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Research Associate

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Texas Appleseed
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Austin, TX

Texas Appleseed


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Published 9 days ago

March 15, 2021
March 12, 2021
$60,000 - $65,000

Texas Appleseed is seeking a full-time research associate to provide data analysis for all of our project areas (i.e., criminal justice, youth justice, education justice, fair financial access, etc.).

 

Mission

 Texas Appleseed promotes social and economic justice for all Texans by leveraging the skills and resources of volunteer lawyers and other professionals to identify practical solutions to difficult, systemic problems.

 

Research Associate Position

 

This position will serve a key role in carrying out our mission. The Research Associate will work in conjunction with project directors and under the supervision of the Director of Research to analyze and report key data that shapes and drives our policy recommendations and advocacy.  

 

Duties

·      Cleaning, preparing, and organizing data for analysis, including data entry

·      Acquiring project data from primary research and secondary data sources

·      Identifying the most appropriate analysis to use for problems and questions presented

·      Analyzing quantitative data using varied statistical techniques (such as linear and logistic regression, t tests, odds ratios, chi square analyses)

·      Managing multiple data projects across programs

·      Presenting data in charts, graphs, tables, maps, reports, and otherwise making data accessible to diverse audiences, including the general public

·      Providing written data summaries and co-authoring research reports

 

Qualifications

·      Commitment to issues of social, economic, and racial justice

·      2+ years of experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data

·      Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of data with attention to detail and accuracy

·      Strong research methodology and evaluation skills

·      Expert-level proficiency with at least one statistical package (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, or equivalent)

·      Experience with geographical information systems (e.g., ArcGIS or equivalent)

·      Experience designing research projects in the social sciences

·      Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines

·      Strong oral and written communication skills

·      Master's degree in social sciences, statistics, or similar field preferred, but not required

 

Physical Requirements

·      Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer

 

More Information

 

This is a full-time position. Salary ranges from $60,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience. Texas Appleseed offers competitive pay, paid health, life, dental, and vision insurance, a generous paid leave package as well as retirement matching, and flexible hours in an inclusive culture.

 

Texas Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To Apply

 

Email a cover letter, resume, three references, and analysis sample (no more than 5 pages) to research@texasappleseed.net.

Texas Appleseed is seeking a full-time research associate to provide data analysis for all of our project areas (i.e., criminal justice, youth justice, education justice, fair financial access, etc.).

 

Mission

 Texas Appleseed promotes social and…

Details at a glance

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  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Texas Appleseed offers competitive pay, paid health, life, dental and vision insurance for full time employees, a generous paid leave package as well as retirement matching, and flexible hours in an inclusive culture.

Texas Appleseed offers competitive pay, paid health, life, dental and vision insurance for full time employees, a generous paid leave package as well as retirement matching, and…

Location

1609 Shoal Creek Avenue, Suite 201, Austin, TX 78701

How to Apply

Please send email and cover letter to research@texasappleseed.net.

Please send email and cover letter to research@texasappleseed.net.

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