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April 2014


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  1. 1 April 2014
  2. 2 ALUMNI
    1. 2.1 Writers for Research Reviews: BusinessMinded.com – Any Location
    2. 2.2 Psychological Statistics Instructor: Pitzer College – Claremont, CA
    3. 2.3 Process Improvement Analyst (EM11175): Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services – Pasadena, CA
    4. 2.4 Director of Human Resources: Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) - Glendale, CA
    5. 2.5 Director of TV and Kids Research: Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies - Burbank, CA
    6. 2.6 Manager of Organization Development: Warner Bros. Entertainment Group – Burbank, CA
    7. 2.7 Sr HR Manager: Amazon - Los Angeles, CA
    8. 2.8 Adjunct Faculty: Master's of Applied Psychology Program at University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA and Online
    9. 2.9 Giving Trips Manager: TOMS – Los Angeles, CA
    10. 2.10 Director of Human Resources Operations: TOMS – Los Angeles, CA
    11. 2.11 Senior Evaluation Manager: City Year – Los Angeles, CA
    12. 2.12 Evaluation Specialist: University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
    13. 2.13 Director of Quantitative Insights: Chatter Inc. - Los Angeles, CA
    14. 2.14 Talent & Performance Business Partner: University of Southern California - Downtown Los Angeles, CA
    15. 2.15 Curriculum and Evaluation Manager: Youth Policy Institute – Los Angeles, CA
    16. 2.16 Consumer Psychology/Marketing Faculty: University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA 
    17. 2.17 Half-time Research Specialist:Irvine Valley College - Irvine, CA
    18. 2.18 Director of Organizational Effectiveness: Capital Group - Los Angeles, CA or Irvine, CA
    19. 2.19 Director of Research: Hulu - Santa Monica, CA
    20. 2.20 Assistant Professor of Health Science: California State University, Long Beach – Long Beach, CA
    21. 2.21 Tenure-Track Professor: Department Of Child And Adolescent Studies College of Health And Human Development at California State University, Fullerton - Fullerton, CA 
    22. 2.22 Research Analyst III: County of Orange, Human Resource Services - Santa Ana, CA
    23. 2.23 Senior Learning Consultant: Kaiser Permanente – Riverside, CA
    24. 2.24 Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Developmental Psychology: The Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside – Riverside, CA
    25. 2.25 Director of Program Evaluations (20131235): Telecare Corporation – Alameda, CA
    26. 2.26 Sr. HR Assistant: Amazon – Tracy, CA
    27. 2.27 Research Fellow For Army Data Health Analysis: Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania - Monterey, CA
    28. 2.28 User Experience Designer: YouTube - Los Angeles, San Bruno, Mountain View, CA
    29. 2.29 Head of Global Training, Enterprise: Google - Mountain View, CA
    30. 2.30 User Education Specialist: Google - Mountain View, CA
    31. 2.31 Evaluation Program Manager, PeopleDev EvaluationL Google - Mountain View, CA
    32. 2.32 People Development Metrics and Evaluation Analyst: Google – Mountain View, CA
    33. 2.33 Education Outreach Evaluation Manager: Google - Mountain View, CA
    34. 2.34 K-12 Education Outreach Specialist: Google - Mountain View, CA
    35. 2.35 Network Analyst, Network Capacity Planning: Google - Mountain View, CA
    36. 2.36 Quantitative User Experience Researcher: Google - Mountain View, CA
    37. 2.37 Android User Experience Researcher, Qualitative: Google – Mountain View, CA 
    38. 2.38 Business/Modeling Analyst, Insights and Improvements: Google - Mountain View, CA
    39. 2.39 Health Promotion Programs Manager (81518): McKesson - San Francisco, CA
    40. 2.40 Postdoctoral Scholar: Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California at University of California, Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
    41. 2.41 Director of Behavioral Health (Position ID : AJB: 201260): Successful Health System in the United States – Northern CA
    42. 2.42 Director of Organizational Development: SEARCH Group Partners - Sacramento, CA
    43. 2.43 Transfer Student Career Employment Specialist (SCSC5039A): University of California, Merced – Merced, CA
    44. 2.44 Associate Consultant: Energy Market Innovations (EMI) – Seattle, WA
    45. 2.45 Consultant or Senior Consultant: Energy Market Innovations (EMI) – Seattle, WA
    46. 2.46 Director of Program Evaluation: Energy Market Innovations (EMI) – Seattle, WA
    47. 2.47 Consultant or Senior Consultant - Data Management And Visual Data Analytics: Energy Market Innovations (EMI) – Seattle, WA
    48. 2.48 Research Psychologist: Center for Army Leadership - Ft. Leavenworth, KS
    49. 2.49 Senior Analyst Workforce Analytics: Tesoro – San Antonio, TX
    50. 2.50 Survey Research Methodologist-02195: Gallup – Omaha, NE
    51. 2.51 Survey Research Project Manager 01906: Gallup – Omaha, NE
    52. 2.52 Research Analyst: The Improve Group - St. Paul, MN
    53. 2.53 Post Doctoral Fellow: GET IN CHICAGO - Chicago, IL
    54. 2.54 Postdoctoral Research Associate Position (2014-2016): The Department of Business Administration in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL
    55. 2.55 Research Analyst: Slover Linnet Audience Research – Chicago, IL
    56. 2.56 Survey Research Project Manager: Gallup – Chicago, IL
    57. 2.57 Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology: Beloit College - Beloit, WI
    58. 2.58 Early Alert for Research Social Scientist: USDA Forest Service Research Office - Evanston, IL or St. Paul, MN
    59. 2.59 Assessment and Evaluation Consultant: University Of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
    60. 2.60 Training Director: National Center for Organization Development (NCOD) at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) - Cincinnati, OH
    61. 2.61 Program Officer, Character Virtue Development: John Templeton Foundation - West Conshohocken, PA
    62. 2.62 Director, Research & Evaluation: The Food Trust - Philadelphia, PA
    63. 2.63 Faculty Position (1000190): Department of Public Health Sciences in the Division of Biological and Public Health Sciences at Xavier University – New Orleans, LA
    64. 2.64 Assistant/Associate Professor(Tenure-Track): School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development (SHREWD) of College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA
    65. 2.65 Assistant Director: Duke Global Health Institute Evidence Lab: Durham, NC
    66. 2.66 Statistician/Psychometrician: Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC
    67. 2.67 Research Assistant Professor position Social Psychology: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC
    68. 2.68 Research Scientist in Reproductive Health & Family Formation: Child Trends – Bethesda, MD
    69. 2.69 Research Analyst in Reproductive Health and Family Formation: Child Trends – Bethesda, MD
    70. 2.70 Data Management and Program Evaluation Specialist: The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative - Baltimore, MD
    71. 2.71 Senior Associate, Research & Evaluation: Annie E. Casey Foundation - Baltimore, MD
    72. 2.72 Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Measurement/Assessment/Evaluation (Job ID: 2013568): The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
    73. 2.73 Research Fellowship Program: Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
    74. 2.74 Lecturer Appointments (2) in Public or Nonprofit Management: Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA
    75. 2.75 Director of Evaluation: Year Up – Boston, MA
    76. 2.76 Social Science Analyst, GS-0101-13: Department Of State - Washington DC
    77. 2.77 Research Associate, Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project: Pew Research Center - Washington, DC
    78. 2.78 Research Assistant, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: Pew Research Center - Washington, DC
    79. 2.79 Director of Learning and Impact: Democracy Fund – Washington, DC
    80. 2.80 James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) – Washington D.C.
    81. 2.81 Survey Research Methodologist 01772: Gallup – Washington D.C.
    82. 2.82 Managing Associate Health Equity Research and Evaluation: Community Science - Washington, DC
    83. 2.83 Postdoctoral Associate-Cognitive Neuroscience/Sensory: Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA
    84. 2.84 Assistant Professor: Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston – Boston, MA 
    85. 2.85 Director Institutional Research: Berkeley College - Newark, NJ
    86. 2.86 Survey Research Methodologist-02440: Gallup – Princeton, NJ
    87. 2.87 Director of Human Resources: Tapad - New York, NY
    88. 2.88 Data Scientist: Tapad - New York, NY
    89. 2.89 Data Analyst: Charity:water – New York, NY
    90. 2.90 User Experience Researcher, Google Fiber: Google - Waterloo-Kitchener, ON, Canada 
    91. 2.91 Research & Evaluation Manager: Global Action Plan – London, UK
    92. 2.92 Psychology Lecturer: University of Limerick – Limerick, Ireland
    93. 2.93 One-Year Post-Doctoral Position: Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, University of Leuven - Leuven, Belgium
    94. 2.94 Subject Matter M&E Specialists (Long-Term) of Monitoring & Evaluation Support Project (MESP): Management Systems International - Jordan
    95. 2.95 Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Mission M&E Project: Management Systems International-Rwanda
    96. 2.96 Long-Term Evaluation Specialist: Management Systems International – Multiple Locations

ALUMNI


Writers for Research Reviews: BusinessMinded.com – Any Location

Location: Any Location
Posted: February 27, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Part-time, Paid

Description: BusinessMinded.com, a human capital science publisher and research firm, is seeking additional PhDs in organizational behavior, human resources management, IO psychology, leadership, strategy, and related fields to join our team of part-time writers. Working with our editors, our writers transform empirical research appearing in academic journals into research briefs for our audience of businesspeople around the world. Each research brief is approximately 500 to 700 words long. This is a very flexible work arrangement that provides a nice source of supplemental income for our writers, as well as new insights for use in their teaching and research.

Qualifications:
PhD in organizational behavior, human resources management, IO psychology, leadership, strategy, and related fields.

How to Apply: If you're interested in being considered for our team, please send your CV to Nancy M. Davis at nmdavis@businessminded.com.




Psychological Statistics Instructor: Pitzer College – Claremont, CA

Location: Claremont, CA 
Posted: March 20, 2014 
Deadline: Until filled 
Compensation: Part-time 

Description: Provide a pragmatic introduction to experimental design, collection and analysis of data in contemporary psychological research. Descriptive and inferential statistics will be covered. Use of computer programs for data analysis will be emphasized. Intended for psychology concentrators. Cross-registration by permission of instructor only. Please also check the current course schedule (PSYC 091 PZ) for requirements. 

Qualifications: Knowledge of statistics and the ability to teach statistical concepts 

How to Apply: Email CV and cover letter to Professor Leah Light at leah_light@pitzer.edu 




Process Improvement Analyst (EM11175): Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services – Pasadena, CA

Location: Pasadena, CA
Posted: March 20, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: This is a management level position responsible for coordinating and executing process improvement analysis within performance improvement projects (i.e. project teams) and decision support functions for Hathaway-Sycamores. This position will work as part of project teams that relate to process planning and analysis, and operational excellence. This position will be involved, collaboratively and directly, in all areas of planning, research, design, collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of process improvement data in collaboration with project team staff and key stakeholders. Additionally, this staff will work collaboratively with other departments responsible for data reporting to gather existing data and/or interpret research findings to inform project teams. This position may also work on other research projects as assigned by the Executive Leadership Team.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Master's level preferred, i.e. MS, MHA, MPA, MPH 
  • 3-5 years progressively responsible experience in database design, data analysis and statistics, research, performance improvement, skill in data manipulation and linkage of large datasets; knowledge of computer hardware and software systems appropriate for data analysis; use of administrative databases. Knowledgeable of qualitative and quantitative research methods. 
  • Ability to structure the work, manage the process, drive the right set of analyses, and communicate findings through a compelling storyline. 
  • Ability to clearly and concisely present findings to multiple levels of management. 
  • Project Management experience; the ability to lead cross-functional teams to carry out research projects related to process improvement analysis. 
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office, and analytical skills using MS Excel, MS Access, SPSS. 
  • Healthcare experience preferred 
  • Possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills. 
  • Must have skills necessary to engage and work with others diverse backgrounds. 
  • Ability to pass health, fingerprint, and DMV Clearance 
  • Personal cell phone required. Employee will receive monthly stipend. 
For More Information: Specific questions about the position can be directed to Maricris Niles, Process Improvement Analyst, (626) 395-7100 ext. 2037, MaricrisNiles@hathaway-sycamores.org.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online




Director of Human Resources: Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) - Glendale, CA

Location: Glendale, CA
Posted: February 4, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Human Resources Department of one of California’s most prominent non-profit, public interest law firms, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA). This position is responsible for managing the HR function for a highly diverse legal and administrative staff of 100+. The position is located in Glendale, California, with other offices in Pacoima, (in the Northeast San Fernando Valley,) and El Monte (in the San Gabriel Valley.) This position works closely with the Executive and Deputy Directors, is a member of the Leadership Team and leads the senior Administrative Team. Some travel is required.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum 8-10 years of HR experience in legal aid organizations, law firms, non-profit organizations, or other comparable 100+ employee organizations, including a minimum of 3 years in a senior level position.
  • A Bachelors degree, with a Masters degree in a related field and/or HR certifications preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Employment law.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Performance Management and Employee Relations background and experience.
  • Demonstrated success in establishing systems and processes
How to Apply: Please forward your resume and cover letter to Employment @NLS-LA.org




Director of TV and Kids Research: Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies - Burbank, CA

Location: Burbank, CA
Posted: March 7, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Warner Bros. seeks a Director of TV and Kids Research to manage consumer insights for the home entertainment division. The Global focus will be on the emerging digital marketplace to assess recommendations for this evolving landscape.

The successful candidate will be able to operate confidently and energetically in a high pressure work environment. Acting as a strategic business partner, the candidate will impact the future success of these divisions by effectively leveraging consumer insights to identify opportunities and risks and providing clear, concise recommendations on how to effectively market products and launch successful innovation. Additionally, the candidate will work closely with WBTV Media Research and across Time Warner (including HBO and Turner) on key strategic pieces of consumer research and study coordination.

Responsibilities are focused on primary research across a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies along with focusing on innovative new tools in the social, mobile and big data analytics. The candidate will creatively leverage the large Warner Bros. consumer and employee communities for actionable insights.

Qualifications:
  • BA or equivalent work experience required. 
  • Master’s Degree in Marketing, Market Research, Statistics, Business Administration or closely related field preferred. 
  • 7+ years experience in market research working for a research supplier or in the research department of a major corporation. 
  • Experience in digital entertainment and social research at plus. 
  • Experience in Entertainment Media, Advertising or Package Goods consumer research is preferred. 
  • Extensive prior experience in both primary and secondary market research with a solid understanding of volume forecasting and statistics. 
  • Experience in the interpretation & analysis of quantitative and qualitative research projects and their respective applications. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Manager of Organization Development: Warner Bros. Entertainment Group – Burbank, CA

Location: Burbank, CA
Posted: March 7, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. seeks a Manager, Organization Development for the Human Resources Training / Development department. The Manager, Organization Development is a member of the Organization Effectiveness team responsible for the design and deployment of field-based Learning & OD strategies and initiatives that improve the overall effectiveness of the Company and its employees.

Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree (preferred) in organizational development, psychology, sociology, business administration, education, or related area. 
  • Certification in one or more assessment/feedback instrument preferred (e.g. MBTI, MBTI Step II, FIRO-B, Social Style profile, 360 assessments etc.). 
  • A minimum of 5 years experience creating and implementing organizational development strategies in large organizations that included the following areas: Strategic planning, Succession management, Leadership development, Organizational development, Change management, Assessment and metrics. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online  




Sr HR Manager: Amazon - Los Angeles, CA

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: March 30, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Amazon.com is seeking a results-driven, innovative Senior HR Manager to support its businesses based in Los Angeles. As the Senior HR Manager you will work with the senior leadership team of these businesses to create a strong Amazon culture while building and executing HR strategies that enable the business’ growth plans. This includes implementing annual HR programs such as performance reviews, promotions, and succession planning. You will also work to improve organizational design and structure, provide change leadership and management coaching, develop internal processes and policies, as well as design and deliver management training. To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate analytical capabilities and be able influence business leaders with data-driven recommendations in areas such as leadership development, performance management, employee relations, compensation and career development.

Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Human Resources Management or related field 
  • 10+ years of experience in HR business partner role 
  • Experience managing performance and assessing talent, including executive talent 
  • Able to travel 
  • Knowledge of employment laws 
Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA or Master's degree preferred 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high expectation culture 
  • Prior experience as the HR leader of a field office/remote site 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online 



Adjunct Faculty: Master's of Applied Psychology Program at University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA and Online

Location: Los Angeles, CA and Online
Posted: March 20, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Master’s Program in Applied Psychology at the University of Southern California is seeking highly qualified adjunct faculty to join our new and innovative program with specialization in organizational psychology for Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Summer 2015. Positions are for both our traditional on campus program and our newly launched online program.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree as well as significant professional experience in business or organizational settings. For some courses, outstanding professional experience may be substituted for academic credentials. We are seeking qualified candidates to develop and teach organization oriented courses such as: group dynamics and leadership, strategic relationships, the psychology of talent management, and similar courses.

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to appliedpsychology@usc.edu





Giving Trips Manager: TOMS – Los Angeles, CA

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: March 23, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: 
  • Manage international Giving Trip learning experiences for TOMS. 
  • Design experiential learning trips that offer first-hand understanding of TOMS Giving, the role of Giving Partners and shoes/sight, and the impact of TOMS Giving in ways, which are authentic, brand-aligned, and responsive to our mission and goals. 
  • Spearhead communications and collaboration with TOMS Giving Account Leads and individuals and organizations around the world to gather information, assess, design and collaboratively set up compelling and informative site visits, giving and learning experiences, and pre and post-trip meetings. 
  • Advance potential Giving Partner sites around the globe, strategically assessing the suitability and opportunities for potential strengthening of the Partner as a potential Giving Trip host, and how each could be served by and add value as a host that helps travelers learn experientially about TOMS’ One for One mission. 
  • Stay abreast of news and developments in global development, international policy and security topics that may influence trip design. 
  • Manage internal and external communications in order to connect trips with TOMS’ mission and its more specific communications and giving goals. 
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Masters preferred. At least five years prior experience involving a combination of: 
  • traveling and working in developing countries. 
  • designing and managing learning trips in developing countries. 
  • leading short-term (1-2 week) trips for groups. 
  • working and managing complex logistics in the developing world. 
Experience working with cross-cultural populations.
  • working effectively with diverse stakeholders. 
  • event planning 
High degree of emotional intelligence and cultural sensitivity. Experience directly managing and developing other professionals. Excellent attention to detail, time management and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to prioritize competing tasks. Good judgment skills. Self-directed while also a natural team player. Flexible, responds well to change. Willingness to work on a global clock. High level of integrity. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

How to Apply: Click here to apply online


Director of Human Resources Operations: TOMS – Los Angeles, CA

Location: Los Angeles, CA 
Posted: March 23, 2014 
Deadline: Until filled 
Compensation: Full-time 
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Description:
As the global Director, HR Operations, you’ll contribute to TOMS success by collaborating with HR and business leaders to plan, develop and implement back office Human Resource initiatives to support TOMS business strategy and global growth objectives. You’ll be both hands on and strategic to provide global Human Resources expertise in the areas of compensation and benefits, HRIS technology and reporting, payroll administration, employment contracts, workforce planning and policy & program management. This position will report directly to the Chief People Officer and serve as a strategic member of the HR leadership team. You will be instrumental in initiating and driving global HR initiatives across the organization. This person must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and still be able to navigate and deliver amidst changing priorities and ambiguous circumstances.

