POSITION: Evaluation and Research Assistant
REPORTING TO: Director of Evaluation and Research
Founded in 2005, the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation’s mission is to ensure Native children achieve their full potential by advancing cultures of Native American community health. NB3 Foundation focuses on Native children’s physical, mental, emotional and cultural health through four priority areas:
- Healthy Nutrition;
- Physical Activity;
- Youth Development; and
- Cultural Connections
To date, NB3 Foundation has invested more than $10 million into Native communities, including 127 grants to over 80 Native-led and tribal organization in over a dozen states. NB3 Foundation has also invested millions in direct programming, including nutrition education, food access pilot projects, community and traditional foods projects, sports programming, physical activity/sports camps and clinics, technical assistance to tribal communities and nonprofits and research and evaluation work. NB3 Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a Native American Preference Hiring Policy. For more information visit: www.nb3foundation.org
The Evaluation and Research Assistant will support our ongoing work on an array of evaluation and research projects advancing cultures of Native American community health. The work will represent a mix of qualitative and quantitative research on issues impacting Native youth health along with evaluation projects designed to decolonize evaluation in Native organizations and communities. The Evaluation and Research Assistant will contribute to NB3 Foundation’s work through a mixture of research, data analysis, writing and organizational activities.
Detail of Responsibilities
- Perform duties requiring independent judgment and analysis related to data gathering, report preparation and special projects
- Conduct literature and data searches for ongoing research projects
- Collaborate with Evaluation and Research department and Advancement department to draft blogs, policy briefs and notes on research findings
- Provide administrative support for the Evaluation and Research department, including scheduling meetings and webinars with internal staff and community partners
- Support reporting on grant deliverables and activities
- Assist with field research including the development of protocols, organizing meetings and site visits, note taking and preparing transcripts and/or summaries
- Contribute to reports, proposals and presentations
- Manipulate data and assist in conducting data analysis using MS Excel and/or statistical packages
- Assist with the design and implementation of surveys and focus groups
- Awareness and keen appreciation of Native American cultures. Sensitivity to cross-cultural differences and ability to work effectively within this context
- BA/BS in social science or related field
- Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication
- Effective project management skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize a varied workload in a fast-paced environment
- Commitment to details and accuracy
- Proficient in interpersonal skills and collaborating with others in a respectful way
- Effective experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research and documentation
- Working knowledge of statistical or qualitative software packages
Compensation, benefits and workplace
The salary range for this position is $32,000 – $35,000 with a generous benefit package including health, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement plan. Staff are currently working remotely but the individual hired for this position will be expected to work on-site once public health conditions permit.
How to Apply
E-mail resume and a cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications listed in this posting. Native American candidates should identify themselves in the cover letter. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so it is in applicants’ interest to apply as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.