he Research Specialist will support the smooth functioning of the Planning and Development Department. Specifically, he or she will be responsible for identifying and managing potential funding opportunities; significant grant writing, content research for a comprehensive library of eTools for Health on a broad range of chronic disease and social determinants of health issues; program evaluation, needs assessment, report writing, qualitative and quantitative research. Research requirements could include documenting and summarizing COPD symptoms, diabetes treatments, or workforce development tools for us in engaging videos shared within community settings; extracting census information to determine changes in population characteristics, or determining how best to identify a sample group to yield correct results in a survey. Additionally, the Research Specialist will support program outcome evaluations via literature reviews, coherent and concise summarization of current, applicable research/theories, development of program logic model and measurement tools as well as data collection and subsequent analysis. The Research Specialist will be required to work independently but in coordination with multiple team members and will report to the Department's Director of Evaluations.
BA degree required; MA preferred. Strong communication skills with emphasis on writing capabilities. Outstanding research skills coupled with equally strong analytical skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Grant writing experience preferred. Experience in statistical methods and analysis preferred. Bilingual - Spanish speaking preferred!
Full Time - 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday)
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