Research Coordinator Policy Research Collaborative
Job Summary: Policy Research Collaborative (PRC) at Roosevelt University works to strengthen metropolitan communities by collaborating with Chicago-area community partners whose mission is to alleviate societal inequalities. PRC engages in research with a goal of impacting programming and policies using a collaborative approach involving community partners, Roosevelt faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. The Research Coordinator will contribute to PRC community-based collaborative research projects through carrying out qualitative and quantitative research activities. Also, the Research Coordinator will assist with coordinating the research activities of PRC graduate and undergraduate research fellows. The Research Coordinator will also assist in developing new research projects and grant applications. This position reports to the Director of the Policy Research Collaborative. This is a temporary, full-time, administrative, non-exempt at-will position dependent on grant-funding. This is a 24-month position (through May of 2019); there is potential for extending this position yet dependent on grant funding. This position has a 37.5 hour per week work schedule.
Minimum Qualifications: Please refer to the knowledge, skills and abilities section.
Job Type: Full-Time
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or a related field 3 years of post-bachelor's work experience in social science research. Knowledge of and experience with qualitative research methods including administering individual interviews and focus groups, coding, and analysis. Knowledge of and experience with quantitative research methods including survey administration, data entry, cleaning and management of statistical datasets, and statistical analysis (i.e. frequencies, correlation, crosstabs, regression). Experience overseeing work and supervising employees is preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in qualitative coding software (e.g., NVivo) and statistical packages (e.g., SPSS) as well as Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook is required. GIS or Tableau software for data visualization preferred. Ability to work independently and be flexible to changing priorities. Excellent organizational skills, communication (written and verbal), and attention to detail. Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor is a must. Experience working in community-based settings preferred. Comfort working in community-based settings required. Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to service excellence by embodying Roosevelt's core values, mission, and vision in every aspect of the role working with students, faculty, staff, community partners, and visitors.
Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree in Political Science, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or a related field and minimum of two years of related research experience Experience teaching and/or supervising students/employees preferred.
Roosevelt University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes women, LGBTQ, disabled, veterans, international and minority-classified individuals as applicants for all positions.