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Research Project Assistant/Part Time On-Call

Company: Mathematica Policy Research
Location: El Paso
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public-and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development.We are currently looking for staff to join our survey operations team. This is an amazing opportunity to do your best work on important national research projects from your own home.Job responsibilities: As a Research Project Assistant, you will conduct research interviews and provide assistance with other survey related tasks. The majority of your day will be spent making interview calls. You will utilize a Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) system as you make your calls, read your assigned call scripts verbatim to ensure study consistency, and enter your responses into the system.Mathematica offers:

  • Paid orientation and training
    • Varied shifts based on project needs, day, eve, and weekend hours
      • Potential for health benefits
        • $15 to start; $16 for certified bilingual (Spanish) staff
          • Opportunity to develop skills that can be applied to a variety of professionsQualifications:
            • Ability to speak clearly and be easily understood over the phone
              • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
                • Bilingual: English/Spanish is a plus
                  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with all people
                    • Private, secure workspace in your home with reliable internet access (all equipment will be supplied)
                      • Excellent computer skills-MS Office Suite and database experience preferred
                        • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
                          • Strong work ethic and a commitment to reliability and high-quality productivity
                            • Ability to take direction and function as part of a team
                              • 1- 2 years of prior customer service, call center, research, or interviewing experience preferred
                                • High School Diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred
                                  • Ability to work a minimum 20 hours a week
                                    • Willingness to undergo a low-level security clearance
                                      • An interest in speaking with a variety of people regarding a variety of topical issuesVarious federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to an accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.Mathematica has office locations in the below listed cities and states, however this is a remote position where you will be provided the support needed to work from home.Available Locations: Mathematica has office locations in Washington, DC, Princeton, NJ, Chicago, IL, Woodlawn, MD, Ann Arbor, MI, Cambridge, MA, Oakland, CA, and Seattle, WA, Tucson, AZJoin our team by applying today!Job Types: Part-time, TemporaryPay: From $15.00 per hourBenefits:
                                        • Flexible schedule
                                        • Health insurance
                                        • Paid time off
                                        • Referral programSchedule:
                                          • 8 hour shift
                                          • Day shift
                                          • Monday to Friday
                                          • Night shift
                                          • On call
                                          • Weekend availabilityWork Location: Multiple Locations

Keywords: Mathematica Policy Research, El Paso , Research Project Assistant/Part Time On-Call, Other , El Paso, Texas

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