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Research Assistant Full-time Job

2 months ago Administration, Business and Management Irvine   411 views
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EVALCORP is a fast-paced measurement & planning consulting firm (Irvine area of Southern California).

We specialize in program evaluation, needs assessment, and strategic planning consulting services.

Our primary clients are government agencies and community-based nonprofits. Our core content areas include: criminal justice, public health, mental health, alcohol/other drug prevention, child welfare, and education (including 0-5, elementary and secondary ed). We provide outstanding client service through high-quality, utilization-focused reports, and services.

Learn more about us at .

  • Are you an applied researcher or program evaluator looking for a position with a growing consulting firm?
  • Are you a self-starter?
  • Are you proficient in quantitative & qualitative data analysis?
  • Are your written and verbal communication skills strong?
  • Do you value excellence and collaboration?
  • Are you wanting to make a difference for others?

If so – let us know by applying to join our team of professional evaluators!

We are currently seeking multiple Research Assistants to support our project teams.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in psychology or an applied social science
  • One year or more of full-time evaluation or similar applied research experience
  • Highly organized, can produce work on multiple projects on time
  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
  • Highly computer proficient
  • e.g., Microsoft Office, SPSS or R or JASP, internet, Qualitative data analysis software
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is key to success
  • Valid driver’s license and access to own transportation
  • Preferred: Experience working in or with a non-profit and/or government agency
  • Preferred: Subject matter expertise in criminal justice, public health, or mental health

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Coordinate and schedule data collection activities with clients
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data collection activities
  • Stakeholder interviews, focus groups, surveys, document reviews, etc.
  • Maintain project datasets, including entering, verifying, cleaning, coding, etc.
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analyses
  • Summarize data in tables, graphs/charts, and narrative formats
  • Assist with writing evaluation reports and other client deliverables
  • Assist with client training/delivery
  • Participate in client meetings and presentations
  • Conduct other activities as needed to support project teams in the firm

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Work in a fast-paced environment that is highly responsive to client needs
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of client and firm data and information
  • Maintain professional interactions with clients and colleagues
  • Actively listen and remember key points from communication with others
  • Manage time and work productively and independently
  • Work within teams and autonomously
  • Follow instructions
  • Appropriately take initiative to identify challenges and potential solutions
  • Travel to firm office and to client locations (eventually)

Why join our team?

  • Do what you love to do and are great at – with a stellar team!
  • Make an impact, make a difference with agencies delivering front line services in the fields of mental health, public health, criminal justice, and human/social services – providing useful information to strengthen communities
  • Grow and develop
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Dental, vision & health insurance; PTO; 401K plan; insurance for pets too!

To Apply: Please submit a current resume and cover letter online.

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