Qualifications:
  • Progressive global HR experience with emphasis on Compensation & Benefits (15 years)
  • Leadership and management of Payroll; Experience with ADP preferred (5 years)
  • Budgeting and global workforce planning (8 years)
  • Direct experience supporting employment contracts, benefits and programing in EMEA and APAC.
  • Experience working with and influencing executive and management level employees 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with proven ability to organize and analyze data, using HRIS systems for reporting.
  • Flexible work style and approach based on client needs/style and HR partnership.
  • Ability to establish strong relationships at all levels and across geographies throughout the organization and cross-functionally.
  • Strong mindset for continuous improvement and meeting or exceeding client expectations.
  • Proven project management and operations skills with demonstrated ability to manage global projects and initiatives.
  • BA/BS degree required. MBA or Master's degree preferred.
  • CCP, CBP or CEBA Certification(s) preferred
  • Must be PC proficient with strong understanding and mastery of Microsoft Excel
How to Apply: Click here to apply online




Senior Evaluation Manager: City Year – Los Angeles, CA

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: March 7, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: City Year Los Angeles is seeking a Senior Evaluation Manager, for the Program and Service Department. The Senior Evaluation Manager is responsible for the management of the site’s data collection and analysis systems maintenance. The Senior Evaluation Manager reports to the Senior Service Director.

Responsibilities: 
  • The Senior Evaluation Manager is in charge of all data collection to document our achievement of service objectives. 
  • The Senior Evaluation Manager will devote considerable time to student-level data collection utilizing the LAUSD student information system (Illuminate, Scholastic, My Data, etc.). 
  • The Senior Evaluation Manager reports to the Senior Service Director and supports the Program and Service Leadership Team to monitor and report on the implementation of the site’s service model. This includes assisting in preparing presentations about our service impact to internal and external audiences. The Senior Evaluation Manager is responsible for providing data and analysis of our service impact in schools and program impact on our core asset: City Year corps members. 
  • The Senior Evaluation Manager is responsible for leading, selecting, and supporting one representative from each City Year school team to serve as Evaluation Coordinators. Evaluation Coordinators will be trained on data tracking, analysis, and presentation and serve as team-based support for their peers. 
  • The Senior Evaluation Manager is responsible for supporting and coordinating with the Headquarters (HQ) Evaluation Department to ensure all site and network evaluation/reporting needs are met. 
Qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree required. 
  • Advance degree preferred. 
  • Demonstrated analysis/statistics experience required. 
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, Access, and database management required. 
  • Experience with student information systems a plus (e.g. Illuminate, Scholastic, My Data, etc.). 
  • Strong attention to detail and proven organizational and project management skills. 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. 
  • Experience in non-profit, social service or educational settings a plus. 
  • City Year/AmeriCorps/Peace Corps experience a plus. 
How to Apply: Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and references to Casey Eiseman, Managing Director of HR & Operations, at cylajobs@cityyear.org with “CYLA Senior Evaluation Manager” in the subject line. 




Evaluation Specialist: University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA

Location: Los Angeles, CA 
Posted: March 10, 2014 
Deadline: Until filled 
Compensation: Full-time 
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Description: The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the Trojan Family, which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. 

USCs Annenberg School for Communication and Journalisms Norman Lear Center seeks a Program Specialist to assist with evaluation, research, data collection and analysis for the Media Impact Project at Annenbergs Norman Lear Center. 

The ideal candidate will be passionate about building a new program that will be recognized by the media measurement community as a reliable central resource for information and tools. The Evaluation Specialist will collect best practices for evaluating the impact of media campaigns; assist in the development of a new data analytics center; assist a team providing technical assistance to media projects; evaluate the impact of the technical assistance program and provide insights on how it ought to be iterated; oversee evaluations of the impact of media projects on their audiences and communities; share findings and help set an agenda for future evaluation and media engagement measurement. The Evaluation Specialist will report to the Media Impact Project Director. 

The qualified candidate must be familiar with entertainment education methodology and current methods for measuring media impact and engagement in traditional and new media contexts. The candidate will have qualitative and quantitative research experience, including extensive experience with statistical software such as SAS or SPSS. The candidate will prepare study designs and estimate costs of projects; produce logic models and define measurable outcomes; collect data to be provided to funding agencies; interpret findings and develop benchmarks. The ideal candidate will have international experience. 

The candidate must be detail and deadline-oriented and have strong collaborative skills and experience working with interdisciplinary teams. A high level of computer literacy will be required. The ideal candidate will have excellent people skills and a passion for helping media organizations do a better job serving their missions and their audiences. 

Qualifications: 
  • Bachelors degree Combination experience/education as substitute for minimum education 
  • Minimum Experience 
  • 2 years 
  • Minimum Field of Expertise 
  • Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching. 
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Masters Degree 
  • Preferred Experience 
  • 3 years 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Director of Quantitative Insights: Chatter Inc. - Los Angeles, CA

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: March 7, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with the ability to 1) interpret quantitative data, 2) distill that data down to identify the findings that address the client’s business objectives, 3) develop strategic implications to those findings, 4) weave the findings into a concise report narrative, 5) present those findings with confidence. Put another way, we’re looking for someone who writes killer reports, complete with great strategic thinking, telling visuals and tight prose. We are a supportive, collaborative company – but the candidate must be able to work self-sufficiently. Reporting to the SVP, Quantitative Intelligence, and working with a team of research professionals, the Director of Quantitative Insights responsibilities include:
  • Overseeing a project manager assigned to your studies 
  • Designing studies 
  • Writing questionnaires 
  • Managing clients 
  • Data analysis 
  • Recommending analysis for statisticians to run 
  • Report writing 
  • Visualizing data 
  • Creating compelling presentations 
Qualifications:
  • Rock-solid, less-is-more approach to written communication, with the ability to tell a tight story in a PowerPoint format 
  • A knack for distilling data down to the most important findings 
  • A keen understanding of business strategy and implications 
  • Ability to create clear data visualizations in Excel / Powerpoint 
  • An understanding of how to interpret statistical results (e.g. cluster analysis, factor analysis, regression modeling, correspondence analysis) 
  • A consultative, strategic approach to research 
  • The ability to work fast and manage multiple concurrent projects 
  • Breaks the stereotype of the stiff, boring market researcher. We have fun. 
  • 5+ years of experience working with quantitative market research data 
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (i.e., business, psychology, communications, statistics, etc.) 
  • Proven track record of communicating effectively with (internal & external) clients 
  • Strong project management & organizational skills 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Hands-on experience with data tabulation/analysis (i.e., SPSS) and/or survey programming software (i.e., Qualtrics) is a plus 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Talent & Performance Business Partner: University of Southern California - Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Location: Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Posted: March 7, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: USC’s Department of Talent Management™ is seeking a Talent and Performance Business Partner to join its team. This position requires talent management experience with a strong emphasis on leadership and organizational development and marketing and communications. The TM team is focused on designing and supporting efficient, effective, and progressive programs and services in these areas.

The incumbent will be a flexible team player who possesses a commitment to lifelong learning and development and growth in other professionals. They will possess humor, integrity, ethical standards, and be able to build trust and rapport quickly. This person will also be committed to diversity and equity in the workplace.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education, 4 years experience, Consulting experience in integrated talent management approaches including workforce planning, process mapping, assessments, leadership and management development, coaching, performance management, change management, workforce alignment and employee engagement. Design and facilitation skills and experience with variety of OL/OD/OE models, methods, and tools. Requires experience in integrated talent management operations including strategic talent acquisition and onboarding and at least two other areas from the following list: Organizational development and change/transformation management, organizational strategic planning, organizational design, leadership and management development, communication strategy and planning, instructional systems design and facilitation, and employee engagement. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree, 5 years experience, Degree in industrial/organizational psychology, counseling, or other related disciplines.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online 





Curriculum and Evaluation Manager: Youth Policy Institute – Los Angeles, CA

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: March 7, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Youth Policy Institute is currently seeking one Curriculum and Evaluation Managers for its Los Angles Promise Neighborhood program. To develop curricula and assessments, one manager specialized in grades K-12. The Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood will transform the communities of Hollywood and Pacoima with a continuum of cradle-to-college-and-career services, and will be a zone of choice for families with a wide range of high-quality school options including traditional, charter, pilot, and partnership schools.

Both Curriculum and Evaluation Managers will work together to manage and deliver high quality services to approximately 19 school sites in Hollywood and Pacoima. In addition, each specialist will be responsible to develop and selection of the program curriculum and assessments. Managers will lead ongoing training aligned to program needs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s minimum, Master’s preferred 
  • California Teaching Credential; Multiple Subject preferred 
  • Teaching experience is a plus 
  • CLAD/BCLAD highly encouraged 
  • Familiar with CA state standards in particular must possess a good understanding of Common Core 
  • 3-5 years of curriculum development experience 
  • Experience and a strong track record of assisting students in an academic environment specifically in math and language arts 
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is a huge plus. 
  • Experience working with ELL students 
  • 3-5 years of designing and implementing lesson plans in math and language arts 
  • 3-5 years of developing and delivering high quality training for small and large groups in 
  • Experience developing academic and attitudinal assessments 
  • Experience collecting, synthesizing and report academic data 

How to Apply: Click here to apply online 





Consumer Psychology/Marketing Faculty: University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA 

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: February 21, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time

Description: The Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles seeks faculty for its innovative and growing Master of Science in Applied Psychology program, which emphasizes links between psychology and business. The program offers concentrations in Consumer Psychology/Marketing and Organizational Psychology. Courses include Consumer Psychology, Psychology of Social Media, and Marketing Analytics, plus other advanced topics.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree as well as work experience in a business setting.

How to Apply: Please send vita and letter to Dr. Ellen Leggett, Professor and Program Director at eleggett@usc.edu.





Half-time Research Specialist:Irvine Valley College - Irvine, CA

Location: Irvine, CA
Posted: April 3, 2014
Deadline: April 9, 2014
Compensation: Part-time

Description: Irvine Valley College is looking for a half-time research specialist who can provide assistance with a regional AB 86 planning grant. This is a one-year categorical position that will have a focus on providing data and analysis to support the development of a regional consortium to create and implement a plan to better provide adults in its region with all of the following: Elementary and secondary basic skills, including classes required for a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate; Classes and courses for immigrants eligible for education services in citizenship and English as a second language and workforce preparation classes in basic skills (VESL); Education programs for adults with disabilities; Short-term career technical education programs with high employment potential; and Programs for apprentices. It will involve working with K-12, community college and business stakeholders.

Qualifications: Candidates must have the ability to to the following: 
  • provide research support, including data acquisition and analysis for enrollment management and planning
  • consult with project director regarding research needs, current studies, results of research, and related matters
  • edit and review statistical information for accuracy and conformity to standards
  • develop and implement effective and sound survey instruments as determined by the project director for both required and investigative data trends analysis
  • collect and process data
  • analyze data and present results in comprehensive reports
  • participate in a variety of reports and external surveys
  • write or provide technical and editorial assistance in the writing and publishing of special reports and publications
  • complete surveys as requested/required by external private or public agencies.
How to Apply: If you might be interested in this opportunity please send CV or resume to Craig Hayward at:chayward@ivc.edu





Director of Organizational Effectiveness: Capital Group - Los Angeles, CA or Irvine, CA

Location: Los Angeles, CA or Irvine, CA
Posted: March 7, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Based in either Irvine or Los Angeles and reporting to the Global Head of Learning & Development, the Director of Organizational Effectiveness will develop and build out talent management resources for the company. The Director of Organizational Effectiveness is responsible for high-level leadership consulting and all organizational effectiveness initiatives including workforce planning, change management, leadership development, team effectiveness, consulting/facilitation skills, and organizational design.

Responsibilities: 
  • Partner with the Head of Learning & Development to develop and oversee the enterprise-wide Organizational Effectiveness strategy and initiatives in support of the company objectives. 
  • Provide Organizational Effectiveness Consulting to business leaders to improve the effectiveness of the company through organizational diagnosis of people, systems, and structure. 
  • Facilitate the design and development of flexible Organizational Effectiveness solutions to effectively respond to evolving business needs. Business needs may include: 
  • Workforce planning 
  • Organizational transformation and realignment 
  • Integration of teams 
  • Significant change to business processes and tools 
  • Act as the OE resource to HR Business Partners and Associates. Collaborate with HR leaders to ensure the most effective diagnosis and application of OE frameworks, models and tools. 
  • Research Organizational Effectiveness best practices and identify opportunities to upgrade OE frameworks, models, and tools. Benchmark programs as appropriate against industry best practices to ensure the Organizational Effectiveness programs are top quality and produce a solid return on investment. 
  • Develop relationships with leading OE consulting groups and academic institutions. Leverage relationships to bring emerging thinking and innovation to the organization. 
  • Manage OE vendor relationships and partnerships as needed. 
Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience in the Organizational Effectiveness, consulting, and/or broad Human Resources or related fields. 
  • Prior success developing and implementing large scale talent management programs such as workforce planning and change management initiatives at a global, complex organization 
  • Experience developing strategic points of view and thought leadership around talent and development. Track record of engaging business leaders, demonstrating a courage and ability to challenge conventional thinking and bring new ideas to the business. 
  • Effective at developing executional strategies that reflect the unique characteristics of individual channels and businesses, in keeping with the overall business strategy. 
  • Skilled at facilitating large group meetings and developing consensus. 
  • Strong program management, project management and process management expertise. Demonstrated experience advancing the long-term agenda, while executing on short-term plans and initiatives. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online  




Director of Research: Hulu - Santa Monica, CA

Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posted: March 7, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Hulu, LLC seeks an experience research leader to develop and oversee the centralized research and analytics department. Position will lead the development of research initiatives to inform and advise all Hulu business units, including executive management, marketing, distribution, content acquisition and programming, as well as financial planning and analysis.

The head of research will be responsible for managing and growing the research practice and will provide leadership and direction through the lens of the consumer, for the entire company. The leader will interpret, integrate and generate insight from multiple information sources and data and delegate responsibility and direction to other leaders and staff in support of the various projects.

Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in social sciences, communications, or related field required. 
  • Graduate degree desired. 
  • 15+ years media, marketing and audience measurement research experience 
  • Must demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of media planning, CRM, entertainment content distribution, product management, and advanced analytics. 
  • Experience with and a strong understanding of methodology, data & systems from third party providers, as well as internet technology and analytics. 
  • Demonstrated industry leadership skills (AAAAs, ARF, etc.) and proven success in building and managing strong teams. 
  • Ability to successfully negotiate contracts and manage budgets with responsibility. 
  • Highly quantitative, advanced analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Must have a comprehensive understanding of research methodologies and strategies related to the media distribution business. 
  • Should have a comprehensive understanding of the media business with executive level relationships at most major media companies, advertising agencies and Fortune 100 marketers. 
  • Willingness to travel (up to 50%). 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online




Assistant Professor of Health Science: California State University, Long Beach – Long Beach, CA

Location: Long Beach, CA
Posted: March 25, 2014 
Deadline: Until Filled
Compensation: Full-Time
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Recruitment Address to Applicants from Chair 

Description:
The Department of Health Science at California State University, Long Beach welcomes and encourages diversity. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. 
  • Teach a variety of health science/education undergraduate and graduate level courses. 
  • Engage in scholarly activities. 
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, and professional public health community. 
Qualifications:
  • Earned doctoral degree in health education, health promotion, or a closely related field 
  • Ability to teach in at least three of the following areas: Child and Adolescent Health, School Health Education, Curriculum Development, Teacher Preparation in Health Science/Education 
  • Must have record of scholarly presentations, publications and grant awards or the potential for scholarly publications and grant awards commensurate with years of post-doctoral experience 
  • Experienced applicants must have documented prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level and in teacher preparation 
  • Recent graduates must have ability and interest to teach at these levels. Commitment to and/or expertise in educating a diverse student population 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MCHES/CHES certification. K-12 Teaching Credential helpful 
  • Practical experience in school health education setting or as K-12 
  • Teacher and/or experience in higher education teacher preparation 
How to Apply:
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications 
  • CV (including current e-mail address) 
  • Three current original letters of recommendation 
  • Official transcript from institution awarding highest degree 
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form 
Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:
Dr. Gail Farmer, Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Health Science
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-4902
Telephone: 562-985-8036
E-mail: Gail.Farmer@csulb.edu




Tenure-Track Professor: Department Of Child And Adolescent Studies College of Health And Human Development at California State University, Fullerton - Fullerton, CA 

Location: Fullerton, CA 
Posted: November 11, 2013 
Deadline: December 2, 2013 
Compensation: Full-time 
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Description: The Department of Child and Adolescent Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2014. The area of developmental specialty is open, but preference will be given to scholars who will expand departmental expertise and contribute to the department's mission to prepare undergraduate students broadly for careers working with children, adolescents, and/or families from diverse backgrounds. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, peer-reviewed publication in area of expertise, and service to the department, university, and external community. 

Qualifications: The appointee must have: 
  • an earned doctorate in Child and Adolescent Development/Psychology or a closely related field prior to appointment; 
  • a strong background in developmental theory and research; 
  • a research agenda focused on issues related to child and/or adolescent development; 
  • demonstrated ability to teach students with diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate level; 
  • an interest in preparing undergraduates to work effectively with children, adolescents and families from diverse backgrounds; and 
  • the ability to work collegially in a multicultural environment. 
Preferred Qualifications: The Department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in cultural contexts and/or global perspectives in child/adolescent development. This may include, but is not limited to, research and scholarship that advance our understanding of how socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and/or immigrant status impact child/adolescent development. 

How to apply: Interested applicants must submit: 
  • A letter of intent addressing Required and Preferred (if applicable) Qualifications listed above and indicating Faculty Search, Job Control Number 23603G-14-050; 
  • a curriculum vita; 
  • graduate transcripts; 
  • student evaluations of teaching and other evidence of teaching effectiveness; 
  • representative samples of scholarship; 
  • three letters of reference (To aid the committee, please indicate who will be sending reference letters in your curriculum vita). 
Please combine all required materials (with the exception of letters of reference) into a single Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF file for electronic submission. While letters of reference may be sent separately, they should also be submitted electronically. Email materials to Stephanie Thames at sthames@fullerton.edu on behalf of Dr. James L. Rodríguez, Search Committee Chair. 




Research Analyst III: County of Orange, Human Resource Services - Santa Ana, CA

Location: Santa Ana, CA
Posted: March 14, 2014
Deadline: ASAP, Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The County is seeking an experienced and customer service oriented Research Analyst III who can utilize his or her education and skills to:
  • Design and implement research studies, program evaluations, and surveys for County of Orange Social Services Agency programs. 
  • Work directly with management and others to design and implement research designs. 
  • Plan and organize research projects. 
  • Create and manage highly complex analysis of large databases. 
  • Utilize advanced computer programming and statistical techniques. 
  • Serve in a lead capacity for database development and utilization. 
  • Develop caseload and staffing projections. 
  • Analyze and evaluate data. 
  • Perform and verify mathematical and statistical calculations. 
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience:
  • Directly related to the principles and practices of Social Sciences research such as in Psychology, Education, or Sociology. 
  • With research design, program evaluation, and statistical analysis. 
  • Using SPSS or other statistical packages used in social sciences. 
  • Developing and managing large databases. 
  • Analyzing trends using data from multiple sources. 
  • Using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. 
Minimum: The Research Analyst III requires one year of experience as a Research Analyst II with the County of Orange OR three years of experience that demonstrates possession of the required competencies. Directly related college level education or training may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience at a rate of one semester unit for each month of experience or one hour of training for each hour of experience. Transcripts are required upon employment.

