Now Hiring: Full-Time Research Assistant

Opportunity Description

The Center for Policy Research (CPR) is seeking a full-time research assistant to provide support to CPR staff on multiple research and evaluation projects. The research assistant works collaboratively with other CPR researchers and staff on a variety of multiple projects simultaneously. Expected annual salary range based on qualifications is $50,000-$55,000, plus excellent benefits.

Required Duties

  • Provide support to project managers and directors across multiple research projects of varying sizes and timelines
  • Work directly with office manager to coordinate contracts, invoices and other tasks as needed across multiple projects
  • Work closely with researchers for timely conduct of project activities and preparation of project deliverables
  • Review data collection and database entries, run reports across multiple projects
  • Compile and maintain project-specific status reports
  • Publish reports, news events, and announcements to website
  • Interact in a professional manner with clients, project partners, site personnel and internal staff
  • Provide oversight and fidelity control over data collection monitoring and reporting
  • Create and maintain project timelines, ensure project is on track to produce deliverables
  • Coordinate project meetings and produce quality meeting minutes, summaries and briefs as needed
  • Engage in data collection (e.g., in-person interviews, focus groups, phone interviews)
  • Quantitative data entry and cleaning (e.g., reliability checks) in excel and SPSS
  • Assist with formatting and/or writing of reports, policy briefs, and PowerPoint presentations using Microsoft Office

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in psychology, sociology, community psychology, social work, statistics, public policy, or a related field.
  • 2 years of experience working in a business environment that required a high level of organization skills and attention to detail.

Required Skills

  • Proficient in Google Workspace.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Detail-oriented; able to enter and review quantitative data for accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible, with a strong ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking a collaborative and supportive role as the situation requires

How to Apply

Please send: (1) a cover letter, (2) your CV/resume, (3) a short writing sample, and (4) three professional references to by April 30, 2023. No phone calls, please.

CPR encourages applications from a diverse group of applicants. For over 40 years, Center for Policy Research (CPR) has tried to improve the lives of children and families who face social and economic barriers. We do this by evaluating various human services programs, assessing whether, how and for whom they work, and recommending ways to improve how they operate and who they serve. CPR is committed to achieving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, in its workplace, its research activities, and in the larger society. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, pursue research projects that further equality and social justice, and disseminate our work to human services practitioners and policymakers so that it is used to make positive social change.

About the Center for Policy Research

CPR is a nonprofit research and evaluation center located in central Denver. Most of our clients or project partners are state and local human services agencies and nonprofits. We specialize in the evaluation of social and human service programs. CPR’s current research projects are focused on domestic violence services, services for youth who are homeless or in foster care, child support policy, and fatherhood programs.