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Senior Research Associate

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Building Changes
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Published 16 days ago

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT



Senior Research

Associate



Building Changes

seeks an experienced Senior Research Associate to implement sections of Building Changes’ Research and Evaluation

plan. The position will focus on producing applied research and evaluation relevant

for policy and practice on topics identified through collaboration with partners

and Building Changes staff with the goal of improving services, supports, and

outcomes for students, youth, and families experiencing

homelessness.



This position will

be involved in various Building Changes’ projects with a focus on the housing

crisis response and education systems. The goals of this body of work are to:



·      

Analyze data and share research on student

homelessness in Washington State



·      

Identify strategies and develop tools for

addressing the unique needs of students experiencing homelessness



·      

Influence policy and advocate for adequate,

sustainable resources and capacity for the education and housing systems



·      

Hold the education and housing systems

accountable to advance and adopt racially equitable and culturally responsive

policies, practices, and community partnerships



·      

Facilitate leadership buy-in and cross-systems

collaboration.  



This position

reports to the Director of Research and Evaluation and is located at our office

in Seattle, though we are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. This

position may also require occasional statewide travel once safe.



 



Our Mission



Building

Changes advances equitable responses to homelessness in Washington State, with

a focus on children, youth, and families and the systems that serve them.



 



Our

Work



Together with our

partners, Building Changes pushes for equitable, holistic responses in and

across the housing, education, and health systems so that all children, youth,

and families experiencing homelessness get the support they need. Resolving a

housing crisis and maintaining housing stability are not possible without this.

To achieve our mission, Building Changes uses an interdisciplinary



approach that

combines grantmaking and capacity building, research and evaluation, and

advocacy.



 



Responsibilities will include:



·      

Develop and implement research, evaluation, and

data analysis projects, including partner consultation, methodological design,

qualitative and quantitative data collection and management, analysis, and

interpretation and presentation of findings.



·      

Create and monitor project task timelines,

including managing consultant work processes and products.



·      

Prepare and negotiate data sharing agreements,

IRB applications, and other necessary protocols.



·      

Working in partnership with Building Changes’ Practice

Innovation, Policy/Advocacy, and Communications staff, write reports for and

deliver presentations to layperson and technical audiences. Develop summary

materials such as slides, briefs, fact sheets, and interactive data dashboards

to share findings with communities and influence policy and practice.



·      

Working in partnership with Building Changes’

Development staff, provide accurate and relevant research and data to support

grant proposals. 



·      

Cultivate and maintain collaborative working

relationships with internal staff, project partners, and other researchers and

evaluators.



·      

Review and stay abreast of research literature,

methodological developments, and data visualization techniques.



·      

Summarize and distribute findings internally;

provide consultation to staff on research and evaluation principles and methods.



·      

Represent Building Changes externally at

conferences, on committees, in workgroups, and other venues.



·      

Help shape and refine the Building Changes’ Research and Evaluation strategy.



·      

Other duties as assigned.



 



The successful candidate will have a combination

of the following:



·      

Knowledge

and experience working in the housing crisis response and/or education sectors

desired.* At least five (5) years of experience working in an applied research

and/or evaluation setting.



·      

A strong commitment to racial equity.

Demonstrated experience centering equity in research and evaluation activities

desired.



·      

Advanced knowledge of qualitative and quantitative

research methods and ethical principles.



·      

Demonstrated skill in analyzing qualitative and

quantitative data.



·      

Experience working in content areas focusing on

underserved populations.



·      

Experience collecting primary data (e.g.,

surveys, interviews, focus groups) as well as obtaining, managing, and

analyzing large administrative datasets.



·      

Excellent organizational and time management

skills; proven ability to manage multiple, complex projects and move them

forward to completion on time.



·      

Exceptional oral and written communication

skills, including the ability to summarize complex methods and findings for

technical and layperson audiences.



·      

Ability to work collaboratively within and

across interdisciplinary teams.



·      

Experience blending multiple datasets and

developing dashboards in Tableau is preferred.



·      

Expertise in statistical analysis software

and/or programming languages (R, STATA, SPSS, or similar).



·      

Expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

and online survey products.



 



*Note: In our effort to conduct an

inclusive search for qualified candidates, this position does not require an

advanced degree. Educational attainment will be considered along with other

experience.



The salary for

this position is $75,000. This salary has

been benchmarked against local market survey data at the 75th

percentile of the market for organization of our size, type, and revenue. We

offer excellent health, time off, retirement, and other benefits.



To apply for this

position, please email cover

letter and resume to:  jobs@buildingchanges.org

– Subject: Senior

Research Associate. For more information, please visit our website at www.buildingchanges.org.



 



Building Changes

is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong organizational commitment to

building a diverse workforce.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT



Senior Research

Associate



Building Changes

seeks an experienced Senior Research Associate to implement sections of Building Changes’ Research and Evaluation

plan. The position will focus on producing applied…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 31, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Compensation

At least USD 75,000
This salary has been benchmarked against local market survey data at the 75th percentile of the market for organization of our size, type, and revenue. We offer excellent health, time off, retirement, and other benefits.

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Paid Holidays, Vacation, Flexible Spending Account, Personal Days

Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Paid Holidays, Vacation, Flexible Spending Account, Personal Days

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
1200 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA
1200

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