Research Analyst – Winston-Salem, NC | 6.4.18

Name of Employer: Forsyth Futures

Employer Website:

Winston-Salem, NC

Job title: Research Analyst

Job Details / Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  Forsyth Futures is a 501(c)(3) charged with studying the greater Forsyth County and City of Winston-Salem, NC area to support data-informed community action. This position is an integral part of the Data and Research Services component of Forsyth Futures’ mission. A Research Analyst is responsible for extracting, manipulating, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data regarding key community indicators and related special projects. Considerable statistical analysis in R will be a substantial part of position responsibilities. The Research Analyst also formulates and communicates key research findings and evidence-based recommendations in collaboration in FF’s communications and data education services.

Salary range: $46,000 – $50,000 based on qualifications. Sorry, no relocation compensation available.

Job Candidate Qualifications


  • Collaborates with other analysts to design and conduct research projects using quantitative and sometimes qualitative data.
  • Collects and analyzes key indicators of community well-being.
  • Assists with preparation and production of high quality, credible, and useful reports and other products in accordance with established deadlines.
  • Works effectively in both independent and collaborative situations in a dynamic, flexible, fast-paced culture.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all data, information, and processes.
  • Learns to code in the R programming language to conduct data manipulation and statistical data analysis.


  • MA/MS/MEd degree in a field related to the work of Forsyth Futures (urban planning, education, sociology, economics, public health, health science, public policy, or another scientific discipline with research and analysis focus) strongly preferred.
  • BA/BS degree in a field related to the work of Forsyth Futures required.
  • Experience in research and data analysis required.
  • Experience with statistical hypothesis testing necessary, and experience with some form of statistical modeling is preferred.
  • Highly proficient in analyzing and interpreting data; able to synthesize information from a variety of sources and translate into effective and actionable reports.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Geographic Information Systems skills desirable.


  • Self-motivated and resourceful with limited direction, produces tangible results, and thinks outside of the box.
  • Observes and identifies patterns in data that can identify actionable insights.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; an active listener and concise presenter.
  • Recognizes the importance of providing outstanding service and support to both internal and external clients.
  • Makes sound decisions in a timely manner, even with limited data. Knows how to ask the right questions (at the right time) necessary to uncover key information that can unlock relevant action.
  • Works well in collaborative team environments.
  • Solid presentation skills with proven ability to communicate ideas and analysis results effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Very rare ability to work flexible hours (limited nights and weekends, as needed for events and meetings).
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following: walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time, operating assigned equipment.

REPORTS TO:  Director of Data and Research


This is a full-time position with associated benefits.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume electronically to

Application closing date: June 18, 2018 or until filled.


Posted on

June 4, 2018

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