We are currently hiring for a Research and Evaluation Analyst based in Los Angeles. You can view the position overview and requirements below.

Research and Evaluation Analyst

Position Title:  Research Analyst 

Date Opened:  May 2, 2022

Date Closing:  June 15, 2022 (applications reviewed on a rolling basis)

Position Details: Full-time salaried position with benefits

Salary range depending on qualifications: $62,000 – 76,000; 

Los Angeles Office or Remote (must be located in California).  Location outside the LA region will require travel to the LA office regularly.  

General Overview: 

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a non-profit public interest organization promoting multi-modal transportation systems that work for all. Through pilot projects, research, capacity-building, and advocacy, SUMC helps communities realize a vision of an equitable and sustainable mobility future.

SUMC is looking for a Research Analyst to join the Los Angeles Office. SUMC is expanding to serve a growing set of programs that include the Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program; City of Fresno Clean Shared Mobility Network; and Federal Transit Administration AIM-NNet and the Mobility Innovation Collaborative programs. These capacity-building programs disseminate knowledge and resources throughout a rapidly-growing mobility ecosystem of public agencies, community-based organizations, Native American tribes, and private sector mobility providers.  

Position Overview: 

The Research Analyst will work closely with the Director and Strategic Lead for California and Western Programs, the Director of Research and Consulting, and SUMC’s California and Chicago-based teams to support the organization’s growing capacity-building, technical assistance, and evaluation programs. The position presents a rare opportunity to work directly with disadvantaged communities and the public and private sectors to shape equity indicators, metrics, and processes, refine needs assessment methodology, conduct survey design, and prepare data visualization and storytelling. The Analyst will also have the opportunity to shape future SUMC program development and growth, and have opportunities to support grant proposal development.

SUMC staff are responsible for a wide range of duties in a thoughtful, creative, fast-paced atmosphere. Depending on the needs at the time, the Research Analyst will primarily be responsible for managing program evaluation efforts including developing processes to facilitate data collection management tasks, analyzing data, delivering technical assistance, and developing and implementing indicators and methodological processes for new projects.

Research Analyst Duties May Include: 

  • Become a subject matter expert on shared-mobility data analysis and measurement of equity-based program impacts
  • Coordinate evaluation data collection, cleaning, and analysis
  • Conduct literature reviews to support evaluation indicators and metrics
  • Deliver technical assistance to program participants regarding evaluation practices and data analysis
  • Create engaging written and visual reports based on evaluation findings
  • Contribute to the development and utilization of tools such as surveys, mapping tools, decision-support tools, and reporting templates
  • Conduct research and collect information about mobility projects from around the country for inclusion in SUMC’s Learning Center
  • Contribute to program planning and organizational strategy in collaboration with partners and colleagues
  • Facilitate meetings and other peer exchange opportunities in information-sharing networks  
  • Facilitate relationships between SUMC management and potential partners, and maintain account and contact information in SUMC databases
  • Represent SUMC at meetings and conferences

Required Qualifications:

  • Passion for transportation equity and shared mobility
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND at least four years’ experience in related positions
    OR Master’s degree in a related field AND at least two years experience in related positions
  • Experience and/or course work in the following areas:
    • Program evaluation 
    • A wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods and skills
    • Mixed-methods approaches
    • Compiling, cleaning, coding, and manipulating data from various sources to create databases
  • Excellent writing skills and an ability to synthesize analysis findings with minimal editorial oversight
  • Experience communicating complex processes and findings to groups of different backgrounds  
  • Ability to engage individuals representing different cultures and backgrounds with ease, adapting language and style to the context both in-person and virtually  
  • Experience with survey design and analysis,  and survey platforms 
  • Demonstrated familiarity with key evaluation components such as logic models and hypothesis building
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with team members, including colleagues in a remote location
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently to identify needs and carry out next steps with minimal guidance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Publication in nationally recognized journals or media outlets and/or peer-reviewed conference presentation
  • Familiarity or experience with racial and social justice work and strategies
  • Experience with grant writing and proposal development
  • Spanish-language competency 

Compensation and Benefits:

SUMC offers a salary and benefits package competitive with similar organizations in California. The starting salary for this position is between $62,000 – $76,000.  Salary is based on a 37.5-hour work week. SUMC supports staff well-being, and professional growth, and cultivates a flexible, friendly, and supportive work environment. Benefits include a healthy offering of paid time off including vacation, personal time, sick leave, and 13 company holidays; employer-provided medical, dental, vision, and life insurance policies with employer contributions to premiums; employer-provided 401k retirement plan; and transit benefits.

Diversity Policy:

The Shared-Use Mobility Center is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to inclusion in transportation, and we strive to reflect that mission in the composition of our staff.  Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and women candidates are especially encouraged to submit applications.  The Shared-Use Mobility Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant. Employment opportunities at SUMC are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment candidates are considered without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, genetics, marital status, veteran status, or, any other characteristic protected by law.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

How to Apply:

Applications are received through June 15, 2022 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and work sample that highlights your research, analysis, and writing skills to careers@sharedusemobilitycenter.org with the following email subject line: “CMO Research Analyst Application Materials.”  We encourage candidates to discuss their personal connections to transportation equity in their cover letter. No phone calls, please.