MDRC is seeking an implementation researcher to work in our Low-Wage Workers and Communities policy area on research projects in community settings and in workforce development programs.
MDRC is seeking candidates who have particularly strong qualitative research skills, who can contribute to the management of multisite data collection efforts, supervise coding and analyses, conduct research in diverse community settings, and contribute to the crafting of research papers and reports.
The position provides the successful candidate an opportunity to:
- Participate in mixed-methods projects that examine interventions for disadvantaged populations using a range of data (including administrative data, surveys, benefit/cost data, and implementation research);
- Work with an interdisciplinary team to conduct analyses and manage aspects of analyses; and
- Write reports and papers and disseminate findings to policymakers, practitioners, and the broader research community.
The position is based in MDRC’s New York office. Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits.
- A master’s degree or above in public policy, urban planning, sociology, or another social science, with demonstrated research experience.
- Content knowledge of community initiatives and/or labor market and employment programs.
- A demonstrated ability to develop interview protocols and conduct interviews with practitioners and program participants.
- Knowledge of and experience with research design and with qualitative and quantitative methods; experience managing or conducting qualitative analyses using coding software packages a plus.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as analytical ability.
- Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with many levels of a diverse staff.
- Publication record in the research field is a plus.
Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
As an Equal Opportunity Employee, MDRC strongly encourages minorities, women, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply. Legal work authorization required. .
MDRC - 21 months ago