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Research Analyst

Schaefer Center for Public Policy

Vacancy Number 300769

Position Type: Regular exempt grant-funded position with benefits package
Opens: 04/07/17     Closes: 04/24/17

Salary: $41,400 - $55,700

The Schaefer Center is seeking a full time Research Analyst to assist the Center in preparation of grant proposals, research, data collection, data analysis and report writing. The Research Analyst collects and analyzes data using advanced statistical techniques and independently interprets the data. The Research Analyst also determines, develops and evaluates the methods and sources of data collection. and is responsible for organizing data results and writing reports, conclusions and recommendations.  The Research Analyst also assists the Schaefer Center in the identification of research opportunities and preparation of grant proposals.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
   -Assembles, collects and analyzes social, economic, public health or other data for reports;
   -Prepares both narrative and statistical reports of a complicated nature and supporting or illustrative material such as charts, tables and graphs;
   -Coordinates work efforts with clients, Schaefer Center staff, and research subjects;
   -Assists in the preparation of reports including conclusions, findings, suggestions and recommendations for future action based on the completed research project;
   -Prepares questionnaires, worksheets, sampling methods, and reporting procedures;
   -Determines sources of information, and their reliability, and the method of study;
   -Edits raw data for accuracy, completeness and consistency, and detects and traces data discrepancies;
   -Identifies potential research opportunities and assists in preparation of proposals.

QUALIFICATIONS
   -Education: Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, social science, or related discipline
   -Experience: Two years of related experience.  A masters degree in a related field may substitute for one year of required experience.  Requires advanced proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SPSS or similar statistical software.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A master's degree is preferred. Prior policy analysis, legislative analysis or public sector research experience is preferred.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
   -Knowledge of statistics or research methods, and proficiency in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software (e.g., SPSS) as well as other word processing, spreadsheet and database management software applications (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Access). Experience with survey software is a plus. 
   -Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
   -Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal communication, along with report writing skills;  
   -Excellent organizational and project management skills;
   -Excellent attention to detail;  
   -Excellent interpersonal skills;  
   -Ability to work collaboratively on a team;
   -Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained.

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information below before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to view our detailed vacancy announcement and apply.

We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy.  Information follows about submitting the electronic application and attaching your cover letter and resume. 

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Please read and print the information below before you apply, and refer to it as you enter your application.

NAVIGATION

A - COVER LETTER AND RESUME ATTACHMENT AND UPLOAD

Before you apply:

 Save one PDF or Word document with your cover letter, resume, and any additional information you would like to have considered.

When you apply:

•In Candidate Gateway: Click “Browse” to access the Word or PDF document you saved with all of your documents.
•Then, click “Upload” to attach it.
•Click “Continue” to continue the application process.

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1. Current and Prior Employment/Work Experience:

•Enter employment information relevant to your position of interest.
•You can use the first day of the month wherever dates are required.
•After you enter your work experience, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

2. Education/Education History and References:

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Questions/Help
If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact pmason@ubalt.edu for assistance.

TO APPLY:

External applicants: Review the vacancy announcement at http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html and click the external applicant link to apply.

Internal applicants (students taking classes at UB and current employees) with login and password for MyUB: use the internal applicant link, log into My UB, then click the “View or Apply for Job Positions” link on the left.

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  • Use the “Save” button to save your information so you can return to it later and complete your application. Using “Save” does not complete the process to apply for a job opening.

UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices.

Last Published 10/2/15