MDRC is seeking a Research Analyst to join our Family Well-Being and Children’s Development policy area and be part of a multidisciplinary team developing evaluation research on current social policy issues. Studies conducted in this area examine how the developmental trajectories of low-income children can be improved through interventions in family employment and economic security, family relationships and mental health, and child care and early education.
The Research Analyst hired for this position will work on an initiative building on aspects of high-quality preschool education likely to improve children’s long-term outcomes. The Analyst will work under the guidance and supervision of leading researchers.
The Research Analyst will have a range of responsibilities, including:
- Coordinating and participating in site recruitment, field research, and technical assistance activities.
- Assisting in all stages of program and evaluation design and implementation.
- Providing support for general project management activities, including organizing meetings, updating work plans, and facilitating coordination across project sub-teams.
The position is based in MDRC's New York office. Some on-the-job training is provided; salary contingent upon experience.
- Graduate-level degree (master’s degree with relevant program operations experience) in a social policy/science or a related field preferred
- Demonstrated interest in social policy issues affecting low-income children/families
- Basic understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to multi-task
- Comfortable working independently and as part of a team to accomplish goals in a fast-paced environment
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Proficiency in written and oral Spanish a plus
- Previous experience working in a nonprofit or as a research assistant is a plus
As an Equal Opportunity Employee, MDRC strongly encourages minorities, women, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply. Legal work authorization required.
MDRC - 15 months ago