The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) has filled the posting but we are anticipating new openings in the very near future.
If you’re interested in working at PERE, please send your CV to email@example.com and ask to be put on a list to get an announcement of the new position as soon as it is opened.
The data analyst/project specialist will require a mix of skills: familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research strategies, an ability to use statistical and GIS software, experience in statistical analysis and testing, and an ability to make all this relevant to communities and organizations.
A formal job description follows:
The USC Program for Environment and Regional Equity (PERE) is seeking a Project Specialist to provide data analysis and writing support as part of a team supporting PERE and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. PERE works on issues of regional inclusion, environmental justice, and social movement building. CSII works to remake the narrative for understanding, and the dialogue for shaping, immigrant integration in America. The Project Specialist is expected to immerse him/herself in the data sets that intersect through these issue areas. The Specialist should be familiar with Census data, environmental data, and administrative data. S/he should be able to utilize data management and statistical software as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. The Specialist will help conduct basic analyses as well as statistical analyses and should be able to build graphs, maps, and other materials for reports and presentations. The Specialist may also engage in qualitative interview work, coordinate with community-based research partners, and engage in report and article writing.
The individual will:
- Assist in the design of study protocols. Recommend methods and procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control. Recommend statistical techniques for data analysis. Contribute to the writing of reports, research papers, articles and other documentation of study results.
- Advise on statistical techniques for data collection and analysis. Assist in the planning of data collection. Develop computer program for data screening and analysis or recommend and use statistical software. Generate graphs, charts or tables to present analysis results and provide interpretation.
- Contributes to the documentation and update of study procedures. Coordinates design, revision, approval and production of research instruments and related materials such as consent forms.
- Instruct study personnel on proper protocol and quality assurance procedures and respond to questions regarding data collection, coding management and analysis methods.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree with 2 years experience. Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters Degree with 3 years experience, a commitment to social justice, and bilingual/biliterate.
USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.