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Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R2201835

School Health Researcher REMOTE

ICF seeks a Public Health Research/Evaluation Specialist to support its ongoing school health and COVID-19 research and evaluation projects with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. The COVID-19 School Mitigation Evaluation supports CDC in understanding the relationships between mitigation strategies used by schools to reduce COVID-19 transmission and the context of COVID-19 cases and transmission in those schools and their communities. For the CDC’s Healthy Schools Program, ICF collects data from states, districts, and schools to evaluate the impact of strategies to improve school health environments, including COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The School Testing, Learning, and Consultation Study, as part of the NIH RADx-UP Return to School initiative, focuses specifically on COVID-19 testing in schools to reach vulnerable populations most affected by the pandemic.

At ICF, you will have an opportunity to apply your academic knowledge and prior experience to gain exposure to major projects that inform public health programs and policy, interact with experts in the field, and build specific content knowledge and consulting skills. You will contribute to the development of innovative, high-quality products and services to support ICF’s projects and partnerships. This is a great position for a researcher with experience collaborating to design research and looking to grow their existing project management experience, statistical analysis, and business development acumen.

A successful Public Health Research/Evaluation Specialist at ICF must be able to contribute to the conceptualization of and implementation of study methods, apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques for data analysis, and synthesize findings from various sources for a range of audiences. Candidates should also be organized and detail-oriented; be able to work independently to solve problems creatively and work effectively with teams; be able to manage their time across multiple projects and tasks; and be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. A solid grounding and experience in public health, evaluation science, social science, or behavioral science is necessary.

*This role is 100% remote, sitting anywhere within the US and may require some occasional travel* Along with your application please submit a writing sample*

What you will be doing:

  • Supporting a combination of school health related projects funded by CDC and/or NIH, aiming to promote and/or study COVID-19 mitigation in school settings.
  • Communicating with local health departments and engaging them to share school-level COVID-19 case count data.
  • Assisting with the management and administration of surveys—via SurveyMonkey and/or REDCap—to collect local case count data and other metrics.
  • Support the coordination, moderation, and/or analysis of qualitative key informant interviews with local health department staff, school staff, parents, and/or other stakeholders.
  • Perform activities related to data management, cleaning, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Support the development of reports, briefs, and other communications for sharing evaluation findings with the client, their partners, and their constituents.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Behavioral/Social Sciences, or related scientific or technical discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years of applied social science research and evaluation experience.
  • Experience creating and administering SurveyMonkey surveys
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Desired Requirements:

  • Master's degree in public health, public policy, behavioral/social sciences, or related field with at least 1 year of applied social science research and evaluation experience
  • Demonstrated success adhering to project timelines and deliverables
  • Experience conducting literature reviews for background research
  • Experience with primary data collection through surveys, interviews, and/or focus groups, and with securing secondary data from external databases and public sources
  • Experience using data collection programs (e.g., REDCap) and statistical software (i.e., R, SPSS, SAS, Stata, MAXQDA) for data analysis, preferably with strong skills in programming and syntax
  • Experience synthesizing qualitative and quantitative information from a variety of sources and contributing to report writing and other technical writing
  • Experience conducting research or evaluation in partnership with health departments, schools, and/or community-based organizations
  • Prior research, evaluation and/or lived experience with communities experiencing health disparities

Technologies/tools you may use:

  • SurveyMonkey
  • Excel
  • SPSS or SAS
  • REDCap

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.

Atlanta, GA (GA18)

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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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