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Overview: air’s youth, family, and community development program area is seeking a researcher focused on public health prevention to support teams aiming to build evidence on equitable pathways to thrivingRelated projects aim to use culturally responsive science to focus around one or more areas, including but not limited to:
Community violence prevention
Violence prevention such as
Youth violence prevention
Intimate partner violence prevention
Domestic partner violence prevention
Adolescent pregnancy prevention
Air is seeking a researcher who values diversity, equity, and inclusionThe ideal candidate is committed to a strengths-based perspective as well as mitigating the impacts of both personal and systemic biases in research.
This position will require collaboration within and outside air, including with program providers, subject matter experts, as well as federal, state, and local agency officialsThe position may be based in one of air’s offices—in sacramento, ca, chicago, il, waltham, ma, rockville, md, chapel hill, nc, austin, tx or crystal city, va — or remotely.
About air: established in 1946, with headquarters in arlington, virginia, air is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the u.sAnd around the worldWe advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable worldResponsibilities: the responsibilities for the position include:
Manage day-to-day project operations.
Manage collaborative project teams and managing junior staff, including preparing timelines, coordinating staff on task assignments, and overseeing products to ensure they are completed on time, on budget, and with quality.
Conceptualize problems and identify questions in public health and youth, family, and community development research and evaluation, and design studies to address them.
Use content knowledge and experience in public health prevention and youth, family, and community development to design and execute relevant and responsive projects for the field.
Develop study designs, including appropriate research questions and aligned methods and analytic plans.
Develop and implement creative solutions to practical challenges in applied research.
Gather and apply data
Lead the design and planning of qualitative and/or quantitative data collection instruments including interview protocols, focus group protocols, and surveys.
Oversee field-based data collection activities including interviews, structured observations, focus groups, and document review.
Manage the coding and data analysis from surveys, interviews, observations, and/or extant data using the appropriate analysis tools.
Communicate study progress and findings
Write reports, including briefs, charts, and graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses for clients.
Clearly communicate with clients and represent air in a professional manner.
Communicate effectively, orally or in writing, with clients, site-based staff, and other stakeholders.
Maintain positive and collaborative relationships
Manage client and stakeholder relationships in ways that are respectful and demonstrate knowledge of the field and policy landscape.
Contribute substantively, thoughtfully, and creatively to project teams.
Demonstrate cultural and linguistic competence and sensitivity in all interactions with colleagues, stakeholders, and project participants.
Qualifications: education, knowledge, and experience:
Master’s degree and 4+ years of relevant experience or a phd within public health, social sciences (child/youth/human development, public policy, etc.), or related field
Knowledge and experience in topics related to public health prevention described above and an interest in youth, family, and community development.
Experience with data collection activities from the field using a variety of methodologies and data collection techniques such as structured interviews, observations, and survey research
Experience managing project and/or task teams on research and evaluation projects a plus but not required
Experience building and maintaining client and partner relationships a plus but not required
Firm understanding of implementation science
Ability to take big ideas and develop work plans and timelines
Ability to conduct data analysis activities and knowledge of one or more data analytic software packages (e.g., spss, excel, stata, nvivo and access)
Strong interpersonal skills to work in a fluid, team environment
Ability to communicate research findings to diverse audiences both in writing and orally
Disclosures: air requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or receive a legally required exemption from air, as a condition of employmentAir will ask candidates to verify their vaccination status only after a conditional offer of employment is madeApplicants should not provide information about their vaccination status or need for exemption prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment from air.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the u.sOn a full-time basisEmployment-based visa sponsorship (including h-1b sponsorship) is not available for this positionDepending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Air adheres to strict child safeguarding principlesAll selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Posted 30+ days ago