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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
JOB #R2202591

Research Analyst, Workforce Innovations and Poverty Solutions (WIPS) Team

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference. Diversity & Inclusion, is simply who we are and what we do.

Research Analyst, Workforce Innovations and Poverty Solutions (WIPS) Team

Are you enthusiastic about solving social issues and making a difference in people's lives?  The Workforce Innovations and Poverty Solutions (WIPS) Team within the Public Sector Group works to improve the conditions of America's most at-risk populations-reaching out directly to the populations in need, as well as providing strategic consulting support to human services agencies throughout the United States. WIPS provides rigorous research, evaluation, and technical assistance to address a diverse set of critical social issue areas including employment and workforce programs, poverty solutions, fatherhood and family support initiatives, and interventions for families in at-risk situations. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions.

We are seeking candidates for a Research Analyst position to work on multiple training and technical assistance, and research and evaluation projects.

People take breaks from the workforce for a variety of reasons. Sometimes these absences are brief, but often they can be extended, and when they are, re-entering the workforce can be a challenge. As part of our commitment to building a diverse workforce, providing expanded access to more qualified candidates, and creating an inclusive working environment for all, we welcome candidates that demonstrate the diverse skills people acquire in many contexts—not just at the office.

The successful candidate will join our team in our Fairfax, Virginia office.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide support to various technical assistance and/or research support contracts including:

  • Assist with developing and preparing written and web products, training materials, or other.
  • Provide project support on-site or virtually for webinars, facilitated online training sessions, exhibits, conferences, grant reviews, and /or meetings.
  • Perform background research and synthesize material in the form of literature reviews, systematic evidence reviews, evaluation reports, and policy/practitioner briefs.
  • Provide foundational quantitative method research and evaluation support (such as programming in statistical software and basic statistical analyses).
  • Develop and maintain protocols, templates, and tracking tools.
  • Respond to user and client inquiries on help desks with a customer service-focused attitude.

Please submit writing sample with your application.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in public policy, sociology, statistics, economics, or related field.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in supporting training and/or research projects, including events and trainings (in person or virtual), preparing written and web products, and training material, and Webinars and other virtual training events.
  • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Professional Skills:

  • Superior technical writing skills including editing ability
  • Strong organizational skills, superior attention to detail, and ability to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Superior interpersonal skills including professionalism and a collaborative attitude.
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, work independently, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and eager to learn.



Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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