Research Associate I
Strategic Prevention Solutions is hiring a part to full-time
Research Associate I to assist with a variety
of evaluation and prevention planning projects.
Research Associate I personnel support all research and evaluation
activities at SPS, with assignment to specific project support as needed
. Research Associate Is have obtained a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
in research, public health, or related field or may be masters-level students with some research experience.
These associates have fundamental research qualifications
and skills including:
Familiarity with quantitative
methods and analysis
Survey/Questionnaire/Poll design and development
Experience with data visualization (e.g., creating infographics, charts, figures)
Experience using platforms such as MS Excel and SurveyGizmo to manage data
Some math and statistical skills
who is proficient in English written language
The primary role of a Research Associate I is to provide support to ongoing research and/or evaluation
. Generally, they are asked to perform the following duties:
Carry out evaluation projects according to protocols and plans developed by the team
Develop surveys, questionnaires, or other evaluation tools under the guidance of the project lead
Collect and enter data/information collected
Produce charts and other visualizations of data
Review plans, products, and reports (including proofreading and editing to ensure accuracy)
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a field in which evaluation and program planning skills were learned and practiced. Examples include applied fields such as public health, social work, and community psychology.
Experience: At least one year of hands - on experience doing community-based program planning and evaluation activities. Preference given to candidates who have experience living and/or working among Spanish - speaking and/or
Native American/Alaska Native populations. Preference given to
candidates who are fluent in Spanish.
Preference given to candidates who are geographically located
in Anchorage or Juneau, Alaska, but this is not required.
Strong MS Word and MS Excel skills
Experience collecting and/or summarizing data for community needs and resources
Experience using SPSS and other data management and statistics software preferred, but not required
Excellent writing, reading, and editing skills
Ability to work independently, yet be a team player
based focus on the role of evaluation in a “real world” setting, experience
working within a non
profit environment is preferred, but not required
Comfort and experience with using online training and meeting tools, such as GoToMeeting, Zoom, Basecamp project management, etc.
Empowerment-minded; able to accept that the community has knowledge to inform any program planning or evaluation process
Excellent time management, self-starter, responsible
Ability to work from home or identified office space. This is a virtual position when not on site in communities.
This position is a part to full - time Research Associate I. Salary
is negotiable commensurate with skills and experience and is expected to fall within
a range of $42,000 – $52,000 annual salary
SPS maintains a generous benefits package for employees, including a company
funded SEP-IRA, Health Savings Account, PTO, and flexible hours
If interested, please email cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information to:
SPS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender
, age, marital status,
handicap, or any other reason not related to employment
. All successful applicants will be required to
show proof of legal right to accept employment in the US.