Location: Palm Desert, CA

Position: Half-Time (0.5 FTE)

Reports to: Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Casey Leier

Description: This researcher supports the Director of Research and Evaluation to design and implement a wide range of applied social science research. This researcher will be expected to interact with clients, community members, and the public (e.g., networking, attending meetings, collecting data in-person, etc.). They will be expected to collect data using a variety of methods, write up reports, and assist with publicizing HARC’s services. Because HARC is a small team, this researcher may also have other duties as assigned, such as grant-writing, public speaking, data analysis, etc.

Projects will likely include research and evaluation work in subjects such as:

  • Population health
  • Homelessness prevention and intervention 
  • Youth programs
  • Senior programs
  • Safety trainings
  • Mental and behavioral health Patient satisfaction in clinic settings
  • Immigrant rights
  • Chronic health issues (e.g., liver/kidney transplant patients, cancer patients)
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Collect data for research and evaluation studies utilizing best practices in the field, including but not limited to programming and disseminating online surveys, literature reviews, data entry, conducting interviews and focus groups
  • Analyze basic data (qualitative and descriptive quantitative statistics)
  • Write research and evaluation reports that accurately summarize findings and are understandable for a lay audience, including narrative, tables, charts, and other data visualization tools as appropriate
  • Participate in networking events such as community forums, collaboratives,
  • meetings to represent HARC and to seek out opportunities for new HARC projects-for-hire
  • Help publicize HARC’s work via traditional media, social media, and one-on-one networking
  • Actively seek out potential research and/or evaluation clients for HARC, such as available Requests for Proposals (RFPs), grants, and other opportunities for expansion of HARC’s client-base
  • Help market HARC’s research and evaluation services 

Must-Haves (Required):

  • Education: Must be at least actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, public health, business, or other similar field
  • Language: Fully fluent in English (reading, writing, and speaking), Fully fluent in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint; there will be a basic proficiency test)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Basic understanding of research methods
  • Cultural competency and respect for persons (many clients are LGBTQIA, communities of color, low-income, etc.)
  • Off-the-charts attention to detail, excellent organizational skills
  • Willing and able to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, make decisions on your own o Ability to manage multiple tasks/project, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Outgoing, confident personality; not afraid to approach strangers to invite them to participate in survey research or to lead a focus group, etc. Passion for serving your community and improving lives
  • Valid driver’s license, personal auto insurance, and functional personal vehicle to allow for occasional travel within Southern California o Familiarity with the Inland Empire community 

To Apply: Submit via email a cover letter, résumé/CV, and a writing sample to Dr. Jenna LeComte-Hinely, CEO of HARC: jlecomte-hinely@HARCdata.org 

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