This position will provide research support for evaluation, training and technical assistance related to a longitudinal study of community service programs funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency.
This position will assist project staff with project coordination, participant management and recruitment, data collection, data management, report writing and presentation. Tasks may include contacting potential and current participants, maintaining and monitoring data collection efforts, preparing data for analysis, conducting data analysis, and preparing tables and graphs for reports and presentations; retrieving documents, literature, and data for reports, memos and presentations; assisting with the preparation and distribution of publications which may include design, layout, and copy-editing presentations or other printed materials. Tasks may also include maintaining and monitoring project work plans, timelines and schedules for data collection efforts.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Survey Participant Recruitment and Management
Recruit participants from diverse youth populations
Collaborate with service organizations to identify potential participants
Initiate and maintain contact with current and potential survey participants
Maintain database in MS Access or similar relational database
Support of Data Collection Efforts
With oversight of Project Director and Project Statistician, conduct sample selection and sampling compliance for data collections.
Assist in collecting and organizing data.
Support of Documentation Efforts
With the oversight of the Project Director, coordinate and oversee the maintenance of data dictionaries, reviewing their completeness and accuracy. Maintain consistency and comparability of data over time.
With oversight of Project Director monitor and maintain project work plans and timelines.
Maintain project records and documentation.
Assist Project Director in preparing monthly reports, agendas, and notes for biweekly meeting minutes.
Enter/import data from multiple sources into MS Access databases and Excel spreadsheets.
Create brief summaries of technical reports and documents for entry into project databases.
Assist in collecting and organizing data from federal and other sources.
Data cleaning, formatting, labeling, and archiving.
Prepare datasets for statistical analysis.
Assist with data analysis, including running or overseeing routine data checks.
With oversight of Project Director, develop and maintain accurate and up-to-date SPSS or MS Access databases and perform analysis as needed for other projects.
Create tables and graphs for reports and presentations as needed.
Retrieve and compile documents, literature, resources, and data for statistical and other methodological memos, reports and presentations.
Assist with the preparation and distribution of statistical and other methodological memos, methodological reports and other documents.
Assist with the preparation and distribution of publications, which may include basic design, layout, and copy-editing presentations or other printed materials.
Assist in Other Project Services as Necessary
When necessary, run MS Access queries, or generate reports in response to data information requests.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Language: English fluency
Education: Bachelors Degree plus 3 years’ experience in a similar position or Masters Degree with 1 year experience required, preferably in Economics, Sociology, Public Health, Statistics, Education, Social Sciences or a similar field.
Experience: Key qualifications include initiative, ability to handle one’s workload efficiently and deliver work products in a timely manner as agreed upon with the project team, ability to work well in a team, and excellent communication skills (oral and written). Must be highly adept at handling multiple priorities.
Software Proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency with MS Excel and Word (especially graph and table proficiency), Familiarity with Access.and Power Point. Knowledge of research design, and familiarity with survey methods.
PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience: Familiarity with SPSS and statistical analysis techniques. Experience performing qualitative analysis and working with qualitative analytic software (e.g., ATLAS.ti). Previous work in a multi-cultural environment. Familiarity with and basic knowledge of non-profits and foundations, community service programs and volunteerism. Familiarity with Survey Monkey or similar online survey services.
To Apply: submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org only if you meet the minimum requirements. Please include “Bundling” in the subject header.
*This position is located in Burlingame, California. This is not a telecommuting opportunity.