edge tools to help them do just that than Monster. Whatever their needs are, we have the products and technologies to build a bespoke solution for our clients, to help them find #TheRightFit.

Innovation is the heart of our success... and our future. We're changing the way people think about work, and we're helping them improve their lives and their work performance with new technology, tools and training.

What makes Monster great…

Monster is synonymous with innovation; we are passionate about bringing great people and great companies together. In fact, we are obsessive about it – it’s what we do every day. We believe that the work that we do has a noble purpose... Making people’s lives better.

At Monster, we let people breath, giving everyone the opportunity to shape their destiny and provide the development support that allows them to do so.

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