City Connects
  • Chestnut Hill, Newton, MA, United States

Research Associate for City Connects

City Connects is an innovative and evidence-based approach to addressing the out-of-school factors that can impact students’ achievement and thriving in schools. Currently implemented in over 80 schools across five states, City Connects collaborates closely with districts, schools, and partnering community agencies to connect every student to a tailored set of supports and enrichments in the school and community. City Connects, housed at Boston College, seeks a full-time Research Associate to join its evaluation team. The Research Associate will play a leadership role in all aspects of database creation, data management, and data cleaning for multi-site research projects. This position will have responsibility for data organization, statistical analyses, general interpretation and reporting of results. The position involves collaboration with a multidisciplinary research team.

The responsibilities of the Research Associate are to:

  • Develop and maintain large databases
  • Establish and monitor data quality control procedures, from data cleaning (e.g., performing logic and range checks) to reporting, ensuring the reliability and integrity of results
  • Conduct statistical analyses for evaluation and research
  • Maintain detailed written documentation of all programming and data files
  • Produce periodic summary reports or tables for various audiences, including school personnel


  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree with three years’ experience, in the field of statistics, educational measurement, economics, or related field
  • Professional skills in statistics and educational measurement
  • Advanced proficiency in using SPSS, STATA, R, or similar statistical software
  • Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office software
  • Technical proficiency in programming for data management, including applying quality control procedures
  • Ability to prepare clear documentation
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks


  • Experience and strengths in collaboration with a research team
  • Experience in project management

City Connects is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information to Melissa Ayala, Administrative Officer for City Connects, [email protected]