17 Oct

Research Analyst Jobs Vacancy in Child Trends Minneapolis

Position
Research Analyst
Company
Child Trends
Location
Minneapolis MN
Opening
17 Oct, 2018 30+ days ago

Child Trends Minneapolis urgently required following position for Research Analyst. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Research Analyst Jobs Vacancy in Child Trends Minneapolis Jobs Details:

Child Trends is seeking an Analyst for its Early Childhood research area. This position is open for all office locations (MD, MN, NC) with preference for MD. Our Early Childhood team studies programs and systems affecting young children from birth through early elementary school. We study several topics including access to high-quality early care and education, the early childhood workforce, home visiting, child care licensing, early childhood assessment, family engagement and support, and state-based early childhood data systems. Our team works with the federal government, state agencies, communities, and foundations on research, evaluation, and policy projects that address important issues for policymakers, practitioners, and families. We develop resources and reports that address complex topics in easy-to-understand terms. We are strong thought partners in addressing a range of early childhood issues and help policymakers and practitioners translate research into actions that can improve the lives of young children.


Analyst Responsibilities:

  • Works on multiple research and evaluation projects simultaneously.
  • Analyzes quantitative data using descriptive and multivariate techniques.
  • Cleans and manages quantitative data sets.
  • Designs protocols for the collection of quantitative data.
  • Manages and contributes to data collection efforts.
  • Assists with proposal development.
  • Writes substantive reports, briefs, and memos independently or as part of a team
  • May analyze qualitative data using open coding techniques.
  • May manage the timeline, scope of work, budget, and work flow for assigned projects and tasks.
  • May train and supervise research assistants and support staff.
  • May contribute to communications and dissemination efforts.

Analyst Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in research methods, statistics, public policy, public health, program evaluation, psychology, child development, education or a related field OR a Bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with data cleaning and management.
  • Experience with secondary data analysis.
  • Experience with statistical software packages (e.g., SAS, STATA, R).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex information for general audiences.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong communication skills to support a collaborative working environment.
  • Experience with quantitative approaches such as multivariate regressions, multilevel modeling, and multiple imputation is desired, but not required.
  • Experience with data from state government, US Census, or nationally-representative surveys is desired, but not required.
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software (e.g., Arc GIS) is desirable, but not required.
  • Experience with data visualization (e.g., Tableau, Excel graphs and figures) is desirable, but not required.
  • Experience with data collection (e.g., surveys, observations, assessments) in applied or laboratory settings is desirable, but not required.
  • Experience with project management software (e.g., REDCap, GANTT charts, Basecamp) is desirable, but not required.

How to Apply:

Please follow the “apply” link to submit your application. When asked by the system to upload resume, please upload one document that includes your resume, cover letter, transcripts, a writing sample and contact information for three professional references. Materials must be combined into one document in order to be uploaded. If you have any difficulties with this process please email the requested materials to recruitment (at) childtrends.org and make sure to reference the position in the subject line. No phone calls please!


Child Trends, founded in 1979, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by conducting research and providing science-based information to improve the decisions, programs, and policies that affect children. With annual revenue of $19 million and 144 employees, our clients include federal, state and local government agencies, foundations, and service providers. Our headquarters is located in Bethesda, Maryland, with offices in Minneapolis and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In 2016, we were recognized as a Great Place to Work and were 2nd in the list of 100 Best Workplaces for Women.


Child Trends is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disability encouraged to apply.


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