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    Position Information Job #:53624 Job Title:Research Analyst Description: The duties of the Research Analyst are varied, challenging, and integral to the work
    Message 1 of 1 , May 14, 2004
      Position Information
       Job #:53624
       Job Title:Research Analyst

      The duties of the Research Analyst are varied, challenging, and integral to the work of the Urban Strategies 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 communities.


      • 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 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)
      • 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 action)
      • Working with people from diverse ethnic, linguistic economic and professional backgrounds

      Additional qualifications

      • Good organizational skills. Must be self-starter and be able to work as part of a team
      • Bi-lingual a plus
      The Urban Strategies Council is an equal opportunity employer.

       Position Desc.:Other
       Position Type:Full Time
       Country:United States
       Post Date:05-07-2004
      Company Information
       Name:Urban Strategies Council
      How To Apply
       Instructions:No telephone inquiries, please. The position is open May 24. Please submit cover letter highlighting you qualifications and a resume via email. In subject line, enter the words 'Research Analyst.'
       Street:672 - 13th Street
       Country:United States

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