How to Apply: Click here for further information on to apply online 




Senior Learning Consultant: Kaiser Permanente – Riverside, CA

Location: Riverside, CA
Posted: March 31, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time

Description: Become a part of a dynamic Regional HR- Training and Development team. Our mission is to align organizational learning, leadership and development to cultivate the intellectual and social capital of Kaiser Permanente so that the organization thrives on change, successfully implements its strategies and fulfills its promise. In this role, you’ll partner with Organization Development Consultants and Medical Center Administrators to assess and analyze training and development needs across a broad spectrum of positions and geographic areas, usually for a single large functional area or program-wide initiative. You will develop strategic plans for development of training curricula, professional development, and technical programs. We are seeking candidates with personal initiative and drive to take ownership of projects, excellent communication skills to interact with customers in all levels of management; and a desire to promote and bring value to our business goals.

Qualifications:
  • Experience consulting to senior leaders regarding leadership development strategy 
  • Extensive experience designing and administering leadership training programs for a diverse client group with limited resources. 
  • Previous experience managing multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Masters degree, or six (6) years of equivalent work experience in Behavioral Sciences, Education or related field. 
  • Expertise in the principles of group dynamics, adult learning theory and training and development techniques. 
  • Outstanding verbal communication and presentation skills. 
  • Must be able to travel within Southern California. 
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong leadership, critical thinking, influencing & analytical skills required. 
  • Demonstrated success in aligning department strategies with organization’s strategic plan. 
  • Strategic thinking and creative. 
  • Prior experience within a large complex matrix organization. 
How to Apply: Visit jobs.kp.org for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing Job ID 233034. For immediate consideration, e-mail your resume to: Reisha.D.Bailey@kp.org




Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Developmental Psychology: The Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside – Riverside, CA

Location: Riverside, CA 
Posted: March 24, 2013 
Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin December 5, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. 
Compensation: Full-time 
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Description: The Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Developmental Psychology. Area of specialization in developmental psychology is open, though we are especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our current strengths in culture, context, and biological/familial contributions to cognitive or social development. Applicants with research experience in development either at specific age periods or across the life span are welcome. The position begins July 1, 2014. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Review of completed applications will begin December 5, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree is required at the time of the appointment and applicants should have a significant record or promise of outstanding research.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should transmit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, explicit research and teaching statements, reprints and preprints, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation provided, all using the following link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00004. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Chandra Reynolds, Chair, Developmental Area Search Committee, at chandra.reynolds@ucr.edu.




Director of Program Evaluations (20131235): Telecare Corporation – Alameda, CA

Location: Alameda, CA
Posted: April 3, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description:
  • Responsible for organizing and carrying out multiple program evaluation projects with a high degree of quality and intellectual integrity. 
  • Organizes and directs analytical studies of best practices, outcome research, organizational structures, systems, policies, procedures and techniques. 
  • Manages day-to-day implementation of evaluation projects and initiatives, including guiding data collection activities, preparing detailed report drafts, supporting data analysis and completing multiple reports. 
  • Works closely with executives and the CIO to determine areas which would benefit from automation and coordinates work with the IT department to implement appropriate systems; provides overall management of such project. 
  • Leads the conceptualization process for evaluation designs, resulting in implantation plans, timeframes and budget requirements. 
  • In collaboration with executives, develops outcomes and indicators that will be used to monitor the impact of contracts, in relation to program types. 
Qualifications:
  • Six years’ experience in planning, developing and implementing information and quality control systems, preferably in a health care environment. 
  • Master’s degree in Sociology, Epidemiology, Public Policy, Public Health or related field required; doctorate preferred. 
  • Advanced knowledge of program evaluation and research methodology. 
  • Advanced quantitative and qualitative analytic skills. 
  • Knowledge of relevant advanced computer applications and software. 
  • Organizational/project experience involving design and execution of program and/or outcome evaluations or applied research; program design, planning, and management; data collection, management, and analysis; and report writing. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online 



Sr. HR Assistant: Amazon – Tracy, CA

Location: Tracy, CA
Posted: March 30, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Human Resources department as a Sr HR Administrator in one of our North America Fulfillment Centers.

The Sr HR Administrator is both a strategic and hands-on role that provides Human Resources support to our fulfillment centers. The role is critical in executing our people initiatives, providing great internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement.

Qualifications:
  • Experience with MS Word, Excel, Access (please bring samples of work to interview)
  • Previous experience with Payroll Systems, HRIS
  • 2+ years’ office administration required, including exposure to the human resources administrative functions
  • Flexibility to work overtime both in peak season and as needed
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent post-secondary degree
Preferred Qualifications
  • Human Resources training and experience desired.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding payroll, benefits, and employee issues.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills: must display patience, humor and helpfulness at all times – front line contact for employee issues.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills: accuracy is essential.
  • Experience with Peoplesoft
How to Apply: Click here to apply online


Research Fellow For Army Data Health Analysis: Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania - Monterey, CA

Location: Monterey, CA
Posted: February 27, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time

Description: The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a Research Fellow to begin spring or summer 2014, for one to four years with potential for employment on future projects. The fellow will play a central role on a grant examining Positive Health among soldiers in the Armed Forces. The project examines the influence of psychological and physical health assets on physical health, illness, health care utilization, and health care expenditure. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a research team developing cutting-edge technology and researching a new and rapidly growing area of psychology.

 The Fellow will serve as a link between the grant's senior scientists and the U.S. Army's Research Facilitation Team (RFT). The RFT engages in program evaluation, behavioral science research, and command surveillance funded through the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army. The Fellow will develop expert knowledge on the data elements (e.g., origin of measures and psychometric properties) using the Person-Event Data Environment (PDE). The PDE is a secure, virtual computer repository of medical, psychological, health, training, and personnel information, which has been gathered longitudinally on over one million Army soldiers. The position involves extensive database management and statistical analysis, providing numerous opportunities for collaborative publications with prominent senior scientists.

 The Fellow will preferably have interests in studying the influence of soldier psychosocial functioning on health care utilization and health outcomes among Army soldiers. The position requires extensive liaison with project senior scientists helping them operationalize the strategic goals of the grant into actionable lines of data analysis and production of high-quality peer review publications. The Fellow will perform advanced multivariate statistical modeling and data analysis including both variable- and person-centered techniques (latent growth and growth mixture modeling, latent class analysis, discrete time series and survival analyses, fixed-effect latent-variable structural equation modeling). The Fellow will also serve as a technical writer, helping prepare manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. The Fellow will assist the RFT Director in communicating the team's successes to the broader Army and scientific community, and keep the RFT Director and senior scientists apprised of advances made by the team.

 Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Fellow will work in Monterey, CA and travel for collaboration with senior scientists.

 Qualifications: Experience mining large-scale medical and behavioral data sets, using relational database software, and advanced modeling programs (i.e., Mplus) as well as interests in the interface between mental and physical health is required. Strong quantitative and methodological training is essential. Individuals who have been awarded a Ph.D. in psychology, health and human development, medical epidemiology, public health, developmental psychopathology, economics of health care or statistical modeling are encouraged to apply.

 How to Apply: Please send CV, statement of interest (two pages max), 2 reprints/preprints, 2-3 letters of recommendation, and at least 3 references to: Libby Benson, lbens@psych.upenn.edu. 




User Experience Designer: YouTube - Los Angeles, San Bruno, Mountain View, CA

Location: Los Angeles, San Bruno, Mountain View, CA
Posted: March 27, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: YouTube is looking for a User Experience Designer with a proven track record of outstanding conceptual design, information architecture, interaction design, and visual design skills. You will be responsible for all stages of design within a product area and must think strategically while executing with great attention to detail. You must have the ability to successfully collaborate with other designers, product managers, and engineers to develop innovative, user- friendly, best-of-breed products that adhere to and help build the YouTube brand. The ideal candidate for this position possesses a solid understanding of user-centered design principles, absolute comfort working with HTML and CSS, excellent visual design skills, great technical know-how, and proven expertise in designing for the Web.

Responsibilities
  • Help define the user model and user interface for new and existing YouTube products and features. 
  • Develop high level and/or detailed storyboards, mockups and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas. 
  • Gauge the usability of new and existing products, and making constructive suggestions for change. 
Qualifications:
Preferred
  • MS in Computer Science or related technical field. 
  • 6 years of relevant work experience, including experience with early stage/new product conceptualization as well as shipping of new version and/or feature enhancements of existing products. 
  • Proven record of designing usable web-based interfaces and working knowledge HTML and JavaScript. 
  • Strong, clean visual design sense. 
  • Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills. 
Minimum
  • BS in Human-Computer Interaction or related field or equivalent practical experience. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online



Head of Global Training, Enterprise: Google - Mountain View, CA

Location: Mountain View, CA
Posted: March 27, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Help the globe "go Google." Google's Enterprise teams work with schools, companies and government agencies to make them more productive, mobile and collaborative by using Google cloud computing to get their work done. On the Sales Operations team, you help fellow Sales Googlers by performing budgeting, planning, and analysis activities--and your passion for the magic of Google products like Apps and Chrome. Not only do you provide invaluable financial and budgeting input, but you also devise new ways for us to communicate with potential leads and bring them into the Google fold. Your razor-sharp insight means you excel at customer segmentation, acquisition and retention. You marry clean communication with strong analytical skills and a solid commitment to providing customers with a Googley customer experience. You also peer into the future for us; you examine and analyze statistical data to forecast marketing trends and to identify potential new markets for Google Enterprise. Help Google Enterprise grow and continue improving businesses the world over.

Responsibilities
  • Lead the global Enterprise training team as a working manager, setting the goals, priorities and vision and working alongside the team to accomplish them. 
  • Drive regional, segment-specific, and product-specific training demand into an agreed, manageable plan that can be measured. 
  • Improve the effectiveness of global Enterprise training programs for partners, customers, and employees. 
  • Build out a robust training channel for customers and partner delivered by vendors and supported by Google. 
Qualifications:
Preferred 
  • Deep expertise in training methodology, curriculum development, course delivery, diverse training mediums, and training operations. 
  • Hands-on training leader with a strong track record of creating innovative training and quality assurance programs for customers, partners and employees. Proven record of business impact through training and quality. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with both technical and business stakeholders and users and interact at all levels of the organization. 
Minimum
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience. 
  • 8 years of experience at an enterprise software company or consultancy. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online




User Education Specialist: Google - Mountain View, CA

Location: Mountain View, CA
Posted: March 27, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Google's brand is only as strong as our users' trust--and their steadfast belief that our guiding principles are what's best for them. Our Product Quality Operations team has the critical responsibility of protecting Google's users by ensuring online safety by fighting web abuse and fraud across Google products like Search, Maps, AdWords and AdSense. On this team, you're a big-picture thinker and strategic leader. You understand the user's point of view and are passionate about using your combined technical, sales and customer service acumen to protect our users. You work globally and cross-functionally with Google developers and Product Managers to navigate challenging online safety situations and handle abuse and fraud cases at Google speed (read: fast!). Help us prove that quality on the Internet trumps all.

Your primary responsibility as a User Education Specialist is to ensure that the voices of millions of Google users and partners are heard. You will lead outreach efforts with other Googlers to drive forward our message and promote user protection, craft external communications, and represent Google at external events to directly interact with users, customers, and other third party organizations, and drive large projects across the company. In every setting you are the champion of the user, promoting and educating others on user protection.

Responsibilities
  • Develop a voice for user protection, and effectively set standards and goals for user and customer facing communications. 
  • Craft written communications, help centers, blogposts and other external collateral evangelizing and educating on user protection and safety. 
  • Represent Google user protection efforts at external events and Product Quality Operations within Google, interacting directly with Google users and stakeholders. 
  • Design and drive complex projects across the company with a high impact on user satisfaction. 
  • Manage relationships with key cross-functional partners in Sales/Customer Support, Legal, PR, and Public Policy. 
Qualifications:
Preferred
  • Master's degree or PhD in related field. 
  • Extensive experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies (SQL etc.). 
  • Relevant industry experience or knowledge of Google's products and services 
  • Mastery in communications (written and verbal), proven experience writing professional content and public speaking (providing trainings, speeches, etc) 
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills with the ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders at various levels. 
  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally with proven track record of driving results. 
Minimum
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience. 
  • 5 years of experience in a customer service analytics, project management, PR, communications or marketing role (user research and analytics, support operations, user experience, managing public relations/marketing/communications, driving cross-functional change and project management). 
  • Experience in digestion of qualitative and quantitative research studies and experiments, using data to drive decision making and develop high impact project designs. 
How to Apply: Click here to Apply online




Evaluation Program Manager, PeopleDev EvaluationL Google - Mountain View, CA

Location: Mountain View, CA
Posted: March 27, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Evaluation Program Manager will be responsible for leveraging learning, sales and other Google data to drive personalized learning and innovation and partnering with the the PeopleDev team and our functional client groups to implement evaluation strategies to maximize the quality and impact our programs, services and learning at Google.

You’ll work with a variety of internal teams in PeopleDev and other parts of Google to determine how we can leverage our learning data to drive key metrics, customer satisfaction, behavior change and employee happiness. This is a complex and hugely challenging arena, and it will suit someone with strong consulting skills and analytical skills who can design and deliver solutions that scale. You have a proven track record in learning evaluation and research and bring a natural ability to analyze data, identify solutions, and support clients at scale.

Responsibilities
  • Capture the various methodologies currently being used to evaluate learning activities and identify opportunities to optimize these. 
  • Work closely with members of the PeopleDev and PeopleOps teams and other internal Google teams to build models for analyzing impact of learning activities on various metrics (e.g., behavior change, CSAT). 
  • Partner with PeopleDev Learning Program Managers to design and deliver new evaluation strategies. 
  • Design and support learning evaluation research to deliver program evaluations and support the future of learning at Google. 
Qualifications
Preferred
  • Proven track record with research design and delivery of quantitative and qualitative analyses to drive insights and solve highly-complex problems. 
  • Analytical mindset with experience integrating multiple datasets to analyze and drive improvements; experience with data visualization. 
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and client management skills. 
  • Interest in and experience with conducting needs analysis, content design and delivery, and change management. 
  • Proficiency with Google Sites and presentation tools and experience with internal communications, instructional design or branding. 
  • Proficiency with complex spreadsheets/analysis, statistical packages (e.g., SPSS) and fluency in SQL. 
Minimum
  • PhD in I/O Psychology or other related field or comparable work experience in learning evaluation. 
  • 5 years of work experience in consulting and/or project management environment, including experience identifying operational improvement opportunities and implementing solutions. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online




People Development Metrics and Evaluation Analyst: Google – Mountain View, CA

Location: Mountain View, CA
Posted: March 27, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: We believe you should never stop learning, no matter how long you have been out of school. With hundreds of courses to choose from, this team fosters a learning environment throughout the company. Partnering with business leaders to develop tailored programs that set our Googlers up to succeed in their roles, the team creates development opportunities that allow for Googlers to take control of their careers. As a member of the People Development team, you are always thinking about how we can create a workplace that allows for our Googlers to grow personally and professionally. You leverage technology to create innovative learning labs that connect Googlers to new ways of learning, and have a passion for helping Googlers unlock their fullest potential.

Responsibilities
  • Develop consultative partnerships with internal clients to understand their strategic objectives, key performance indicators and reporting requirements 
  • Design, develop and automate key reports and dashboards that help inform clients and their business partners of the progress, trends and impact of People Development programs 
  • Lead on creative new projects including research, data collection, project management, conducting statistical analyses, and learning evaluation -- from cross-tabulations to correlations -- on a range of datasets. 
  • Extract business insights to guide direction of learning activities and drive organizational efficiencies, effectiveness and outcomes 
Qualifications:
Preferred
  • MS or PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology 
  • Consulting experience 
  • Proven ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects 
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities and superior analytical skills 
  • Excellent communication skills 
Minimum
  • BA/BS in business, statistics or a related field or equivalent practical experience. 
  • 5 years of experience working with data, metrics and analysis 
  • 3 years of experience working with database systems 
  • Experience with spreadsheets, SQL, and statistics software (e.g., SPSS, R, STATA) 

How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Education Outreach Evaluation Manager: Google - Mountain View, CA

Location: Mountain View, CA
Posted: March 23, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Not too long ago, Larry Page told a room full of developers that “we need more kids falling in love with science and math.” Our K-12 (Pre-University) team is passionate about expanding access to education that will allow more of today’s students to become the creators of tomorrow’s technology. We’re committed to supporting schools, organizations and ideas that pave the way for transforming how we teach our students and how we build the next generation of digital leaders.

As an Evaluation Manager, you will use your expertise to help teams across Google assess the outputs and outcomes of our education outreach programs, so that we know what we’re doing is making a real difference. You will partner with these teams and advise adjustments in our education outreach strategy based on these evaluations. You will also design and create quarterly and annual collective impact reports for executive stakeholders.

Responsibilities
  • Partner with teams within Google to develop quantitative and qualitative program-level evaluation strategies for education programs. 
  • Conduct analyses, draft and deliver presentations and trainings, and compile and maintain historical data. 
  • Create and manage process for analyzing the collective impact of Google’s Education Outreach efforts. 
Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications
  • 7 years of designing and implementing program evaluations for education initiatives or related experience. 
  • Advanced quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. 
Preferred qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Education or research methods. 
  • Experience evaluating Computer Science Education Outreach programs. 
  • Experience evaluating attitude changes across diverse populations. 
  • Up-to-date understanding of outcome measurement practices in philanthropy. 
  • Team player with excellent communications skills, high tolerance for ambiguity and a rapidly changing environment. 
  • Expertise with SPSS, R, Python or other advanced statistical tools. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online  



K-12 Education Outreach Specialist: Google - Mountain View, CA

Location: Mountain View, CA
Posted: March 23, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: People Ops is always looking to make the experience of work better and more meaningful for Googlers. But innovating (and operating!) is increasingly complex when Googlers work in more than 50 countries, each with its own unique practices and regulations. The Diversity, Integrity & Governance team works to make sure we not only do what’s required by law, but that we continue to raise the bar and do what’s right for Googlers all over the globe. From supporting LGBT rights to extending parental leave benefits, we aspire to do the right thing in every part of the world: to be fair and inclusive, disciplined but not rigid, and consistent but not bureaucratic.

Google has long recognized the importance of investing in education. Through philanthropic giving, scaled outreach and targeted community initiatives, we’re passionate about expanding access in and to the technology industry. The K-12 (Pre-University) team, in particular, is committed to helping students understand the possibilities of and pathways to careers in Computer Science (CS).

As a Specialist on the Education Outreach team, you will use your experience and expertise in teaching Computer Science to advise our non-profit grantees and other external partners to improve the curriculum and pedagogy of their outreach programs that reach hundreds of thousands of students globally. You will also develop, project manage, and help implement broader programs that support Google’s goal of inspiring more students around the globe to pursue studies and careers in Computer Science.

Responsibilities
  • Develop training opportunities for partner nonprofits, schools, and other organizations to improve their Computer Science curriculum, pedagogy, and marketing to students. 
  • Support programs and partnerships in team’s overall portfolio (RISE Awards, Trailblazer, etc.), working closely with program managers and managing projects within these programs. 
  • Advise partners on implementing these changes and best practices in measuring outcomes from these improvements. 
Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications
  • 3 years of experience teaching Computer Science at elementary, middle, or high school level - either in-school or extracurricularly 
  • Proven track record of project management, a bias to action, and extraordinary attention to detail. 
Preferred qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Education or related field. 
  • Computer Science degree. 
  • Experience working with populations that are underrepresented in the technology sector. 
  • Strong analytical skills and up-to-date understanding of outcome measurement practices in philanthropy. 
  • Team player with excellent communications skills, high tolerance for ambiguity, and a rapidly changing environment. 
  • Proven relationship building skills with clients, partners, and people from various backgrounds and cultures. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online  



Network Analyst, Network Capacity Planning: Google - Mountain View, CA

Location: Mountain View, CA
Posted: March 23, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Every day, Google provides service to millions of Internet users around the world. It’s the job of the Network Operations team to make sure that the network our users rely on is performing to Google's high standards at all times.

