Job opportunity at Legal Services Corporation

Job Description
Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country’s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 134 independent, nonprofit legal aid organizations with nearly 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC’s mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.
Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Data Governance and Analysis, or his or her designee, the Research Analyst will have responsibility for gathering, modeling, analyzing, and fact-checking grantee data in support of LSC goals. The Research Analyst reviews, assesses, verifies, and evaluates program data and makes policy and procedure recommendations to improve data quality and integrity. The position will also assist in other LSC initiatives and other related job duties as assigned. This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 135. There are two vacancies available for Research Analyst II and one vacancy for Research Analyst III
1.    Gathers, models, analyzes, and fact-checks large amounts of data with the goal of highlighting useful information, identifying trends and conclusions, and supporting decision making.
2.    Develops and communicates technical and research findings, orally and through written analysis and graphic presentations.
3.    Identifies potential issues in how data is captured, manipulated, and stored that have an impact on the quality and usability of the data.
4.    Conducts periodic system and information reviews to ensure data integrity.
5.    Works closely with senior research analysts and is able to anticipate the need for analysis and information and produce it.
6.    Assists in the formulation of research ideas.
7.    Supports the ability of LSC staff to identify and use data to enhance grantee oversight and respond to individual staff inquiries.
8.    Performs research and provides data and analyses on LSC funding and policy–related issues, including census adjustments, migrant funding, and periodic surveys of grantees.
9.    Conducts research and analysis to support and inform the work carried out by the Office of Government Relations and Public Affairs for LSC management, LSC’s Board of Directors, Congress, LSC grantees, and other stakeholders.
10.  Builds collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
11.  Work directly with the Director and/or his or her designee on special projects.
12.  Performs other related duties as assigned.
Must demonstrate initiative and be an effective problem-solver; excellent customer-service focus; strong and effective organizational and time-management skills; excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to craft clear written and graphic products; ability to communicate effectively with broad and diverse audiences – including staff, grantees, and applicants; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors work to ensure quality; unimpeachable integrity and personal ethics; ability to systematically organize and catalog data and information; adaptable and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and adjust to shifting and changing priorities under tight deadlines; attention to detail; maintains a high level of productivity; works well independently and with others as a team member; makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; influences, motivates, and challenges others; understands LSC’s mission, functions, and operations; identifies and understands trends that affect access to legal services for low-income persons.
A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two (2) years of experience related to quantitative and qualitative data analysis for Research Analyst II and a minimum of six (6) years for Research Analyst III; a Master’s Degree is preferred. Strong quantitative, qualitative, and analytic skills. Strong problem-solving skills. Experience with conducting trend analysis on large data sets; experience with designing and implementing surveys; a demonstrated understanding of quantitative research methods and experience applying quantitative methods; as well as familiarity with Bureau of the Census datasets and statistical applications. Substantial knowledge of SQL, GIS, and the creation of interactive maps, charts and infographics. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word and familiarity with tools like Tableau, SPSS, R.
Research II – $62,575
Research III – $76,440
Excellent benefits package.
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Note: Electronic applications are preferred. If applying by email, please include the job title in the subject line. If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify OHR at 202-295-1571.
LSC embraces diversity as a core value. We recognize that our success as a corporation depends upon creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals, and we are committed to a workplace that reflects and supports diverse individual backgrounds and perspectives. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, disability and status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or regulation. We strive to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone. LSC is an equal opportunity employer.