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Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Research and Evaluation Coordinator

Employment type
Full-Time
Posted
22 days ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

Founded in 1888, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interest of business in L.A. County.  As the region’s largest business organization, with more than 1,650 member companies, the Chamber’s mission is to champion economic prosperity and quality of life in the L.A. region by being the voice of business, promoting collaboration and helping members grow.  Our work revolves around policy advocacy, leadership development, technology, international trade, education and workforce development and business development programs.  

UNITE-LA, established in 1998, is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the L.A. Chamber as its Center for Education Excellence & Talent Development.  UNITE-LA and the Chamber promote improvements in the early education, K-12, higher education, and workforce systems. We provide direct programming as well as strategic and tactical support for development of a superior education system; expansion of college access and success; and provision of workforce development opportunities to foster success for all Angelenos.  We collaborate across silos and sectors, spurring uncommon alliances between business, education, government, and community partners on the cradle-to-career continuum. Our work builds education and career pathways for L.A. area children and youth and improves opportunities for underserved youth to participate meaningfully in our 21st century economy. We testbed programs, policy, and systems work in Los Angeles and scale up these efforts through our statewide and national leadership.  

For more information, visit www.lachamber.com and http://www.unitela.com/.

Position

The Research and Evaluation Coordinator will report to the Vice President of Research and Evaluation of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.  This position requires collaboration with other staff of the L.A. Chamber’s Center for Education Excellence and Talent Development.

The Research and Evaluation (R&E) Coordinator will support the V.P. of R&E with respect to research on, and evaluation of, education and workforce development issues, programs, and policies; convening support for R&E collaborative efforts; and administrative work in support of R&E.  

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), hourly, non-exempt position with full benefits, including Vacation Time; Sick Time; Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA); Long Term Disability; Life Insurance and 401(k).

Job Description 

  • Coordinate and support data, evaluation, and research projects and efforts, including

    • design and execution of surveys, interviews, and focus groups 

    • research on online databases with education and labor force data

    • data acquisition, organization, entry, and processing/cleaning

    • quantitative and qualitative data analysis 

    • production of high-quality data visualizations, charts, tables, and spreadsheets 

    • support for third-party evaluations

  • Produce and support high-quality written reports, research briefs, research memos, fact sheets, presentations, and other communications materials
  • Support fund development and strategic partnerships, including 

    • research on potential funders and new grant opportunities for R&E

    • production of high-caliber grant proposals, concept papers, and applications (including project design, workplans, and budgets)

    • production of high-caliber funder reports

    • cultivation and stewardship of strategic partnerships 

  • Support select L.A. Compact workgroups by staffing meetings, coordinating events, and developing relationships with partners

  • Maintain budgets, electronic files, and file system

  • Handle administrative duties as needed 

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor 

 

Requirements 

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree.  

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in research and evaluation relevant to education and/or workforce

  • Experience with database management and data analysis, including

    • Experience with Excel mathematical functions, spreadsheets, charts, and tables 

    • Experience creating publication-ready figures and tables

  • Experience writing research memos and contributing to reports

  • Ability to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Survey Monkey or other survey tools

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and database technologies

  • Strong analytic and data skills 

  • Strong writing skills

  • Strong verbal communication skills 

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills 

  • Strong organization skills, including proven ability to handle multiple projects at once, prioritize, and produce high-quality work  

  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, reliable, professional, organized, and a quick learner 

  • Interest in education, workforce development, collective impact, and servant leadership, with commitment to increasing economic and educational opportunity

 

Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a social science discipline, education, public policy, or other related field.  

  • Minimum 1 year of coursework in research methods, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and/or evaluation

  • Experience with Tableau software

  • Experience with Asana software

 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

The physical demands described within are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires:

  • Work may be performed in a stressful, fast-paced office environment, depending upon assignment.

  • Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.

  • Positions in this class typically require: reaching, typing, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, standing for long periods of time and repetitive motions in computer use. 

  • Requires learning and adapting new software.

 

Salary:  $36,000-56,000 annually, depending on experience.  

 

To apply

If interested in applying, please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]  please include in the subject line of the email:  Research & Evaluation Coordinator - Education.