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Research Associate, Grants Pass, OR

Options for Southern Oregon


Grants Pass, OR

January 26, 2017


The Research Associate works in collaboration with the OCEACT Director and key stakeholders to evaluate the effectiveness of ACT services in Oregon. Collects and analyzes data from ACT programs statewide and reports key findings to a variety of audiences.

Ability to telecommute, work independently and communicate effectively via spoken word, email, webinar, and other written media including proficiency with a variety of software applications, internet and wireless communication technologies.

Extensive travel within Oregon required. Occasional national travel.


  • Position requires the ability to telecommute and work independently in the field. Proficiency with a variety of software applications and technologies required.
  • Collects data from ACT programs on a quarterly basis.
  • Conducts data analysis, bivariate and multivariate analyses under the direction of the Director of OCEACT.
  • Creates and maintain databases; enters data accurately and as specified to meet regular reporting deadlines.
  • Design and conducts in person interviews, pulls data from chart reviews, facilitates focus groups and protocol and creates/collects surveys.
  • Writes reports and summarizes data in charts, graphs and easy to understand bullet points.
  • Presents data at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Attends all mandatory meetings, maintains positive working relationships, and works as an active and cooperative member of the assigned team.
  • Ability to work independently in the community, representing the agency in a professional manner at all times.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a social science or a related field is required, Master’s degree preferred.

Required Experience:

Managing databases; creating and updating data structures in ACCESS, SQL or other comparable software; analyzing data using SPSS, SAS or comparable software; writing reports; summarizing data for a variety of audiences; presenting data findings at conferences and public meetings.

Preferred Experience:

Designing evaluations and research studies.

Valid OR drivers license required with an excellent driving record and ability to drive between sites in Oregon. Extensive travel within Oregon required. Must successfully complete state-required background check and DMV check.

Company Overview:

Options for Southern Oregon is a private non-profit organization. We serve people of all ages who have mental health needs. Our holistic approach addresses housing, advocacy, community integration, crisis intervention, therapy, co-occurring issues, education, work, and economic well-being. We foster the development of mental and emotional health in children, adults, and families, and support the participation of our clients as respected members of the community. We employ 300 people in 8 locations in Grants Pass and Medford.

Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience. Options for Southern Oregon provides robust benefits for our employees: 24 hours of paid time off per month to start, family medical, agency-paid employee dental, retirement plan with 6% match, life and accidental death and dismemberment, long term disability; family dental and voluntary life are available.

How To Apply:

Please visit our website at www.optionsonline.org to complete the online application process, or call 541-476-2373.

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