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Job Title: Research Associate
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Organization: Institute for Community Health
Posted: 9/21/2018
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Malden,  MA    USA
Position Description: Responsibilities: The Research Associate will uphold ICH's core values: Understanding and respecting diverse populations as well as the uniqueness of communities, safe-guarding privacy, supporting and building lasting partnerships, and improving the health status of communities.

Evaluation and Research Project Support The Research Associate is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day activities of projects under supervision of a team’s Project Manager, including: • Coordinate project and community partner meetings, including scheduling meetings, developing agendas, compiling resources and completing minutes • Develop strong working relationships with managers, staff and community partners • Develop IRB applications and maintain IRB documentation • Support development of project strategy, logic models and evaluation plans • Develop or assist in development of needs assessment, evaluation, research and other project tools • Collect data, including implementing surveys, conducting interviews and moderating focus groups • Provide oversight to data management and complete data entry and data abstraction • Participate in the analysis and interpretation of both qualitative data and quantitative data, including preparation of charts and graphs • Utilize secondary data sources to create summary tables and charts for grant writing, health assessments and databooks, presentations and other requests • Assist with coordination of team communications and project deliverables • Collaborate with project team to complete day-to-day work • Participate in meetings and contribute to discussion regarding project activities • Participate in the writing of reports and other dissemination materials (i.e. developing power point presentations) for community partners and funders; integrate qualitative and quantitative data in to reports • Present project related work at local, state and national meetings and other venues • Complete other project-related assignments, including literature searches

Intern Supervision and Mentoring • In collaboration with Project Managers, identify appropriate projects for student interns • Provide mentoring and supervision to students in their placements, and review their work

Revenue Generation Support • Assist ICH staff and community partners in developing grants and proposals, and completing other revenue generation activities

Organizational Responsibilities • Participate in organizational meetings • Support ICH visibility and communications efforts as requested

Qualifications: • Masters degree in public health, sociology, anthropology, or related field strongly preferred • Good organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task • Ability to balance multiple projects and be flexible in day-to-day work tasks • Ability to take direction from multiple project Principal Investigators and Project Managers • Experience in community-based research or evaluation, including developing data collection instruments and collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Basic knowledge of research and evaluation methods • Ability to work collaboratively with other ICH staff • Be at ease interacting respectfully with community partners and community members • Knowledge of MSOffice • Ability to travel independently to meetings locally and statewide • Fluency in Spanish preferred

Organization Description: The Institute for Community Health (ICH) is a non-profit consulting organization that provides planning and assessment, participatory evaluation, applied research and data services to help local communities create sustainable health. The cornerstone of our mission is a commitment to community engagement in all aspects of the planning, evaluation and research processes, and a deep appreciation for the diverse experiences and values that communities contribute to health improvement.

ICH has extensive experience working across sectors and with a broad array of organizations and institutions, including community-based organizations, city and state governments, hospitals and community health centers, and academic institutions. Our work spans a wide variety of topic areas, including chronic disease, health systems, youth development, health disparities, substance abuse, and mental health, among others.

Closing Date: 12/21/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Emily Chiasson,  Research Associate
Contact Location: 350 Main St

Malden   MA  02148
United States
Contact Location: 350 Main St
  Malden   MA  02148
  United States
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How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Emily Chiasson at the above email address.

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