Senior Research Manager, Boston Indicators

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/10/2018

Address

Boston
Massachusetts
United States

Description

All applications should be submitted online. 

Go to https://www.tbf.org/who-we-are/careers and select Senior Research Manager, Boston Indicators to complete our online application process.

Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Description

 

Title: Senior Research Manager

 

Department: Strategy and Operations

 

Reports To:  Director, Boston Indicators

 

FLSA Classification: Exempt           FTE: 1

 

Supervises:  None

 

Position Summary:

The Senior Research Manager supports and advances the goals of Boston Indicators, a research center at the Boston Foundation (TBF) that seeks a thriving Greater Boston for all residents across all neighborhoods. We do this by analyzing key indicators of well-being and by researching promising ideas for making our city more prosperous, equitable and just. To ensure that our work informs active efforts to improve our city, we work in deep partnership with TBF staff, community groups, civic leaders and Boston’s civic data community to produce special reports and host public convenings.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Producing data-driven research and analysis on topics including, but certainly not limited to, demographic trends in Boston and Massachusetts, jobs and the economy, education, criminal justice, and health
  • Communicating research findings in ways that are accessible to a range of non-technical audiences, often through the production of reports, articles, factsheets, briefings and presentations
  • Developing and stewarding external relationships, helping the Director expand the reach and depth of connections with key partners and stakeholders
  • Managing projects over the full project pipeline from conception through to completion

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

 

Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:

  • Master’s degree required or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience
  • 4 years professional experience (preferred)

 

 

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:

  • Strong written and oral communications skills, including public speaking and presentation skills
  • Strong project management skills, with a proven ability to lead complex projects
  • Comfort and flexibility working across a wide range of issue areas
  • Proficiency analyzing large data sets in Excel
  • Comfort using data from different US Census Bureau sources (e.g. the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, the Current Population Survey)
  • Ability to give and receive criticism constructively and work to and meet tight deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to interact well with a diverse range of people
  • Flexible, collegial and supportive toward constituents and colleagues
  • Proficiency using a statistical software package to analyze administrative and survey data - for instance, using R or STATA to analyze American Community Survey Pubic Use Microdata Sample files (preferred)
  • Proficiency with Geographic Information System (GIS) applications (preferred)
  • Graphic design skills (preferred)
  • Video production skills (preferred)

 

 

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • The ability to remain stationary and work on a computer for approximately 80% of the work day required
  • Ability to carry up to 15 pounds

 

 

 

 

June 29, 2018

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

https://www.tbf.org/who-we-are/careers

All applications should be submitted online. 

Go to https://www.tbf.org/who-we-are/careers and select Senior Research Manager, Boston Indicators to complete our online application process.



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