Human Services Research Analyst job

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Mathematica Policy Research is a pioneering nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving public well-being. Our 1,200+ experts conduct policy research, data collection, and data analytics that meet the highest standards of quality and objectivity, working with decision makers across the public and private sectors.We have been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs for nearly 50 years. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.

Job Description

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and
practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with
public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep
insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding.
Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging
policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to
nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica
offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits
package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an
employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings
that have increased in tandem with the company s growth and financial
strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is
able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability,
and steadily grow our financial strength.

We are looking for Research Analysts to join our team in the Human Services
Division. Research Analysts typically work across multiple domestic policy
areas. Analysts may work on primary research studies (e.g. randomized
evaluations of programs), perform secondary research (e.g. analyzing existing
data or conducting a systematic review of research), or provide technical
assistance to other organizations on evaluation design and program
implementation and improvement.

In our Human Services Division, staff work on projects in the following
domestic policy areas:
* Family support (sample projects: advising state TANF administrators on
evidence-based ways to increase program engagement, and providing
technical assistance to reduce youth homelessness)
* Education (sample projects: building state and district capacity to use
data, studying supports for teachers and principals, and conducting a
systematic review of research on education interventions)
* Early childhood (sample projects: nationally representative studies of
Head Start and Early Head Start, and conducting a systematic review of
research of home visiting programs)
* Labor(sample projects: evaluating the impact and implementation of
employment and training programs, and engaging staff in workforce
development programs in a continuous improvement approach to learn,
innovate, and improve)
* Nutrition (sample projects: researching initiatives to address childhood
hunger, and estimating the impact of changes to the SNAP program)
* Criminal justice(sample projects: evaluating initiatives for multiple
populations in jails and prisons and former offenders)
Key project activities for Human Services Research Analysts include the
following:
* Contributing to systematic reviews of existing research
* Providing technical assistance and consultation on research-based
strategies and supporting program implementation and quality improvement
efforts
* Organizing, designing, and facilitating onsite and virtual planning
sessions, trainings, and other meetings with school districts and
federal, state, and local social service agencies
* Supporting researchers and programmers in conducting quantitative
analyses with large databases to determine program outcomes, data
analytics, and policy simulations
* Conducting in-depth interviews or focus groups and performing qualitative
analyses
* Writing a range of products, including (1) memoranda, briefs, or reports
summarizing key findings, potential recommendations for improvement, and
practice-focused lessons learned; and (2) practitioner-focused documents,
including implementation guidance, training curricula, and strategic
planning tools; and (3) technical assistance briefs
* Contributing to the oversight of projects, including financial monitoring
and participating in internal project management and quality assurance
procedures
As a Research Analyst, you would join our staff of research professionals,
which includes researchers in the fields of public policy, economics, and other
social sciences, as well as analysts, research assistants, and programmers. We
offer our employees a stimulating team-oriented work environment, competitive
salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of
employee ownership.

Position_Requirements
* Master s degree in public policy, public administration, organization
behavior, social work, sociology, economics, statistics, business
administration, or a related field, or equivalent experience
* Analytic mindset and aptitude for conducting rigorous qualitative and/or
quantitative research
* Strong interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to deal
tactfully and diplomatically with clients and other external stakeholders
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Working knowledge of current policy issues in one or more of the
following areas: family support, education, early childhood, labor,
nutrition, or other relevant areas
* Experience in consulting or in providing technical assistance and support
to human services agencies or non-governmental organizations is desirable
* Experience in or aptitude for facilitating trainings, strategic planning
processes, and/or human-centered design is desirable
* Work experience with a policy research organization, state or federal
government, foundation, school, or human services program is desirable
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample that demonstrates
analytic thinking (preferably illustrating research or analysis skills on a
policy-related topic), transcripts (unofficial or official), and contact
information for three references.

Available locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Oakland, CA; Chicago, IL;
Ann Arbor, MI; Seattle, WA

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national
origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and
basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Estimated annual salary
$70,210
average
Minimum
$58,775
Maximum
$86,978

Mathematica Policy Research

Type

Company - Private

Size

Large

Revenue

$100M to $500M

Location

1100 1st St Ne Floor 12Washington, DC, 20002and others

Industry

Engineering/Architecture
Marketing/Advertising/PR
Pharmaceutical/Bio-tech
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Founded

1968

CEO

Paul Decker

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