Manages day-to-day implementation of several social policy research projects, including secondary data and research collection, while ensuring fidelity to research ethics and study design.
Ensures that project deliverables are developed in a satisfactory and timely manner.
Manages multiple project aims simultaneously and meets tight deadlines.
Contributes to research design and coordinates implementation with program partners and collaborators in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Oversees quality control of data collection, including developing and maintaining the studyâ™s research and dissemination processes.
Coordinates project development and deliverables among all internal and external partners.
Facilitates integration of community feedback into research process and generated products.
Prepares IRB proposals, writing grant proposals and grant progress reports, and obtains research permission and data use agreements as needed.
Performs literature reviews and assists in writing, proofreading, and fact-checking academic papers, reports, and presentations.
Prepares research summaries for memos, spreadsheets, and presentations targeting both technical and non-technical audiences, including policymakers, academic researchers, and other stakeholders.
Supervised other staff as needed.
Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge in the process.
Takes responsibility for the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. Analyze the meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject.
Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan.
Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge in the process
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include a master's degree in criminal justice, economics, sociology, public health, public policy or another relevant field.
Will consider applicants with equivalent lived experience.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through at least one year of relevant research experience.
Experience gained in school counts towards requirement.
Managing complex projects with numerous stakeholders.
Collecting and managing qualitative and quantitative datasets.
Working on field experiments.
Translating analytic insights into written recommendations.
Working with law enforcement or in emergency response.
Working with large and complex datasets, including with health and claims data appreciated.
Coursework in econometrics and/or mathematical statistics.
Technical Skills or Knowledge
Proficiency with one or more languages such as R, Stata, Python, or SAS preferred.
Strong computer skills including the ability to effectively use software applications such as Microsoft Office suite.
Strong interest in social policy.
Written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas in a simple straightforward way and develop positive relationships with a broad array of partners.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Demonstrated capacity to work independently in an organized, detailed manner, while maintaining a collaborative team environment. Self-starter with ability to take initiative to move projects forward.
Excellent data visualization ability.
Ability to work discretely with sensitive and confidential data.
Knowledge and understanding of criminal justice and 911 emergency crisis response.
Applied statistics, data analysis, or machine learning/predictive analytics.
Qualitative research and analysis.
This role will be indoors, on phone, Zoom, email, and other digital formats - working remotely initially.
Requires the ability to work independently and virtually with teams for periods of eight (8) hours or more.
Cover letter (required)
Writing sample (required)
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