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Research and Evaluation Assistant

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases. We envision a world in which people living with HIV and related chronic diseases will thrive, and new HIV infections will be rare. Our work focuses on improving health equity, preventing new cases of HIV, serving as a collaboration and knowledge center, and being a bold voice for change.

We are seeking for an individual to serve as our Research & Evaluation Assistant. The Research and Evaluation Assistant will directly assist the Research, Evaluation, and Data Services team with a wide range of projects related to homelessness, permanent supportive housing initiatives, HIV healthcare access and utilization, program monitoring and evaluation, and health services research. The Research & Evaluation Assistant will also have the opportunity to learn about HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy.

Principal functions and responsibilities of this position include the following:

Project Assistance
• Assist in the execution and evaluation of community-based research and evaluation projects, including surveys, focus groups, site visits, and data entry;
• Administer individual or group interviews using standardized interviews, conduct observations and collect data from administrative and medical records;
• Assist in the production of written, tabular and visual materials for research reports and presentations to multiple stakeholder audiences.

Data Collection and Data Entry
• Work closely with community-based organizations to monitor data collection and reporting;
• Assist with data entry and cleaning.

• Assist with agency-wide activities as directed, including Annual Meeting, AIDS Run & Walk, and others;
• Assist with other activities as requested;
• Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in social work, social science or related field.

AND previous experience working in a research environment with human research subjects.

AND previous experience working with vulnerable populations.

Flexibility to work from multiple locations; data collection will occur in the field. Valid Driver’s License required.

Basic knowledge of SPSS or other statistical software.

Preferred Qualifications

Completed coursework in social work, human services, research methods, and introductory statistics.

Fluent in Spanish (both verbal and written) preferred.   

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload priorities, and meet deadlines are critical.  Ability to travel locally.  The ability to develop and maintain professional, trusting, and positive working relationships with mangers, supervisors, staff, co-workers, partner agencies, and vendors. This includes the ability to engage others in conversation and actively participate in conversations while interacting with others.  The ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures manuals.

Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with diverse populations. Knowledge of SPSS.  Also the ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical specifications and project management documentation are key to success in this role.  

Send cover letter and resume to: Email to, via mail to AIDS Foundation of Chicago, 200 West Jackson Suite 2100 Chicago, IL 60606, or via fax to (312) 784-9054.

Please reference position code PROG NHSSC 292
Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at AIDS Foundation of Chicago are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.