Community Change Team Statistician w/ System exChange Research & Evaluation Team

Feb 14, 2018

The lead statistician is an integral member of the System exChange Research and Evaluation Team led by Dr. Foster-Fishman. This team works on understanding and promoting community systems change.

The statistician hired for this position will have primary responsibility for planning and conducting the quantitative data analysis for a variety of evaluation and research projects, including:  translating research questions into appropriate statistical analyses; creating data analysis plans; managing and integrating datasets; analyzing complex data through descriptive and inferential statistical analyses; and supporting project teams across a variety of analytic support needs. The statistician works closely with other team leads to write and create reports that are high-quality and user-friendly for our partner communities.

Central to community systems change is continuous and adaptive learning.  Evaluation/learning activities are real-time and are used to inform current and future strategies which makes the System exChange a dynamic, responsive workplace.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through completion of 6 years post-bachelor degree work, such as a Master's or Ph.D degree program in a social sciences area or evaluation/statistics; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 4-6 years related work experience in quantitative research and statistical analysis; research methodologies, writing reports, data interpretation and handling.
  • Extensive computer skills including, (but not limited to): Word, Excel, SPSS, Qualtrics, Powerpoint.  

Desired Education/Experience/Skills:

  • 4-6 years of statistics experience including experience with community-based evaluation and research.
  • Background in evaluation theory and practice.
  • Experience in HLM required. Experience in SEM and network data analysis desired.
  • Experience writing statistic findings for lay and academic audiences.


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