Seeking a Research Analyst/Assistant to join our team!

Type: Full-time, Salaried position. Open until filled.

Location: Berkeley, CA

Relevant Experience: 3-5 years


About Raimi + Associates

Raimi + Associates is a mission-driven planning, policy, urban design, and research firm with offices in Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA. We are advocates, collaborators, organizers, and pioneers committed to creating healthy, equitable, and resilient communities. We bring a multidisciplinary approach to planning, design, policy, and applied research. To address the complexity of communities, R+A integrates interrelated disciplines— public health and equity, community engagement, land use and urban design, and sustainability and green building—into applied research and planning efforts. Our work environment is fast-paced, casual, and fun.


About This Position

We are seeking a Research Analyst/Assistant who is passionate about using applied research to address racism and other structural inequities to join our Berkeley office. The ideal candidate will be reflective, inquisitive, collaborative, and able to remain organized and take initiative within the fast-paced demands of a consulting firm. The candidate will work on a wide variety of applied research projects at R+A, including evaluations, strategic planning processes, community health improvement plans, racial equity initiatives, and capacity building and technical assistance efforts. The position offers the opportunity to take on a range of responsibilities, including:

  • Supporting culturally responsive data collection and community engagement

  • Developing evaluation tools/instruments

  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses

  • Conducting rapid literature reviews to identify best and promising practices (e.g., strategies to include in strategic plan) and benchmarking/comparison data

  • Writing reports

  • Taking action notes for client and community meetings

  • Assisting with business development efforts and proposal writing


Education and Experience

  • Education in public health, sociology, anthropology, psychology, public policy, social work, education, or another related field

  • Three to five years related professional experience in the public, non-profit, and/or private sectors


Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience working in or with linguistically/culturally diverse and historically disenfranchised communities

  • Experience developing and/or implementing a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups) with experience with participatory research methods (e.g., CBPR, YPAR) preferred

  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish strongly preferred


Salary and Benefits

The salary is expected to be between $60,000 and $75,000, depending on skills and prior experience. Generous benefits package includes fully paid medical, dental, and vision; vacation and sick days; retirement account with company-sponsored contributions; and time and resources for professional development.


How to Apply

People of color and candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The position is open in our Berkeley office. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant work products (10 pages max and/or hyperlinks) to jobs@raimiassociates.com. Please reference “Research Analyst/Assistant” in the subject line.


Raimi + Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diversified workforce. Selection is based on merit without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.