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Data Manager/Analyst (Research Associate III)


The Research Associate III will work with the Senior Research Associates, Statistician, as well as other Science staff in the timely accomplishment of varying research/evaluation activities. Core duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to): constructing datasets for research/evaluation projects, preparing data for and conducting analyses applying quantitative and/or qualitative analytic techniques and methods, ensuring methodological and data quality across assigned projects, contributing to grant, manuscript and report writing, and developing and/or maintaining project databases. This position can be based in Oakland or Scotts Valley, California.


  • You possess excellent communication and relationship-building skills with colleagues, partners and clients with utmost integrity, courtesy and diplomacy.

  • You are capable of embracing the ideas of others and seek to understand others’ points of view in order to further our shared mission and vision.

  • You enjoy working independently as well as collaboratively to meet goals and deadlines. You are capable of using technology to effectively and professionally communicate with co-located and remote colleagues.

  • You are self-motivated and capable of strategically prioritizing multiple tasks in a fast-moving environment.

  • You embrace a spirit of learning and curiosity in your work and proactively seek out answers and solutions to questions and challenges that arise.


  • Master's degree or equivalent in Education, Program Evaluation, Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, or related area; educational background in research and evaluation preferred.

  • At least 8 years post-Master’s experience, including serving as a Project Coordinator/Manager on a research project for at least 1 year.

  • Experience with analysis involving multilevel, structural equation, mediation, and/or moderation models desirable.

  • Experience with missing data procedures desirable.

  • A track record of strong leadership skills as evidenced by the independent direction of multiple research projects or at least on multiyear large project.

  • Extensive content/method expertise and ability to interface with partner organizations.

  • Ability to adapt to time line adjustments and reorganize work accordingly.

  • Responsible and able to follow through on all tasks with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to manage several tasks simultaneously.

  • Willingness to travel nationally.

  • Willingness to travel to Scotts Valley office twice a month for a minimum period of 6 months (and periodically after this period, as needed) to meet with project staff face to face.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytic, verbal, and writing skills.

  • Ability to manage and mentor junior staff successfully.

  • Experience in research and evaluation design, instrument development, quantitative and qualitative data collection/management/analysis; interview skills are required.

  • Proficiency in Office 365 and SPSS, Stata, or similar analysis programs required.

  • Valid California driver’s license; acceptable DMV record and proof of insurance required.

Starting Pay Range: low to mid 70’s annually- DOE


ETR employees enjoy a competitive salary, amazing 401(K) and health benefits as well as generous PTO and holiday pay. You will contribute to making a difference in the world!