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Senior Research Analyst

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This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds. Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Senior Research Analyst
Department The Dartmouth Institute
Position Number 1011942
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Position Purpose

Under general direction of the Co-Director and Research Associates of the Center for Program Design and Evaluation (CPDE), coordinates evaluation activities related to the program/projects evaluation plan with Research Associates and project partners. Assists in the development and testing of data collection instruments, takes the lead in collecting data and conducts qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods data analyses and reporting.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills and ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Strong ability to organize, take initiative and operate independently with minimal direction.
  • Strong resource information skills with library and Internet search engines.
  • Familiarity and experience with the requirements of data management.
  • Mastery of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of sound research and evaluation.
  • Ability to draft survey instruments, interview and focus group guides, and other data collection methods.
  • Experience conducting interviews, focus groups and observation for data collection.
  • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data using appropriate software and methods (e.g., statistical tests and coding of qualitative data).
  • Ability to contribute to reports, presentations and technical paper writing.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and ability to prioritize own work and to adjust priorities as necessary.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to interact with project team members with high degree of tact, discretion and sensitivity to participant concerns.
  • Willing to travel on occasion for project meetings and other activities.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
Minimum Experience
  • Two to three years of relevant experience in evaluation research with particular experience working with qualitative and quantitative data.

Candidates selected for an in-person interview will be asked to submit a writing sample and/or an example of recent data-related outputs.

Minimum Education
  • Masters degree in a field such as public health, education, clinical evaluative science, medical informatics, human services, or other related fields; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Karen Schifferdecker
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Project Management/Support

  • Develops increasing expertise in implementing evaluation plans for research PIs and leaders.
  • In collaboration with CPDE leaders and clients, designs and develops logic models.
  • Participates in the development, submission, revision, and renewal of IRB applications.
  • Assists with creating and implementing standardized systems for CPDE and participating in their continual evaluation and redesign as needed.

Data Collection and Management

  • Researches relevant literature to become proficient in knowledge of specific areas, including important research and theoretical base and findings, knowledge of important domains, and knowledge of existing measures, including information about the use, reliability and validity of such measures.
  • Relying on literature searches and information collected from other sources (including primary data), develops initial drafts of data collection instruments (qualitative and quantitative) and iterates with CPDE leaders and other team members on subsequent drafts.
  • Collects data (interviews, focus groups, surveys, observation) and adheres to strict data security protocols for data storage, management, and analyses.
  • When necessary, hires, trains, and supervises student employees for data collection, data entry, or other temporary work.
  • Conducts data entry or oversees data entry staff, ensuring proper adherence to establish data entry protocols and quality controls.

Communication

  • Works cooperatively with internal staff and that of multiple partners.
  • Maintains flexible schedule to meet competing demands.
  • Actively communicates with on- and off-site colleagues, partners, and clients.
  • Organizes meetings and follows up communications among project participants in conjunction with other team members.

Data Analysis

  • With guidance from CPDE Research Associates, analyzes qualitative and quantitative data using appropriate methods and available software programs (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Dedoose).
  • Prepares appropriate and understandable interpretations of data, such as sequences, graphs, charts, illustrations, tables, slides, statistical summaries, etc.

Report and Proposal Preparation

  • Prepares drafts of reports, summaries, sections of manuscripts and abstracts of research findings.
  • Assists with proposal writing and participates in development of papers and presentations as needed.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1
  2. Additional Document #2

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