Research Assistant - Housing and Community Development
ICF International - Fairfax, VA

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Fairfax, VA

About ICF International

If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International.

Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, keeping young people in school and educators informed, delivering results in emergency preparedness, or breaking ground in any number of today’s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.

We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients’ projects and our own company. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions.
Job Description:

As a Research Assistant with the Housing and Community Development Group, you will be responsible for supporting a diverse range of projects providing strategic consulting support to human services, housing and communities, and economic development agencies throughout the United States. Research Assistants will contribute to the development and offering of innovative, accurate, timely, and high quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff. This position is located in Fairfax, VA.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Website development and maintenance, including:
    • Managing web content via a database driven tool
    • Developing and updating web pages and tools
    • Developing and disseminating newsletters, listservs, and other communications
    • Manage social media such as Flickr and YouTube
    • Working with technical staff (web developers)
  • Help desk and webinar support, including policy and technical support
  • Assisting in developing and preparing written and web products, training materials, or other deliverables to clients
  • Assisting with conference and meeting planning tasks, including marketing and outreach
  • Supporting training and technical assistance activities
  • Providing general project support (budget tracking, monthly reporting, invoicing)
Basic :
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Government, Economics or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3. 0
  • Interest in affordable housing and/or community development
Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Familiarity with web application/website development and maintenance, as well as working with technical staff (web developers)
  • Familiarity with developing/using databases and manipulating data
Professional Skills:
  • Strong anaytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to keep track of project tasks from beginning to end and keep others on track with deadlines
  • Excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude
  • Experience with developing and implementing project/team processes
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V

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