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 Bilingual Qualitative Research Associate - New York, New York, United States

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Posted by: Strength in Numbers Consulting Group, Inc. 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Market Research/Statistics
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 721662748 / Latpro-3690308 
Date posted: Jun-27-2019
State, Zip: New York, 10001


Job Description Bilingual (Spanish) Qualitative Research & Outreach Associate, Marginalized Communities Strength in Numbers Consulting Group (SiNCG) seeks a Research Associate to conduct interviews and focus groups in diverse communities, manage community relationships, analyze qualitative data and support senior researchers in their work.

Spoken fluency in Spanish is required.

We are a flexible, diverse workplace with a strong history of community-based, rigorous research used to influence funding and program design in marginalized communities in New York City, nationally and internationally.

Must be highly and demonstrably culturally competent in working with LGBTQ+ communities, especially trans, non-binary and gender nonconforming LGBTQ+ people, as well as people of color, people in poverty and other marginalized groups.

Opportunity Statement People of color, researchers with nontraditional backgrounds, immigrants, people with disabilities, people with diverse gender identities and expressions, people of all ages and others from marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are very serious about hiring people who come from the communities we serve.

Who We Are Strength in Numbers is a women-owned, LGBTQ-led research and evaluation firm.

We do community-based evaluation projects, research projects and philanthropic strategy in a fast-paced environment, with each consultant managing a portfolio of multiple projects of varying sizes.

Our practice includes collaborations with a wide variety of marginalized groups, particularly those with intersecting experiences of oppression (e.g.

faith-based organizations, low income LGBTQ+ youth of color, women and girls of color, transgender people).

Our philosophy centers consultation with the marginalized groups affected by the social issues and social programs we research and evaluate.

Community members have substantive input into our approach to projects, including helping to build research questions, selecting methods and interpreting data.

Our qualitative work is rigorous and prioritizes meaningful community participation.

We are a small firm, and all consultants contribute to the running of the company and doing some administrative tasks.

While this position would be primarily administrative and outreach-related, Strength in Numbers also has members focused on quantitative and multi-method research.

Position is located in Manhattan and employee will work 9am-5pm on weekdays.

This position reports to the Principal Consultant who leads on qualitative work (Erin Howe).

We plan to close the first stage of this search on July 26th and interview candidates shortly thereafter, with a preferred start date around August 15th.

There is a 90 day probationary period; however, benefits (including health insurance) begin on the first day of employment.

Starting range is $57,500-65,0.

Will negotiate with the right candidate.

Primary Duties Fluent spoken and written Spanish and English are requirements for this position.

Qualitative Research (50%) Collect data from a wide variety of stakeholders by phone, using a standardized protocol.

Facilitate focus groups in English and Spanish, using a standardized protocol.

Manage qualitative data, including maintaining a spreadsheet of planned interviews and focus groups, ensuring files are saved and named consistently and importing and exporting qualitative data securely for use with qualitative data analysis software.

Use an established coding scheme to code transcripts of interviews, focus groups and consultations using qualitative data analysis software.

You may use qualitative software such as Dedoose or N Vivo if you are fluent in it; otherwise, you will be trained in methods using Microsoft Office programs.

Write narrative summaries of available data and/or extract data elements for use by quantitative and qualitative analysts.

Take accurate and comprehensive notes in interviews and focus groups, for use by staff and in the transcription process.

Contribute to interpretation of qualitative findings.

Write reports and/or case studies based on qualitative data analysis and/or review and provide feedback on other's writing based on qualitative data analyses.

Consult with a wide variety of stakeholders, from those with little formal education to those in positions of power and influence, to inform the direction of research and/or collect needed information.

Outreach (25%) Maintain and build relationships with community partners, through e-mail, calls and texts, cultivating their investment in evaluation and addressing barriers to participation.

Accompany community partners on field work, taking notes, collecting needed information for evaluation and representing Strength in Numbers.

Identify opportunities for survey outreach (e.g.

: tabling at events, direct outreach to schools or community organizations, etc.

), arrange and conduct outreach.

Recruit and train paid, community outreach workers in data collection techniques.

Research Administration (25%) Schedule meetings with SiNCG team members.

Schedule meetings with clients and community stakeholders.

Order food and procure gift cards for community meetings and focus groups.

Take excellent notes at meetings and communicate key tasks to other members of evaluation team.

Manage recording and transcription for data collection.

Must be available for limited (once or twice per year) domestic travel for data collection or presentation of results.

Other Skills Strong commitment to community participation in research processes, particularly from marginalized or underserved communities.

Patience and persistence in analyzing large volumes of qualitative data on a variety of different topic areas.

Detail-oriented and able to process qualitative data efficiently and accurately.

Ability to work independently, taking ownership over projects and ensuring they're completed on-time.

Optimistic and even-tempered, including during periods of intense work.

Collegial and constructive in approach.

Additional higher education does not substitute for required experience and skills Benefits Employer-subsidized health, dental, and vision benefits effective immediately 10 paid holidays per calendar year 20 Vacation days 10 Sick days 3% match for retirement plan effective immediately Essential Work Experience 1-3 years of experience conducting program evaluation and/or qualitative research in an applied setting such as a social service or activist organization, including conducting interviews and/or focus groups and analyzing qualitative data.

If experience is in a university setting, please provide additional explanation of how the evaluation information was applied to help service providers, activists, constituents or community members or how you, personally have demonstrated your commitment to conducting research that directly and immediately benefits marginalized people.

At least one year (volunteer or paid, part time or fulltime) working in a social service, social justice or political organization in a non-research position, preferably with one of the topics or populations of largest focus for the work of SiNCG (for example, an LGBTQ+ social service organization, a needle exchange, a program for low income youth of color).

Demonstrated ability to create realistic, workable project plans and meet deadlines in the context of multiple projects.

Master's degree, in a social science (i.e.

: liberal arts, public health, sociology, psychology, etc.

) with coursework and/or demonstrated ability and experience in qualitative and/or community participatory research.

Other Essential Skills Ability to engage with, listen to, and learn from a broad range of evaluation stakeholders, encouraging their meaningful participation.

Optimistic and even-tempered, including during periods of intense work.

Ability to work with people who have experienced oppression and trauma in respectful and effective ways and high level of comfort, competence and knowledge of LGBTQ+ communities and communities of color.

Ability to project expertise and gravitas to a wide variety of audiences.

Collegial and constructive in approach.

Preferred Skills Knowledge of qualitative software, such as Dedoose or N Vivo.

Knowledge of and/or familiarity with U.S.

and/or international philanthropic institutions, such as public or private foundations.

Additional qualitative research skills not listed here.

Experience "interviewing up" (interviewing and taking feedback from elite stakeholders) as well as marginalized people is a plus.

Quantitative research skills are a plus, but specialization in quantitative methods and statistics are not required for this position.

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