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Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst

Job Title: Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Fairfax, VA

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, current CV, one writing sample, and three references to: windrose@windrosevision.com with the subject line “Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst.”

Windrose Vision specializes in program evaluation and policy analysis for the federal government, foundations, and non-profits. We have multiple federal contracts and may hire more than one position from this posting. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The ideal candidate will have experience with quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies, designing and implementing projects, managing the day-to-day aspects of federal projects, writing proposals, conducting and overseeing content analysis, developing case studies, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.

Responsibilities include:

1. Evaluate programs: Develop logic models, identify research design, and develop and implement evaluation plans. Design and conduct surveys, interviews, and focus groups. Conduct literature reviews and develop approach for extracting data from diverse data sources. Develop case studies. Plan, coordinate, and oversee data collection. Conduct multivariate statistical analysis. Conduct data mining and content analysis. Interpret results and discuss their implications with the evaluation team and client. Write reports, presentations, briefings, and manuscripts. Monitor project timelines and deliverables, including the consistent use of protocols to ensure data quality. Oversee the work of junior level staff.

2. Plan, develop, and implement new and existing evaluation projects. Write sections of grants and proposals. Remain current on literature related to evaluation methodologies and approaches. Lead meetings with high-level officials in governmental and non-profit organizations to present evaluation results and discuss new work.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in a social science or public health field, Ph.D. preferred. Minimum of eight years of experience preferred. Proven experience in various research methodologies (including both qualitative and quantitative), and statistical analysis (e.g., multiple regression, ANOVA, mediation analysis). Exceptional oral and written communication skills, and communicating technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.  Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability and flexibility to work in a team in a collegial manner, and work independently as needed. Strong organizational and problem solving skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to multiple demands simultaneously. Strong attention to detail. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Experience working with major statistical software packages, preferably SPSS. Experience with qualitative analysis software, such as Atlas.ti or NVivo.

Any experience evaluating federal programs, especially at NIH and NSF, is a plus. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a background screening.