LMB is Hiring a Research Analyst

November 7, 2022

“Michigan pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities make up nearly 20% of all fatalities over the past five years. Since FY2018, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) has awarded federal grant funds to state, county, and local law enforcement agencies to conduct overtime shifts focusing on laws that protect pedestrians and bicyclists. While there are several state laws on pedestrian and bicyclist safety in Michigan, many applicable laws are local ordinances set by cities and townships. The OHSP has collected data on the citation code utilized by the agencies participating in the overtime grant project. An in-depth analysis of the data will be essential in determining if the work law enforcement is doing to educate and enforce the laws is effective in changing behavior.” – PURPOSE section of PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLIST ADJUDICATION EDUCATION PROJECT FY2023-FY2027 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL, Office of Highway Safety Planning

Photo: Grandville, MI / www.pedbikeimages.org / Dan Burden

The League of Michigan Bicyclists is seeking a passionate, detail-oriented bicyclist to join our team as a Research Analyst. This full-time position is funded in large part through a five-year grant through the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP). The ideal candidate will gather traffic citation data and summarize the results. You will work on a team within LMB to review, analyze, and make recommendations on training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and judicial partners. Remote/hybrid working opportunities are available.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES –  Grant Funded Time (3/4 of position)

  • Process and track data requests to Michigan courts and police agencies
  • Sort and analyze data using various statistical methods
  • Maintain confidentiality and quality standards to preserve the integrity of data and findings
  • Compile quarterly grant reports to measure and track program impact, metrics, and performance
  • Draft and submit annual OHSP grant renewal requests
  • Maintain confidentiality and quality standards to preserve the integrity of data and findings
  • Prepare preliminary evaluations and reports to summarize data and the implications of the results
  • Assist in preparing educational program for the OHSP adjudication partners based on research findings

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – LMB Funded Time (1/4 of position)

In addition to OHSP grant-funded duties, this position will lead or support various LMB initiatives, such as:

  • Collect bike/ped safety and usage performance data by local communities, MDOT and OHSP and explore integration of this data into infrastructure design and speed limit designation
  • Conduct and analyze an annual member survey to measure cyclist type and demographics of LMB membership
  • Survey and analyze LMB event participants to help improve overall rider experience
  • Collect statewide event data and support the production of LMB’s annual Ride Calendar
  • Gather data to identify on-ramps to bicycling for cyclists of all ages and abilities
  • Measure the impact of bicycling on economic prosperity and sustainability for the purposes of planning interventions to increase positive impact. Build the case for bicycling’s value to economic prosperity for all.
  • Conduct or commission a study of the economic/sustainability impact of LMB events and bicycling in MI
  • Participate in LMB fundraising and grant-seeking efforts to sustain and grow this position

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree and/or coursework in social science, such as psychology, economics, public policy, urban planning, statistics, sociology, or criminal justice
  • Previous experience in research methodology at a nonprofit, school, or business (1-2 years preferred)
  • Previous experience with or training in the adjudication process as used in Michigan courts
  • Previous experience with grant writing, reporting, and management
  • Meticulous time management and tracking
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Graphic design, email marketing, and database management experience a plus (training provided)
  • Professional demeanor, sense of humor, and a strong ability to collaborate
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, seeking guidance when appropriate
  • Flexibility to work non-standard hours for some evening and weekend events, including LMB tours
  • Available for occasional in-state travel (valid license, clean record, and proof of insurance required)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proven work experience as a Research Assistant or similar role
  • Experience managing project budgets
  • Proficiency in data analysis and statistical reasoning
  • Ability to work professionally with law enforcement, attorneys, judges, and magistrates
  • Social sensitivity skills and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment

COMPENSATION

$40,000 – $50,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include paid time off, health coverage, employer-matched retirement plan, flexible work environment, and opportunities for bonuses.

 

SUPERVISION
The Research Analyst will report directly to the Education Director and will coordinate regularly with LMB’s grant manager at OHSP.

APPLICATION
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references as a single PDF to Jeff Carek at [email protected] with subject line Research Analyst. The PDF file should be named as follows: LastName_FirstName_ResearchAnalyst.pdf.  The position is open until filled.

ABOUT LEAGUE OF MICHIGAN BICYCLISTS
At the League of Michigan Bicyclists, our mission is to improve life through bicycling. Cooperating with state and local agencies and other like-minded groups toward this goal, LMB is making Michigan bicycling better.

LMB advocates for bicycle-friendly policies at the State Capitol; provides financial assistance to individuals and organizations with a shared mission; develops and promotes educational materials for bicyclists, motorists, engineers, and law enforcement; runs several annual multi-day cycling tours; and provides bicyclists with an annual ride calendar featuring statewide bicycling events. Founded in 1981, LMB is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

We envision a state where bicycling makes life better for everyone; serves as an everyday option for more people to commute, get around and have fun on roads and trails; and connects us to the natural world and each other. Our communities benefit through healthier people and stronger economies. Our transportation system becomes more equitable and environmentally sustainable. Our streets and trails are safe and accessible to people of every age, race, gender, ability, and economic status.

LMB is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive staff and workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, political ideology, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, genetics, disability, veteran status, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been under-represented in the bicycle industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work. LMB strives to offer a COVID-safe work environment, doing everything we can to keep our team safe. Interviews for this position will be conducted virtually.

LMB is an at-will employer. This is a full-time exempt position. The above position description describes the position currently available and is not intended to be an employment contract. LMB reserves the right to modify the duties or position description at any time.

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