Job Opening: Research Associate 1: Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Service

  • 03 Jun 2022

Research Associate 1:  Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Service

THIS POSITION IS FUNDED VIA MULTIPLE GRANTS. EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTINUED FUNDING FROM GRANT PROVIDERS. UP TO TWO POSITIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE.

Individual sought to support the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service’s applied research such as program evaluation and needs assessments in health, education, and community social services. The Voinovich School works to find solutions to challenges facing communities, the economy, and the environment. As a key member of multidisciplinary project teams within The School and with external partners, this person will provide technical assistance, data analysis and program evaluation services to government and/or non-profit organizations throughout Ohio.

Candidate must be highly self-motivated and able to work collaboratively within multiple project teams as well as work independently. Qualified candidates will have the ability to utilize database and statistical software programs to organize, manage and analyze data, interpret findings, and prepare reports summarizing findings using data visualization techniques and non-technical language, move multiple tasks forward simultaneously, learn new software and analytical methods as well as communicate effectively with project sponsors.

The ideal candidate must have a high attention to detail and should have the ability to draw information from multiple sources to identify potential solutions for identified issues; skills in collecting data for tracking and reporting of project outcomes; ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to accomplish project goals; ability to establish and maintain collegial relationships with senior management, co-workers, project sponsors; ability to accurately communicate verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences including project sponsors, stakeholders and other professionals; and the ability to travel to counties to meet with project stakeholders. Knowledge of social service sector within Southeast Ohio is a plus.

Will consider applicants whose primary work setting is offsite but position requires on campus presence a minimum of once per quarter and a maximum of once per month.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in field that includes quantitative and/or qualitative research methods such as behavioral science, social science, education or other related field, OR Bachelor’s Degree plus at least four (4) years of relevant knowledge and prior experience with public, private non-profit and social service organizations and systems.

Access to reliable home internet to support remote work when needed. Driver’s license and ability to travel. Ability to work evenings and weekends if necessary to meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in field that includes quantitative and/or qualitative research methods such as behavioral science, social science, education or other related field, OR Bachelor’s Degree plus at least four years of relevant knowledge and prior experience with public, private non-profit and social service organizations and systems.

Prior experience in conducting mixed methods applied research and/or program evaluation. Additionally, the ideal candidate has experience with SPSS or R.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by June 3, 2022 at:

https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/41543



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