As a Network Analyst, you enable the team to make the most informed decisions for network expansion and growth. With Google's ever-evolving technologies at your fingertips, you'll be challenged to innovate. At the same time, you work to ensure that the future network will accommodate bandwidth and quality needs for Search, Cloud, Video platforms and more.

By directing how and where to cost-effectively expand network infrastructure, you’ll ensure that our users stay connected with our growing suite of applications, products and services. You play a pivotal role – ensuring that future network capacity, platforms and tools will continue to scale to the high-performance needs from our users and meet the safe and efficient monitoring performance for our Network Operations team.

Responsibilities
  • Adapt and enhance existing models which characterize architectural guidelines and design principles to affect network capacity decisions. 
  • Create clear input requirements, and manage the modeling output for data-driven decision making. 
  • Simulate failure scenarios on Google's existing network infrastructure as well as future designs. 
  • Conduct “what-if“ simulations and bottleneck analysis, investigate the impact of network changes and recommend design optimizations. 
  • Analyze the modeling input and output data to identify key influential factors and improve quality of the modeling process; communicate simulation, analysis and design results crisply to partner teams. 
Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications
  • MS degree in networking, operations research, computer science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience. 
  • Experience in network modeling. 
  • Knowledge of MPLS and IP over WDM networks. 
Preferred qualifications
  • PhD degree in a technical field. 
  • Experience working on network planning problems of complex scope on large-scale service provider networks. 
  • Experience with network modeling software (Cariden, WANDL, OPNET, etc.) or in-house custom software. 
  • Experience in demand forecasting, Monte Carlo simulations, network analysis, performance metrics and operations research for demand-based networks. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online




Quantitative User Experience Researcher: Google - Mountain View, CA

Location: Mountain View, CA
Posted: March 27, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The User Experience (UX) team follows a simple premise: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." UX Researchers strive to learn what they need and want from our products and services. As a UX Researcher, You conduct independent research, analyze real user behavior and work with User Interface Designers, Products Manager and Engineers to improve our product features and develop new ones. Your work spans across all of Google's products, and you are encouraged to identify new opportunities for user experience improvements. We strive to the connect users to the magic of our products, and your job is to make that connection intuitive and accessible. You determine and evaluate features contributing to user experience. You conduct research, identify product and customer requirements and evaluate the user experience.

Responsibilities
  • Work with engineering and product teams to help define user experience goals and metrics. 
  • Identify quantitative markers of user experience. 
  • Help drive change by communicating findings to stakeholders in the company 
Qualifications:
Preferred
  • 5 years of relevant work experience. 
  • Track record demonstrating excellent command of the research questions within a given domain, and of the technical tools for the analysis of data related to those questions. 
  • Excellent working knowledge of statistics and the principles of experiment design. 
Minimum
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Statistics, Psychology or related field or equivalent practical experience. 
  • 2 years in an applied research setting that demonstrates your abilities, including a significant degree of specialization within one or more domains 
How to Apply: Click here to apply




Android User Experience Researcher, Qualitative: Google – Mountain View, CA 

Location: Mountain View, CA
Posted: March 27, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: We follow a simple but vital premise in the User Experience group: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." We're passionately interested in our users and strive to learn everything we can about their behaviors, attitudes and emotions to help define the products and experiences we create. The User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. We are a multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers, prototypers and copywriters who collaborate closely with each other and with engineering and product management to create innovative, usable, great-looking products that people love to use.

As a User Experience Researcher for Android, you will design and conduct user research studies across the product cycle, from the concept phase to post-launch evaluation. You will be an advocate for users and user experience research within Android. You are highly skilled in a range of research methods, with significant experience conducting research to understand user needs, motivations and behaviors. You have experience turning research findings into actionable user centered design and product goals. You excel at creating artifacts that inspire and aid user centered design. You communicate your findings in a clear and impactful way, and can work well in cross-functional teams. You are flexible and able to adapt to Android's fast-paced environment.

Qualifications:
Preferred
  • MS or PhD degree. 
  • Successful track record in one or more of the following areas: mobile, social media, user generated content, online communities. 
  • Excellent analytical ability, especially with regard to observation of user behavior. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; can present findings concisely and effectively. 
  • Experience with the following: design, product design, web technology and standards, accessibility and universal design, internationalization and localization. 
  • 4 years of relevant work experience, including knowledge of a wide range of UX research methods and techniques, such as lab-based field research, usability studies, usability inspections, creation of user profiles or personas, participatory design, surveys, experiment design. 
Minimum
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Business/Modeling Analyst, Insights and Improvements: Google - Mountain View, CA

Location: Mountain View, CA
Posted: March 23, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: As the Senior Analyst for the SMB organization within the Control, Insights and Analysis team (CIA). You will analyze Americas and Global SMB operations and develop executive level insights, strategies and reports. You will be involved in change management within operations determining impact of projects and designing experiments. You will work closely with the Global CIA team, SMB stakeholders and the Engineering organisation.

Responsibilities
  • Analyze operations and develop insights and strategies for Global SMB Services 
  • Design experiments to test customer satisfaction and revenue boosting initiatives. 
  • Present regularly at an executive level within the SMB organization. 
  • Mentor junior team members on analytical and statistical rigor. 
  • Build strong relationships both with SMB Services and with the PM/Eng organization. 
Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications
  • MA/PhD degree in a numerate subject (Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Science, etc.) or equivalent practical experience. 
  • 4 years experience in a business analytics role. 
  • Working knowledge of SQL and data analysis applications (R, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, Minitab, etc.). 
Preferred qualifications
  • Experience in predictive modeling. 
  • Experience in gathering requirements and recommending strategies. 
  • Coding experience. 
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (including at Executive level). 
  • Strong project management/organizational skills. 
  • Familiarity with experimental design desirable. 
  • High level of mathematical aptitude and demonstrated problem-solving skills; proven logical, analytical, and investigative thinking. Superior data analysis, statistical, quantitative modeling, and forecasting skills. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online  




Health Promotion Programs Manager (81518): McKesson - San Francisco, CA

Location: San Francisco, CA
Posted: March 30, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Health Promotion Programs Manager is responsible for the development and deployment of a variety of employee health promotion program offerings and growth of a culture of health and wellness at McKesson. This position provides strategic support to the wellness team events and initiatives. This role is responsible for design, management and implementation of ongoing and annual employee wellness programs primarily in the areas of fitness, nutrition and wellness incentives. The Health Promotion Program Manager will provide additional support for annual wellness events and engage in collaborative programs related to such campaigns as tobacco cessation and emotional well-being.** The ideal candidate will work from our San Francisco Corporate headquarters, but Alpharetta, GA could also work as a location.

Qualifications: 
Minimum Requirements
  • B.A. or B.S. in related field; Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Nutrition or Psychology preferred 
  • Masters in Public Health Administration desirable 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in healthcare-related project management and health and wellness program development and delivery for large complex employer. 
Critical Skills
  • Project Management Skills -- Demonstrated ability to create and execute on a vision and strategy. Creates and communicates a clear, area-focused and growth-oriented strategy and well-defined action plan for each key area and team. Involves all stakeholders, but ultimately owns execution. 
  • Change Manager -- Sees change as an opportunity and creates an environment where change can be embraced, has the energy and courage to act, forces the organization to seek opportunity and change. 
  • Experience creating and delivering programs dealing with nutrition, smoking cessation, physical movement and exercise, and proactive medical screenings. 
  • Experience with diverse employee populations. 
  • Formal Presentation Skills -- Develops and articulately delivers compelling, professional formal presentations to group audiences. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Postdoctoral Scholar: Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California at University of California, Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA

Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posted: February 13, 2014
Deadline: Accepting applications starting Feb 7, 2014 through May 2, 2014. Initial review date is March 17, 2014
Compensation: One year, with possible extension, contingent upon availability of funding and positive performance review. For appointments within the University of California, the total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions. 
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Description: The Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar for a Spencer Foundation funded project on ethical issues in community-based research, under the direction of Ronald D. Glass, CCREC PI/Director and Professor of Philosophy of Education. Position Available: July 1, 2014 

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a Social Science discipline, Education, Public Health or Philosophy by July 2014; demonstrated record of research; knowledge of research ethics.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with collaborative or participatory research methods; knowledge of IRBs and issues in research ethics; experience writing policy briefs; experience working with community-based organizations.

Items Needed to Apply:
  • Letter of application addressing how you meet the basic qualifications; 
  • Curriculum vitae; 
  • Name, affIliation, and contact information for 3 references; and a sample of published work. 
Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Director of Behavioral Health (Position ID : AJB: 201260): Successful Health System in the United States – Northern CA

Location: Northern CA
Posted: March 20, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Our client is one of the largest, most successful and decorated health systems in the United States. It offers both community based and tertiary medical services. They are looking for a clinical superstar to lead and direct their strategic growth and development as an organization for next decade!

Director of Behavioral Health is an essential member of the leadership team at thier spacious 70 bed Center for Psychiartry requiring strong working knowledge of evidence based clinical practices as well as a proven track record of program development and implementation. The individual will display the ability to work closely with all team members, be an effective communicator and maintain strong organizational skills. The individual will be responsible for the overall oversight of the clinical programs including, but not limited to, psychological services, social work services, utilization management, program development and implementation, Joint Commission and Regulatory Compliance, interface supported integrated primary care program and providers; and overall program growth. The individual will demonstrate complete professionalism, including trustworthiness, listening skills, presentation skills and upholding integrity and compliance at all times.

The Director of Behavioral Health shall be the behavioral health professional of the organization that reviews, develops, initiates, manages and monitors all therapeutic programs and projects in collaboration with staff. The incumbent will participate in research and academic publishing activities. The incumbent will assist in the development of therapeutic trainings and development of resources to provide best practice and evidenced-based treatment. This will include oversight of psychology and social work practicum, internship training and program oversight. The incumbent will have responsibilities and oversight associated with grant writing and development. The incumbent will be responsive to and responsible for providing feedback to any Medical Staff or Hospital committee that oversees the therapeutic care of patients and/or performance improvement activities, and will participate in activities during and in preparation for all accreditation, licensing, or other surveys. Other duties may be required or assigned by the Chief Administrative Officer.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s in Social Work (must be licensed or licensed eligible by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), as in LCSW; or Doctorate in psychology or behavioral analysis and license to practice psychology or social work in the state of California or eligible for licensing ; or Master’s of Business, Health, or Public Administration.
  • At least seven years of experience in the in behavioral health field inclusive of three years in an inpatient facility preferred; and a minimum of 5 years managerial experience 
  • Experience in providing project management in multiple facilities or programs simultaneously 
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in the areas of initiating program assessment and implementing quality program enhancements utilizing evidence-based practices. 
  • The proven ability to design & manage therapeutic programs. 
  • An understanding of the operations and finances to successfully manage therapeutic programs that are financially viable while still putting the patient first. 
  • Working knowledge of positive behavioral supports and family system. 
  • Knowledge of best practices and evidenced-based treatments for mental and behavioral health 
  • Our client offers a VERY aggressive compensation package based on experience and a world class benefit program with the OPPORTUNITY to grow your career as far as your performance will take you in one of the largest systems in the country! 
How to Apply: For prompt and confidential consideration, please apply to the link below:
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Director of Organizational Development: SEARCH Group Partners - Sacramento, CA

Location: Sacramento, CA
Posted: March 7, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: SEARCH Group Partners (www.searchgrouppartners.com), a premier recruiting firm with offices in Utah and Tennessee is looking for an experienced Director of Organizational Development for one of our clients located in Northern California. Successful candidate will establish and sustain an Organizational Effectiveness and Change function that supports the goal of establishing the Human Capital of the organization as a critical lever in accomplishing business goals.

Qualifications:
  • BS Degree required. Master's degree or other advanced degree in related discipline preferred. Masters’ Degree in Organizational Development strongly preferred 
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with demonstrated success in orchestrating organizational development and change is required. 
  • Knowledge of and experience in leading edge methods and approaches to creating sustainable competitive advantage through Human Resources (Succession Planning, Top Grading, Strategy Deployment, Employee satisfaction etc.). 
  • Experience in the design and conduct of Organizational Development interventions such as team building, workshops etc. is required. 
  • Exceptional Communication skills and facility in working with Senior Leadership is imperative. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Transfer Student Career Employment Specialist (SCSC5039A): University of California, Merced – Merced, CA

Location: Merced, CA
Posted: April 14, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: $40,300 - $79,600 Annually, position normally hired at, or near, the entry rate.
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Description: The Degree Attainment for Returning and Transfer Students (DARTS) Career Employment Specialist will serve as the career and employment counselor developing career education programs and employer networking opportunities for students enrolled in the transfer program. This position provides career information and planning services, job availability information, interview skills, resume writing training, internship and job search assistance to transfer and re-entry students individually and in small or large groups. This position coordinates with the Center staff and academic faculty/advisors to expand the number of employers with internship and employment options for transfer students. This position will have a strong focus on the development of new programs and professional opportunities for students in conjunction with Transfer Program Coordinator and transfer student staff. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Student Professional Development in the Center for Career & Professional Advancement, and collaborates with the Bright Success Center team, and internal and external constituencies toward reduction of transfer student time to degree completion and heightened campus engagement This is a federally funded, grant-based program through 2018, with possibility of long-term continuation.

Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university; a master’s level degree is preferred. 
  • Minimum of two years’ experience and demonstrated expertise in relationship management within higher education, career services, advising, human resources or recruitment.
  • Experience advising and assisting returning and transfer college students with career planning and counseling services.
  • Strong communication skills, including outreach, presentation and/or teaching experience and written skills.
  • Demonstrate the proven ability to lead in a highly collaborative environment, possess excellent organizational skills, and be self-motivated.
  • Experience in the use of online tools, including recruiting tools and social media, to match employers with students and alumni.
  • Sensitivity to and experience working with a diverse population.
  • Ability to travel to corporations, conferences, job fairs and other events. 
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
How to Apply: Click here to use our new on-line application system. If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.




Associate Consultant: Energy Market Innovations (EMI) – Seattle, WA

Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: April 3, 2014
Deadline: April 4, 2014
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: As an Associate Consultant, you will work side by side with more experienced consulting staff to learn about the energy efficiency industry, learn new analytic skills, engage in sophisticated research projects, and participate in the evolution of our business. Typical responsibilities include supporting engineering assessments of new technologies, completing literature reviews, designing a cost-benefit framework, managing field data collection, designing surveys, conducting in-depth telephone interviews, wading through large datasets, crunching numbers, researching policy and program designs, writing reports and communicating research results. No project is the same, and you’ll get lots of exposure to lots of different types of work. It’s great experience. Guaranteed.

Qualifications: We hire well-rounded systems-thinkers. We believe in the liberal arts education because we know that you’ve learned how to learn. You should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from a top college or university, with a focus on economics, engineering, statistics, public policy, environmental analysis, or a STEM-related field – and a lot of drive. Tangible experience in energy efficiency or renewable energy is a bonus.

How to Apply: We’re very selective in our hiring. Send us a resume. Include a cover letter; be bold, tell us something real about yourself. Include a writing sample and three references who can speak to your character as well as your accomplishments. Email these to: careers@emiconsulting.com




Consultant or Senior Consultant: Energy Market Innovations (EMI) – Seattle, WA

Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: April 3, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: EMI is currently looking for a full-time Consultant or Senior Consultant to join our growing team in Seattle, WA. EMI is looking for a quantitative market and customer insights researcher with a minimum of two years experience in a market research firm. We are seeking an individual with experience in choice modeling analysis and an entrepreneurial spirit to join our team.

Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of marketing research experience in a market research firm. 
  • Strong background in quantitative research methodology and statistical analyses. 
  • Experience with multivariate techniques and with Conjoint/Discrete Choice/Max/Diff, and Optimization – know when to use them and how to interpret the output. 
  • Experience using SPSS or similar statistical analysis software 
  • Experience conducting market research studies such as consumer segmentation, customer satisfaction/loyalty/NPS research, A/B testing, concept testing, new product testing, message testing, feature analysis and marketing mix analysis 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. 
  • Ability to take quantitative data and tell an actionable, engaging story & provide real world business solutions to clients. 
  • Interest in business and product development. 
  • Masters degree or equivalent work experience required, preferably in Marketing, Marketing Research, Business, Economics, Education, Sociology, Psychology, Statistics, or related field. 
How to Apply: If you think you may be a good fit for our team, please submit your resume along with a cover letter, writing sample, and two references. Please reference the position title in the subject line. Email these to: careers@emiconsulting.com




Director of Program Evaluation: Energy Market Innovations (EMI) – Seattle, WA

Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: April 3, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: EMI is currently looking for a full-time Director of Program Evaluation to join our growing team in Seattle, WA. The Director of Program Evaluation will have overall responsibility for the technical direction and growth of EMI’s Program Evaluation practice area. EMI has a significant backlog of work in program evaluation and the Director will have the unique opportunity to build upon the success and momentum of these projects. This is a leadership position, reporting to the President of EMI, with overall accountability for work quality, client satisfaction, business development, staffing, training, and sustained profitability. The Director will also serve as a member of EMI’s leadership team, providing significant input and strategic leadership for the overall corporate growth and development its defined practice areas encompassing program planning, market and customer research, and technical analysis and energy management. The ideal candidate for this position will have substantial experience and proven credibility in energy efficiency program evaluation, and will also be highly entrepreneurial.

Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. strongly preferred, preferably in Economics or Engineering (energy, industrial, behavioral, resource/environmental, mechanical, architectural, or building systems), Statistics, or related field. MS or equivalent work experience will be considered. 
  • A minimum of eight to ten years of work experience with demonstrated successful performance of senior-level consultant and management responsibilities. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in statistical analysis, regression analysis, econometric modeling and sample design. 
  • Fluency in industry best practices relating to impact, process and market evaluations. 
How to Apply: If you think you may be a good fit for our team, please submit your resume along with a cover letter, writing sample, and two references. Please reference the position title in the subject line. Email these to: careers@emiconsulting.com




Consultant or Senior Consultant - Data Management And Visual Data Analytics: Energy Market Innovations (EMI) – Seattle, WA

Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: April 3, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Much of EMI‘s research is multidisciplinary in nature and data-driven – the management and analysis of myriad data is at the center of our day-to-day work. To support the continued development of our data analysis capabilities within our consulting practice, we are looking to hire one or more consultants with the following characteristics:
  • Strong interest and aptitude for quantitative analysis and data management 
  • Demonstrated proficiency managing and analyzing complex datasets 
  • An understanding of probability sampling and its impact upon research design 
  • Academic training and/or hands-on experience in visual data analysis 
  • Experience visualizing data for multiple audiences 
  • 2-3 years experience in applied research 
  • Experience using SPSS or similar statistical analysis software 
  • Experience using Tableau highly desired 
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position will possess an M.S. in economics, statistics, sociology, or other relevant field from a leading graduate institution.

How to Apply: If you think you may be a good fit for our team, please submit your resume along with a cover letter, writing sample, and two references. Please reference the position title in the subject line. Email these to: careers@emiconsulting.com




Research Psychologist: Center for Army Leadership - Ft. Leavenworth, KS

Location: Ft. Leavenworth, KS
Posted: April 14, 2014
Deadline: April 22, 2014
Compensation: $69,497.00 to $107,434.00/Per Year
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Description: As a Research Psychologist, you will have responsibility for the execution of the behavioral science research in one or more of the following functional areas, human performance, industrial and organizational psychology, cognitive psychology, psychological tests and measurement, personality and learning theory, experimental, motivational and physiological psychology, social psychology, etc., in order to assess and improve the performance of military and civilian personnel in the areas of leadership and leader development.

