Research Associate (Youth Research Coordinator)
Catalyze Evaluation
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Post Date: Sep 29, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $26.00 - $28.00 per hour
Location: US - Nebraska - Omaha
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Catalyze Evaluation is currently hiring a Research Associate (Youth Research Coordinator) with expertise in qualitative data collection and analysis. The Research Associate will play a key role in supporting a team of evaluators working on implementation, developmental and outcomes evaluation. This position will be part-time (minimum - 50% time) or full-time. Preferred residence in or near Omaha, Nebraska; required residence in either Nebraska or Colorado (states in which Catalyze offices are located). The position will involve working primarily on an evaluation of an ambitious, multi-year collaborative adolescent sexual health project, as well as other evaluation projects.

Support senior evaluators' data collection activities
Train local youth researchers in data collection and analysis methods
Support and supervise local youth researchers in data collection, analysis and reporting
Act as liaison between youth researchers and clients to promote utilization of youth findings
Provide transportation to youth researchers as needed (with mileage reimbursement)
Attend multiple weekly meetings
Semi-structured observation at meetings
Qualitative data collection (focus groups/qualitative interviews/rapid ethnography with adults & youth)
Transcribing recorded interviews/focus groups
Maintaining qualitative database
Analysis of data from multiple sources
Report writing

Required Skills:
Data collection and analysis expertise
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Ability to meet deadlines and be responsive to rapidly changing demands
Independent, self-directed worker
Interest in adolescent sexual health
Experience and comfort with diverse populations
Discretion and sensitivity to working with a wide range of stakeholders on politically sensitive topics

Desired Skills:
Experience with utilization-focused evaluation
Experience with focus groups/interviews/PhotoVoice/participatory research
Experience with sexual health implementation or evaluation
Experience working with youth and young adults
Master's or Bachelor’s Degree in a social sciences field preferred or can be substituted with relevant work or life experiences
Multiple language capacity a plus