• Research Analyst for Diversity

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Executive Office of the Trial Court
    Posting Date
    Closing Date
    11/18/2018 11:59 PM EST
    USD $70,747.42/Yr.

    Please upload a resume to your profile during the application process.


    This position is a confidential, non-union position.


    The Trial Court is committed to:

    • fair and impartial administration of justice;
    • protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
    • equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment with policies and practices that strengthen and support diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    • efficient, effective, and accountable resolution of disputes;
    • prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.


    The Executive Office of the Trial Court is led by the Chief Justice of the Trial Court and the Court Administrator and oversees judicial and court operations, including the Office of Court Management. The Executive Office works collaboratively with the seven Trial Court Departments and Commissioners of Probation and Jury to develop and implement policies and initiatives that promote an environment of continuous improvement and ensure the most effective use of resources to allow the delivery of quality justice. The Executive Office also oversees the development and implementation of strategic planning for the Trial Court.





    The Research Analyst for Diversity (RAD) is a professional position within the Executive Office of the Trial Court (EOTC) that handles the collection, analysis and distribution of statistical data to supplement the Trial Court’s Plan for Equal and Fair Employment in order to in advance the Trial Court’s strategic goals and objectives, and inform any need for action. In collaboration with the Trial Court Human Resources Department, the (RAD) provides appointing authorities and department heads with information on their employment demographics and opportunities to promote diversity and equal employment opportunity. The (RAD) supports the efforts to create an inclusive work and business and operational environment. Duties include assisting with the formulation of procedures for tracking metrics for measuring Massachusetts Trial Court progress in the recruitment, career movement, and retention of diverse candidates. Other duties include supporting multicultural programs for the Massachusetts Trial Court, assisting in implementing strategic plans for more effective participation of protected class employees. The (RAD) works closely with the Department of Research and Planning to analyze and compile on-going and new information for internal and external dissemination including the drafting of the annual report, and engages in relationship building for both internal and external outreach.




    Receives direction and supervision from the Chief Experience and Diversity Officer of the Trial Court.




    Produces, analyzes, and manages data and statistical reports related to diversity in the Trial Court as well as the Plan for Equal and Fair Employment;


    Monitors strategic plan fidelity and prepares regular reports for the Chief Diversity Officer;


    Builds observation and data collection tools to monitor engagement with strategic objectives and outreach;


    Drafts surveys, and maintains study participant and confidentiality;


    Submits periodic reports as required to ensure compliance with federal and state affirmative action, EEO, and OFCCP regulations;


    Provides statistical information and recommendations that informs Human Resources activities and policies that support and advance the Trial Court’s long-standing commitment to workplace diversity and equal opportunity;


    Works closely with the Department of Research and Planning (DRAP) to analyze and compile on-going and new information for internal and external dissemination including the drafting of the annual report;


    Cooperates with the Human Resources Department to facilitate applicant outreach, recruitment, and the retention of all protected class individuals;


    Collects, record, analyze, evaluate, and update pertinent data in relation to protocol


    Summarize research findings and prepare periodic reports, presentations


    Performs literature reviews;


    Responsible for participant follow up to surveys;


    Reviews court records and diversity reporting for consistency and completeness;


    Perform other duties as required.


    All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas


    Ethics and Values

    Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Trial Court.


    Understands, upholds, and communicates the Trial Court missions.

    Applied Knowledge

    Ability to communicate and present data and research findings such as graphs, tables, and technical briefs.

    Problem Solving

    Ability to successfully address research issues, draw conclusions and make recommendations based on the research and policy analysis results.

    Customer Service

    Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Trial Court employees and the public.



    Understands the value and importance of performance measures as a basis

    for both individual and departmental assessments.

    Commitment to Diversity

    Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and

    positive communication with persons of varied economic and cultural backgrounds.


    Works with others cooperatively, demonstrating a willingness to be a team

    player, and contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals.

    Continuous Learning

    Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving himself or herself through professional development.




    These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Research Analyst for Diversity:


    Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized degree-granting college or university; and (3) three years of full-time, or equivalent part time, technical or professional experience in research or statistical work; or, (C) the substitution listed below.



    A Graduate degree from a recognized degree granting college or university may be substituted for 2 years of the required experience.




    Knowledge of business software applications MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint;

    Knowledge of and experience with R, SPSS or SAS is strongly preferred;

    Knowledge of and experience conducting social science research, including sampling methodology and survey design;

    Knowledge of data collection, quality, cleaning procedures, storage, and management;

    Ability  to  analyze  and  determine  the  applicability  of  data  to  draw  conclusions,  and  make appropriate recommendations;

    Ability  to  gather  information  by  examining  electronic  and  paper  records  and  documents, interviewing individuals, and conducting internet research;

    Knowledge of methods used and ability to communicate and present data and research findings

    such as graphs, tables and technical briefs, to EOTC senior policy and decision makers as well as to management and to the general public;


    Ability to maintain accurate records, including databases and electronic files to write concisely, clearly, and logically;

    Ability to communicate professionally in both oral and written form;

    Ability to maintain productive working relationships with others;

    Ability to exercise sound judgment and handle confidential information;

    Ability to be flexible to adjust day-to-day workload in response to shifting priorities in a short period of time;

    Experience in program evaluation and development of performance measures; and Experience working in or with justice agencies.




    Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.



    If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Trial Court website at
    www.mass.gov/courts to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.




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