WE ARE SEEKING AN ADMINISTRATIVE & RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Issues Research, Inc., is seeking a part-time administrative & research assistant in our Durango office to support a research team that produces nationally recognized health system performance scorecards and case studies for The Commonwealth Fund, a foundation that promotes a high-performing health care system. Responsibilities of the position include:
Providing administrative support including scheduling interviews and meetings, preparing expense reports, paying bills, drafting email correspondence, and proofreading documents.
Supporting project management including taking meeting minutes, tracking contacts and tasks, coordinating contract execution with other contractors, and maintaining databases.
Preparing numerical tables and charts using Microsoft Excel.
Preparing engaging Powerpoint presentations to meet the needs of our audiences.
Conducting Internet searches, assembling information on health care topics, and drafting summaries of reports and articles.
Other related tasks as needed.
College degree or equivalent training and relevant work experience. Knowledge of the health care field would be a plus.
Strong organizational and administrative skills including the ability to manage projects, work on multiple tasks, meet deadlines, operate office machines, and gather, assess, and format information with attention to detail and accuracy.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Internet searching and with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Experience using Quickbooks, SalesForce, and bibliographic software would be a plus. Candidates must be interested and willing to learn new computer skills as needed.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, intellectual curiosity, and interest in health care.
Self-motivation, good judgment, integrity, and flexibility to work effectively as a virtual team member in a high-demand environment with changing priorities.
COMPENSATION AND HOURS
We offer flexible hours (20 to 25 hours per week) and competitive hourly compensation. Funding for this position is dependent on an annual contract between Issues Research and the Commonwealth Fund, which has funded this work since 2007.
TO APPLY—EMAIL A RESUME AND BRIEF COVER LETTER TO:
Douglas McCarthy, President, Issues Research, Inc.
Issues Research, Inc., is a Durango, Colorado-based research firm founded in 1999 to synthesize knowledge that helps advance the understanding of important questions facing organizations and society. Douglas McCarthy, its president, has 30 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. He serves as senior research director to The Commonwealth Fund.
The Commonwealth Fund (http://www.commonwealthfund.org/) is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. It is headquartered in New York City.
FEATURED RESOURCE: The Commonwealth Fund's Scorecard on State Health System Performance, 2015 Edition, finds continuing wide variations among states on 42 indicators of health care access, quality, costs and outcomes. If all states performed as well as the best state on each of the indicators, millions of Americans would gain access to higher quality and more affordable health care while thousands of premature deaths could be prevented.