Research Assistant for Evaluation

Position: Research Assistant for Evaluation
Reports to: Director of Evaluation
Location: Brookline, MA
Category: Non-Exempt, Full-Time
Start Date: August 2013

Position Description
As a member of the worldwide staff and in partnership with the evaluation team, the Research Assistant for Program Evaluation will be responsible for carrying out program evaluation activities that contribute to the evidence base for the program, inform management and other external audiences about the program’s impact on educators and students and assess the organization’s progress towards its strategic goals.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Assist in evaluation studies by establishing timelines for studies; tracking subjects, collecting, managing, transcribing and entering data
  • Assist in qualitative data coding and analysis and report writing
  • Clean and compile quantitative data; analyze quantitative data and prepare reports
  • Search relevant academic literature as necessary
  • Update and create summaries of evaluation findings from multiple studies
  • Manage and update information systems of department, coordinating meetings and other administrative support as assigned
  • Respond to inquiries about evaluation from within and outside the organization

Essential Skills/Qualities:
  • B.A/B.S. required; degree in Psychology, Sociology, etc. preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience with evaluation-related research preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively
  • Ability to carry out quantitative data analysis using Excel and/or other statistical packages
  • Ability to analyze qualitative data, including interviews, observations, and open-ended survey responses (experience with Atlas.ti preferred)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team; flexibility
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Creative, energetic, self-starting
  • Commitment to, and ability to articulate, the mission of Facing History and Ourselves
  • Strong interviewing and observational skills preferred

Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a 10% organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4 voluntary Aflac plans, limited free parking and a friendly work environment.

Facing History proudly values diversity. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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