1) Contributes to study design and coordinates implementation options with program partners.
2) Conducts and manages the data analysis process to ensure proper data collection to evaluate program progress and feasibility.
3) Oversees University of Chicago IRB procedures and maintains confidentiality of participant information; ensures compliance with institutional, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.
4) Builds and maintains strong relationships with research partners.
5) Works with PI and Grants Manager to develop budgets and coordinate all aspects of grant submission to federal and foundation funding agencies; monitors anticipated and actual costs charged to project budgets, regularly communicates these to Grants Manager, to identify and prevent potential overruns.
6) Develops and disseminates necessary project materials to research team and partner agencies.
7) Generates tables and graphs for academic papers, reports and presentations; writes, proofreads and fact-checks academic papers, reports and presentations.
8) Prepares project memos, summaries, presentations, and manuscripts targeting both policymakers, academic researchers and other stakeholders.
9) Will supervise other research staff.
1) Knowledge of workforce development institutions and policy.
2) Prior experience working with local organizations in workforce development.
3) Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
4) Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
5) Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders.
6) Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and to prioritize activities to successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision.
7) Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences.
8) Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment.
9) Knowledge of urban policy, social policy, behavioral economics and research literature on income inequality.
Education and Experience
1) Bachelorâ™s degree economics, public policy, social science, or a closely related field 2) Advanced degree 3) First generation college students and those with lived experience in communities experiencing poverty and disinvestment are encouraged to apply. Â
2) Cover letter
3) Writing sample
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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