Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER) comprises a group of researchers committed to conducting high-quality, collaborative program evaluation aimed at improving policies and programs for children, families, and communities. We conduct a range of mixed methods evaluations for family support programs across Massachusetts and other locales. TIER offers excellent work-life balance, a friendly and supportive work environment, and access to the full range of research resources (e.g., technology, statistical software, libraries). To learn more about our work, please view our website: https://sites.tufts.edu/tier/.
Once you have read through this job description carefully, if you are interested in applying, please submit your job application, resume/CV, and cover letter detailing both your work experience and career goals as they align with the job description and TIER’s work overall.
What You'll Do
This is a limited term position through June 30, 2024, with a strong likelihood of extension.
The Research Analyst supports TIER’s portfolio of mixed methods research and evaluations. This position will support a statewide early childhood needs assessment and our community-based participatory projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, with a focus on qualitative methods and community engagement. Activities include:
- Designing qualitative protocols
- Recruiting participants
- Conducting interviews and focus groups
- Organizing and coding qualitative
- Designing and administering surveys
- Cleaning and analyzing survey data
- Accessing publicly available data
- Conducting literature searches
- Drafting reports and presentations
- Data visualization
What We're Looking For
- Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Bachelor’s degree in related field and 3–5 years of relevant evaluation experience
- Strong commitment to issues of equity and social justice
- Experience communicating and working with a range of community partners
- Experience conducting focus groups and interviews
- Experience with qualitative data analysis software (e.g., NVivo)
- Experience programming online surveys (e.g., Qualtrics)
- Ability to organize and summarize information in a clear and concise manner
- Ability to construct data files, conduct and supervise data entry, and clean data in a statistical software package (e.g., SPSS, Stata, R)
- Expertise in using Microsoft Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and referencing software (e.g., Endnote)
- Experience conducting literature reviews
- Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary research team
- Strong project management skills, ability to manage multiple streams of work simultaneously, high level of motivation, strong orgaizational skills, attention to detail, and effective communication skills
- Strong writing skills and ability to prepare clear documentation
- Knowledge of early childhood programming and policy
- Experience conducting community-engaged and/or community-based participatory research
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
This is a hybrid position. Work location can be flexible (on campus or remote); will need to come to the Medford campus for occasional meetings as well as travel for data collection as needed across Massachusetts for meetings and data collection.
Minimum $52,600.00, Midpoint $65,750.00, Maximum $78,900.00
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.