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Senior Research Associate - MDRC

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Grand Central, NY
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Senior Research Associate - MDRC
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New York
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10007
Job #2236862247
About MDRC
MDRC's mission is to conduct primary research to identify public policies and programs that improve the lives of individuals and families with low incomes. MDRC designs promising new interventions, studies existing programs, and provides technical assistance to help practitioners build better programs. With an annual budget of about $66 million, a staff of more than 300 people, and offices in New York City, Oakland, Washington, and Los Angeles, MDRC seeks to provide reliable, nonpartisan evidence to its partners in the public and private sectors.
About the Opportunity
MDRC is seeking a Senior Research Associate with expertise in culturally responsive evaluation and in qualitative or mixed methods. This opportunity involves working with MDRC colleagues on research projects and on organization-wide initiatives, and with external communities and constituencies. It involves leading interdisciplinary teams in one or more of MDRC's core areas of work: family well-being, child development, pre-kindergarten to grade 12 education, postsecondary education, youth development, criminal and juvenile justice, employment and income security, economic mobility, housing, and communities. Examples of current research can be found here
The Senior Research Associate will bring expertise in qualitative research methodology, with experience applying the principles of culturally responsive research or evaluation to new and ongoing research projects. Candidates should have knowledge and understanding of research designs; communication, organizational, and analytical skills; the ability to lead and manage research projects involving external partners that include communities served or affected by the research; and interest and experience in explaining, teaching, or mentoring about both qualitative research methods and culturally responsive evaluation.
Areas of Leadership
Research project development, study design, and analysis:
Conduct qualitative or mixed methods empirical research on policies and programs, centering culturally responsive approaches in one or more policy areas such as family well-being, child development, pre-kindergarten to grade 12 education, postsecondary education, youth development, criminal and juvenile justice, employment and income security, economic mobility, housing, and communities. Develop research proposals and build a portfolio of new projects funded through public and private grants and contracts. Analyze data, synthesize findings, and disseminate results to research participants and communities, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and funders.
Thought partnership:
Contribute to ongoing organizational commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracist practices. Contribute to building team cultures that meld insights from both qualitative and quantitative research. Engage with MDRC leaders and working groups, such as the MDRCEquity Collaborative and Implementation Research Group, to support learning throughout the organization about culturally responsive evaluation, qualitative methods, and mixed methods
Outreach and relationship building:
Develop and foster relationships with funders, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and communities to support and participate in program evaluation and technical assistance projects.
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