Research Analyst – Senior Research Associate
- Position: Research Analyst – Senior Research Associate
- Agency: Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy (NICRP), School of Public Health, UNLV
- Position Type: Full Time
- Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
- Location: UNLV Maryland Campus, Las Vegas, NV with the possibility of some remote work
- Salary Range: $45,000 – $70,000 Annually (commensurate with experience)
Former Nevada First Lady, Sandy Miller, envisioned an organization that would conduct credible research and rigorous policy analysis to help solve the problems that confront Nevada’s children. Her vision didn’t stop there. She wanted this organization to transform the research and analysis into meaningful legislation that would make a real difference in the lives of our children. Founded in 1998, this organization is the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy (NICRP).
The Community You Will Join:
We are seeking an experienced, driven, research analyst who is passionate about conducting community-based research to improve the lives of children and families in Nevada. You will possess the skills necessary to work both collaboratively and independently to design and implement research based on project partner needs and within budgetary parameters. You will be responsible for conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis and reporting the findings to project partners.
A Typical Day:
Conduct and coordinate research activities, assist with project budgets, work collaboratively with project partners to address existing project requirements, work with NICRP staff to develop ideas for related grants and projects, and provide direction, oversight, and moderate supervision and training for other research positions.
This position requires a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences (or similar area) from a regionally accredited college or university and 3-5 years of related professional or comparable professional experience.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Demonstrated experience with qualitative or quantitative research (i.e., knowledge of research methods, data analysis, human subjects protections, and/or database development)
- Demonstrated ability to write results of research analyses
- Experience with client interaction
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task, coordinate, and conduct social science and/or evaluation research
- Demonstrated ability to train and supervise others (professional staff or assistant/student-level employees)
- Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and statistical software (SPSS/PASW, SAS, or Stata)
Preferred candidates will have:
- Experience with independently creating and/or managing a project budget
- Experience with grant writing
- An interest in early childhood education
Successful candidates will:
- Demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness
- Participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment
Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
How We’ll Take Care of You:
Our job titles may span more than one career level. The starting annual salary for this position is between $45,000 and $70,000. The actual annual salary is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, and work experience. This position offers health care benefits, flexible scheduling, professional development, and has potential for a hybrid (remote/on-site) work model.
The Difference You Will Make
Improve the lives of children and families living in Nevada by using rigorous community-based research, evaluation, advocacy, and collaborative partnerships to guide public policy and program development.
This position offers flexible scheduling, professional development, and health care benefits. The work environment is mostly indoors and climate controlled with moderate noise levels as found in office settings. Occasional attendance at outreach events around the community include both indoor and outdoor settings.
Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:
NICRP celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. NICRP believes in a world that is inclusive in approach and where equal opportunities and equitable outcomes exist for all. We are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, where all faculty, staff, and students create and feel a sense of belonging. By fostering an open and welcoming work environment, our faculty, staff and students are able to collaboratively learn, work, and serve our community.
We embrace individual uniqueness along a number of social dimensions, including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, and national origins; gender and gender identity; sexuality; class; disability; age; military, economic, and immigration status; geographic location; language and linguistic ability; and religion. We are especially committed to increasing the representation of populations that have been historically excluded from and marginalized in education, employment, housing, and vital public resources.