Shared Use Mobility Center,

Research Analyst

1 month ago
Employment type
Full Time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

The Shared-Use Mobility Center is a public-interest organization dedicated to achieving equitable, affordable, and environmentally sound mobility across the US through the efficient sharing of transportation assets. By connecting the public and private sectors, piloting programs, conducting new research, and providing policy and technical expertise to cities and regions, SUMC seeks to extend the benefits of shared mobility for all.

About this job

SUMC is looking for a Research Analyst to join the Los Angeles Office. SUMC is expanding to serve a growing set of programs that include the Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program; City of Fresno Clean Shared Mobility Network; and Federal Transit Administration AIM-NNet and the Mobility Innovation Collaborative programs. These capacity-building programs disseminate knowledge and resources throughout a rapidly-growing mobility ecosystem of public agencies, community-based organizations, Native American tribes, and private sector mobility providers.

Roles & responsibilities

The Research Analyst will work closely with the Director and Strategic Lead for California and Western Programs, the Director of Research and Consulting, and SUMC’s California and Chicago-based teams to support the organization’s growing capacity-building, technical assistance, and evaluation programs. The position presents a rare opportunity to work directly with disadvantaged communities and the public and private sectors to shape equity indicators, metrics, and processes, refine needs assessment methodology, conduct survey design, and prepare data visualization and storytelling. The Analyst will also have the opportunity to shape future SUMC program development and growth, and have opportunities to support grant proposal development.

SUMC staff are responsible for a wide range of duties in a thoughtful, creative, fast-paced atmosphere. Depending on the needs at the time, the Research Analyst will primarily be responsible for managing program evaluation efforts including developing processes to facilitate data collection management tasks, analyzing data, delivering technical assistance, and developing and implementing indicators and methodological processes for new projects.


  • Passion for transportation equity and shared mobility
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND at least four years’ experience in related positions
  • OR
  • Master’s degree in a related field AND at least two years’ experience in related positions

Experience and/or course work in the following areas:

  • Program evaluation
  • A wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods and skills
  • Mixed-methods approaches
  • Compiling, cleaning, coding, and manipulating data from various source to create databases
  • Excellent writing skills and an ability to synthesize analysis findings with minimal editorial oversight
  • Experience communicating complex processes and findings to groups of different backgrounds
  • Ability to engage individuals representing different cultures and backgrounds with ease, adapting language and style to the context both in-person and virtually
  • Experience with survey design and analysis, and survey platforms
  • Demonstrated familiarity with key evaluation components such as logic models and hypothesis building
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with team members, including colleagues in a remote location
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently to identify needs and carry out next steps with minimal guidance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Publication in nationally recognized journals or media outlets and/or peer-reviewed conference presentations
  • Familiarity or experience with racial and social justice work and strategies
  • Experience with grant writing and proposal development
  • Spanish-language competency

To apply

Applications are received through June 15, 2022 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and work sample that highlights your research, analysis, and writing skills to with the following email subject line: “CMO Research Analyst Application Materials.” We encourage candidates to discuss their personal connections to transportation equity in their cover letter. No phone calls, please.

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