Research Analyst

Washington, DC
Feb 19, 2022
Mar 09, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time

AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable people over 50 build economic opportunity. Our approach emphasizes equitable outcomes for populations that have faced systemic discrimination. As AARP's charitable affiliate, we serve AARP members and nonmembers alike. Through vigorous legal advocacy and evidence-based solutions, and by building supportive community connections, we foster resilience, advance equity and restore hope.

The Research Analyst leads the extraction, compilation, synthesis, management, interpretation, and reporting of research data, statistics, and information to inform and advance the work of AARP Foundation. As an integral member of the research team, the Research Analyst participates in the development of data analysis plans for research projects. They identify and obtain relevant data in response to requests for research support. The Research Analyst applies quantitative and qualitative analysis skills to analyze and interpret internal and external datasets. The Research Analyst is a key contributor to research presentations, briefs, and reports that are used to inform decision making, strategy, and organization priorities. The Research Analyst will report to the Director of Research.


  • Conduct analyses of internal and external datasets for various initiatives to answer research questions and advance the work of AARP Foundation.
  • Support development of tools and processes for quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Describe and explain results of data analyses to non-technical audiences in clear verbal, written, and visual form.
  • Execute tasks associated with visualization of research data and findings to support communicating and sharing research led and supported by AARP Foundation with internal and external audiences.
  • Create and maintain an accessible and user-friendly compendium of essential research and data related to AARP Foundation's target population and strategic objectives.
  • Support integration of research results and findings into program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Collaborate with and provide responsive and timely advice, guidance, and consultation to AARP Foundation staff related to research methods, methodology, data, and results/findings.


  • Bachelor's degree required in a relevant discipline such as research, statistics, gerontology, public health, or related social science field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Three or more years of experience with data collection, management, analysis, and reporting.
  • Must have formal training and experience with quantitative and qualitative social science research methods and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency performing data analysis of large datasets from surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other relevant agencies and institutions.
  • Knowledge and experience with MS Excel, SPSS or similar statistical software, and data visualization software such as Tableau.
  • Experience giving oral presentations, communicating research findings, and leading discussions about the interpretation of research data and statistics.
  • Demonstrated proficiency producing written reports of research findings, including producing tables, graphics, maps, and other data visualization.
  • Analytical and detail-oriented with excellent organization, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • This position works in an open-space office environment and the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise is required.
  • This position requires more than 60% of computer time requiring sitting, hand/finger dexterity for use of keyboard and mouse, and visual acuity for using computer monitor.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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