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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 12:08 AM



Research Assistant
Rescue Agency - Washington, DC

The Company

Rescue provides behavior change marketing services (or "social marketing") to government, non-profit and corporate organizations. Rescue's current work focuses on tobacco, obesity, violence and alcohol prevention; the promotion of exercise, fresh foods and after school programs; and other products and services that promote healthy living. Most of Rescue's behavior change campaigns focus on teens (13 - 17) and young adults (18 - 26), resulting in an unrivaled experience in behavior change campaigns for those audiences.

Rescue is a full-service agency, providing research, strategy, creative, production, web, traditional media, social media, policy change, youth engagement and experiential marketing services to clients in over a dozen states and provinces, as well as to federal government agencies.

We believe that marketing can do more than sell goods, it can create good.

The Job

The Research Assistant reports to the Senior Research Associate and is responsible for supporting a large, multi-year research contract with a federal client. The ideal candidate is a quick and eager learner, detail oriented, organized and highly efficient, able to take on multiple tasks at once, and complete all within tight timelines.

Day-To-Day Activities:
Assist with data collection logistics, including timelines and proper preparation of all materials;

Perform survey data quality review and conduct data entry;

Compile large databases of information;

Conduct recruitment of participants for research, including in-person recruitment in schools and non-traditional locations like bars/nightclubs; via phone calls, email, and text, which may include cold calls; and online recruitment through social media;

Conduct recruitment of organizations and venues (e.g. schools, bars/nightclubs) for research recruitment efforts via phone calls, emails, and text, which may include cold calls, and manage permissions and communications as needed;

Perform administrative tasks for Research department as needed (e.g. coordinate and book travel, prepare travel schedules and itineraries for offsite projects involving multiple staff, pack and ship Research department shipments, coordinate IRB protocol management, filing, and maintenance);

Provide timely reporting and task updates to Rescue staff and clients;

Coordinate, train, and support project contractors and onsite data collection staff when applicable;

Assist with secondary research and literature reviews as needed;

Assist with report formatting and citation management, including use of citation management software;

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree;

Proven ability to manage multiple tasks at once;

Experience working in a deadline-driven environment;

Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively in teams;

Proven ability to work autonomously;

Comfortable working and interacting with people of all backgrounds and ages;

Proven ability to express research findings in a graphical format;

Proven ability to generate basic qualitative and quantitative reports;

Basic understanding of youth and young adult cultures in U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience writing syntax in SPSS. This includes familiarity with writing data formatting syntax (e.g. syntax to assign variable and value labels, rename variables, recode values, and to change a variable type) and writing syntax to create new variables based on multiple conditions.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Status: Full-time position

Benefits : Learn more about the benefits of working at Rescue here:

Travel: Up to 25% of the time

Minimum Age: Must be 21 years old or older

If you’re ready to join our team of mission driven talent challenging the status quo, we’d love to meet you! Check out our Careers page at for more information about what it’s like to work at Rescue, and the benefits that we offer to our team members.

The Fine Print

All business-related environments are tobacco-free. Must have valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and computer and Internet access. Must be available to work non-traditional hours such as late nights and weekends.

Physical Requirements:
Able to remain in a sitting position for prolonged periods of time and stoop, bend, reach, climb stairs, and move freely throughout the building for the performance of duties. Able to read from a computer or laptop monitor for several hours at a time including fonts of various sizes from a variety of sources. Able to travel nationwide as needed to meet with clients, coworkers, or attend meetings and seminars. Must be able to move boxed work documents (surveys & materials), up to 40 pounds, in and out of office for travel by car and by air.

The Application

All applications must be submitted through Rescue’s online careers system (unless you qualify to request a reasonable accommodation, as detailed at We do not accept applications via email, mail, fax or in-person delivery. Please send questions to .

Rescue | The Behavior Change Agency is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer


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