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 and Evaluation Analyst

Date Opened: November 15, 2021 (updated from August 25th posting)

Date Closing: December 15, 2021 (applications reviewed on a rolling basis)

Position Details:

  • Full-time salaried position with benefits
  • Salary range depending on qualifications: $60,000 – $70,000
  • Based in the Los Angeles office (hybrid remote/in-office model)

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 and Evaluation Analyst to join the Los Angeles Office. SUMC is expanding its Los Angeles Office to serve a growing set of programs that include program evaluation and learning components. 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.

Foremost among these programs is California Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO). CMO is a partnership with the California Air Resources Board to support zero-emission shared mobility pilots in the State’s disadvantaged communities. SUMC works in partnership with CALSTART as the CMO Program Administrator, delivering funding and capacity-building resources to underserved and low-income communities across California in pursuit of mobility equity goals.

Position Overview:

The Research and Evaluation Analyst will work closely with the Strategic Lead for California and Western Programs and SUMC’s California and Chicago-based teams to support the organization’s growing capacity-building programs. The position presents a rare opportunity to work across the public and private sectors to shape equity indicators, metrics, and data collection processes to impact the future of mobility around climate and social equity goals.

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 and Evaluation Analyst will primarily be responsible for coordinating research efforts for program evaluation, facilitating data collection management tasks, analyzing data, and delivering technical assistance around data collection specific to transportation equity projects.

As the Research and Evaluation Analyst you will gain a deep understanding of topical areas of research and methods of analysis and have the opportunity to become a subject matter expert on a number of wide-ranging topics that could include transportation planning, community engagement, procurement, public-private partnerships, accessibility, data management, and innovative transportation technology.

Research and Evaluation Analyst Duties Include:

  • Coordinate research and evaluation activities including data collection, cleaning, and analysis relevant to transportation equity projects
  • Conduct literature reviews to support transportation equity indicators and metrics
  • Deliver technical assistance to community-based organizations, non-profits, local transportation agencies, and tribes regarding transportation project data collection and reporting
  • Contribute to the development and utilization of tools such as surveys, mapping tools, decision-support tools, and reporting templates
  • Create well written, visually appealing research and evaluation reports and project dashboards
  • Represent SUMC at meetings and conferences

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND at least four years’ experience in relevant research-focused positions

OR

  • Master’s degree in a related field AND at least two years’ experience in relevant research-focused positions
    • Degree(s), course work and/or work experience should support the following skills:
      • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods
      • Survey design
      • Compiling, cleaning, and manipulating data from various sources
      • Data coding and categorization techniques
      • Experience communicating complex processes and findings to stakeholders of different backgrounds
      • Experience with online survey platforms
    • Excellent writing skills and an ability to synthesize findings
    • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to engage individuals representing different cultures and backgrounds with ease, adapting language and style to the context both in-person and virtually
    • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and ability to work independently within a collaborative environment, including with colleagues in a remote location

Passion for transportation equity and shared mobility

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with program evaluation methodologies such as logic models and hypothesis building
  • Experience working in or with local government, local and regional transportation agencies, community-based organizations (CBOs)
  • Experience with data visualization
  • Experience with regression analysis, statistical significance testing, transportation data analysis, and index development
  • Familiarity or experience with racial and social justice work and strategies
  • Subject matter knowledge on accessibility, mobility and transportation equity, and climate resiliency
  • Experience with technical analysis and evaluation specific to transportation planning and implementation
  • 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 $60,000 – $70,000.  SUMC supports staff well-being, 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 received through December 15, 2021, 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 and Evaluation Analyst Application Materials.”  We encourage candidates to discuss their personal connections to transportation equity in their cover letter. No phone calls, please.