Research Associate/ Grant Coordinator



Provide grant writing, technical assistance, and evaluation services to ULR program staff.




  1. Assist in seeking new and innovative public and private funding at the local, state and national level.
  2. Conduct program evaluations and prepare analysis for funders to determine program effectiveness.
  3. Coordinate monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the Program Planning, Research and Evaluation Department.
  4. Review monthly, quarterly and annual reports for specific programs as assigned.
  5. Developing instruments for pre- and post-test assessments of key program outcomes to determine program effectiveness and impact on participants.
  6. Assist Program Coordinators and Directors with technical assistance as needed to ensure programs are in compliance with funder’s goals and objectives.
  7. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the V.P. of Program Planning, Research and Evaluation.




  • A Master’s degree with equivalent experience in research, planning, evaluation, or related analytical work may be substituted.
  • Three years’ experience in urban planning, urban development or administration, and/or grant development.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Knowledge of social science research techniques, preferably with experience in program evaluation
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of race and class within the political economy of contemporary urban America.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Access and Excel.
  • Must be able to tolerate and handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.
  • Attend ULR Functions and events