The Institute for Social Research (ISR) at Sacramento State University is seeking a Research Analyst I and Research Analyst II.
The Institute for Social Research at Sacramento State University is an interdisciplinary center, with year-round full-time staff in addition to employing graduate and undergraduate student assistants. The Institute contracts with federal, state, and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and university partners to design and implement applied social science research studies. The Institute offers expertise in program and policy evaluations, survey research, needs assessments, and other quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The Institute is located at Sacramento State downtown location, and we routinely collaborate with faculty, other university centers, and colleges to conduct our work. Our applied research studies have contributed to public accountability, program fidelity, and the strengthening of communities for over 30 years.
The closing date is September 24, 2021. We encourage you to apply to the position that best suits your qualifications.
Research Analyst I $19.39 - $29.09 per hour
Research Analyst II $4,854 - $7,117 per month
University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) offers an excellent benefits package which includes:
• UEI contribution to a TIAA retirement plan after one year of service
• Paid Vacation Time – starting at 10 hours accrued/month
• Paid Sick Time – 8 hours accrued/month
• Paid Holidays – 13 paid holidays per year including paid time off the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day as the CSUS campus is closed plus 1 personal holiday.
• Excellent medical benefits – 100% employer paid medical & dental for employee-only coverage and low cost for family coverage
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Research Analyst I is responsible for conducting a variety of research tasks for clients of ISR. This includes conceptualizing the research problem, developing appropriate measures and instruments (questionnaires, interviews, observational schedules), supervising data collection and data entry, outlining and executing analysis, including applying appropriate statistical tests, designing tables and graphics for the display of results, and assisting in writing research reports. The position reports directly to and receives general supervision from the Institute Director or designee. The position may receive periodic work direction from the Research Analyst II or higher-level position. When other faculty members are directing ISR contracts, the position works with the project directors in accomplishing the research tasks within priorities set by the Institute Director or designee. This position supervises student research assistants in their performance of tasks that support projects under this person’s direction. The Research Analyst II are responsible for managing components of multiple projects and contributing to the implementation of multiple research projects. Tasks associated with this responsibility include provides quality control and oversight of graduate research assistants; designs data collection instruments; conducts literature reviews; contributes to quantitative and/or qualitative research designs. Additionally, the analyst will also be responsible for communicating findings from studies into reports and materials that are accessible to non-technical/academic audiences. The position reports directly to and receives general direction from the Research Specialist. This position oversees the work of Research Analysts I (RAI), Research Technicians (RT) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) in their performance of tasks that support project components under this person’s direction.
Research Analyst I:
• Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate social science discipline plus at least 6 hours of research methods and/or statistics coursework at the graduate level or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
• Demonstrated understanding of questionnaire and interview construction and knowledge of applied research design.
• Demonstrated experience with computer software programs for statistical analysis and database management.
• Demonstrated understanding of statistical and data processing techniques as they are applied in social science research.
• Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to understand, review and analyze information to find underlying details.
Research Analyst II:
• Master’s Degree in Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Public Policy, Public Health, or related social science discipline or the equivalent combination of education and research experience.
• Demonstrated postgraduate professional experience overseeing the work of staff in a research capacity.
• Demonstrated postgraduate professional experience in quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and research designs.
• Demonstrated postgraduate professional experience in writing reports for technical and non-academic audiences.
• Demonstrated experience with computer software programs for data analysis, database management, and survey administration. (e.g., NVivo, ArcGIS, SPSS, Stata, R, Qualtrics, CATI.).
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. See individual job postings for a full listing of additional minimum and preferred qualifications.