Research Associate, Evaluation

New York, NY, US
Jun 01, 2019
The Evaluation Department is responsible for collecting, cleaning, maintaining, and analyzing all participation data for HCZ. We are seeking a Research Associate to assist in assessing the implementation and impact of the organization's multiple programs. Responsibilities will include: research design, quantitative and qualitative analysis, development of interview protocols, facilitating focus groups, program observation, ongoing communication with program directors, and collaboration with the Salesforce Manager and data staff at program sites to ensure that the Evaluation Department and program staff at all levels have access to high-quality, actionable data that meet their needs on an ongoing basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform data entry, cleaning, merging, and database management tasks; collaborate with staff at program sites to develop, refine, and support the implementation of systems and routines for data collection, high quality data entry, validation, and reporting, including sharing/adapting best practices across sites
  • Describe and conduct data analysis using descriptive statistics
  • Perform program observations, and facilitate and conduct interviews and focus groups
  • Maintain positive and professional ongoing communication with program staff
  • Assist with the preparation, proofreading, and editing of reports, and other written material
  • Track, collate and analyze news and data sources
  • Conduct basic literature reviews
  • Partner with program staff to surface and explore gaps in data-related capacity; frame, contextualize, and communicate gaps to Salesforce Manager as appropriate; coordinate and communicate requests for modifications to the organization-wide data system and new reports or dashboards
  • Provide administrative support as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in education research, evaluation, psychology, social policy, sociology, psychometrics, or other related disciplines; Master's degree preferred
  • 2 - 3 years experience in research and/or evaluation
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills, with experience with social sciences software (SPSS or Stata); experience with Salesforce software preferred but not required
  • Must possess excellent judgment and pay high level attention to details
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Willingness to respect and learn from colleagues with varying backgrounds and skillsets; ability to work effectively with colleagues across the organization with varying degrees of experience
  • Experience with community building, youth development, or related work preferred
  • Prior experience with youth and adults of diverse cultural backgrounds

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.

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