Qualifications: This position requires a successful completion of a Bachelor's degree or higher in psychology or a related field (EXCEPT clinical and counseling psychology) from an accredited college or university. (NOTE: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and https://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. Foreign Education: Click Here

In addition to meeting the Positive Education Requirement you must have specialized experience. Experience required: To qualify at the GS-12 level, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Conducting cognitive studies, planning/organizing research, laboratory/field testing, preparing program proposals or applying advance statistical techniques. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

To qualify at the GS-13 level, your resume must describe at least of year of experience which prepared you to the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Conducting cognitive studies, planning/organizing research, laboratory/field testing, preparing program proposals, applying advanced statistical techniques, delivering scientific briefings or managing fiscal and other resources. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
  • Problem Analysis 
  • Job Analysis/Requirements 
  • Design Studies and Research 
  • Assessments and Measurement 
  • Communication 
  • Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. 
EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION OPTIONS: Applicants for Research positions can be considered at the GS-12 level if they possess a Ph.D. or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university. Please attach transcripts.

Or

A combination of education and experience. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 54. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-12 level.

There is no education substitution for the GS-13 grade level.

How to Apply: To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.




Senior Analyst Workforce Analytics: Tesoro – San Antonio, TX

Location: San Antonio, TX
Posted: March 10, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time

Description: This position analyzes and develops strategic workforce analytics and planning solutions to empower organizational decisions regarding resource allocation and talent planning. Summarizes written findings/results, participates and presents to senior leadership as appropriate, identifies risks/pitfalls and articulates possible solutions/options. Independently analyzes workforce trends in order to predict long and short-term organizational needs. Makes recommendations and implements frameworks for reporting metrics to HR Leadership. Writes final reports to summarize workforce data analysis projects. Executes scheduled and ad-hoc data analyses to enable workforce plans to support strategic direction and needs of the enterprise.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepares and presents key strategic and day to day operational analytics to both executive, managerial and HR partners to drive changes in behaviors, metrics and performance. 
  • Works with Manager, Workforce Analytics Planning and HRBPs to develop strategic action plans on prioritized strategic workforce planning projects/initiatives. 
  • Completes external labor market scanning and benchmarking of trends in workforce planning and analytics arena. 
  • Leads analysis of workforce data and metrics to make concise recommendations on needs for real-time actions and optimizations. 
  • Creates detailed cross-functional work plan with critical milestones to deliver new reports, processes, and tools. 
  • Aligns closely with HR COEs to incorporate multiple data streams to effectively analyze and communicate results and recommendations. 
  • Creates and ensure generation of scheduled and ad hoc reports to support the HR organization. 
  • Assists in development and ongoing training for lower level analysts. 
  • Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Business, Statistics or related field required. 
  • MBA preferred. 
  • Minimum 6 years direct experience working in HR Analytics, Business Analytics, HR 
  • Generalist, or HR Information Systems roles required. 
  • Strong background in data extraction, manipulation of raw data, data relationships, data mining, ad-hoc analysis and metrics presentations required. 
  • Experience with SuccessFactors data analytics preferred. 
  • Strong Excel skills. 
How to Apply: Email Cecilia Marion at Cecilia.M.Marion@tsocorp.com to apply.




Survey Research Methodologist-02195: Gallup – Omaha, NE

Location: Omaha, NE
Posted: March 31, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Are you a knowledgeable researcher and survey methodologist with practical experience in sampling, weighting, and variance estimation? Gallup is searching for an experienced Survey Research Methodologist who has strong knowledge of sampling design, weighting, variance estimation, non-response bias analysis/studies, imputation, and analysis of data from complex sample surveys.

Responsibilities include:
  • Partnering with Gallup's professional survey analysts and consultants to learn the processes and systems Gallup uses to power its research 
  • Conducting custom statistical analyses and data modeling to support policy recommendations 
  • Developing innovative sampling design and analysis procedures 
  • Specifying weighting and imputation methods to compensate for missing data 
  • Analyzing statistics and writing technical reports 
  • Using standard statistical and data management software to execute data processing/analysis and variance estimation 
  • Reviewing different methodology/sampling documents, effectively summarizing the findings, and assessing the implications for proposals 
  • Working with the client team to develop and write proposals 
Qualifications: A master’s degree or Ph.D. in statistics, survey methodology, or a related area is preferred. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree are required to have at least five years of survey research experience.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online 



Survey Research Project Manager 01906: Gallup – Omaha, NE

Locations: Omaha, NE
Posted: March 31, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Gallup Survey Research Project Managers come to Gallup with an understanding of the market/survey research industry. This expertise helps them facilitate their primary responsibility of integrating Gallup research-based practices into client organizations and workgroups.

Responsibilities include:
  • Learning the underlying science of Gallup's research practices 
  • Demonstrating mastery in at least one of Gallup's practices (workplace, customer, social, and economic research) 
  • Collaborating on questionnaire design and research methodology 
  • Managing day-to-day client interactions and internal processes to ensure perfect completion of client engagements 
  • Bringing together all details of Gallup's specialized consulting projects 
  • Providing sophisticated, professional customer service to internal and external clients 
  • Partnering with internal associates and clients as they strategically manage and align processes for implementation 
Qualifications: A master's degree and 1 - 3 years of experience in market/survey research is required. One to three years of SPSS experience is preferred. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online  




Research Analyst: The Improve Group - St. Paul, MN

Location: St. Paul, MN
Posted: March 3, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Improve Group is a leader in evaluation, research and strategic planning. We help mission- driven organizations make the most of information, navigate complexity, and ensure their investments of time and money lead to meaningful, sustained impact. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, we work extensively around the region and have a growing national and international presence. We have a very strong reputation among our clients, peers and the broader community, for:
  • Excellence and rigor in our work 
  • Creativity and innovation 
  • Commitment to service 
  • Collaboration and joy 
Research Analysts contribute to our work and support mission-driven organizations in many ways. They help our clients understand emerging issues by reviewing research, social media, and other sources. They gather new insights by designing and helping administer surveys, interviews, focus groups, and other data gathering methods. They interpret data through statistical and qualitative analysis. And they help our clients make a greater difference in the world by collaborating to find ways to improve their work.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will:
  • Have a Master’s degree that required analysis applied to programs, policies and services; equivalent combination of practice and academic preparation is acceptable 
  • Be available to travel an average of one week a month 
  • Have good attention to detail 
  • Be effective, competent and respectful when working with a wide variety of constituents and partners 
  • Have experience contributing to complex, multi-faceted projects 
  • High level of competency in working with both people and data 
How to Apply: Submit application packages by Friday, March 14, 2014 to: Samantha Hagel, Chief Administrative Officer 
Email: samanthah@theimprovegroup.com
Phone: 651-315-8919
Interviews will be conducted in early March 17-26, with a planned start date of April 15.





Post Doctoral Fellow: GET IN CHICAGO - Chicago, IL

Location: Chicago, IL
Posted: April 14, 2014
Deadline: April 21, 2014
Compensation: Annual salary for 2014-2015 will be $50,000
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Description: Get In Chicago is an innovative public/private partnership whose mission is to identify, fund and rigorously evaluate evidence-based programs that lead to a sustainable reduction in violence for individuals and communities most affected by violence and poverty. Get In Chicago is seeking candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship. We are interested in appointing a suitably qualified person to a full-time Research Fellowship for a fixed period of 12 months.

The Fellowship will focus on supporting the evaluation activities of Get In Chicago. Get In Chicago believes that there is a dearth of solid research about what social service interventions “work” in fostering positive outcomes for youth and families, especially in the specific context of Chicago. The Fellow will work with

Get In Chicago and its research partners to evaluate:
  • Evidence-based programs that aim to lead to positive youth outcomes and a sustainable reduction in violence
  • Innovative programs that have not yet been rigorously assessed for efficacy and impact
  • Investments in capacity building for organizations and communities 
Get In Chicago works in partnership with faculty from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, UICInstitute for Health Research and Policy, the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, the University of Chicago Crime Lab, and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. The Fellow will be expected to sort, organize and analyze data collected from programs funded by Get In Chicago and work with the evaluation partners to determine the implications for the field of the findings. He/she may be asked to compare our findings with those obtained in other research efforts. The goals will be to improve funding decisions by private and public entities in Chicago and elsewhere.

Qualifications: We are interested in appointing a suitably qualified person with a doctorate, or close to completing a doctorate.

How to Apply: A complete application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable for purposes of initial applicant review), one or more examples of research and three references. Materials can be emailed to info@getinchicago.org or sent by mail to:

Get In Chicago
225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60601




Postdoctoral Research Associate Position (2014-2016): The Department of Business Administration in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL

Location: Champaign, IL
Posted: March 10, 2014
Deadline: April 1, 2014
Compensation: Full-time

Description: The Department of Business Administration in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking postdoctoral research associates starting Fall 2014. Our department is a vibrant and diverse interdisciplinary community consisting of Organizational Behavior, Information Systems, International Business and Business Law, Marketing, Strategy & Entrepreneurship, and Process Management. Additional information about our department can be found at http://business.illinois.edu/ba/. The Illinois Fellows will be situated in our department but will have access to the broader scholarly resources of the college and university. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is a two-year position.

Illinois Fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with other fellows, work with faculty in the Department of Business Administration and other areas throughout the university, and pursue their own research. All fellows will have a research budget that may be further augmented through university grants. The salary is competitive with other postdoc programs, and postdoc research associates have access to University health care plans. Postdoctoral research associates will be expected to teach two classes per year and engage in an active research agenda.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a doctorate in business or a related discipline prior to beginning the position and should be research focused. Postdoctoral research associates are also invited to audit courses and are encouraged to participate in the department’s scholarly seminars and other intellectual activities.

How to Apply:
Please email your vita, examples of written work, a letter of intent that describes your research and teaching interests, and two letters of recommendation (can be emailed/mailed directly from reference) to the Head of the Department of Business Administration, Professor Aric Rindfleisch (badepthead@illinois.edu). The deadline for applications is April 1, 2014. Awards will be announced no later than May 15, 2014.



Research Analyst: Slover Linnet Audience Research – Chicago, IL

Location: Chicago, IL
Posted: March 10, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: In a nutshell, we're looking for someone with a rare blend of right- and left-brain skills: advanced data analysis (especially on the quantitative side, although qualitative research experience is also important) coupled with a proven ability for understanding and communicating the meanings and implications of that data. The ideal candidate will have worked in a research or consulting firm, managing clients, juggling projects and meeting both deadlines and budgets. S/he will also have a demonstrated interest in the cultural field—museums, performing arts, zoos & aquariums, or any other such cultural organization.

The Research Analyst works on all aspects of our qualitative and quantitative audience research projects, from methodology design to fielding/data collection to analyzing and writing the final report. The Research Analyst will work with a Senior Associate and Vice President in Chicago, on a variety of projects. The Research Analyst is supported by in-house and freelance researchers when the need arises.

Qualifications:
  • We seek candidates with experience in three broad areas: 
  • By function: audience research, marketing research or evaluation 
  • By job experience: having worked at a research or consulting firm in the past 
  • By sector: cultural (museums, performing arts, science festivals or other) 
  • The ideal candidate will be a smart, energetic, and positive-spirited person with excellent research, analytical, and writing skills. A Master’s degree involving statistical analysis and/or a minimum of five (5) years of work experience in applied quantitative and qualitative research is required, as is recent expertise with SPSS. Familiarity with advanced statistical techniques, including regression (OLS, logistic and other), cluster analysis, as well as data mining techniques, is desired. Candidates should also be highly proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Knowledge of the nonprofit arts or culture sector is a strong plus. 
How to Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter (within the body of the e-mail) and resume (preferably as a PDF) to Cheryl Slover-Linett at jobs@SLaudienceresearch.com. We are not seeking writing or report samples at this time. Please, no phone calls. We look forward to hearing from you.




Survey Research Project Manager: Gallup – Chicago, IL

Location: Chicago, IL
Posted: February 21, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Gallup Survey Research Project Managers come to Gallup with an understanding of the market/survey research industry. This expertise helps them facilitate their primary responsibility of integrating Gallup research-based practices into client organizations and workgroups.

Responsibilities include:
  • Learning the underlying science of Gallup's research practices
  • Demonstrating mastery in at least one of Gallup's practices (workplace, customer, social, and economic research)
  • Collaborating on questionnaire design and research methodology
  • Managing day-to-day client interactions and internal processes to ensure perfect completion of client engagements
  • Bringing together all details of Gallup's specialized consulting projects
  • Providing sophisticated, professional customer service to internal and external clients
  • Partnering with internal associates and clients as they strategically manage and align processes for implementation
Qualifications: A master's degree and 1 - 3 years of experience in market/survey research is required. One to three years of SPSS experience is preferred. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology: Beloit College - Beloit, WI

Location: Beloit, WI
Posted: April 1, 2014
Deadline: April 11, 2014
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Beloit College invites applications for a one-year (with possible one-year renewal) faculty leave replacement in Cultural and Developmental Psychology beginning August 15, 2014. Located in a diverse Wisconsin community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1250 students from 48 states and 40 countries. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in developmental or social psychology (ABD acceptable) and teach 4 courses including Life-span Developmental Psychology, and at least 2 of the following: Introduction to Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Ethnic Minority Psychology, Health Psychology, or Research Methods and Statistics. Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community and encourages all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

How to Apply: Applicants should send a single PDF or Word document that includes a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for 3 references, and a statement of teaching philosophy and/or relevant syllabi to psychology@beloit.edu. Application deadline: April 11, 2014.




Early Alert for Research Social Scientist: USDA Forest Service Research Office - Evanston, IL or St. Paul, MN

Location: Evanston, IL or St. Paul, MN
Posted: March 30, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The candidate will conduct original research in partnership with other researchers as well as managers and other individuals and groups whose work requires new information developed through research. Publishing is an important criterion of successful research performance, but the role also involves other forms of outreach and application. We are looking for someone with very strong quantitative skills but will consider candidates from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including environmental or social psychology; environmental, ecological, or behavioral economics; and environmental sociology. The candidate’s personal research program should relate to one or more of these broad topical areas: ecosystem management, particularly how human behavior affects ecosystems and associated goods and services; economic valuation of market and non-market goods and services (i.e. ecosystem services); analyses of environmental justice in the provision of ecosystem goods and services; and/or analyses of social and environmental factors affecting peoples’ behavior and management of ecosystems. Specific application within these areas may include mitigation or adaptation to climate change and disturbances such as fire, invasive species, and storms; increasing equity and economic opportunity in the provision of ecosystem services; and improving and enhancing experiences in the natural world. Socio-ecological systems of interest span the urban to rural gradient.

Research methods and analytic techniques used may include social survey design and sampling; econometric techniques such as travel cost, contingent valuation, and hedonic value approaches; experimental design including choice modeling; and advanced statistical analysis including hierarchical linear modeling and structural equations modeling.

Qualifications: Essential skills aside from those listed above include the ability to work independently and in partnership on multiple projects, strong people skills, and experience with making presentations to science, policy, and general audiences.

Requirements: A PhD is required. U.S. citizenship is also required.

How to Apply: Interested parties should set up an account in USAjobs, complete their profile and materials, and then follow the instructions for contact below so that when the position opens they will directly receive a link to the position open.

Please note that this is an early alert. The job will be posted in the coming weeks at www.usajobs.gov. If you are interested in the job, please send a note to Vassia Heneghan (vheneghan@fs.fed.us). Vassia will send you an email with the link to the job when it is posted on usajobs.gov.




Assessment and Evaluation Consultant: University Of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI

Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posted: March 10, 2014
Deadline: Apply ASAP
Compensation: Full-time

Description: The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan has an opening for a position with a focus on assessment and evaluation. The successful candidate will help the university develop the evidence base for effective, efficient educational practices, and help the university elucidate the mechanisms for efficient impact of educational practices. This is a three-year fixed term position with possibility for extension.

The position will have the following responsibilities:
  • Contribute to evaluation of and reporting on a major university initiative supporting active and engaged learning, the Third Century Student Learning Initiative (http://thirdcentury.umich.edu/student-learning/). This evaluation is along two dimensions of evidence: 1) educational impact on students; 2) institutional impact and transformation. 
  • Consult on, develop, and implement plans to develop this evidence base in support of engaged learning grants under the Third Century Student Learning Initiative. 
  • Help to coordinate the development of the university’s capacity to evaluate student learning and institutional impact of engaged learning more broadly. 
  • Collaborate with a number of stakeholders including Provost Office staff and the Provost’s Transforming Learning for the Third Century committee, as well as faculty, staff and academic units about engaged pedagogy, curricular and co-curricular development, and assessment of student learning in multiple learning environments. 
  • Develop and implement programs and events for the improvement of teaching and learning based on evaluation research findings 
  • Represent CRLT to the broader U-M and national community 
Qualifications: A Ph.D. completed; 2-5 years experience in postsecondary assessment and/or educational evaluation; ability to work effectively in settings of social and intellectual diversity; demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods; strong oral and written communication skills; and sensitivity to teaching and learning needs at a major research university, including both curricular and co-curricular learning environments.

Desired qualifications: Familiarity with the literature on active and experiential learning, experience with large datasets, experience with a faculty development or teaching center.

How to Apply:
  • Visit the University of Michigan Job Site (http://umjobs.org). 
  • Search the system with the keyword “CRLT” (the position # is 92920) 
  • Upload a CV and cover letter as a single document (applicants may only upload one document). 
  • For questions, contact Mary Wright, Director of Assessment (734-936-1135, mcwright@umich.edu). 


Training Director: National Center for Organization Development (NCOD) at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) - Cincinnati, OH

Location: Cincinnati, OH 
Posted: February 4, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time

Description: You are invited to apply for the position of Training Director and Supervising Psychologist at the VHA’s NCOD in Cincinnati, Ohio. You’ll lead training and implementation of complex initiatives in organization development (OD) and performance while directly supervising and training over 20 OD professionals, fellows, and students.

What will you do?
1. Design, administer, and analyze measures of organizational performance of workgroups at the facility, VISN (regional network) and national VA levels. Direct and oversee identified intervention strategies at the workgroup, facility, VISN and central office (VACO) level. Directly supervise 9 GS-12 post-doctoral fellows (each over a 2 year period), 4 GS-9 practicum psychology students, provide clinical supervisory input for 8 psychologists at the GS-13 and GS-14 level; report to the Deputy Director, NCOD.
2. Be authoritative source and principal advisor in the area of OD. Specific areas include competency modeling and assessment, OD and cultural transformation, report and statistical interpretation, communications strategy and planning, instructional systems design and implementation, and training and development.
3. Partner with executive management at the facility, network, and national level to accelerate strategy implementation and change to build leadership talent, enhance organizational performance, and serve as an assistant in accelerating learning across the organization.
4. Have expertise in consulting to key officials who are effecting organizational change, dealing with resistance to change and implementing cultural change.
5. Direct the continuous assessment services to VHA facilities, including implementation of individual development plans. Coordinate the provision of assessment to the Executive Career Field national leadership development program.
6. Direct/offer process consultation to executive leadership groups and work groups, oversee conflict resolution consultation, and triage unusual incidents or emergencies within facilities or networks.
7. Establish and maintain an active communication network among OD Extenders in the networks, ensuring a regular schedule of conference calls and other communications. Builds a strong cadre of OD Extenders within the organization.
8. Develop a national five-year plan, in collaboration with other NCOD management staff, for the implementation of OD activities across VHA and VA including measures to assess OD implementation, integration, and effectiveness.
9. Identify education needs, models, and resources related to OD, particularly "best practices" that may have application nationwide. Guide education of OD providers. Design weekly didactic sessions for NCOD provider staff to enrich theoretical knowledge and application to field projects.
10. Lead national marketing, recruitment, and selection activities focused on the identification of potential NCOD post-doctoral fellows.
11. Coordinate OD initiatives with VA HRA, VHA Workforce Services, and other key Program Offices in VA.
12. Offer expert guidance to the National Continuous Assessment Program and to VHA’s Executive Development programs, including developing assessment tools for employee and leadership development, measuring the impact on performance and competency, and early identification of managerial potential.
13. Participate in development and documentation of long and short-range planning efforts for national, VISN and facility level initiatives. Plan and/or support committees, boards, symposia, or conferences local, regionally, and nationally. Develop broad themes and direct proceedings of high-level conferences and quorums where work and decisions have a major impact on the operation and success on VHA.
14. Research and/or analyze problems, issues, or program requirements. Provide expert analysis and advice on agency-wide programs. Act as an expert on special projects, advising top management on major office issues. Lead, conduct, or participate in complex management studies and reviews, particularly those with wide or significant effect upon organizational structure, policy, or process.
15. Serve as member of various committees as designated by the Director, NCOD. When directed, serve as Acting Director, NCOD, with full authority to carry out the duties of that position.

