Senior Research Associate

<h3>Are you a seasoned program evaluator looking for a growth opportunity?&nbsp; <br /><br />Do you possess excellent project management skills?&nbsp; Enjoy developing junior staff? <br /><br />Proficient in quantitative and qualitative data analysis?&nbsp; Do you value excellence, integrity, service, and collaboration?</h3> <h3>Then we are looking for you to join our team of professional measurement consultants!</h3>

Orange County Office


EVALCORP partners with organizations to strengthen communities by providing customized evaluation and data-informed solutions for effective programs, policies, and initiatives.

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Six or more years

Competitive DOE

Overview: <p>EVALCORP is a fast-paced, growing measurement and planning consulting firm in South Orange County, CA, serving government agencies and nonprofits. Our core services are program evaluation, needs assessment, and strategic planning. <br /><br />Our team is hardworking, ambitious, and fun! We work with agencies who deliver services in the fields of public health, mental health, criminal justice, child welfare, and education (including 0-5, elementary and secondary). We are seeking candidates who share &amp; execute Our Core Values: Client Service, Excellence, Collaboration, Integrity, and Growth.<br /><br />Learn more about us and our company at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a>.<br /><br /><strong>How we give back </strong><br /><br />Much of our work involves measuring the difference others make. Getting involved and making our own difference is also an important part of who we are as individuals and as a firm. We engage in efforts to support charities through volunteer activities. We also take part in 5Ks and other activities for charitable initiatives.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <strong>What you&rsquo;ll do&hellip; </strong><br /><br />We are seeking a Senior Research Associate (SRA) to design and lead medium to large evaluation, needs assessments, and strategic planning projects for multiple clients. <br /><br />The SRA ensures that project teams deliver the highest-quality consulting services and that products are valid, reliable, and meet clients&rsquo; specific needs. The SRA coordinates work across multiple projects so all are completed successfully and efficiently. We are looking for an experienced professional who is committed to a consulting career who can handle competing priorities and deadlines effectively.<br /><br /><strong>Who we are looking for&hellip; </strong><br /><br />✓ <strong>Critical Thinker.</strong>&nbsp; You look at things from all angles. Problem-solving excites you. You use your creativity and analytical skills to find a solution efficiently. <br /><br />✓ <strong>Impeccable.</strong>&nbsp; No piece of content leaves your desk until you&rsquo;re certain there are no mistakes. You use your organizational skills to ensure no detail is missed and follow-up is routine. <br /><br />✓ <strong>Effective Communicator.</strong>&nbsp; Your written and verbal communication skills are outstanding and professional. You are clear, concise, and focused. You understand that our clients value easy-to-understand communication and you meet them where they are. <br /><br />✓ <strong>Self-starter.</strong>&nbsp; You take action without being asked. You are efficient and flexible. You get done what needs to be done.
Requirements: <strong>Minimum Qualifications </strong><br /><br />▪ PhD or Master&rsquo;s degree in psychology or an applied social science <br />▪ Six or more years of fulltime senior-level experience in a program evaluation/applied research capacity, including management of project teams ▪ High proficiency in both quantitative and qualitative research <br />▪ High-level critical thinking, analytic and pro-active problem-solving skills <br />▪ Demonstrated ability to manage client and staff relationships effectively and positively <br />▪ Ability to interpret and share findings with both technical and non-technical audiences <br />▪ Highly computer proficient (including Microsoft Office, SPSS, internet) <br />▪ Excellent verbal and written communication skills ▪ Accuracy, attention to detail, and organizational skills a must <br />▪ Valid driver&rsquo;s license and access to own transportation<br /><br /><strong>Primary Responsibilities <br /></strong><br />▪ Design and lead large and/or complex applied research and program evaluation needs assessments and strategic planning projects <br />▪ Develop scopes of work, evaluation plans, and project deliverables tailored to clients <br />▪ Manage and develop client relationships, includes providing regular consulting services and facilitating meetings, training, and presentations <br />▪ Oversee project teamwork to ensure effective and timely implementation <br />▪ Drive and oversee project work, including work plan development and management, data collection, analyses, and report development <br />▪ Pro-actively identify and address any issues that could impact project quality, timeliness, or client satisfaction <br />▪ Edit/proof all final products for projects (e.g., data collection tools, evaluation plans, reports) <br />▪ Conduct larger-scale data analyses and data collection activities <br />▪ Maintain regular communication and coordination with other project management staff<br /><br /><strong>Why join our team? <br /></strong><br />&bull; Do what you love to do and are great at &ndash; with a stellar and committed team of professionals &ndash; and grow during the process. &bull; Make a difference by helping provide the &ldquo;right&rdquo; data to a diverse base of clients working to strengthen communities. <br />&bull; Competitive pay and benefits (including dental, vision &amp; health insurance; PTO; 401K plan).<br /><br /> Apply Now! Send a brief cover letter and current resume to