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Research Analyst

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    Arizona State University

  • Location:

    Phoenix, AZ

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  • Opportunity Description

    Job Description:


    Under administrative direction, the research analyst will conduct quantitative and qualitative research on a broad range of policy areas with a special focus on housing, contributing to the research of the newly formed Arizona Research Center for Housing Equity and Sustainability (ARCHES) at Morrison Institute. This role requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to conduct primary and secondary research, and the ability to interface with clients, funders, policymakers, and key stakeholders. Additionally, the desired candidate will have strong public speaking skills and the ability to handle media inquiries, present at public forums, and facilitate focus groups. The analyst must have strong interpersonal skills, be able to manage complex timelines, meet all project deadlines, and ensure that project activities align with the project scope.


    Essential Duties:


    • Design, coordinate, and conduct research in Morrison Institute’s focal areas (e.g., livability, education, human services, health) with special expertise in housing. This includes collecting documents and compiling data from various sources (government agencies, libraries, the internet, non-profit research organizations, etc.), conducting key informant interviews, leading focus groups, analyzing survey data, and synthesizing key findings.
    • Implement research methodologies and statistical procedures with accuracy
    • Analyze and produce written summaries of quantitative and qualitative data
    • Write research-based reports, briefs and blogs that effectively communicate data and policy options to target audiences and the public at large with minimal supervision or editing
    • Provide editing assistance for research products in preparation for publication
    • Develop rapport and credibility with funders, academic and industry partners, and policymakers to best facilitate engaging them in substantive partnerships
    • Prioritize tasks to manage and meet deadlines which includes assisting with organizational, scheduling and logistical needs for research
    • Provide input on the selection and hiring of interns  with the potential to supervise interns


    Minimum Qualifications:


    Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND three years of experience in research, information analysis or program evaluation; OR, Master’s degree in a related field AND one year of experience in research, information analysis or program evaluation; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.



    Desired Qualifications:


    • Evidence of a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in related policy or social science field
    • Demonstrated knowledge of research design and methodologies (both qualitative and quantitative)
    • Experience conducting public policy or applied social science research related to housing
    • Demonstrated knowledge of library and online research resources
    • Experience in reviewing and synthesizing current literature and best practices
    • Experience writing and editing for a variety of audiences
    • Experience in using critical thinking skills
    • Evidence of effective communication skills with the ability to translate complex concepts and data for a broad readership
    • Experience in public speaking skills
    • Experience in planning and coordinating activities and establishing priorities to meet deadlines
    • Experience with statistical analysis software (such as SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, etc.)
    • Experience leading focus groups and/or small group facilitation
    • Experience conducting key stakeholder interviews
    • Experience writing final reports to funders
    • Bilingual: English/Spanish including speaking, reading, and writing.


    Instructions to Apply:


    Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

    Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

    Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

    ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

    Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


    Salary Range:

    $60,000-$68,000 per year


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