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4 Apr 2017

Research and Policy Research and Analytics Assistant

Turnaround for Children
 New York, New York, United States

Job Description

About the Position

The Research and Analytics Assistant will play a critical role Turnaround’s work to collect, clean, visualize, analyze, report and communicate data on the organization’s functioning and effectiveness. By helping internal colleagues and external partners and stakeholders gain data-driven insights about our program, this role will help ensure that students receive the interventions needed to thrive in school and in life.

Key Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Assist in all stages of research and analytics, including data cleaning and processing, routine updates to reports, and literature reviews
  • Assist in Organizational Learning and Impact team operations, including data collection and technical assistance for school-based colleagues
  • Contribute to various stages of producing reports and materials
  • Provide general project support, including scheduling meetings and note-taking

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • BA/BS in psychology, economics, public policy, sociology, or related social science field
  • Comfort in Excel
  • Experience working in a K12 education setting that requires interaction with educators
  • Track record of sustained attention to detail and calm under pressure
  • Demonstrated interest in social policy issues affecting low-income children
  • Basic understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to effectively balance multiple projects
  • Comfortable working in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • BA/BS in psychology, economics, public policy, sociology, or related social science field
  • Strong commitment to the work and mission of Turnaround for Children and a desire to learn and grow through this opportunity

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Ability to push, pull or carry 30 pounds
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer and office technologies
  • Work is performed in a professional office setting with varying noise levels; occasional partner site visits may be required

How to Apply

Please visit our careers site to complete our online application. All applicants must submit a resume together with an in-depth cover letter outlining the ways in which your skills and experience align to our specific needs. Applicants should also include details of their current or most recent salary and any location restrictions.
Compensation is competitive based on background and experience and includes excellent benefits. Turnaround for Children is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Research and Policy. Job Tags: data, Project Support, and Research. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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