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Research Analyst

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Community Health Councils
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 6 days ago

Organization Summary

Community Health Councils (CHC) is a non-profit, community-based health education, advocacy and policy organization established in 1992 in response to the growing health and healthcare crisis. CHC’s mission is to collectively build equitable systems. CHC has been at the forefront of systems change work to eliminate disparities in health and well-being. Our policy areas include Health Systems, Food Justice, and Community and Economic Resiliency. Each area represents a unique opportunity to engage members of impacted communities in program and policy development through a wide variety of community interventions and strategies as well as representation and leadership through the coalitions and collaborations convened. With a primary focus on South Los Angeles, CHC works at the local, state, and national level to improve the health of under-served and marginalized communities.

Summary Description

CHC’s social change model places research as a core component of its policy and systems change work. Under the direction of a Senior Research Analyst, the Research Analyst will support design and implementation of research and evaluation across CHC’s policy and community initiatives work, focusing on supporting research and evaluation needs for the CHW Outreach and Engagement initiative (see https://covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19- news/community-health-worker-outreach-initiative-extended/). In addition, the Research Analyst will support technical training and capacity building around research and evaluation, utilizing a CBPR and equitable evaluation frame, and manage external research contractors and interns.

Description of Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in design of research projects and evaluation planning, ensuring sound methodology that adheres to initiative goals and CHC’s expectations, places community voice and benefit at the core of design, and respects any potential constraints on time, budget, and additional resources.
  • Manages timelines and coordinates research and evaluation activities across multiple stakeholder partners with different capacities, availabilities, and resources and engagement
  • Manages data collection, data entry, and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Qualitative methods include literature reviews, case study research, focus groups (multiple formats), individual in-depth interviews, photo journaling, and observation o
  • Quantitative methods include intercept field surveys, online surveys, secondary/public data retrieval, online analytics
  • Retrieves, organizes, and presents secondary data relevant to and supportive of CHC policy priorities and initiatives
  • Supports design and facilitation of trainings, both internal and external, around data literacy, research design, data collection methods, analysis and reporting
  • Prepares research and evaluation findings through presentations, narrative reports, blog posts, etc.
  • Supports CHC staff across all teams in research and evaluation needs, including ad hoc requests for data and research references
  • Supports management and coordination of research contractors, interns and volunteers to conduct research to CHC standards of practice and values
  • Promotes and implements equitable evaluation frameworks and practice (see https://www.equitableeval.org/framework)

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, public policy, urban planning, public affairs, sociology, anthropology, social welfare or other related field; AND
  • Minimum of one year of research and/or evaluation experience in a nonprofit, foundation or governmental setting;
  • Solid working knowledge of research and evaluation methods including experience with community surveys, quantitative design, analysis and mixed methods approaches.
  • Experience working with Census and public health data, including ability to conduct data transformations.
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel and/or SPSS or other analytical tool, including ability to create data bases for data entry/cleaning, ability to use formulas for basic descriptive analysis, ability to create charts and present data in professional format, ability to conduct basic descriptive and some inferential analyses.
  • Strong qualitative analysis skills, including coding, content and thematic analysis (preferred knowledge and familiarity with qualitative analytical tool such as DeDoose)
  • Working knowledge and experience of mapping and data visualizations tools like ArcGIS and Tableau (preferred)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience writing narrative research reports.
  • Ability to interact with diverse populations, sectors and disciplines at all levels—public-legislatures, government, private enterprises, nonprofit organizations, healthcare workers and individuals.
  • Ability to work with staff and community members from diverse racial, sexual orientation, gender identity and cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently, handle multiple projects, and coordinate work with team members.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while maintaining an entrepreneurship spirit.
  • Ability to respond to and follow up with colleagues and community partners in a timely manner.
  • Full proficiency in use of Internet, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint
  • Experience and skill at general project management, including developing and maintain timelines, and coordinating meetings and stakeholders.
  • Critical and strategic thinker who thrives in innovation.
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally.
  • Professional demeanor, able to function independently and within a team.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate well with remote teams.
  • Knowledge of Los Angeles area public health and healthcare issues, especially issues community access and engagement.
  • Knowledge of Asana Project Management and Office 365 software a plus.

Community Health Councils is a non-profit, community-based health advocacy, policy and educational organization. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits including medical, dental, vision and 403b plans; vacation, sick and holiday benefits. CHC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please email a Cover Letter and Resume as separate attachments to humanresources@chc-inc.org and include the exact title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Organization Summary

Community Health Councils (CHC) is a non-profit, community-based health education, advocacy and policy organization established in 1992 in response to the growing health and healthcare crisis. CHC’s mission is to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required

Salary

$65,000 - $70,000DOE

Benefits

Community Health Councils is a non-profit, community-based health advocacy, policy and educational organization. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits including medical, dental, vision and 403b plans; vacation, sick and holiday benefits. CHC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Community Health Councils is a non-profit, community-based health advocacy, policy and educational organization. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Associated Location
3731 Stocker Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008, United States
Suite 201

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please email a Cover Letter and Resume as separate attachments to humanresources@chc-inc.org and include the exact title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

TO APPLY: Please email a Cover Letter and Resume as separate attachments to humanresources@chc-inc.org and include the exact title of the position you are applying for in the…

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