Research Associate - Hope Center

Job description

The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, at Temple University is seeking a Research Associate (RA) to join our growing team. As a mission-driven organization we take seriously the importance of rigorous research, engagement and communication activities, and advocacy. Our diverse team is committed to communities that demand affordable, accessible, high-quality education from high school through higher education and beyond. Our teammates demonstrate why #RealCollege matters: we have collectively lived the challenges of navigating government bureaucracy and cash-strapped colleges, experienced the trauma and perils of living without financial stability, and experienced marginalization along nearly every possible line.

This position contributes to many stages of the Hope Center’s research work, including gathering, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting on findings. The incumbent is responsible for planning, scheduling, and coordinating phases of research activity, participating in the development of research project goals and proposing procedures to be followed. The Research Associate will be responsible for managing and analyzing data on multiple research projects, literary research, and making ongoing revisions to project experiment plans and procedures as needed to pursue project objectives. The incumbent will conduct reviews, write briefs or reports of research findings, and present research results. The Research Associate may work on primary research studies, perform secondary research, or provide technical assistance on evaluation design and program implementation. The Research Associate will assist with development of research proposals and funding related activities as appropriate.

The incumbent will report to the Director of Research and work closely with research staff such as Senior Research Associate(s), Project Manager(s), Junior Research Associate(s), Research Fellow(s), and Research Assistant(s) on multiple research projects. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required in economics, sociology/demography, political science, psychology, statistics, or educational policy plus at least 3 years of experience conducting quantitative or mixed methods research and analyzing and interpreting the results. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Applied research skills and ability to support research activities

*Strong quantitative skills, including quasi-experimental research designs

*Strong writing skills and demonstrated ability to write about research in an accessible manner.

*Strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work with a diverse population

*Strong organizational and time management skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 

*Strong attention to detail

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

*Experience conducting of experimental research

*Research experience studying higher education or those related to the Center’s work on food and housing insecurity

*Ability to monitor the work of undergraduate or graduate students and provide training, regular feedback and performance management

This is a grant-funded position.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Jones Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 7/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time