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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform, a local nonprofit organization.  We bring together local government and community organizations to identify ways our local community can address its human service needs.  

We are pleased to offer the following job opportunity:

Research Analyst (posted 9/25/2023)

The Research Analyst (RA) provides high quality data, analysis, and research in support of DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform and our constituent organizations in our efforts to develop solutions to difficult and urgent issues facing the human services system in DuPage County and the surrounding region.

The RA provides an array of data supports to community planning at DuPage Federation, and to partner human services organizations, government, and educational programs. These supports can generally be described under five categories: 1) Design - creating qualitative and quantitative designs; 2) Discovery - locating data sources that answer questions, identifying issues, and supporting decisions; 3) Analysis - evaluating complex data outputs; 4) Report - writing easy to digest reports; 5) Visualization – creating maps and infographics that make it easier understand the data.

The candidate must thrive in a collaborative environment that prioritizes community engagement, analytical rigor, critical thinking, a client-centered approach, and a commitment to using data and evidence to bring insight, options and solutions.
 

The Research Analyst reports to the Executive Director.

Essential Functions

Research and Analysis

  • Design and implement research projects

  • Conduct literature reviews, landscape scans, and background research

  • Gather, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data, including publicly available data sets

  • Create detailed reports and presentations of research findings and analysis

  • Develop user surveys, focus group discussion guides, and in-depth interview guides for a variety of stakeholders, including human services beneficiaries, staff members, and leaders

  • Develop reports, data visualizations, policy briefs, and slide decks that share research results and analyses

Collaboration and Support

  • Collaborate with and support partners’ efforts to conduct quantitative and qualitative data collection (pilot and refine tools and lead training sessions)

  • Support DuPage Federation’s mission by contributing to strategic planning, proposals and other business development efforts

  • Support and contribute to DuPage Federation policy analysis team, staying current on research and research issues related to our human services planning, such as housing and food security

  • Support and contribute to DuPage Federation’s equity and inclusion team

  • Conduct research and analysis of customer needs and program impacts

  • Support Council of Community Leaders’ planning forums analyses of top issues facing human services and design solutions

 

Essential Skills

  • Understanding of measurement and evaluation; ability to adapt methods to stakeholders’ abilities and needs

  • Ability to find and collect data, and perform quantitative and qualitative data analysis

  • Able to navigate and utilize large data sets, including US Census Bureau’s resources

  • Strong written and presentation skills including the ability to make complex information accessible to a specific audience

  • Able to perform statistical analysis

  • Ability to map data sets

  • Strong collaborator, team leader and team member

  • Works respectfully and inclusively with diverse populations and multiple stakeholders

  • Project management skills are essential; ability to create and advance project plans and prioritize initiatives

  • Comprehends the importance of race and origin identity, gender identity and sexual orientation in research, and uses strategies to ensure equity in design, data collection, interpretation, and reporting

  • Ability to assess client needs and develop plans to address those needs

  • Ability to use evidence to inform decision making or to make concrete recommendations

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred)

  • Experience working with or for federal, state, and/or local agencies

  • Experience working with or for agencies serving marginalized communities (preferred)

Additional Information

  • Job Type:  Full-time (37.5 hours per week), exempt

  • Workplace Type: Hybrid includes office (Lombard, IL) and community presence, and remote work where desired and applicable

  • Schedule:  Flexible

  • Salary range: $61,000 - $72,000

  • Benefits available:

    • Generous paid time off (holiday, vacation, sick, etc.)

    • Retirement Plan (up to 3% employer match)

    • Health, dental, and vision insurance

    • Life and long-term disability insurance

To Apply

Please use the button below to submit your cover letter and resume via our Indeed posting.

DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, applicants, and independent contractors.  We believe that hiring qualified individuals to fill positions contributes to the overall success of our organization. Each employee is hired to make significant contributions to the organization, without regard to an individual’s sex, gender identity, mental or physical disability, religion, age, race, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or parental status.  We welcome and encourage all individuals who are interested in joining our team to submit a cover letter and resume.

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