Other enriching elements include:
1. Makes complex presentations at national, VISN, facility and professional meetings.
2. Participates in appropriate professional organizations (e.g., American Psychological Association, Society of Psychologists in Management, Society of Consulting Psychologists).
3. Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director, NCOD.
4. Contact on a regular and recurring basis with individuals representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view.
5. May maintain a formal, though modest, clinical or academic involvement with the host medical center.

Qualifications: You will have a major and significant impact on the overall functioning of all VHA organizational units, including facilities, networks, and VACO, particularly upon VHA senior management. Duties are performed with wide latitude, exercising independent judgment and full, delegated autonomy.

To be successful, you should have:
1. Skill in managing and directing the work of large, complex organizational units and in applying effective management practices.
2. Skill in persuasion, negotiation, and motivation to negotiate multiple program policies.
3. Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees and other managers using advanced consultation and problem solving skills.
4. Skill in the application and analysis of measurement tools to systems issues.
5. Ability to balance responsibilities in a complex environment and to work with great autonomy; ability to set priorities and delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze complex organizational problems; and ability to develop and implement effective solutions for those problems.
6. Ability to assess need for basic and complex services across multiple programmatic contexts.
7. Ability to coordinate the efforts of multiple program elements across a complex system.

How to Apply: If you possess the skills and desire to make a big difference in an organization that directly impacts the quality of life for our veterans, Email your resume/CV to Don Rainwater, National Executive Recruitment Consultant at don.rainwater@va.gov. Your inquiry will be held in the strictest confidence.




Program Officer, Character Virtue Development: John Templeton Foundation - West Conshohocken, PA

Location: West Conshohocken, PA
Posted: March 23, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Reporting to the Director of Character Virtue Development, the Program Officer is responsible for the management of the full life cycle of the grant process and the development of new funding initiatives. The Program Officer's specific activities include the review of grant proposals, communicating with applicants and grantees regarding the application and review process, collaborating with our evaluation team to determine the impact of our grants, developing new projects to advance the mission and vision of the foundation, and representing the foundation at relevant meetings and conferences.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this role is a highly organized person with superior writing skills, strong communication and analytical skills, and the ability to build relationships among scholars and practitioners in relevant fields. A background in education and/or youth programming is highly desirable. Character Virtue Development grants commonly involve scholars and practitioners from psychology, philosophy, education, economics, public policy, and sociology. Given this range, there is no singular academic or professional background that qualifies one for work in this area, although the ability to work at the intersection of psychology and other fields such as philosophy and education is essential. While a candidate with a PhD is preferred, we will consider candidates with a Master's degree who have demonstrated strong writing skills and experience in applied settings such as schools.

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Director, Research & Evaluation: The Food Trust - Philadelphia, PA

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posted: March 30, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Food Trust is seeking an energetic and committed individual to oversee and direct all activities associated with Research & Evaluation. This position is responsible for overseeing research and evaluation initiatives to include data collection, evaluation of programs, writing reports describing program outcomes, developing research grant proposals, and communicating with outside collaborators and partners. The Director will oversee all qualitative and quantitative research, including focus groups, one-on-one interviews as well as survey research and multi-level models of outcomes. The Director is responsible for either directly preparing and/or reviewing all reports and documents submitted to government entities, various representatives of funding sources, or other outside agencies.

This position will work closely with internal staff to coordinate data collection and maintain understanding of The Food Trust’s activities, programs, and projects. In addition, the position will maintain external contact with government representatives, consulting agencies and business partners.

Qualifications: 5+ years of related experience in leading a research and evaluation program or projects; experience in a leadership or supervisory role; experience working in a food access, nutrition or public health agency or institution is a preferred. The ideal candidate will also have the following characteristics: a style that promotes collaboration and communication; attention to detail; a high energy level; a sense of humor; an open mind; a commitment to The Food Trust’s mission.

Minimum Education: A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field of study is required. A PhD from an accredited college or university in a related field of study is preferred.

How to Apply: E-mail your résumé and cover letter to jobs@thefoodtrust.org or fax to 215-575-0466. Please reference “Director, Research & Evaluation” in the subject line. Please do not call.




Faculty Position (1000190): Department of Public Health Sciences in the Division of Biological and Public Health Sciences at Xavier University – New Orleans, LA

Location: New Orleans, LA
Posted: March 30, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Department of Public Health Sciences in the Division of Biological and Public Health Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2014.

Qualifications: The successful candidate is expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate level, supervise internships, advise undergraduate students, conduct and publish independent and collaborative research; develop proposals for extramural funding; and serve on division, college, and university committees. Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have good teaching skills and possess a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a public health discipline.

How to Apply: To apply, log in to our online system at: https://jobs.xula.edu. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, the contact information of three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research plan. The letter of interest should be addressed to: Dr. Calvin Porter, Search Committee Chair.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA




Assistant/Associate Professor(Tenure-Track): School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development (SHREWD) of College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA

Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posted: February 4, 2014
Deadline: Application review will begin January 31, 2014 and continue until a candidate is selected. Apply ASAP.
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Assistant/Associate Professor will teach undergraduates and graduate classes, develop program of research, scholarship and grantsmanship consistent with mission of the School and a Research-Very High institution. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Qualifications: PhD in human resource education, workforce development, evaluation and assessment, adult education, human resource development (HRD)/training & development, industrial/organizational psychology or discipline related area with identifiable focus in evaluation and assessment of workforce development programs; an additional three years of teaching experience at the Assistant Professor level required for the Associate Professor

How to Apply: Click here to apply online. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Please have three letters of recommendation e-mailed to: eholton2@lsu.edu.




Assistant Director: Duke Global Health Institute Evidence Lab: Durham, NC

Location: Durham, NC
Posted: March 30, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) seeks to hire one full-time staff member (either Associate in Research or Research Scholar depending upon candidate qualifications) to support the work of the DGHI Evidence Lab.

DGHI is creating an Evidence Lab to: 1) support Duke faculty and their worldwide partners by offering skilled DGHI Evidence Lab staff as evaluation partners, particularly partners in program and technology evaluation, in translational and implementation research, and in cost effectiveness evaluation; 2) produce evidence-based knowledge to inform program and policies worldwide; and 3) provide educational opportunities for Duke students to learn rigorous evaluation methods in the classroom and field. The Evidence Lab was envisioned in DGHI’s five-year report and this key Evaluator position will help make the Evidence Lab a reality.

Qualifications: Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant specialty required. The ideal candidate will be well-networked with health monitoring and evaluation organizations and have extensive experience writing proposals and competing for grants and contracts from diverse government and foundation sources. The ideal candidate will also have conducted evaluation research in several different countries, and be skilled at making site visits to assess monitoring needs and viable research protocols. Excellent communication and writing skills are required, as is the ability to work well across cultures. We hope to grow the Evidence Lab; the ideal candidate will also possess an entrepreneurial spirit. International travel required.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit via email a cover letter and CV to Tammy Sorrell at tammy.sorrell@duke.edu. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and some applicants may be asked to submit reference letters. Please write “Evidence Lab” in the subject line of your email.




Statistician/Psychometrician: Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC

Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posted: February 13, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Statistician Psychometrician in the Biostatistics and Data Management Core of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will analyze data (e.g., patient-reported data) from studies in cancer outcomes and behavioral research using different methods (e.g., item response theory, structural equation modeling, multi-level modeling). This position also will collaborate with investigators throughout the Cancer Center in the development of intervention and observational research projects related to the population and behavioral sciences and outcomes research. Deliverables include contributions to study design and protocols, data management and analysis, results interpretation, and manuscript generation.

Qualifications: Qualifications include a masters or doctorate degree in Biostatistics, Quantitative Psychology, Psychometrics, Statistics, or a related field. Research experience in cancer outcomes, patient-reported outcomes, multi-level modeling, and or other social science and behavioral research is desirable. Programming ability with SAS and or R is required. Familiarity with other software packages such as SPSS, Stata, MPLUS LISREL AMOS, IRTPRO, and Excel Word PowerPoint is desired. Excellent communication skills (spoken and written) are required.

How to Apply: In order to be officially considered please apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/27453 provide CV/Resume, Cover Letter and a list of references.




Research Assistant Professor position Social Psychology: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC

Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posted: February 13, 2014
Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. However, applications received by March 3, 2014 will receive priority attention.
Compensation: Full-time

Description: The Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an individual for a Research Assistant Professor position in our Social Psychology Program. The duties of this position will be to assume primary responsibility for analyzing all data on an NIH-funded projects entitled "Affective and Genomic Mediators of Sustained Behavior Change" and “Promoting Cancer-related Behavior Change through Positive Emotions” led by Principal Investigator Barbara Fredrickson, and Co-Investigators Karen Grewen, Sara Algoe, and Keith Payne. Current and archival data emerge from longitudinal experimental designs with densely-repeated assessments spanning 24 months that test the psychological and biological effects of various contemplative practices. Successful applicants will have substantial graduate-level training in statistics, experience working with psychological or human behavioral data, and be able to apply advanced data analysis techniques to explore change over time. Proficiency with longitudinal data analysis and structural equation modeling is a must. Critical data analytic techniques include hierarchical linear modeling, logistic regression, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, latent growth curves, path analysis, and techniques for handling missing data. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience screening and analyzing intensive repeated assessment data, the ability and motivation to learn dynamic modeling, and familiarity with substantive issues that may arise in modeling affective processes. The lab has used SAS and Mplus for data analysis in the past; candidates may prefer to work in different programs, but the ideal candidate would have sufficient familiarity with these programs (particularly SAS) to understand the data preparation work and models that have already been done. This position will take the lead on preparing quantitative tables and figures, and writing results sections for academic presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Successful candidates must have excellent communication skills and be creative, highly motivated and able to work independently, with a demonstrated record of publishing complex statistical models and an interest in writing and executing grants.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Epidemiology, or related field, with substantial training in advanced statistics, or a Ph.D. in a statistical discipline (e.g., Quantitative Psychology, Biostatistics, Statistics) with experience working with psychological and human behavioral data.

Other experience should include advanced data analytic techniques and experience working with longitudinal data in behavioral/social scientific studies.

How to Apply: Apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/38938. Submit a single pdf document under the “attach additional documents” including a cover letter, and a Curriculum Vitae including names and contact information for four individual references. This position will remain open until filled. However, applications received by March 3, 2014 will receive priority attention. If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department, please contact Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Chair of Search Committee at blf@email.unc.edu.




Research Scientist in Reproductive Health & Family Formation: Child Trends – Bethesda, MD

Location: Bethesda, MD
Posted: February 14, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Child Trends has an opening for a Research Scientist in its Reproductive Health and Family Formation research area. This person will be responsible for conducting qualitative or quantitative research projects primarily on family formation (e.g., childbearing; union formation and stability; relationship dynamics; etc.) in collaboration with senior staff members. This person will also work on a range of program implementation and outcomes evaluation projects. Research studies in this area place special emphasis on racial/ethnic minorities, in particular Latinos, and low-income families.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists/leads in the development and implementation of all stages of research projects. This includes: 
  • Identifying research questions and hypotheses. 
  • Conducting or overseeing literature reviews. 
  • Selecting appropriate quantitative or qualitative techniques to collect and analyze data. 
  • Developing a budget and writing a proposal. 
  • Supervising and/or participating in quantitative/qualitative data collection and analyses in collaboration with more junior researchers. 
  • Serves as project manager/principal investigator for research projects, including maintaining budgets. 
  • Supervises junior-level researchers. 
  • Communicates research to stakeholders
  • Participates in discussing implications of research findings from policy and program perspectives. 
  • Writes final reports and presents results to government and foundation funders. 
  • Prepares papers for presentation at professional conferences, publication in peer-review journals, and testimony. 
Qualifications:
  • Relevant PhD-level knowledge. Applicants with Masters degrees or other relevant degrees will be considered, but additional experience will be expected. 
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills, including some combination of: 
  • Experience in the advanced quantitative analyses of large and small-scale data sets. 
  • Collection and analyses of qualitative data. 
  • Experience with the implementation and evaluation of programs. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Must be a strong conceptual thinker with excellent writing skills. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • An advanced degree in Family Sociology or Family Demography. 
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of post-doctoral job experience. 
  • Experience with proposal writing and/or fundraising. 
How to Apply: Please complete the application below and upload one document containing your resume with a cover letter, salary requirements, transcripts, writing sample, and three professional references on the next page. Materials must be combined into one document in order to be uploaded. If you have any difficulties with this process please email the requested materials to recruitment@childtrends.org and make sure to reference the position in the subject line. No phone calls please!




Research Analyst in Reproductive Health and Family Formation: Child Trends – Bethesda, MD

Location: Bethesda, MD
Posted: February 14, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Child Trends has an opening for a Research Analyst responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative research projects on reproductive health (e.g., adolescent and young adult sexual activity; contraceptive behaviors and decision-making; pregnancy; childbearing intentions; etc.), and minority families (e.g. family-care provider relationships; family engagement), in collaboration with senior staff members. The analyst will develop qualitative protocols; oversee data collection activities; and take a lead role in the analysis and writing of results.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Works independently and conducts all phases of qualitative research including protocol development; sample design and management; design and implementation of recruitment and field procedures; data collection; analysis and synthesis of data, etc. 
  • Lead interviews, moderates focus groups, 
  • Supervises and trains junior staff in data collection activities and oversee quality control procedures. 
  • Serve as a project manager, supervising junior staff and overseeing day-to-day logistics. 
  • Analyze and interpret data and identify patterns from data collected through qualitative interviews, cognitive interviews, focus groups, or surveys. 
  • Prepares reports and presentations and assists in writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications. 
  • Develop IRB materials and oversee data security and confidentiality procedures. 
  • Some travel required. 
Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in appropriate discipline such as Qualitative Research Methods, Sociology, Cognitive or Developmental Psychology, Demography, Family Studies, etc. 
  • Three or more years of demonstrated proficiency in and work experience with qualitative research methods and data collection. 
  • Strong familiarity with various interview and data collection techniques such as standardized and semi-structured interviewing; focus groups; cognitive interviewing; and observations. 
  • Proven organizational and project and time management skills. 
  • Experience with qualitative data analysis techniques and software packages. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Research experience in reproductive health and minority families highly desirable. 
  • We offer an excellent employment package, including, excellent health care plans, competitive compensation, 403B company contribution, tuition assistance, professional development, flexible work environment and more. 
How to Apply: Please complete the application below and upload one document containing your resume with a cover letter, salary requirements, transcripts, writing sample, and three professional references on the next page. Materials must be combined into one document in order to be uploaded. If you have any difficulties with this process please email the requested materials to recruitment@childtrends.org and make sure to reference the position in the subject line. No phone calls, please!




Data Management and Program Evaluation Specialist: The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative - Baltimore, MD

Location: Baltimore, MD
Posted: February 13, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time, $45,000-$60,000
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Description: The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) (also known as the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning) is a national non-profit organization that creates, implements, and promotes programs and policies to eradicate childhood lead poisoning, reduce asthma episodes and further the creation of green, healthy and lead-safe homes. GHHI manages local direct services programs that include housing interventions and is a leading provider of public policy and technical assistance services to government agencies, non-profits, and philanthropy.

Qualifications: The Data Management and Program Evaluation Specialist will assist GHHI's Data Management and Program Evaluation Manager with a variety of activities, including but not limited to the following:
  • Obtain data on completed Baltimore GHHI units to enter into centralized Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) data system. Such data will include household medical costs, energy consumption, unit interventions and costs. The Assistant will obtain data from a number of sources which includes clients, case files, administrative data sets, or private entities such as medical offices, private insurance providers, managed care organizations and utility providers. 
  • Manage and assist in primary collection of post-intervention follow-up health and energy surveys. 
  • Manage data obtained by environmental assessment and surveys by following quality assurance and quality control practices and protocols. 
  • Monitor the entry of data into ETO and assist program staff as needed. 
  • Train, manage and lead GHHI staff, Data Intern (part-time employee), SOURCE Service Scholar, and other interns (nursing, medical and public health students) to ensure that data collection procedures, HIPAA and IRB compliance is maintained when conducting health surveys and home visits. 
  • Develop data collection tools, survey instruments and consent forms as needed. 
  • Organize and integrate existing data files for importing into ETO and third-party utility data system. 
  • Clean datasets for the purpose of synthesis and analysis of GHHI data for partner and funder reports. 
  • Develop and manage reports to produce weekly internal GHHI Baltimore STAT Book 
  • Prepare written summaries and/ or presentations of data findings for the Executive Director, Data and Evaluation Manager, and Senior Project Officers. 
  • Work with local and national staff to prepare GHHI client case studies, reports, graphs, tables and supporting documents as needed. 
  • Perform comprehensive research on health, energy and housing to support proposals and applications for grants. 
  • Assist in the writing of proposals for federal, state and philanthropic grants. 
  • Oversee and convene monthly GHHI Learning Network's Data and Evaluation Working group discussions. 
  • Provide technical assistance to GHHI Baltimore Learning Network partners to expedite the data collection process. 
Qualifications:
  • A degree in public policy, public health, environmental studies, or other related field; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients, program partners, government agencies, evaluators, and community stakeholders of all demographic and professional levels; 
  • Highly organized, conscientious and self-motivated team player with a strong interest in community-based participatory research, study design and data collection; 
  • Exceptional organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail; 
  • Experience with data entry and cleaning. 
  • Ability to build relationships with staff, partners and all stakeholders in the community; 
  • Experience or capacity to learn ETO data system as site administrator; 
  • Experience manipulating and analyzing large data sets; 
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint; 
  • Knowledge of statistical software (STATA, SPSS, SAS) and Arc GIS software preferred; 
  • Aptitude to quickly learn new software programs and train others as needed. 
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Senior Associate, Research & Evaluation: Annie E. Casey Foundation - Baltimore, MD

Location: Baltimore, MD
Posted: December 9, 2013
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Foundation’s Knowledge Support (KS) team plans and carries out a wide range of activities related to research, evaluation, performance management, the development and use of data systems, organizational learning, and the management of the Foundation’s information resources. The Senior Associate will be the lead KS staff person working with one or more of the Foundation’s program teams in the Center for Systems Innovations. The Senior Associate will also collaborate with other KS Team members in advising and consulting on areas of his/her methodological expertise as well as lead the monitoring and collection of performance measures for the primary program team.

Qualifications: The Foundation seeks candidates who have a minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible experience in research and evaluation, with particular interest in foundation, public sector, or non-profit settings, and demonstrated interest and expertise in the evaluation of social policy reform and related activities. An advanced degree in a field relevant to the Foundation’s work is expected.

