Careers

Mission Analytics is a small, woman-owned health and human services policy research firm with federal, state and local government clients. Our staff of 17 includes researchers and analysts from a range of academic disciplines including economics, political science, psychology, public health, public policy and social work. We provide research support, policy analysis and technical assistance in the areas of developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, Medicaid/Medicare policy, long term care, paid family leave and child/youth and family services. Our projects are connected by our mission to identify, support and improve effective programs to help vulnerable individuals live safe, healthy, meaningful lives in their communities.

Research Assistant/Programmer (Entry Level)

Mission Analytics Group, Inc. is a non-advocacy government consulting firm based in San Francisco, conducting program evaluation, analysis and technical assistance in health and human services. Our mission is to help vulnerable individuals live safe, healthy, meaningful lives in their communities. We seek smart, highly motivated, highly adaptable employees to join our 17-person company. The employee will work with an established team of researchers and analysts.

This position will focus in the areas of long-term care, developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS, Medicaid/Medicare policy and child/youth and family services. The employee will work with an established team of researchers and analysts.

Responsibilities:

Statistical programming and numerical analysis (70%):

  • Clean and restructure large data sets using statistical software (e.g. Stata, SAS)

  • Perform quantitative research and analysis in statistical and visualization software (e.g. Tableau)

  • Create and maintain Excel tools for automated data analysis

  • Provide technical assistance to programs serving individuals with HIV/AIDS or disabilities or those serving low-income families

Other support (30%):

  • Conduct web-based research on public programs

  • Contribute to reports with quantitative and qualitative findings

  • Assist in data collection and report production, including data entry and formatting

  • Other activities as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences (with some coursework in statistics, economics, or mathematics)

  • Prior paid work experience

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills

  • Experience or coursework in statistics and/or statistical programming (e.g. R, SAS, Stata or SPSS)

  • Experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated interest in serving marginalized communities

Desirable Qualifications (any of the following):

  • Familiarity with one or more of the following policy areas: health care delivery, long-term care, developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS, or social services for children and youth

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese, or Tagalog

The position is ideal for someone seeking work experience prior to graduate school.

This is a full-time position with benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance and company 401k contributions. Salary commensurate with experience. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.  Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. 

The position is available for immediate hire or for new graduates available early summer 2018.   

To apply, send targeted cover letter and resume to jobs[at]Mission-AG.com with the position name “Research Assistant 2018” in the subject line. Resumes without targeted cover letters will not be considered.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you are a person with a disability or a disabled Veteran and would like assistance with the employment process, feel free to contact us at vwheeler[at]mission-ag.com.

Due to the large volume of applications, we will only contact individuals who may be considered for additional screening or possible interview. 

Senior Analyst – Policy Analysis, Program Evaluation and Technical Assistance

This position will focus in the areas of long-term care, developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS, Medicaid/Medicare policy and child/youth and family services. The employee will work with an established team of researchers and analysts.

Example responsibilities:

  • Qualitative research including site visits, focus groups and interviews

  • Web-based research on public programs

  • Literature review

  • Technical assistance to programs serving individuals with HIV/AIDS or disabilities or those serving low-income families

  • Development of reports with quantitative and qualitative findings

  • Tracking of project deliverables and timelines

  • Proposal coordination and writing

  • Other activities as needed.

The mix of activities will be tailored to the skill set of the successful candidates.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or substantial coursework in public health, public policy, social work, public administration, or related subjects (or Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ prior work experience in health, disability, or HIV/AIDS care provision or policy research settings)

  • At least two years’ prior work experience

  • Familiarity with one or more of the following policy areas: health care delivery, long-term care, developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS, or social services for children and youth

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

  • Experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Desirable Qualifications (any of the following):

  • Familiarity with services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities

  • Familiarity with Medicaid and other sources of public funding for health-related services

  • Familiarity with logic models and theories of change

  • Experience with key informant interviews, focus groups and related qualitative data collection

  • Experience in program evaluation and policy research

  • Experience responding to requests for proposals (RFPs) from government agencies

This is a full-time position with benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance and company 401k contributions. Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply, send targeted cover letter and resume to jobs@Mission-AG.com with the position name “Senior Analyst TA” in the subject line. Resumes without targeted cover letters will not be considered.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you are a person with a disability or a disabled Veteran and would like assistance with the employment process, feel free to contact us at vwheeler[at]mission-ag.com.

Due to the large volume of applications, we will only contact individuals who may be considered for additional screening or possible interview.