Research Associate (Full Time)




Perform professional and administrative work in the planning, operation and management of the Urban League’s Workforce Development Programs.




  1. Assist in seeking new and innovative public and private funding at the local, state and national level.
  2. Conduct program evaluations and prepare analysis for funders to determine program effectiveness.
  3. Coordinate monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the Program Planning, Research and Evaluation Department.
  4. Review monthly, quarterly and annual reports for specific programs as assigned.
  5. Developing instruments for pre- and post-test assessments of key program outcomes to determine program effectiveness and impact on participants.
  6. Assist Program Coordinators and Directors with technical assistance as needed to ensure programs are in compliance with funder’s goals and objectives.
  7. Assist in preparation of agency position statements on issues of importance to the community.
  8. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the V.P. of Program Planning, Research and Evaluation.




  • A Master’s degree with equivalent experience in research, planning, evaluation, or related analytical work may be substituted.
  • Three years’ experience in urban planning, urban development or administration, and/or grant development.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Knowledge of social science research techniques, preferably with experience in program evaluation
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of race and class within the political economy of contemporary urban America.