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Abt Associates Senior Analyst -- Evaluation Reviewer in Atlanta, Georgia


Abt Associates is seeking a qualified Analyst and or Senior Analyst to support the Social and Economic Policy Division in Rockville, MD, Cambridge, MA, Durham, NC, Atlanta GA, or as a full-time telecommuter.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide subject-matter expertise in areas related to children, youth, and families. Priority areas include: child welfare, parenting, mental health, substance use prevention, post-secondary education, and early childhood

  • Apply quality standards to research included in systematic reviews or meta-analysis, such as the What Works Clearinghouse standards, Prevention Services Clearinghouse standards or Cochrane Collaboration-style risk of bias assessments.

  • Work in team settings by communicating respectfully, meeting deadlines, and exercising initiative to resolve complex challenges. Also work independently, completing complex tasks under indirect supervision where there is latitude for independent action and decision-making

  • Manage moderately complex research, evaluation, and/or technical assistance tasks (examples include, but are not limited to: coordinating timelines, overseeing budgets, supervising staff, communicating with clients)

  • Assist with proposal writing and/or management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated technical expertise related to experimental and quasi-experimental designs for program evaluation in the social sciences. Can include relevant coursework and experience with conducting randomized or quasi-experimental program evaluation studies.

  • Brings technical expertise related to systematic reviews and/or meta-analysis, such as calculating and working with effect sizes of different types (e.g., standardized mean differences, odds ratios, etc.), and analytic techniques for meta-analysis.

  • What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) group design standards reviewed certification highly desirable but not required. WWC Group Design Training Certificate of Completion desirable, but not required.

  • Experience with quantitative analysis, data collection, and reporting and technical skills with software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata, R)

  • Has successfully mentored less experienced staff.

  • Experience translating research and making it accessible to practice, policy, and/or government audiences (e.g., writing briefs or reports, presenting to clients, sharing results at meetings or conferences).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Analyst: Bachelor’s Degree + Three years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree

  • Senior Analyst: Bachelor’s Degree + Five years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Three years of relevant experience, or PhD

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of approximately $56,000 to $110,000 and may vary by ten percent depending on candidate geographic location. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

The Social and Economic Policy Division helps guide development of the nation’s prominent policies and programs. Our contributions—at all government levels—have resulted in better programs on housing, community revitalization, education, workforce development, income security, food assistance, and in support of children, youth, and disadvantaged families. Our clients include the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Education, Health and Human Services, Labor, Veterans Affairs, and the Food and Nutrition Service, among others.

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.