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Research Analyst

Los Angeles, CA | Corporate

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

The Evaluation Department asseses the effectiveness of our programs through consultative approaches coupled with extensive data analysis.  Based on results, the Evaluation staff works with the program to identify and implement strategies and processes for continuous improvements.

Responsibilities:

The Research Analyst:

  • Designs and/or implements evaluation plans for programs at VOALA
  • Provides training and technical assistance on data collection and management
  • Evaluates and consults to VOALA programs on strategies for continuous improvements
  • Provides data to the Evaluation Team
  • Prepares program evaluation reports, annual reports and other evaluation-related documents

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in social services, public health or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 -- 5 years of experience in program evaluation, data management and training on data management
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in program evaluation and/or data management in a community based organization
  • Proven knowledge and experience with project management, research, and statistical analysis methodology
  • Ability to conduct needs and assets assessments
  • Experience with curriculum development and teaching
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid California driver's license and current, full coverage auto insurance
  • Knowledge of ServicePoint and/or HMIS helpful
  • Strong organizational skills
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