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[SJSU_MURPs] FT Position - Oakland CA - Urban Strategies Council - Research Analyst

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Job Title: Research Analyst, Information and Technology Program Organization: Urban Strategies Council Location: Oakland, CA Salary: $35,000 - $45,000 per
    Message 1 of 1 , May 3, 2005

      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 05/03/2005 10:12 PM -----

      Job Title: Research Analyst, Information and Technology Program
      Organization: Urban Strategies Council
      Location: Oakland, CA
      Salary: $35,000 - $45,000 per year
      FT  Regular

      Job Description:
      The duties of the Research Analyst are varied, challenging, and integral to
      the work of the Council.  Intellectual curiosity, solution-driven
      orientation, commitment to the organization’s mission, flexibility, and
      creativity within the specifications of the position are assets, as is
      knowledge of the Oakland community.

      This position requires someone with a combination of training, skills and
      experience in database development and management; data analysis; GIS and
      community participatory research.  The ideal candidate will be a highly
      proficient research analyst with demonstrated commitment and experience in
      capacity building and advocacy on behalf of residents of low-income

      •       Conduct primary and secondary research in such areas as
      demographics, housing, health, education, employment and
      economic development
      •       Design and implementation of research, studies and projects
      •       Collect, analyze and interpret administrative, survey and other data
      •       Conduct spatial analyses and generate maps using GIS software
      •       Construct and manage the Council’s database
      •       Interpret data and prepare narrative descriptions of analyses to
      inform strategic discussions.
      •       Respond to organizational and community requests for data, analyses,
      maps and other information
      •       Work with community-based organizations and neighborhood residents
      in building their capacities to collect, analyze, interpret and use data and
      information for planning and implementation activities
      •       Participate in policy analysis on local, regional and national
      issues impacting low-income families and communities
      •       Work with partners to maintain and expand the online data warehouse
      and mapping service (www.InfoOakland.org)
      •       Provide research assistance to support projects of Council staff and
      partner organizations
      •       Website page creation and maintenance
      •       Perform other duties as required


      Education Requirements
      Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, urban planning, social work, public
      health or related field. Three plus years work experience in research and
      data analysis

      Training, Experience and Proficiency in:
      •       Creating and maintaining databases (Excel and Access required)
      •       Working with GIS software (ArcMap and ARCIMS required)
      •       Knowledge of and experience in using various administrative datasets
      including census, employment, education, health, criminal justice  and
      social services
      •       Research methods and quantitative analysis using statistical
      packages (STATA, SPSS, or SAS)
      •       Data analysis, interpretation, report preparation and presentation
      •       Web page creation and maintenance
      •       Community participatory action research
      •       Oral and written communication
      •       Facilitation, training and research support for people without
      backgrounds in research (preferably in support of community planning and
      •       Working with people from diverse ethnic, linguistic economic and
      professional backgrounds

      Additional qualification
      Good organizational skills.  Must be self-starter and be able to work as
      part of a team.  Bi-lingual a plus

      How to Apply:
      Please submit cover letter highlighting your qualifications and a resume via
      email to  admindir@...
      =6123&src=&type=x%20> .  In subject
      line, enter the words "Research Analyst". NO TELEPHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE

      Organization Web Site:  www.urbanstrategies.org
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