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Research Assistant - Evaluation

Evaluation and Research | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896.  We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans' services, homeless shelters, and low-income housing as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

The Evaluation Department assesses the effectiveness of our programs through consultative approaches coupled with extensive data analysis.  Based on results, the Evaluation staff works with the program to identify and implement strategies and processes for continuous improvements.

Requirements:

Education

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in social services, public health or equivalent field of study

Experience

  • Experience in a research lab and/or with a research project
  • Experience working in non-profit programs

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Demonstrated ability to create tables and charts in Excel; experience with databases and data-sets
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Valid California driver's license and current, full coverage auto insurance

Preferred Skills for this Position:

  • Experience in evaluation, SPSS, and Atlas TI
  • Knowledge of ServicePoint and/or HMIS
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.