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Research Analyst; Application Close Date: July 29, 2022 

Ministry Team Center for Analytics, Research & Development, and Data (CARDD)  
Reports To Director, Center for Analytics, Research & Development, and Data (CARDD)  
FLSA Status Exempt  
Salary Grade 7  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category National and Global Ministries, Cleveland, Ohio  
Starting Salary  
Description

GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Center for Analytics, Research, and Data is a church-wide resource whose mission is to gather, provide, and interpret information and trends for the purpose of illuminating the past, realizing the present, and envisioning the future of the United Church of Christ in the larger social context. CARDD aspires to build a culture of assessment and a unified, collaborative information network across all settings of the United Church of Christ.

The role of the Research Analyst is to support the team’s collection, maintenance, and analysis of data for wider church use. Specifically, this includes collecting information through surveys and other means, preparing reports, and assisting with overall data maintenance and collection for the annual Yearbook. This position also contributes to the research and report writing in collaboration with the Director of CARDD.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contributes to Yearbook process, including preparing Necrology section and other sections on an as-needed basis
  • Along with Innovation and Engagement Research Specialist, coordinates and contributes to survey design and analysis
  • Prepares regular reports, including:
    • Conference finance/compensation report
    • Synod Summary Report
    • Other reports as requested
  • Compiles data for projects on an as-needed basis
  • Processes customized database requests for information and statistics
  • Develops literature reviews and bibliographies for proposed and ongoing CARDD projects
  • Conducts preliminary analyses of data sets to assist the team in planning further analyses and final research projects
  • Codes open-ended survey responses
  • Contributes to the research and writing of CARDD reports
  • Helps maintain the integrity of existing CARDD databases through data checks, cleaning, and analysis
  • Contributes to and collaborates with Director on large-scale ongoing research projects and reporting, including the Faith Communities Today (FACT) survey
  • Additional duties as assigned
 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform successfully in this position.

  • A master’s degree or equivalent in a social science or data-related discipline, or a combination of academic study and experience required. Ph.D. preferred.
  • Experience using SPSS and Excel; experience with additional statistical software preferred
  • Prior experience in data cleaning and management, analysis, and report-writing as well as survey research
  • High level of familiarity with religion-related sociological research and data
  • Accurate data entry skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Team player

COVID-19 Update: Protecting the health and safety of our employees is a top priority. Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment (proof of record will be requested during the onboarding process).

The National Ministries United Church of Christ embraces telework and allows employees to work remotely as approved by their supervisor.  

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for the position and is subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the ministry. Since no job description can detail all duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a position, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a position shall also be considered part of the position holder’s responsibility.

It is expected that the person who holds this position will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the policies of the UCC and in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization. All staff are encouraged to nurture safety within the work performed on behalf of the UCC by being attentive to self-care, education, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and the importance of referring those in need to supportive and helpful resources.

The National Ministries United Church of Christ (NMUCC) endeavors to recruit employees from backgrounds that vary by race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, genetic information, past, present or future service in the uniformed services, religion, or any other
legally protected characteristic under applicable federal, state or local law. The
NMUCC is proud to be a multicultural, multiracial, open and affirming, accessible to all, equal opportunity employer.

 
Comprehensive Benefits Package Employer paid Medical, Dental, Life and Pension benefits.  
Application Deadline July 29, 2022  
About the Organization The United Church of Christ



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We believe the church's mission is to Change Lives



 
EOE Statement The United Church of Christ, National celebrates diversity and an inclusive environment for all employees. We are committed to a workforce that is representative of the broad spectrum of our diverse society. We endeavor to recruit employees from backgrounds that vary by race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status. The UCC is a multicultural, multiracial, open and affirming, accessible to all, Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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