Research to Make a Difference

Wilder Research is part of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, and shares the foundation's mission to enrich the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged. From our first study in 1917 to today, our research has focused on getting at the heart of community concerns and examining issues that are often overlooked or misunderstood.
Our clients share our dedication. They include nonprofit agencies and service providers, government agencies, foundations, and policymakers. Each year, we issue about 250 reports that help these organizations better understand major social issues and how they can most effectively address them.
We are committed to conducting research that is practical, meaningful, and useful. Being part of an operating foundation gives us an immediate link to service programs, and the unique opportunity to test and evaluate innovative programming. Whenever possible, we share the results of our studies so others can learn from them.
Our work is guided by three core values:
  • Objective
  • Culturally responsive
  • Collaborative
Our methods have changed over the years, but our mission remains the same – to strengthen communities and the lives of families and children through human service research.

Employment Opportunities

Wilder Research offers quarterly informational interviews for prospective employees. The interviews describe our work, our research positions and background requirements for each, and include time for Q & A with a senior research manager.
 
2014 sessions will be held:
  • Thursday, March 20, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Thursday, June 19, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Thursday, September 18, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Thursday, December 11, 4:30-5:30pm
 
To learn more, call 651-280-2700 or email research@wilder.org


 

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​General information: 651-280-2700 or email research@wilder.org

Individual staff contact information is available at Our Staff