Research Analyst
Washington, DC Research & Analysis
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Streetsense seeks a Research Analyst to support the Place Consulting Team at Streetsense. Comprehensive data-driven planning and strategy is a philosophy that Streetsense lives by, and we are looking for a new team member to help support our place-based research. Our Place Consulting team gathers information, both qualitative and quantative, to develop strategies that our clients can use to make decisions. At its core, out work involves telling stories using data - stories we use to achieve consensus for action among key decision makers, teams, stakeholders, and partners. 


The Research Analyst will support a diverse set of private, public, and non-profit sector clients and their real estate, place strategy and economic development planning efforts. Our newest hire must embrace collaboration, have strong writing, research, and communication skills, be a self-starter, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. The right candidate will be an intellectually curious individual comfortable working both independently and as a member of a dynamic team and in a variety of communities. They will have a demonstrated zeal for this work as evidenced by previous job experience, research, coursework, etc. 


This position can be remote, although proximity to our DC Headquarters or our New York City offices, to support hybrid work, when necessary, is preferred.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct comprehensive qualitative and quantitative research and surveys to gather and analyze facts and data that effect diverse urban places
  • Perform comprehensive analysis in the form of technical reports, data, maps, charts, etc. to address current problems and provide guidance to clients 
  • Incorporate creative techniques for the visualization of data through compelling charts, maps, and other multi-media information products using such information technology as ArcGIS, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and other graphic database, presentation, etc.
  • Organize, arrange, schedule, and conduct consultation meetings, site visits, stakeholder interviews, and design charrettes with a variety of client types
  • Support misc. project management and support tasks as necessary 
  • Contribute original research to our content marketing efforts, including social media and blog
Requirements
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree with strong preference for demonstrated coursework in any of the following fields, urban planning, economics, public policy, real estate or other closely related field
  • 2-4 years of experience in real estate, urban planning, economic development, or related fields
  • Excellent verbal and professional writing communication skills, as well as strong skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience working with the following software tools: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.), Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.), presentation, etc.  
  • Previous experience communicating data through creative storytelling and visualization, which might include illustrative charts, pivot tables and maps
  • Intellectually curious, self-starter who is comfortable working both independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to take independent initiative and demonstrate problem-solving skills

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (not to exceed 500 words) that demonstrates strong storytelling skills rooted in excellent writing, data analysis, and data visualization with a preference for topics related to the concepts of urban planning, economics, retail analysis, public policy, real estate, etc.


Streetsense is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.