Software Developer Research Analyst - Tisch College of Civic Life

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DescriptionThis is a part-time position working 24 hours per week.
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life prepares Tufts students to become active citizens and community leaders. As the only university-wide college of its kind, its mission is to engage Tufts students in meaningful community building, public service experiences, and transformational learning. It conducts and supports groundbreaking research on civic and political participation and forges innovative community partnerships. Tisch College is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement.

MGGG (The Metric Geometry & Gerrymandering Group) is a working group that studies applications of geometry and computing to U.S. redistricting. MGGG pursues cutting-edge research on the redistricting problem and builds publicly accessible tools and resources to help citizens and community groups better understand districts and their consequences. Founded in 2016-17, MGGG partners with civil rights organizations to strengthen the quantitative toolkit for protecting voting rights in the U.S.

The Software Development Research Analyst conducts research and supports a range of projects and activities simultaneously. Reporting to the MGGG Director, the Research Analyst will work as part of the MGGG team on research products and activities. The Research Analyst will also interact with a larger group of colleagues at Tisch College and will be expected to participate in various college-wide initiatives such as college-wide events and mentorship programs.

The Research Analyst, in collaboration with a broad array of professionals, contributes to the development and execution of all phases of research & evaluation projects and technical assistance activities, including survey design, implementation, data preparation, analysis, data visualization and report preparation.

QualificationsBasic Requirements:

  • 3-4 years of related experience.
  • Experience working with geospatial data.
  • Computer proficiency in both python and GIS.
  • Keen attention to details and ability to manage multiple project deliverables and timelines.
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and meet demanding timelines.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects of varied educational and professional backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Engagement in proactive problem solving and critical thinking/analysis.
  • Engagement with diverse stakeholders.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Research
Organization: Tisch College
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Part-time
Job Posting: Oct 11, 2019, 1:35:54 PM




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Posted: 10/12/2019
Application Due: 11/25/2019
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