Qualitative Research Assistant (Entry Level)

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Joining Our Team

Mission Analytics Group, Inc. is a non-advocacy, woman-owned government consulting firm based in San Francisco, conducting program evaluation, data analysis, and technical assistance in health and human services. A small and tight-knit team, we serve local, state, and federal government agencies with a mission to identify, support, and improve effective programs to help vulnerable individuals live safe, healthy, meaningful lives in their communities.

Job Description

We seek a smart, highly motivated, highly adaptable employee to work with our established team of researchers and analysts. This position will focus on the areas of community-based long-term services and supports for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities, individuals with mental illness, and the elderly. This includes efforts at the federal, state, and local levels to help individuals with disabilities remain in the community rather than having to enter institutions. Additional areas may include HIV/AIDS and services to low-income families and at-risk youth.

Example Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinating project activities including final products and interim deliverables.

  • Reading and summarizing primary research literature and state and federal statutes and regulations.

  • Managing web conference platforms, such as GoToTraining or GoToMeeting.

  • Attending and possibly presenting at conferences.

  • Communicating regularly by phone and by email with staff at client agencies.

  • Note taking and data entry for ongoing project activities.

The position will also involve support for proposal-writing activities when Mission Analytics bids on new contracts. The mix of activities will be tailored to the skill set of the successful candidates. The position is ideal for someone seeking two or three years of work experience prior to graduate school.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, public policy, public health, or related fields.

  • Any paid work experience (can include part-time work during studies, summer work, or paid internships).

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

  • Expertise in Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.

  • Flexibility and adaptability – an ability to learn quickly.

  • Strong time management skills and attentiveness to deadlines.

Desirable Qualifications (any of the following):

  • Prior work experience related to public health, developmental disabilities, long-term care, or social services for children and youth.

  • Experience facilitating stakeholder meetings and building consensus in diverse groups.

  • Knowledge of or experience with 508 compliance.

  • Experience with conference platforms, such as GoToTraining or GoToMeeting.

  • Familiarity with long-term services and supports.

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

  • Familiarity with other policy areas covered by Mission Analytics projects (e.g. social services for children and youth, HIV/AIDS service delivery).

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

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese, or Tagalog.

About the Position

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 ideal for new graduates available early summer 2019.

How to Apply

To apply, send cover letter and resume to jobs@Mission-AG.com with the position name “Qualitative Research Assistant 2019” in the subject line. Resumes without targeted cover letters will not be considered. Mission Analytics Group runs pre-hire background checks, including employment verification and searches of criminal and civil records. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. Due to the large volume of applications, we will only contact individuals who may be considered for additional screening or possible interview.

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 mestrain@mission-ag.com.