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Research Analyst

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AccessMatters
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Philadelphia, PA
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Published 6 days ago

About AccessMatters

AccessMatters, a non-profit, public health organization located in Center City Philadelphia, envisions a future where every person has the health care and information they need to thrive. In service to that vision, AccessMatters’ mission is to protect, expand, and enhance equitable access to sexual and reproductive health care and information for all people. Our team strives to advance our mission in accordance with these guiding principles: (1) sexual health is an essential component of health and wellbeing across the life span; (2) access to quality, affordable health care – including sexual and reproductive health care – is a fundamental human right; (3) every person, family, and community deserves to be treated with dignity and respect; (4) programs and services should be evidence-based, prevention-focused, and person-centered; (5) organizational excellence is best achieved through a culture of inclusion, diversity, innovation, professionalism, and accountability; (6) clients, volunteers, staff, partners, and supporters should be treated with kindness, dignity, and respect in a trauma-informed and culturally responsible environment; and (7) everyone deserves a caring workplace environment that fosters trust, teamwork, creativity, and work-life balance where work is enjoyable and where staff are supported in their professional development and their pursuit of excellence.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Research, Evaluation and Data (RED), the Research Analyst supports and advances RED functions and operations, consistent with AccessMatters’ Strategic Plan and in support of current programs and future programmatic expansion. Specifically, the Research Analyst is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and analyzing multiple data, research, and evaluation projects and deliverables related to family planning, HIV, health equity, and other sexual and reproductive health topics and programs. The Research Analyst creates, delivers, and analyzes internal data quality control and program performance reports to allow partners to track goal attainment, in alignment with project needs and goals. The Research Analyst also may lead meetings for projects on which they manage data and/or evaluation activities, to keep program team members informed about the status of project data and to anticipate future program needs based on analysis of key data. The Research Analyst will interact with internal team members and external stakeholders, including consultants, funders, program officers, community-based partners, government representatives, and the general community, to ensure timely and accurate data collection, quality control, and data management. This position will be expected to participate in all departmental meetings and activities as assigned. This position is full time and exempt.

Essential Functions:

The Research Analyst Will:

Coordinate and Implement Program Evaluation and Data Analysis Protocols

  • Use advanced knowledge and specialized academic training to coordinate, implement, and analyze quantitative and qualitative research, evaluation, and data analysis protocols, including sampling and recruitment plans, needs assessments, and program evaluation plans.
  • Coordinate and support all phases of continual program reporting, analysis, and evaluation, including data acquisition, analysis, visualization, and presentation for internal clients, external partners, funders, and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analyses utilizing appropriate methods and software tools.
  • Coordinate and execute data collection tools and processes, including development of surveys and scripts for interviews and focus groups as assigned, in alignment with program protocols and best practices for data accuracy and integrity.
  • Proactively identify and troubleshoot data quality issues, by working collaboratively with stakeholders and staff to develop and provide technical assistance to improve, strengthen, and sustain sound data capture processes.
  • Take the lead on collection, entry, compilation, extraction, review, and “clean up” of data in appropriate databases or applications, as indicated by project terms and specifications.
  • Maintain high ethical standards and conduct regarding confidentiality, integrity, dual-relationships, and professional behavior overall.
  • Adhere to all program guidelines and protocols and protect client information and records at all times in compliance with agency Confidentiality Policy and Pennsylvania’s Act 148.
  • Consistently exercise discretion and sound judgment to analyze, interpret and act, evaluating possible courses of conduct and making decisions for the best outcomes for the client, team and the organization.

Contribute Specialized Expertise to Internal and External Constituents to Advance Program Operations and Goal Attainment

  • Use advanced knowledge and specialized academic training to find, analyze, summarize, document, and present relevant research literature for current projects, proposals, reports, and other assignments, while maintaining accurate attributions for all sources consulted.
  • Support business development efforts by assisting with proposal preparation and submission process for grant-funded projects.
  • Develop collateral based on research, evaluation, and data analysis projects, including presentations, reports, manuscripts, etc., participating in communication and dissemination efforts as needed.
  • Analyze data and prepare both standing/routine and ad hoc reports, as assigned.
  • Lead and support research meetings, including preparation of agendas and preparation of detailed meeting minutes.
  • Conduct internal and external trainings and presentations as assigned.
  • Participate in special events, trainings, programs, meetings, and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Specialized knowledge and academic study/training in research, data, and evaluation methodologies as well as sampling strategies.
  • Ability to conduct accurate and timely analyses of quantitative and qualitative data sets. 
  • Ability to find, summarize and synthesize published research.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency with SPSS and other data analysis software.
  • Familiarity with GIS mapping software.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work in project teams and manage projects with multiple deadlines and priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work within a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team environment, serving diverse populations and institutions across a broad spectrum of community and clinical providers within the fields of sexual and reproductive health and maternal and child health.
  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse communities and colleagues with demonstrated cultural humility and responsibility.
  • Superior verbal communication skills, coupled with highly developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to counsel others and facilitate meetings.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing skills, including formal reports, proposals, technical assistance, manuscript publications or similar academic writing samples.
  • Flexible and open to changing priorities and managing multiple tasks effectively within a compressed timeframe.
  • Excellent assessment, problem-solving, and negotiation skills.
  • Eligible for all city and state mandatory clearances, e.g. criminal and child abuse clearances.

Education and Experience:

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree with program of study, coursework, or certification in relevant specialized subject areas, including but not limited to research design/methodology, program evaluation, quantitative/qualitative data analysis, statistics, clinical research, or related studies. Relevant industry specific experience may be considered in lieu of degree where possible. 
  • Preferred: Masters in Public Health or similar field related to data, research, and evaluation.
  • Minimum experience 4 years in research, data, and evaluation projects including statistical data analysis, including minimum of one year of experience in technical writing to create formal reports, proposals, program guidance, and other authoritative materials.
  • Experience in sexual and reproductive health helpful.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to the Research Analyst position posted at our online career site, by going to this link: https://bit.ly/343YwKD. Address cover letter to Elaine Petrossian, Vice President, Human Resources & Operations. Please include salary requirement and potential start date. **NOTE:  While AccessMatters is currently operating remotely, candidates are expected to reside within commuting distance of our headquarters in Center City, Philadelphia. ** No calls, please. Applications will be reviewed in a rolling basis with priority to those received by May 14, 2021ACCESSMATTERS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

About AccessMatters

AccessMatters, a non-profit, public health organization located in Center City Philadelphia, envisions a future where every person has the health care and information they need to thrive. In service to that vision…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Benefits

AccessMatters offers a competitive benefits package.

AccessMatters offers a competitive benefits package.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Philadelphia, PA
Associated Location
1700 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3904, United States
Floor 18

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to the Research Analyst position posted at our online career site, by going to this link: https://bit.ly/343YwKD. Address cover letter to Elaine Petrossian, Vice President, Human Resources & Operations. Please include salary requirement and potential start date. **NOTE:  While AccessMatters is currently operating remotely, candidates are expected to reside within commuting distance of our headquarters in Center City, Philadelphia. ** No calls, please. Applications will be reviewed in a rolling basis with priority to those received by May 14, 2021ACCESSMATTERS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to the Research Analyst position posted at our online career site, by going to this link: https://bit.ly/343YwKD. Address cover letter to…

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