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Research and Evaluation Assistant

Job Title
Research and Evaluation Assistant
Location
Chicago,  IL
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Description

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases. We envision a world in which people living with HIV and related chronic diseases will thrive, and new HIV infections will be rare. Our work focuses on improving health equity, preventing new cases of HIV, serving as a collaboration and knowledge center, and being a bold voice for change.

In order to achieve our goals, we are seeking for an individual to serve as our Research and Evaluation Assistant. The Research and Evaluation Assistant will directly assist the Research and Evaluation team with data collection and entry, as well as other tasks related to project coordination and data management. The Research and Evaluation team is responsible for a wide range of projects related to homelessness, permanent supportive housing initiatives, HIV healthcare access and utilization, program monitoring and evaluation, and health services research. The Research and Evaluation Assistant will also have the opportunity to learn about HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy.

Principal functions and responsibilities of this position include the following:

Project Coordination

  • Recruit research participants, screen for eligibility and enrollment;
  • Disburse incentives and collect informed consent for research participants;
  • Work closely with community-based organizations to provide logistical support for evaluation activities;
  • Assist with the development of evaluation plans, data collection materials and procedural manuals.

Data Management and Analysis

  • Assist in the production of written, tabular and visual materials for research reports and presentations to multiple stakeholder audiences;
  • Assist with basic data analysis tasks as needed;
  • Assist with data quality and integrity monitoring and evaluation; 
  • Assist with HIPAA compliance bu following AFC data storage and management procedures.

Data Collection and Data Entry 

  • Administer individual or group interviews, conduct observations and collect data from administrative and medical records;
  • Assist with data entry and cleaning.

Other

  • Assist with agency-wide activities as directed, including Annual Meeting, AIDS Run & Walk, and others;
  • Assist with other activities as requested;
  • Protect organization's value and manage risk by keeping information confidential;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, health services or related field.

PLUS previous experience working in a research environment with human research subjects or previous experience working with vulnerable populations. 

Flexibility to work from multiple locations; data collection will occur in the field. 

Fluent in Spanish (both verbal and written).

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in social work, social science or related field. 

Completed coursework in social work, human services, research methods, and introductory statistics. 

Previous experience working in a research environment with human research subjects AND previous experience working with vulnerable populations.

Valid driver’s license.

Basic knowledge of STATA or other statistical software.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload priorities, and meet deadlines are critical.

Ability to travel locally. 

The ability to develop and maintain professional, trusting, and positive working relationships with mangers, supervisors, staff, co-workers, partner agencies, and vendors. This includes the ability to engage others in conversation and actively participate in conversations while interacting with others. 

The ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures manuals.

Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with diverse populations.

Knowledge of SPSS and also the ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical specifications and project management documentation are key to success in this role.

Please reference position code PROG REA 701

Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at AIDS Foundation of Chicago are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

 

 

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