PT job - Work from home - National Bicycling and Walking Benchmarking Project - Research Assistant
- The Alliance for Biking & Walking, a coalition of more than 160 grassroots
bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations across North America, is
seeking a Research Assistant to work with the Alliance’s National
Bicycling and Walking Benchmarking Project.
The Research Assistant will report to the Benchmarking Project Manager.
The Benchmarking Project collects and analyzes data from all 50 states and
the top 50 cities (by population) on bicycling, walking, and health. Find
more information about the project at:
We are looking for someone who can dedicate ~20 hours a week from October
2010 through September 2011. Funding for this position ends in October
2011, but there may be potential to continue the contract if additional
funding is secured.
* Outreach to government officials and advocates to complete Benchmarking
surveys (includes e-mail and phone outreach during normal business hours)
* Input data received from Benchmarking surveys
* Input data from government and other national databases into our system
* Perform calculations and analysis with Benchmarking data
* Make various graphs and charts using Benchmarking data
* Additional research as needed in support of the project; might include
research into new data sets, reviewing related reports and studies,
researching contacts for sharing report findings, researching new funding
opportunities, and other research as needed.
* Additional outreach as needed in support of the project; might include
outreach to survey respondents to clarify answers or seek additional
information and other outreach as needed.
* Possible assistance moving data to new database.
* Must be able to commit to the project for the next year
* Demonstrated ability to work independently under deadlines
* Strong attention to detail
* Previous data collection/research experience
* Extensive knowledge of computers, databases, and Microsoft Excel
* Must be able to work from home from own computer and have access to the
Internet and Microsoft Excel
* Excellent communication skills
* Solid writing skills is a plus
* Can-do attitude is required
* Knowledge of bicycle and pedestrian issues is a plus
* Familiarity with government databases a plus (databases used include
ACS, NHTS, FARS, FHWA’s FMIS, BRFSS, and others)
* Experience with GIS and access to GIS software a plus
* Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator a plus
* Previous research and administrative experience will be an asset
* The position is well-suited to those pursuing or considering pursuing a
PhD later on, though this is not at all necessary
Hours are flexible, but some daytime business hours may be required for
tasks such as phone calls.
* This is a temporary contract position.
* Applicant must be willing and able to work from home from your own
computer and must have access to a dependable telephone and to Microsoft
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should contact Kristen Steele at
kristen@... with resume and cover letter that that
indicates your level of comfort and experience working with databases and
Excel and your ability to commit to the project for the year. Writing
samples, or samples of past research projects involved with could be
included as an attachment or link in your e-mail application.
Deadline for applications is September 1, 2010. Interviews will be
scheduled for early September and work will begin September 27.
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