Research Evaluation and Data Specialist

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $55,000
Maximum: $60,000

Published

09/20/2018

Start Date

10/08/2018

Application Deadline

10/05/2018

Address

Arlington
Virginia
United States

Description

The National Center for Victims of Crime, the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them, is hiring a Research Evaluation and Data Specialist. This key position is responsible for maintaining accurate and extensive reports and analyses of the National Center and its many programs, including Public Affairs and Victim Services. The successful candidate and key member of the team will have excellent research analysis skills, be collaborative, have attention to detail, be a self-starter and have an interest in victim services. This person will have the responsibility of ensuring the National Center and its programs are in line with industry best practices for data collection, program evaluation, and data presentation. This person will also work closely with public affairs and program staff to create resources for the general public and special populations.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the selection, creation, and consistent use of data collection tools. Manage data collected from tools.
  • Collect qualitative and quantitative data using a range of methodologies including, but not limited to survey instruments, training and technical assistance assessments, focus groups, interviews, and observations.
  • Implement system to collect and analyze data from website insights and/or hotline interactions to communicate impact.
  • Collaborate with program staff to plan program evaluations.
  • Utilize various methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis to carry out summative and formative evaluations.
  • Analyze data collected as part of program evaluations and develop reports, including program recommendations.
  • Develop strategies and manage processes and procedures to improve internal and external participant engagement in research and evaluation activities.
  • Assist in identifying, planning, and providing formal and informal support, guidance, and capacity development to staff on data-driven decision-making, improvement, and logic model planning.
  • Support Public Affairs and Victim Services teams in creating data-driven marketing materials.
  • Develop infographics and other data visualizations for use on the website, social media and in marketing materials.
  • Oversee content development for the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Crime and Victimization Fact Sheets.
  • Scan the victim services field for new or updated data, research, and methods. Respond to requests for data, research, or other related information.
  • Aggregate statistics for grant reporting.
  • Other related responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree desired.
  • 1 - 2 years of relevant experience in a data analysis, business analytics, business intelligence, social science research, and evaluation.
  • 1 – 2 years of relevant experience developing logic models, designing evaluation plans, and carrying out evaluations
  • Highly proficient in a statistical software (Stata, SPSS, Python, or R).
  • Proficient in Tableau
  • Familiar with programs like Venngage and Survey Monkey
  • Ability to explain complicated or technical information in a simple way to non-technical audiences
  • Curiosity and passion about data and data visualization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and comfortable presenting to everyone from entry-level employees to senior management and stakeholders
  • Curiosity and passion about data and data visualization
  • Creativity to determine the best solution for a real-world problem with quantitative data
  • Experience with descriptive statistics, probability, and cleaning big datasets
  • Willingness to question the validity and accuracy of data
  • Enjoys collaborating with others in team environment
  • Eager to learn in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter with willingness to look out for new data-driven opportunities within National Center programs
  • Physical Activities

The following physical activities described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations:

This position requires the candidate to remain in a stationary position for the majority of duties while interacting with staff. The candidate should be able to sit or stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

This person constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

The candidate must be able to move and/or position office equipment in excess of 10 lbs. including items such as laptops, peripherals, routers, and other hardware.

The candidate must be able to accurately and efficiently exchange information verbally and/or via web based technology.

The candidate must have vision correctable to a level where individual can operate a computer and recognize text on a computer monitor.

Other Information:

  • This position requires a criminal background check and is an FLSA exempt position.
  • The salary for this position begins at $55,000.
  • This position allows telework up to three days per week, after a successful probationary period.


Location: Arlington, VA. Anticipated work schedule is flexible, with core office hours of 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday with some flexibility if the position allows and on-call hours as needed. The office is located near Metrorail stations. Secure on-site parking is also available.

The office is located in a building with wheelchair accessible features such as ADA compliant exterior doors and elevators. Staff work in a semi-open environment with shared spaces and moderate noise volume.

The National Center for Victims of Crime is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The National Center encourages all qualified applicants to apply, especially those who identify as a member of a minority or underserved group. We value diversity and are committed to an inclusive workforce.

Benefits

The National Center offers an excellent benefits package including; health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with match, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

http://www.victimsofcrime.org

All applicants must include a resume, cover letter that outlines their unique qualifications for this position, and a writing sample to careers@victimsofcrime.org with the words “Research/Evaluation” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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