In addition, the candidate must combine:
  • Ph.D. preferred or equivalent experience in any of the following areas: Social Work, Public Policy, Social Psychology, Economics, Organizational Behavior or related fields 
  • Experience working with public data systems such as State, County or local child-welfare or juvenile justice systems 
  • Direct evaluation experience working with public systems 
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Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Measurement/Assessment/Evaluation (Job ID: 2013568): The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT

Location: Storrs, CT
Posted: October 9, 2013 
Deadline: Until filled, 9 months 
Compensation: Full-time 

Description: The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track position in Educational Measurement/Assessment/Evaluation in the Department of Educational Psychology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek an individual with a demonstrated record of or potential for scholarship and grant productivity. Although we welcome applications from any area of measurement, assessment, evaluation, educational statistics, or quantitative methodology, we are especially interested in applicants with research interests in educational measurement, assessment, or evaluation broadly defined. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be required to teach graduate courses in measurement, assessment, statistics, research design, evaluation, and/or related areas. Other duties include advising graduate students, serving on masters and doctoral committees, obtaining grant funding to support his/her research, collaborating on research and grant activities of other faculty in the department and the school, and participating in service activities within the department, the school of education, and the university. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus.

Qualifications: 
  • Earned Ph.D. in measurement, evaluation, assessment, educational statistics, or a closely related field at time of appointment;
  • A record of or demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity in measurement, assessment, evaluation, educational statistics, or quantitative methodology commensurate with the rank for which the applicant is applying
  • A well articulated research agenda that focuses on issues related to educational measurement, assessment, or evaluation
  • A record of or demonstrated potential for quality teaching and advising of students at the graduate level
  • Strong communications skills 
  • Research interests and expertise that complement those of the current faculty
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty in the MEA program as well as with faculty across the school of education
How to apply: Please use Husky Hire to submit curriculum vitae, a formal letter addressing qualifications and describing research and/or professional plans, and the names of three referees who can be contacted for selected candidates. Review of applications will begin immediately. For more information, contact Professor Hariharan Swaminathan, Chair, MEA Search Committee, Department of Educational Psychology, (swami@uconn.edu). This search replaces 2012277. 




Research Fellowship Program: Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University - Cambridge, MA

Location: Cambridge, MA
Posted: February 13, 2014
Deadline: March 10, 2014
Compensation: $80,000-$90,000 plus benefits
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Description: The Strategic Data Project (SDP) is now accepting applications for Cohort 6 of the SDP Fellowship program. Please help us pass along this information by forwarding this email to friends and colleagues interested in learning how to apply their analytic skills to influence policy at the local, state, and national levels.

What is the Strategic Data Project? The Strategic Data Project (SDP) housed at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, partners with a range of education organizations to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement. Current partners include 60 school districts, charter management organizations, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

What is the SDP Fellowship? The SDP Fellowship is a two-year program that develops and supports talented data strategists in education agencies to have an immediate impact on policy and management decisions that can improve student outcomes. Fellows help partner agencies breakthrough strategic issues that benefit from robust analysis. Upon acceptance to the program, Fellows are immediately placed in full-time analytic leadership roles reporting to a cabinet-level position (e.g. Chief of Data and Accountability, Chief Academic Officer or other top executives) within the organization. As a group, SDP Fellows will form a network of data strategists committed to impacting education reform through research and data.

Benefits of the Fellowship:
Compensation package of $80,000-$90,000 plus benefits.
Ongoing professional development and support including a professional development stipend of $2,000.
Access to Harvard based faculty, researchers, and policymakers throughout the program.
The opportunity to take a leadership role on analytic, policy-oriented projects.

Qualifications: 
  • An advanced degree (master's level or higher) 
  • A strong background in quantitative analysis 
  • Master's level (or equivalent) knowledge of statistical analysis to provide agencies with the capacity for data-driven decision making 
  • Experience in practical data analysis and familiarity with research design 
  • Proven leadership and management experience 
  • At least three years of professional work experience, including a successful track record of managing projects and change initiatives 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive—humility, flexibility, patience, and resilience required to address multiple barriers and see projects from beginning to end 
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal 
  • Ability to cultivate relationships, identify high-value projects, and push them forward 
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships within and beyond the organization 
  • Experience communicating complex research findings to diverse audiences 
  • Demonstrated passion for education reform 
  • Interest and passion for initiating change in the education sector, and advancing the use of data and analysis in policy creation and system management
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Lecturer Appointments (2) in Public or Nonprofit Management: Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA

Location: Amherst, MA
Posted: February 13, 2014
Deadline: Review of applications will begin on March 17th, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (masspolicy.org) invites applications for two full-time (non-tenure track) two-year (renewable) contract Lecturers, starting September 1, 2014.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have research and/or professional experience and a doctorate in Public Policy, Public Affairs or a related discipline, and a demonstrated record of excellent teaching in one or more of the following areas: public management, nonprofit management, program evaluation, public organizations, conflict resolution, personnel management, and/or public finance and budgeting. The persons hired will teach four to five courses per year, depending on duties regarding administrative support for academic programs.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence (syllabi, student evaluations, teaching philosophy) through our online application system: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=46567

Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately to Lecturer Search, Center for Public Policy and Administration, Gordon Hall, 418 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002. Inquiries may be directed to hiring@pubpol.umass.edu.




Director of Evaluation: Year Up – Boston, MA

Location: Boston, MA
Posted: March 7, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Director of Evaluation will be responsible for leading all efforts related to Year Up’s evaluation design and implementation, research strategy, and use of data in order to both prove Year Up’s impact and improve its program. S/he will be responsible for managing two large scale research projects currently underway, as well as developing and implementing new opportunities to build knowledge and evidence. Reporting to the Senior Director of Program, the Director of Evaluation is a world-class communicator who has an impressive track record of relentlessly driving to results, executing large scale operational efforts, and working through others to achieve success. S/he is gifted at managing through influence and comfortable aligning senior executives around evaluation priorities. The ideal candidate is strategic and analytic, brings tremendous project management skills, and works well in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.

Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of experience, of which 3+ of those years were spent working in data analysis, program evaluation, management consulting, or social policy research 
  • Experience leading the development and execution of key operational functions within a high-performing entrepreneurial company or nonprofit organization 
  • Master’s or doctoral degree in education, public policy, sociology, economics, business, statistics or a related field, including a minimum of two graduate-level statistics, research or program evaluation courses 
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research and/or impact evaluation studies, including a demonstrated knowledge of how to perform statistical analyses and interpret their results 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; proficiency with a statistical software package preferred, such as STATA, R, SAS or SPSS; experience with Salesforce.com preferred 
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Social Science Analyst, GS-0101-13: Department Of State - Washington DC

Location: Washington DC
Posted: April 3, 2014
Deadline: April 14, 2014
Compensation: Full-time, $89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year
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Description: The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs conducts international, overseas, educational and cultural exchange programs for international professionals (in multiple stages in their careers, in many fields of interest), as well as diverse programs for foreign high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors in numerous subjects, as well as overseas community leaders and representatives from non-governmental organizations.

The incumbent serves as a Social Science Analyst in the field of international, program evaluation and performance measurement and contributes toward the Evaluation Division's efforts to determine the effectiveness of ECA's multiple and highly varied international exchange programs, for the Department of State senior managers, Congress, other U.S. government agencies, and the foreign policy community as a whole.

Qualifications: To be qualified for this position, applicants must have the Basic Requirement AND Specialized Experience as described below:

A. I have a 4-year degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position (You must submit a copy of your transcript when applying). OR

B. I have a combination of education and experience that provided me with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. (You must submit a copy of your transcript when applying). OR

C. I have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that I have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. (This must be clearly demonstrated in your resume).

In additional to the basic requirements, applicants must possess the following specialized experience:
Applicants must have at least one year of experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, conducting evaluations and performance measurements of international, overseas educational and cultural exchange programs (i.e., academic, professional, youth, cultural, leaders; and non-governmental organizations); applying social science research methodologies for international exchange programs evaluation related to U.S. foreign policy; and communicating findings on international evaluation and performance measurement in diverse settings.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Research Associate, Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project: Pew Research Center - Washington, DC

Location: Washington, DC
Posted: March 30, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Research Associate is a position within the Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project, which seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. The Religion & Public Life Project conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. It also provides a neutral venue for discussions of timely issues through roundtables and briefings.

Position Summary: The Research Associate is primarily responsible for quantitative analysis of attitudinal and behavioral survey data as well as the evaluation and development of survey sampling plans. He or she also supports all other aspects of the Religion Project’s international survey research agenda, including developing questionnaires and creating top lines. The Research Associate is responsible for contributing to all aspects of report production including writing, fact-checking, number-checking and editing reports. The Research Associate fields requests for information from the press, government officials and other Pew Research target audiences.

This position requires a background in quantitative analysis, survey design and data collection, plus a strong interest in applying these skills in an international arena. Further, it requires sound editorial judgment in the interpretation and description of research findings, as the organization’s reputation for impartiality and straightforward explanation is grounded in a consistent editorial style and institutional voice. This position works closely with other researchers on staff and reports to the Director, International Survey Research.

Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Sociology or related field is strongly preferred. 
  • Knowledge and interest in international affairs. Foreign language abilities are a plus, but not required. 
  • Proven experience in undertaking research involving data analysis, including using SPSS, Stata, Excel and other software. 
  • Familiarity and experience with a range of statistical techniques, including multiple regression analysis. 
  • Background in sampling methodology is a strong plus. 
  • Demonstrated experience writing for a non-academic audience. 
  • Training or experience in studying religion or social and cultural practices around the world from a social scientific framework is a plus. 
  • Experience in managing research projects, including working collaboratively with other researchers, is highly desirable. 
How to Apply: Applicant should send a résumé, cover letter (indicating where you learned of the opening) with salary expectations and stating your experience communicating about data to careers@pewresearch.org. Responses can also be mailed to:

Human Resources Department
Pew Research Center
1615 L Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036




Research Assistant, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: Pew Research Center - Washington, DC

Location: Washington, DC
Posted: March 30, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies American attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues. In this role it serves as a valuable information resource for political leaders, journalists, scholars and citizens. The project conducts regular weekly and monthly polls on politics and major policy issues in the United States. In addition, the Center periodically fields major surveys on the news media and social issues.

Position Summary: The primary responsibilities will be fact-checking and proof-reading, creating charts, tables, and slides, organizing relevant polling data, and performing research and analysis as required. Of foremost importance is ensuring that data analysis and reporting meet the highest standards of accuracy and impartiality. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in political science, sociology or related fields and a demonstrated interest in American politics. This position reports to the Director of Political Research and works closely with other researchers on staff.

Qualifications:
  • B.A. degree is required, with concentration in political science, sociology or related field 
  • Strong quantitative skills, background in data management and analysis preferred. 
  • Experience with statistical software, such as SPSS and Stata. 
  • Background in Social Science research 
How to Apply: Applicant should send a résumé, cover letter (indicating where you learned of the opening) with salary expectations to careers@pewresearch.org. Responses can also be mailed to:

Human Resources Department
Pew Research Center
1615 L Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036



Director of Learning and Impact: Democracy Fund – Washington, DC

Location: Washington, DC
Posted: March 20, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Democracy Fund is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial professional to serve as its first Director of Learning & Impact. The Director will shape the position, cultivating a culture of learning and adaptive programming within the organization and working collaboratively with grantees and stakeholders to ground work in the field with the best possible research and data. The Director will lead an evaluative cycle that involves (a) seeking to understand our democracy as a complex social system, (b) helping to develop strategies for engaging that system, and (c) learning from our activities so that we can engage more effectively over time.

Internally, the Director will lead our efforts to create and implement a strategic framework for assessing our progress and learning from our programs and investments. Externally, the Director will engage with researchers and other thought leaders in the field in order to stay abreast of new research, guide future research to address critical questions, and share what the Democracy Fund has learned from its own experimentation. The Director will work closely with the Democracy Fund’s program team and work in partnership with our grantees to effectively evaluate and learn from their work. 

Qualifications:
  • Deep passion for strengthening American democracy. 
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g. public administration, public policy, political science, communications/media studies, etc.) 
  • Minimum seven years of work experience in relevant professional capacity. 
  • Deep knowledge of and familiarity with cutting-edge evaluation and results frameworks, as well as systems thinking and complexity science. 
  • Familiarity with the latest research related to the Democracy Fund’s fields of interest, including election and campaign finance reform, media reform, and political polarization. 
  • Excellent project management skills with demonstrated excellence in overseeing research, evaluation, and communication of impact. 
  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset, with a passion for creating opportunities (this is a new role) and defining new functions. 
  • Ability to switch between strategic and practical thinking, with exceptional qualitative and quantitative analytic skills. 
  • Passion for learning, puzzle solving, distilling lessons, and turning them into action. 
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to adapt to changing strategic frameworks. 
  • Strong team player. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required, including the ability to make complex research understandable and relevant to external audiences 
  • Ability to travel periodically for project work. 
How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Tami Galvan at tgalvan@omidyar.com. More information about the Democracy Fund may be found atwww.democracyfund.org.




James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) – Washington D.C.

Location: Washington D.C.
Posted: February 25, 2014
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Compensation: Full-time, $55,000 per year plus health and vacation benefits
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Description: The goals of SPSSI’s James Marshall Fellowship in Public Policy are to train early career scientists to 1) contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about social issues in the formation of public policy; 2) educate the scientific community about how research can contribute to the development of public policy; and 3) establish a more effective liaison between social scientists and various policy-making mechanisms.

This position is supported, in part, by an endowment provided to SPSSI by the James Marshall Fund. The Fellowship provides support over a one- or a two-year term for a new doctoral-level fellow to work outside the academic setting at the interface of science and policy in Washington DC. The Fellow should expect to use social-psychological research to inform the public policy making process while working full-time in a Congressional or Executive branch office.

The Marshall Fellow participates in a range of activities involving the application of psychological research to analyze specific social policies and develop science-informed policy. The policy focus of the work varies from year to year depending on the fellow’s Congressional placement. Collaboration with SPSSI’s policy coordinator, Dalmas Taylor summer intern, and members is typical, as is participation in SPSSI’s Council meetings.

The James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship with the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) will be available for 2014-2015, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2014. The current stipend is $55,000 per year plus health and vacation benefits. Deadline for submission of all application materials is March 1, 2014. Notification of selection is expected on or around April 15.

Qualifications: The Marshall Fellowship is open to post-doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to the psychological study of social issues. Applicants must hold a PhD or PsyD before the start of the fellowship and be a member of SPSSI. Candidates must demonstrate interest or involvement in the application of social science to social issues and policies, have a sound scientific background, and demonstrate sensitivity toward policy issues. Candidates should be interested in and knowledgeable about at least one current social issue such as homelessness, violence, adolescent pregnancy, child abuse, etc. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Individual initiative and an ability to work cooperatively with others having diverse viewpoints are critical. Knowledge of policy processes at the national level, along with placement goals is desirable, but not essential.

For More Information: Contact Dr. Susan Dudley (sdudley@spssi.org), SPSSI's Executive Director. 

How to Apply: Click here to apply online.  Please limit the number and size of files uploaded when applying online.
  • Curriculum vita with current contact information. 
  • A 1000 word biographical statement of experience and interest in policy activities and/or social issues, career goals, interest in the position, placement priorities, and objectives desired from the Fellowship. Please indicate preference for either a one- or a two-year Fellowship commitment. 
  • A 600 word briefing statement using social science data and related information to inform a legislator about a specific social issue of your choice. 
  • Three letters of reference addressing applicant's abilities, experience, and motivation as related to this position. These letters can be uploaded along with the other applications materials, or referees can email them separately to spssi@spssi.org, with the words "Marshall Fellowship Reference Letter for [your name]" in the subject line. 



Survey Research Methodologist 01772: Gallup – Washington D.C.

Location: Washington D.C.
Posted: March 31, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Are you a knowledgeable researcher and survey methodologist with practical experience in sampling, weighting, and variance estimation? Gallup is searching for an experienced Survey Research Methodologist who has strong knowledge of sampling design, weighting, variance estimation, non-response bias analysis/studies, imputation, and analysis of data from complex sample surveys.

Responsibilities include:
  • Partnering with Gallup's professional survey analysts and consultants to learn the processes and systems Gallup uses to power its research 
  • Conducting custom statistical analyses and data modeling to support policy recommendations 
  • Developing innovative sampling design and analysis procedures 
  • Specifying weighting and imputation methods to compensate for missing data 
  • Analyzing statistics and writing technical reports 
  • Using standard statistical and data management software to execute data processing/analysis and variance estimation 
  • Reviewing different methodology/sampling documents, effectively summarizing the findings, and assessing the implications for proposals 
  • Working with the client team to develop and write proposals 
Qualifications: A master’s degree or Ph.D. in statistics, survey methodology, or a related area is preferred. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree are required to have at least five years of survey research experience.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Managing Associate Health Equity Research and Evaluation: Community Science - Washington, DC

Location: Washington, DC
Posted: March 31, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: If you like challenges, have a great attitude, a commitment to excellence, and are looking to join a fun, profitable, and growing organization committed to social justice this is the perfect opportunity for you!

We will rely on your strong quantitative research background and research industry experience as you lead research and technical assistance tasks for national and local initiative across the US that focus on eliminating health disparities and promoting health equity. You will work with public agency and nonprofit representatives, community leaders, evaluators and others on federal, state and foundation initiatives.

We are seeking someone with the knowledge, skills and experience in community and systems change to promote healthy communities, families and children in order to address the social determinants of health disparities and promoting effective strategies to promote large scale health equity. You must be well organized, have high standards for your work and be committed to scientific rigor and progressive social change through increasing the use of knowledge and community capacity building.

Qualifications: 
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in the implementation of research or evaluation on community based or systems change projects that promote improved health for diverse communities, preferably on government contracts 
  • Masters or Doctoral degree (preferred) in a public health or community health related social science 
  • Knowledge or research experience in health to health disparities and health equity at the community or systems level. Evaluation capacity building experience highly desirable 
  • Prior task management and staff supervisory experience and skills 
  • Successful experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in both qualitative and quantitative research skills, including data collection and management. Very strong statistical analysis knowledge and skills preferred. 
  • Analysis skills, including the use of computer analysis tools (e.g. STATA or other statistical software, Atlas-ti) 
  • Ability to travel 
  • Experience working directly with government and foundation clients 
  • Strong communication skills including publications in scientific or practitioner outlets 
  • Ability to multi-task, attention to details and meet strict deadlines in order to produce top quality work 
How to Apply: To respond to this opportunity, please go to: http://ejob.bz/ATS/jb.do?reqGK=769953




Postdoctoral Associate-Cognitive Neuroscience/Sensory: Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA

Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posted: March 30, 2014
Deadline: Until filled, Review process started March 13, 2014
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to join our research team in affective cognition-emotion science as related to consumer insights on food and packaging. Interested applicants should have completed a PhD in psychology, sensory physiology, statistics, affective computing, food science (specifically sensory evaluation), or related field. The position begins as early as March, 2014. This is a one-year appointment with potential for renewal.

The Postdoctoral Associate’s responsibilities will include participating in our advanced research in food and emotions, including: assistance in mentoring graduate and undergraduate research activities, data collection and evaluation in the sensory evaluation laboratory, contributing to/leading publications from studies, as well as contributing to development and submission of competitive proposals for additional funding.

Qualifications: PhD in psychology, sensory physiology, statistics, affective computing, food science (specifically sensory evaluation), or related field.

