Research Analyst

Office of Hawaiian Affairs | Honolulu, HI

About Job

GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Research Analyst conducts independent, specialized, and/or assigned research topics, including but not limited to Hawaiʻi’s land, culture and history, strategic foundations and/or directions (e.g., education, economic, housing, health). This position is expected to identify, recommend and initiate and/or be assigned research, develop work outlines within the parameters determined by the Director, Research Division or Research Manager, complete necessary research, data collection and analysis, and develop comprehensive recommendations for assigned projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Conducts research on education, economy, housing, health, and Hawaiʻi’s land culture and history, and/or related fields, as directed.

2. Plans, designs and conducts fact-finding and analysis in collaboration with the Research Manager.

3. Assists in the quality control vetting process for different types of analysis (e.g. inter-rater checking for qualitative analysis, independent source and data checking for quantitative analysis).

4. Prepares, compiles, extracts and analyzes data, and prepares reports, documents and bulletins on research findings as directed.

5. Provides research and data support to program staff in conducting program feasibility studies.

6. Assists program staff in developing or reframing research questions, developing and designing methods for the implementation of projects, as well as, providing assistance and content expertise in the development of surveys that focus on improving advocacy for beneficiaries.

7. Develops and maintains statistics, addresses, and service provider databases needed for the efficient operation of OHA programs and activities.

8. Reviews Requests for Proposals (RFP) to secure research and data management resources under the direction of the Director, Research Division and/or Research Manager.

9. Under the direction of the Director, Research Division and/or Research Manager, prepares program documents, statistical publications, and reports.

10. Prepares presentations for the Director, Research Division and/or the Chief Executive Officer as directed.

11. Prepares presentations for community partners (including but not limited to neighborhood groups, academics, and associations).

12. Participates, when assigned, in the design and implementation of program work plans, operational budgets, programs and policies as directed.

13. Establishes, maintains effective working relationships, and collaborations with OHA staff, Trustees, individuals, agency representatives, and community groups to support and facilitate research project partnerships or initiatives with an alignment to the OHA Strategic Plan as well as provide support and oversight on contract and RFP monitoring matters.

14. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Research Manager, Director, Research Division, Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and/or the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”).

15. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Performs other duties as assigned by the Research Manager or Director, Research Division.

2. Travel and have a valid driver license.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and/or Experience

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in education, economics, urban and regional planning, health, statistics, public policy, social work, Hawaiian Studies, archeology, or another human services related field.

2. Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in conducting research in such areas as education, economics, urban and regional planning, health, statistics, public policy, social work, Hawaiian Studies, archeology, or another human services related field, and a demonstrated skill in conducting community development and advocacy-related research and program development.

  • A Master’s degree in education, economics, urban and regional planning, health, statistics, public policy, social work, Hawaiian Studies, archeology, or another human services related field may be substituted for experience for two years of experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Must have working knowledge of:

  • Research principles and practices and report writing
  • General research sources and sources of socio-economic information
  • Hawaiian based community development organizations and practices
  • Hawaiian culture, history, and current events
  • Governmental organization, programs and functions

2. Must have demonstrated skills or ability to:

  • Gather, compile, analyze, and record data to identify and explore strengths, needs, and disparities of Native Hawaiians to inform OHA’s decision-making and support community research and data needs
  • Plan, organize and conduct research projects
  • Analyze and review documents, statistics, and contracts; design instruments and conduct surveys
  • Document research findings
  • Create databases
  • Prepare oral and written reports and make presentations
  • Communicate effectively (in writing and orally) with management, peers, contractors, and the public.
  • Work collaboratively and as a team member, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with management and staff
  • Independently complete statistical, qualitative, and comparative analysis
  • Use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Travel to off-site locations, which may include the outer islands, to conduct research
  • Possess a valid driver license

How To Apply

To apply for this position, visit our company jobs website at http://www.oha.org/jobs. Download, complete and submit the fillable OHA application form along with a resume and cover letter via email