Careers

Research Associate

Description:

We are seeking a full-time Research Associate to provide project support to senior staff on national and local initiatives related to community investment and affordable housing, inclusive growth and small business development, workforce development and economic mobility, health equity, community resilience, and creative economies.

A Research Associate at Mt. Auburn typically works on multiple projects simultaneously. The position involves extensive qualitative and quantitative research. Tasks will include designing and analyzing surveys, conducting and synthesizing interviews, and collecting and analyzing secondary data. The Associate must also be able to communicate findings in multiple forms such as memos, PowerPoint presentations, and written case studies and reports. Working for a small organization, you will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the firm's work. You will not only have the opportunity to interact with senior leadership on projects, but you will also engage as a fellow thought partner on project teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Execute and communicate analysis with moderate supervision
  • Demonstrate superior writing skills to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely
  • Conduct thorough and comprehensive mixed-methodology research (interviews, surveys, Web research, reading reports and studies)
  • Synthesize qualitative and quantitative data accurately and thoroughly and be comfortable drawing conclusions
  • Show creativity and initiative in developing new ways to visualize information and data
  • Demonstrate comfort and skill in conveying information and findings orally
  • Demonstrate prior experience or interest in one or several of Mt. Auburn's focus areas
  • Be willing to travel within the U.S., on occasion

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS plus 1-2 years' experience in a related field (internships acceptable)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple deadline-driven tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Must be a quick learner who is self-motivated and able to ask questions and seek clarification
  • Interest in and commitment to social justice and racial equity

Senior Associate

Description:

We seek an experienced full-time hire to provide project management and strategic research, analysis, and insight on national and local initiatives across the U.S. Senior Associate will support multiple projects related to community development, workforce development, small business and economic development, community development finance, creative industries, and healthcare. Working for a small organization, you will participate in all aspects of the firm's work. This position will be fully remote. We encourage applicants to apply regardless of location; however, please note that Mt. Auburn conducts business during east coast hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Confidently manage a small project team, potentially across multiple projects simultaneously. This includes project scope development, staffing, deliverable oversight, management of budget and timeline, client communications, and internal coordination.
  • Execute and communicate analysis through superior writing skills, communicating complex ideas clearly and concisely; comfort with distilling written reports into graphically appealing reports is a plus.
  • Design and implement research methods, such as developing survey instruments, drafting protocols, and conducting interviews and focus groups.
  • Synthesize qualitative and quantitative data accurately and thoroughly and be comfortable drawing conclusions to share through written or oral presentation.
  • Be willing to travel within the U.S., on occasion, and COVID-permitting.

Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to social change and racial justice through system-focused approaches.
  • Ability to integrate data from a variety of sources, including literature reviews and other primary and secondary research sources.
  • Familiarity and experience with applied research, analytic, and evaluation methodologies.
  • Ability to design, conduct and analyze information from surveys, focus groups, and interviews.
  • Facility with qualitative analysis software (NVivo), GIS, data visualization, graphic design software, survey software, a plus.
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity and superior analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience synthesizing research and building clear and compelling PowerPoint presentations and research briefs with excellent writing and data visualization skills.
  • A strong aptitude for and/or experience with project management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively whether conducting one-on-one interviews, facilitating focus groups or client meetings, or presenting findings.
  • Work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Candidates will have a college degree and at least five years of experience in evaluation, strategic planning, policy, community development, or other related field. Alternatively, a candidate can have a graduate degree in public policy, business, urban planning, public health, or other related field and a minimum of two years of experience in evaluation, strategic planning, policy, or community development. We welcome candidates with more relevant experience and will compensate accordingly.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a generous benefits package that rewards hard work and commitment. Enjoy 3 weeks of vacation your first year in addition to paid holidays, sick leave, a comprehensive health plan with low employee contribution, company-paid dental, vision, LTD, and life insurance, and 401(k) matching contribution for your retirement plan.

Graduate-Level Intern

Description

We are seeking an intern to provide project support to senior staff on national and local initiatives across the U.S. Potential projects include those related to community development, workforce development, small business and economic development, community development finance, creative industries, and healthcare. Working for a small organization, you will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the firm's work. This is a paid internship position. Start and end dates are flexible.

Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Execute and communicate analysis with moderate supervision
  • Demonstrate superior writing skills in order to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely
  • Synthesize qualitative and quantitative data accurately and thoroughly and be comfortable drawing conclusions
  • Show creativity and initiative in developing new ways to visualize information and data
  • Demonstrate comfort and skill in conveying information and findings orally
  • Be willing to travel within the U.S., on occasion

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an accredited university/college graduate program in public policy, business, urban planning or other related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple deadline-driven tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Must be a quick learner who is self-motivated and able to ask questions and seek clarity
  • Interest in and commitment to social justice

How To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample (single-authored) to Judi Luciano judi@mtauburnassociates.com.

Mt. Auburn Associates is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a culturally diverse staff to enhance our ability to work with different communities.

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