Child Welfare and Education Research Analyst (Data Visualiza

at ICF in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

ICF’s Child Welfare and Education Line of Business is currently seeking a Child Welfare and Education Research Analyst excited about and skilled in data visualization and data storytelling. As an Analyst, you will apply your academic knowledge and work experience and gain exposure to major research and evaluation projects related to child welfare, technical assistance, implementation, and K-20 education. Analysts are involved in development of data collection instruments, data infrastructure and systems, data visualization, data storytelling, dashboards and reports for regular use of data, continuous quality improvement, survey administration, interviews and focus groups, data synthesis and analysis, writing reports, and other tasks as required. This position will contribute to research and evaluation work as well as continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts for large technical assistance and information dissemination projects for the Department of Health and Human Service’s Administration for Children and Families and for the Department of Education and as well as to smaller projects for a variety of federal, state, and local agencies and foundations.

The position is full-time and remote. Safety of our employees are our top priority, due to current COVID-19 safety measures, employees who can work from home are required to do so.

Key Responsibilities:

The Analyst will be responsible for the collection, management and analysis of data including working to make data more accessible to users, development of dashboards and reports, development of data stories and visualization, and collection of data through surveys, focus groups, interviews, administrative data management, learning management systems, and observations. Analysts will immediately assume active roles on project teams and will quickly gain responsibility commensurate with their success in the position. Candidates must be able to work on projects that include multiple tasks with competing deadlines, be well-versed in research/evaluation strategies, methodologies and analytic approaches, be able to maintain positive relationships with clients and colleagues, and play an integral role in proposal development.

Areas of responsibility may include:

+ Creating custom reports and data visualizations and supporting regular staff use of data

+ Experience with data-driven storytelling built using enhanced data presentment and data visualization techniques

+ Experience maintaining and rapidly producing regular reporting deliverables for a variety of audiences

+ Work with teams and/or client to define business intelligence and data reporting requirements

+ Analyzing and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative data.

+ Producing user friendly and meaningful reports and presentations for a variety of audiences.

+ Assisting with or conducting interviews and focus groups, including management of recruitment, logistics, note-taking, and reporting.

+ Designing and conducting surveys.

+ Producing user friendly and meaningful reports and presentations for a variety of audiences.

+ Developing literature reviews and writing research briefs

+ Conducting occasional observations or visits to locations nationwide.

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Education, Public Policy, Social Science, or related discipline required.

+ 2+ years of experience conducting qualitative and/or quantitative data collection, research analysis, or evaluation

+ Demonstrated experience in data visualization and data storytelling techniques and principles, including use of software such as Tableau, PowerBI, or Excel

+ Demonstrated experience in producing high-quality, professionally written products is required.

+ Demonstrated experience taking responsibility and ownership of project tasks

+ Effective communication skills for working with project teams regarding issues, needs and/or priority setting for projects

+ Strong interest in topics such as K-12 education, child welfare, capacity building, implementation science and/or continuous quality improvement (CQI)

+ Willingness to travel occasionally for face-to-face interviews or site visits

Preferred Skills:

+ Masters Degree

+ Strong ability to multi-task

+ Experience using a statistical package such as SPSS, SAS, STATA, or R

+ Experience developing on-line surveys and using software such as Qualtrics

+ Experience conducting qualitative analysis using software such as Dedoose, NVivo, or Atlas.ti

+ Experience applying analytic skills in a working environment (such as merging, cleaning, manipulating datasets)

+ Prior work experience in a consulting environment

Professional Skills:

+ Proficient in MS Office Applications: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel (advanced.)

+ Excellent verbal, oral, interpersonal and written communication skills, including experience with developing and delivering presentations and technical writing

+ Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.

+ Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet stringent deadlines.

+ Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.

+ Strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world’s toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law (\files/employers/poster\screen\reader\optimized.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement (\English\unformattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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Job Posting: JC201542036

Posted On: Jan 09, 2022

Updated On: Mar 23, 2022