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Research Associate I

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Do you want to be directly involved in building solutions that overcome barriers and uplift vulnerable populations?

Join a team of devoted professionals who are smart, compassionate, and focused on real-world transformation of behavioral and mental health systems. Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) is looking for a Research Associate to join our Research and Evaluation business unit, which addresses crucial issues in public and behavioral health.

AHP influences change in health and business systems to support at-risk and marginalized populations—from creating policy to engaging in ground-level, hands-on work. Our areas of expertise include behavioral health, mental health policy and services, substance use disorders, workforce development, homelessness, housing and employment programs, trauma-informed care, criminal justice, women and children, veterans, healthcare reform, and population health management.

If this is the kind of work that calls to you, this could be the job you have been looking for.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and write REDCap report logic, calculated fields, and implement creative solutions to complex survey issues, with minimal supervision.
  • Develop backend coding and data processing using coding languages such as R.
  • Manage data collection for longitudinal projects.
  • Participate in data collection, data entry, and data quality/integrity tasks.
  • Meet regularly with the project team to discuss interviewing, data collection, and quality, and any difficulties.
  • Act as a liaison between the evaluation and program staff regarding data collection, submission, and all related questions.
  • Contribute to literature reviews, reports, and other written work products.
  • Assist with proposal writing and submissions.
  • Assist on projects independently and collaboratively in team environments.

Qualifications

  • Required
  • A Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, sociology or other related field, and previous experience with field studies in behavioral health (e.g., internship)
  • Experience with REDCap (or another data collection software, such as Qualtrics)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.?
  • Preferred
  • Experience with backend survey development within a data collection software (e.g., REDCap, Qualtrics, etc.)
  • Experience conducting interviews and other data collection activities, including Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) data is a plus.
  • Experience working directly with individuals who are currently or have experienced life challenges such as homelessness, substance misuse, mental health problems and/or child welfare involvement.
  • Experience working or volunteering in direct service settings, non-profit agencies, or publicly-funded treatment programs, such as homeless shelters, outreach programs, community-based mental health centers, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform duties that require close attention to detail.
  • Ability to quickly establish a good rapport and a respectful and empathic relationship with study participants.
  • Ability to collaborate with multi-disciplinary team members, and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisor, technical staff, and community-based and other partners.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and citation management software.

About AHP

AHP influences change in health and business systems to support vulnerable populations—from creating policy to engaging in ground-level, hands-on work. We help organizations and individuals reach their full potential through professional consulting; research, evaluation, and data analytics; technical assistance and training; and virtual solutions, publications, and events.

Our areas of expertise include behavioral health, mental health policy and services, substance use disorders, workforce development, homelessness, housing and employment programs, trauma-informed care, criminal justice, women and children, veterans, health care reform, and population health management.

AHP is proud to have been certified as a Great Place to Work® for six consecutive years. We earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by employees in anonymous surveys. We value employee well-being and are actively engaged in creating an environment that supports work-life balance, self-care, and mental and emotional health.

AHP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.

Research suggests that women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they do not meet 100 percent of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive on our team to apply for this role.

Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000

AHP, in an effort to be transparent with applicants about salary and in compliance with various state pay disclosure requirements, publishes the following information which is current as of the date of posting. The base salary range above represents the low and high end of the AHP salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be high or low in the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and education. The range listed is just one component of AHP’s total compensation package for employees.

Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, AHP provides a variety of benefits to employees, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family, a retirement plan with a 3% match, student loan repayment assistance, employer-paid life and disability insurance, generous paid time off, and much more.