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Research Analyst

Department: Mercyhurst Civic Institute

Location: Erie


Duties and responsibilities:
  • Oversee program evaluation processes, including:
    • Maintain positive working relationships with clients and their funders
    • Attend meetings as needed for project based processes
    • Design the evaluation based on contract’s needs
    • Build the database for data collection and analysis
    • Design the data collection method
    • Enter submitted data
    • Analyze collected data
    • Compile analysis in reports as needed
    • Provide technical assistance to providers and funder based on collected data
  •  Develop grant proposals for internal projects as well as external clients, including
    • Oversee grant administration and data collection
    • Write reports regarding grant data as needed
    • Provide technical assistance during grant cycle as needed
  • Compose special reports based on requests/needs to community partners
  • Assist in facilitating community boards and/or initiatives
  • Seek and promote new community contacts and potential contracts
  • Attend/present at conferences and/or regional meetings as necessary
  • Make presentations to community partners
  • General assistance with other Civic Institute contracts as needed
Education and Experience
Master’s degree preferred. Program evaluation experience and statistical analysis background a plus. Experience with social service and government agencies preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Advanced written/oral communication skills; computer skills including SPSS and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word; understanding of research methods; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions; ability to organize and prioritize work assignments; team player with strong interpersonal skills; strong project management skills required.
Applicant must be able to work independently under limited supervision. Must be able to work effectively with contract clients; in addition, applicant may engage with faculty, staff, and the public.
Interested candidates should submit resumes/applications to:
Human Resources Department
Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546
FAX 814-824-2020
Mercyhurst is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that encourages members of diverse groups to apply.