Experience or interest in psycho-physiological methods (EEG, ERP, ECG, fMRI) as well as physiological measures including galvanic skin response and/or experience integrated with advanced statistical techniques and the desire to acquire new quantitative skills is desired. Evidence of strong communications skills is needed.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Assistant Professor: Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston – Boston, MA 

Location: Boston, MA 
Posted: October 30, 2013 
Deadline: December 20, 2014 
Compensation: Full-time 

Description: The Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Political Theory, beginning September 1, 2014. Candidates are expected to be productive scholars with active research agendas. A typical teaching load is two courses per semester. UMass Boston (www.umb.edu) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. 

Qualifications: Candidates should be able to teach a variety of standard survey courses in the history of political thought, including courses in Ancient and Medieval Political Thought. Applicant area of expertise is open. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and to serving UMass Boston’s vibrant and diverse student population. UMass Boston expects all scholars to explore and obtain available external funding in their field. All candidates should hold a Ph.D. or assurance of having the Ph.D. in hand by August 2014.

How to Apply: Applications should be received by December 20, 2014. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, and a writing sample or publication via the online application form: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=43873. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Prof. Heike Schotten, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston MA 02125.



Director Institutional Research: Berkeley College - Newark, NJ

Location: Newark, NJ
Posted: March 7, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness, the Director, Institutional Research will provide project management, support and assistance to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness by managing, producing data queries, extracting data, analyzing, interpreting, writing, reporting, and submitting data for the cyclical survey of research projects, supporting required external and internal reporting. under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in applied mathematics, statistics, or a social science field required with relevant course work in quantitative and qualitative research methods, statistics, applied mathematics, economics and/or computer science. 
  • At least seven years of related experience in an institution of higher education and ten years of full-time, professional experience overall. 
  • Demonstrated experience with IPEDS reporting, state reporting (NY and/or NJ a plus), and accreditation agency reporting 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, supervise staff, and collaborate with colleagues and staff 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applied research methods (quantitative and qualitative) 
  • High level of proficiency with statistical analysis and experience using SPSS and/or Stata 
  • Demonstrated experience with the use of student information systems (experience with PeopleSoft strongly preferred) 
  • High level of proficiency with SQL and reporting writing software (experience with Crystal Reports strongly preferred) 
  • High level of proficiency with online survey software such as Qualtrics or SurveyMonkey 
  • Expertise in use of desktop office suite (e.g. Microsoft Office) 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Survey Research Methodologist-02440: Gallup – Princeton, NJ

Location: Princeton, NJ 
Posted: February 10, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Are you a knowledgeable researcher and survey methodologist with practical experience in sampling, weighting, and variance estimation? Gallup is searching for an experienced Survey Research Methodologist who has strong knowledge of sampling design, weighting, variance estimation, non-response bias analysis/studies, imputation, and analysis of data from complex sample surveys.

Responsibilities include:
  • Partnering with Gallup's professional survey analysts and consultants to learn the processes and systems Gallup uses to power its research 
  • Conducting custom statistical analyses and data modeling to support policy recommendations 
  • Developing innovative sampling design and analysis procedures 
  • Specifying weighting and imputation methods to compensate for missing data 
  • Analyzing statistics and writing technical reports 
  • Using standard statistical and data management software to execute data processing/analysis and variance estimation 
  • Reviewing different methodology/sampling documents, effectively summarizing the findings, and assessing the implications for proposals 
  • Working with the client team to develop and write proposals 
Qualifications: A master’s degree or Ph.D. in statistics, survey methodology, or a related area is preferred. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree are required to have at least five years of survey research experience.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online 




Director of Human Resources: Tapad - New York, NY

Location: New York, NY
Posted: March 27, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Tapad's groundbreaking technologies address the new and ever evolving reality of media consumption on smartphones, tablets and home computers. Through Tapad, advertisers and publishers are now able to get a unified view of consumers across all screens. Tapad has built the most robust, real-time cross-platform technology available.

At Tapad, we provide actionable insights into publishers audiences across platforms to increase the value of their inventory. You will be responsible for identifying appropriate companies, evangelizing our offering at conferences and through prospecting, having consultative engagements to understand their needs, and working with technical resources internally to present our solutions.

Want to learn more about who we are? We've encapsulated our values in our Tapad constitution: http://www.tapad.com/tapads-constitution/

We are looking for an incredibly talented leader to build out our Human Resources team. You’ll help to build a structure and lead performance management initiatives, be the go to person for benefits, and deeply care about employee happiness and career growth. You will use data as the foundation for decision making, and will work to place Tapad among the top choices for people looking at new career opportunities.

What you will own:
  • Develop and oversee a performance management program that aligns individual objectives with top-line company goals, and provides both contributors and managers the tools to track results. 
  • Continuously seek opportunities to improve organizational effectiveness. 
  • Be a coach, mentor and leader through both positive and challenging situations, and help build tools to manage change and conflict. 
  • Structure learning and development programs, benefits, compensation and recognition opportunities. 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5-8 years of human resources experience in a high-growth technology company 
  • Bachelor's Degree, in human resources a plus 
  • Experience working with high growth companies 
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and electronic communication skills 
  • Very strong data and analytics skills 
  • Proficient in modern HR tools and best practices 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online




Data Scientist: Tapad - New York, NY

Location: New York, NY
Posted: March 27, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Facebook owns the social graph and Tapad, the Device Graph. With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, consumers are spending more time across multiple devices. The device graph anonymously connects billions of devices by individual user so that advertisers and publishers can get a unified view of consumers across all screens. We are looking for Data Scientists who, in collaboration with our industry experts and top-notch engineering team and employing techniques of machine learning, data mining and statistics, will help measure and increase the accuracy and scale of the device graph and have a direct impact on the Tapad’s bottom line.

Some of the high level projects the Data Scientist will work on include:
  • Given data that can perfectly assemble a device graph, how would you evaluate our % of accuracy? 
  • How would you determine the appropriate amount of time to increase the strength of the edges that connect devices in the graph? 
  • How do you determine cliques? 
  • How would you improve the algorithm to incorporate learning from data that can perfectly assemble a graph? 
Responsibilities:
  • Facebook has the social graph connecting people and Tapad has the device graph connecting devices. By means of various statistical and machine learning techniques we seek to improve our building of the device graph and our ability to measure its state and accuracy 
  • Using predictive modeling, increase our platforms ability to drive conversions and improve our pricing model to optimize margins 
  • Design experiments and create case studies demonstrating the effectiveness of our development work and product to clients and internal teams 
Qualifications:
  • MS/PhD in Computer Science, Math or related disciplines or BS with several years of applied Machine Learning experience 
  • Ability to be productive within a Linux based development environment with minimal Engineering support 
  • Experience solving problems on large distributed systems (Hadoop, Vertica) 
  • Outstanding communications skills with the ability to quickly prototype solutions using standard statistical packages and present them to stakeholders 
  • Deep understanding of various machine learning techniques, with demonstrated ability to apply them appropriately to diverse problem sets and communicate results in layman’s terms relating to our business 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online



Data Analyst: Charity:water – New York, NY

Location: New York, NY
Posted: February 21, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: As a Data Analyst for charity: water, you’ll apply your expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, and data visualization to guide product and business decisions that will help bring clean & safe drinking water to more people around the world.
  • Partner closely with the product and growth teams to deliver actionable data insights. 
  • Provide product recommendations based on user behavior. 
  • Provide recommendations for the growth team to retain and grow donors and fundraisers. 
  • Design dashboards, establish KPIs, and build reports to monitor the performance of our efforts. 
  • Work with the product and engineering teams to design our data models. 
  • Evangelize data-driven decision making across the organization. 
  • Prioritize opportunities to drive business value leveraging our data. 
  • Work autonomously with stakeholders across various teams. 
Qualifications: 
  • BA/BS in Math, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, or equivalent industry experience. 
  • 2+ years of analytical work experience, preferably for a web company. 
  • Fluency in SQL and relational databases. 
  • Excellent analytical skills. 
  • Ability to take complex data, extract actionable insights, and communicate them in a clear and simple manner. 
  • Experience providing insights to product, executive or business functions. 
  • Self-organized and capable of handling multiple simultaneous requests. 
  • Strong Excel skills. 
  • Experience with data visualization tools. 
  • Deep understanding of statistical analysis and experience with related packages (such as R) preferred. 
  • Knowledge or experience in a scripting language preferred. 
How to Apply: Click here to apply online http://www.charitywater.org/about/jobs/data-analyst/




User Experience Researcher, Google Fiber: Google - Waterloo-Kitchener, ON, Canada 

Location: Waterloo-Kitchener, ON, Canada 
Posted: March 27, 2014 
Deadline: Until filled 
Compensation: Full-time 
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Description: We follow a simple but vital premise in the User Experience group: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." We're passionately interested in our users and strive to learn everything we can about their behaviors, attitudes and emotions to help define the products and experiences we create. The Fiber User Experience team is the driving force behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. We are a multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers and user researchers who collaborate closely with each other and with engineering and product management to create innovative, usable, great-looking products that people love to use. 

As a User Experience Researcher for Google Fiber, you will design and conduct user research studies across the product cycle, from the concept phase to post-launch evaluation. You will be an advocate for users and user experience research within Google Fiber, and be embedded on the Mobile development team. You are highly skilled in a range of research methods, with significant experience conducting research to understand user needs, motivations and behaviors. You have experience turning research findings into actionable user centered design and product goals. You excel at creating artifacts that inspire and aid user centered design. You communicate your findings in a clear and impactful way, and can work well in cross-functional teams. You are flexible and able to adapt to Google Fiber's fast-paced environment. 

Responsibilities 
  • Participate in strategic research planning. Design and conduct early stage design and product definition activities, including ethnographic research, interviews, personas, design principles, workshops. Drive user centered product definition and iteration. 
  • Identify the research needs for your client teams. 
  • Travel to the US to conduct research visits with our customers. 
  • Design and conduct user research studies, including lab-based usability studies, and usability inspections (heuristic evaluations or cognitive walkthroughs). 
  • Effectively communicate research insights. Drive user centered product definition and iteration. 
Qualifications: 
Preferred 
  • MS or PhD degree. 
  • 4 years of relevant work experience, including knowledge of a wide range of UX research methods and techniques, such as lab-based field research, usability studies, usability inspections, creation of user profiles or personas, participatory design, surveys, experiment design. 
  • Experience with the following: design, product design, web technology and standards, accessibility and universal design, internationalization and localization. 
  • Successful track record on mobile or TV consumer research. Excellent analytical ability, especially with regard to observation of user behavior. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; can present findings concisely and effectively. 
Minimum 
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience. 

How to Apply: Click here to apply online





Research & Evaluation Manager: Global Action Plan – London, UK

Location: London, UK
Posted: March 30, 2014
Deadline: 9AM Monday, April 7 (UK time)
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: Global Action Plan (or GAP as we are often called) is the UK’s leading environmental behaviour change charity and, since 1993, has helped businesses, schools and communities reduce their impact on the environment. We achieve environmental and financial savings in the UK by empowering people to take action on energy, waste, water and travel. We are the only UK charity whose programmes are endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme.

As a small, dynamic and fast growing charity our Research & Evaluation Manager plays a pivotal role. They are responsible for high level evaluation activities such as leading impact reporting against our overall charitable KPIs but also work closely with our project teams to design and capture the impact of all our great activities on the ground. This means that far from being stuck behind a computer all day, our Research Manager leads thinking and delivery on how we turn great ideas into statistics that inspire and change the world.

Qualifications: We are looking for someone who shares our belief that changing human behaviours is a fundamental part of the sustainability solution and who has the passion, experience and drive to lead the evaluation activities to prove this.

You will:
  • Be a confident programme manager with a great track record in the design and implementation of measurement plans for complex and challenging projects 
  • Have a good understanding of and interest in the latest behavioural theory 
  • Have a working knowledge of how to design research projects and experiments to apply and test behavioural interventions
  • Have strong excel skills, experience of statistical analysis and the ability to extract and identify findings and meaning from research and project data
  • Be comfortable managing external relationships with service providers such as design or market research agencies, universities and research groups and also internal relationships with multiple project teams
How to Apply: Send your CV (max 3 sides A4) with a covering letter (max 1 side A4) saying what you would bring to the role to team@globalactionplan.org.uk



Psychology Lecturer: University of Limerick – Limerick, Ireland

Location: Limerick, Ireland
Posted: April 3, 2014
Deadline: April 11, 2014 (UK Time)
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The successful candidate is expected to:
  • Teach core subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level; including research methodologies with a particular emphasis on qualitative methods. 
  • Conduct research and publish in high quality academic peer reviewed journals in the specific research areas of the Faculty of Education & Health Science’s (EHS) strategic plan. 
  • Attract external research funding to support research in psychology. 
  • Undertake administrative tasks associated with an academic position. 
Qualifications: The successful candidate must have:
  • Recognised undergraduate degree in psychology at 2:1 or higher. 
  • PhD in psychology or related discipline. 
  • Excellent research potential in terms of high quality publications in scientific journals and potential for securing research funding. 
  • Publication record appropriate to the stage of career in areas linked to the research objectives of the EHS strategic plan. 
  • The ability to teach and supervise students in both the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula in psychology. 
  • Evidence of teaching experience in psychology in at least 2 core areas of psychology. 
  • Ability to teach research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with specific evidence of teaching qualitative methodology. 
For More Information: Informal inquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Patrick Ryan
Head
Dept of Psychology
University of Limerick
Email: Patrick.Ryan@ul.ie

How to Apply: Click here to learn more about how to apply 




One-Year Post-Doctoral Position: Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, University of Leuven - Leuven, Belgium

Location: Leuven, Belgium
Posted: February 21, 2014
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Compensation: Full-time

Description: The Center for Social and Cultural Psychology (CSCP) at the University of Leuven, Belgium, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position funded by the Leuven University Research Council. The position consists of a full-time 12-month fellowship starting in September 2014.

Project: The fellow will work on an ongoing project on school diversity (principal investigator: Karen Phalet, with Batja Mesquita and Colette van Laar). This project examines the relations of the intergroup climate in schools with intergroup contact and threat and with acculturation and achievement across minority and majority pupils. Research methods range from large-scale longitudinal surveys over social networks to field experiments. Research data collection will be completed before the start of the grant.

Tasks: The postdoctoral fellow’s primary tasks will be to set up studies, analyse data, and prepare research papers in collaboration with PhD researchers.

Qualifications: The applicant should hold a Ph.D. in psychology or social sciences that was obtained outside Belgium during the last six years. Applicants should have a strong background in social psychology and a solid track record of conference presentations and publications. Moreover, excellent statistical skills are required for the position.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their application to Karen Phalet (mailto: karen.phalet@ppw.kuleuven.be). Please provide a Curriculum Vitae and an application letter detailing your motivation, the research theme of interest, and the names and e-mails of two experts who can provide a recommendation letter for you. Applications should be in English.




Subject Matter M&E Specialists (Long-Term) of Monitoring & Evaluation Support Project (MESP): Management Systems International - Jordan

Location: Jordan
Posted: January 23, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The Subject Matter M&E Specialists will provide specific expertise in their relevant fields of experience during data collection and verification activities. MSI is looking for M&E specialists with specific technical backgrounds in one or more of the following areas:
  • Democratic governance 
  • Water 
  • Energy 
  • Economic growth 
Serve as evaluation team members on specific evaluations and assessments conducted by the program as required.
  • Help technical teams develop/articulate the theory of change or development hypotheses and critical assumptions on which program/project success depends. 
  • Identifying appropriate performance indicators for tracking results and monitoring critical assumptions and/or preparing comprehensive performance monitoring plans. 
  • Work with technical teams to define the quality of outcome/impact evidence that will be needed from their programs/projects and defining appropriate longitudinal, quasi-experimental and/or point in time evaluations for integration into comprehensive M&E plans for programs and projects. 
  • May design/conduct baseline studies to establish initial status on program performance indicators, including institutional assessments, large scale surveys that gather information on continuous and/or categorical variables, etc. 
  • May develop/implement quasi-experimental evaluation designs or fully randomized research trials. 
Qualifications: **Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Jordanian citizenship will be considered.**
  • At least five years of relevant M&E experience or technical experience in one of the above mentioned fields. 
  • Experience in indicator development, data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, and/or performance monitoring and reporting. 
  • English fluency required. 
  • Familiarity with current USAID policies related to evaluation and performance management beneficial. 
  • A university degree in a related field preferred. 
How to Apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com




Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Mission M&E Project: Management Systems International-Rwanda

Location: Rwanda
Posted: January 23, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: MSI is recruiting for a Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist to oversee monitoring and evaluation, analyses and assessments throughout the life of the project, including the data collection, design of the evaluation methodology and participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data quality verification techniques.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible the design, quality development and production of all necessary evaluations reports. 
  • Conduct assessments, population based surveys and studies including the testing of the development hypotheses. 
  • Design of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations. 
  • Coordinate and be responsible for all data collection, monitoring, report generation, evaluation and related tasks. 
  • Oversee, recruit for and ensure shortterm technical experts and evaluation team members are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise. 
  • Oversee the maintenance of Mission and IPs PMPs. 
  • Serve as the evaluation team leader of select evaluations conducted under this contract as needed. 
  • Contribute substantively to the design and field testing of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks. 
Qualifications: ** This is a local position. Only candidates with Rwandan citizenship will be considered.**
  • A Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Statistics or Economics; or a Master’s degree with minimum of five years demonstrated experience in the requested field 
  • At least ten years of demonstrated experience in the design and management of evaluations (impact and performance), analyses and assessments, including the dosing of the evaluation methodology, population based surveys, developing performance management plans, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data quality verification techniques from large development projects. 
  • Ability to provide expert guidance to technical teams in developing and updating performance monitoring plans. 
  • Demonstrated M&E experience on USAID-funded projects in East and Southern Africa. 
  • Experience leading an evaluation team. 
  • Familiarity with current USAID policies related to evaluation and performance 
  • Fluency in French and English is strongly preferred management. 
How to Apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com



Long-Term Evaluation Specialist: Management Systems International – Multiple Locations

Location: Multiple Locations
Posted: January 23, 2014
Deadline: Until filled
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: MSI seeks to build a roster of qualified evaluators for upcoming long-term positions located in conflict and post-conflict/transitioning countries, which are unaccompanied posts. Evaluation Specialists will lead and manage technical work related to performance and impact evaluations and special studies designed to support organizational learning across a variety of sectors and donor-funded projects. Among other relevant tasks, Evaluation Specialists will lead or oversee the development of evaluation scopes of work, conceptualization of technical approaches to evaluations, identification of staff and consultants to serve on evaluation teams, evaluation data collection, preparation of related reports and advising donor teams on their evaluation efforts.

Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and participate in evaluations, assessments and special studies. 
  • Design or supervise the design of performance evaluations and impact evaluations. 
  • Manage the design, quality, development and completion of all assessments, analytical reports and evaluations. 
  • Recruit for and ensure short-term technical experts and evaluation team members are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise. 
  • Serve as the evaluation team leader of select evaluations as needed. 
  • Contribute substantively to the design and field testing of evaluation methodologies, data collection methods and protocols, including surveys, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks. 
Qualifications:
  • An advanced university degree in international relations, economics, statistics, political science, public policy, or other relevant field. 
  • At least 12 years experience in international development. 
  • At least 6 years of demonstrated experience in program evaluation; experience with impact evaluation preferred. 
  • Experience as a project or evaluation team leader. 
  • Experience working with international donor organizations and serving as a liaison to evaluation clients. 
  • Familiarity with USAID’s policies and guidance preferred. 
  • Willingness to commit to living in an unaccompanied post in a conflict country for a significant length of time. 
  • Experience with SPSS or STATA preferred. 
How to Apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com