NOTE: This position is a a 'temporary' position for one year with the potential for renewal contingent on funding.
THE O'NEILL SCHOOL - IUPUI SP (IN-SPEA-IUINA)
The Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI prepares students to address the issues of modern society in ways that more traditional schools overlook. Founded in 1972, the O'Neill School was the first school to combine public management, policy, and administration with the environmental sciences. It remains the largest public policy and environmental studies school of its kind in the United States, with programs on both the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses .
The IU Public Policy Institute was created in 1992 by Indiana University as a multidisciplinary institute within the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Staffed by a team of researchers and faculty members from the O'Neill School, the Public Policy Institute delivers unbiased research and data-driven, objective, expert analysis to help public, private, and nonprofit sectors make important decisions that directly impact quality of life in Indiana and throughout the nation.
Whether it's analyzing the financial needs for water and wastewater infrastructure in Indiana, or evaluating the effectiveness of behavioral health courts, the Public Policy Institute provides the knowledge, data, and analysis that organizations need to make sound decisions, without political agenda or ideological bias.
As part of the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, this position will provide research and evaluation support for projects; participating in the development of research designs, data collection methods, and analysis; coordinating research efforts which may include other collaborating agencies or institutions; writing and editing reports, manuscripts, grant proposals, contract applications.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
* Research, collect and conduct analysis of data from internal and external sources (typically, for two to three projects at a time).
* Design surveys and other data collection tools.
* Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis and assist with report writing.
* Maintain relationships with the existing client network.
* As part of a project team, provide expertise in applicable fields.
* Serve as point of contact for client requests pertaining to assigned projects.
* Co-author formal proposals for continuation or expansion of existing client projects.
* Assist in project budget construction and project development.
* Independently manage project timelines and daily tasks.
* Mentor graduate assistants assigned to projects through training in aspects of research techniques and analysis.
* Under the direction of a senior researcher, assign, monitor and assist with the evaluation of graduate assistant work, as well as IRB management.
* Represent the Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy and participate in professional activities and programs.
* Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Master's degree in public health, public policy, public administration, social sciences, or a relevant field and one year of experience working in research, evaluation, or data analysis.
Familiarity with social scientific research methodologies and data analysis. Knowledge of program evaluation techniques and frameworks, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. Knowledge of survey management and distribution using Qualtrics and similar programs. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
Experience in a team-based environment. Management of large databases, IRB protocols, and understanding of community development. Research background and/or interest in issues related to social policy. Skills in merging and cleaning datasets with Excel and a statistical software package. Experience administering focus groups and face-to-face interviews. Knowledge of evaluation research designs and effective writing skills.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3RS
Job Function: Research
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