The Project Assistant is a full-time position in the Center for Data Innovation/Research and Evaluation Group that works as part of a team, supporting data and evaluation projects and activities, as well as other Center/REG operations. The Project Assistant will work on diverse public health evaluation projects on topics related to a broad range of populations and health issues, including access to care, tobacco control, disease prevention and health promotion. The Project Assistant assists with a variety of project-related duties, including interviewing/data collection; literature reviews; managing project incentives and honoraria; data analysis; data cleaning and coding; transcription of focus groups and interviews, participant recruitment for focus groups, surveys and other interviews; creation of tables and graphics for reports and proposals; and report writing. The Project Assistant also contributes to the growth of the Center for Data/ REG by supporting work on proposals and by fostering new relationships with internal and external partners.The Project Assistant reports to the Project Manager.
The Project Assistant reports to the Project Manager.
•Implement data collection instruments; code, clean and analyze data using SPSS, EXCEL or other software (e.g., Stata, Access, Qualitative Packages). •Conduct internet research and conduct literature reviews. •Conduct interviews and assist with focus group administration; complete transcription of qualitative interviews and focus groups. •Support proposals and grant writing activities by assisting other team members with the submission of a minimum of 8 proposals per year. This support may include proposal task management; forms completion; literature reviews; managing references and citations; completing sections of proposal writing; graphics and charts for inclusion in proposals; obtaining letters of support; and, other proposal related tasks as needed. •Develop relationships with internal and external partners to support new opportunities for growth. Project Assistants are expected to establish a minimum of one new relationship per quarter. •Assist with the preparation of progress reports, data requests, presentations and publications. •Participate in a minimum of 2 new training or professional development opportunities each year focused on skills development. •Participate in Center for Data/REG committees or workgroups focused on communications, technology and training, qualitative and/or quantitative methods and analysis, program development or similar area of Center need.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills. •Strong analytical, interpersonal, record-keeping and organizational skills. •Knowledge of primary and secondary data collection techniques. •Comfortable using computer-assisted data analysis and graphics programs (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Power Point). •Knowledge of basic descriptive and inferential statistics. •Strong time management ability.
•Data collection and analysis experience. •Experience working on grants and proposals. •Prior work or school experience with SPSS, STATA, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, GIS and other programs.
BA/BS in social sciences, public health, education or related field
How to apply
Please forward yoru cover letter and resume to: PHMC/REG-MG1500 Market StreetCentre Square EastPhiladelphia, PA 19102