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25 May

Bilingual Community Health Researcher

  HARC, Inc.

About Organization

HARC, Inc. (Health Assessment and Research for Communities) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, founded in 2006, located in Palm Desert, CA. Visit www.HARCdata.org to learn more about us, our team, and what we do.

HARC provides research and evaluation services that relate to health, wellness, and quality of life. HARC conducts community-based research.

Our research and evaluation is focused on improving lives where people live, work, learn, and play. To HARC, “health” includes all the social determinants of health, like education, housing, safety, economic stability, employment, and equity.

HARC provides the information that organizations need to do their best work and improve lives. Our clients and data users are other organizations—including nonprofits, educational institutions, businesses, cities, and county departments. We help them to better understand the needs in their community and to measure the impact their work is having.

We have two major lines of work:
1. The Coachella Valley Community Health Survey
2. Customized research and evaluation consulting for clients (primarily nonprofits)

Job Details


  • Work is typically performed between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, but there is flexibility; outside of calendared meetings, work can be done when it is convenient for the employee.
  • Flextime/flexplace is allowed and encouraged to support work-life balance.
  • Occasional weekend, early morning, or evening work may be required (approximately once or twice per month).


Working Conditions (currently):

  • Work from home, via personal computers and remote desktops.
  • Zoom meetings, conference calls, etc.
  • Occasional visits to the office (to check the mail, deposit checks, etc.).

Little to no travel.


Working Conditions (post-pandemic, hopefully resuming in Fall 2021):

  • Shared office environment (open cubicle design)
  • Work-from-home 2 to 3 days per week, in office 2 to 3 days per week.
  • Noise level is moderate (e.g., computers, printers, phone conversations, etc.).
  • Travel 2 to 3 times per month to meet with clients.



  • Wages:
    • Research Assistant Level: Hourly pay ranges from $18 to $20/hour, depending on education and experience.
    • Research Associate Level: Salary pay ranges from $55,000 to $60,000/year, depending on education and experience.
  • Mileage is reimbursed at the federal rate.
  • Reimbursement for health insurance, dental insurance, and life insurance (for self and dependents), up to $800 per month.
  • Cell phone/home internet allotment of $100/month.
  • 401K plan available; employer matching up to $100/paycheck.
  • 11 paid holidays per year.
  • 18 days of paid time off (PTO) per year (PTO benefits begin on the first day of employment and are accrued monthly), increases with tenure.


Other Important Factors

  • All positions at HARC begin with a three-month probation period. During this period, the new researcher will have regular meetings with the Director of Research to discuss performance and progress. Should performance not be deemed sufficient, employment will be terminated during the probation period.
  • Employees at HARC, Inc. are employed on an at-will basis. This means that the employment relationship may be terminated at any time with or without reason or advance notice by either the employee or the Company.

General Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collect data for research and evaluation studies utilizing best practices in the field, including but not limited to programming and disseminating online surveys, conducting literature reviews, conducting data entry, conducting key informant interviews and moderating focus groups
  • Data analysis:
    • Assistant: Conduct basic descriptive analyses on quantitative data (e.g., mean, median, range, etc.), analyze themes in qualitative data
    • Associate: Conduct more advanced analyses on quantitative data (e.g., cross-tabs, comparing means, ANOVAs, etc.), analyze themes in qualitative data
  • Write research and evaluation reports that accurately summarize findings and are understandable for a lay audience, including writing narratives and creating tables, charts, and other data visualizations as appropriate
  • Participate in networking events such as community forums, collaboratives, meetings to represent HARC and to seek out opportunities for new HARC projects-for-hire
  • Help publicize HARC’s work via traditional media, social media, and one-on-one networking
  • Actively seek out potential research and/or evaluation clients for HARC, such as available Requests for Proposals (RFPs), grants, and other opportunities for expansion of HARC’s client-base

Help market HARC’s research and evaluation services

Job Benefits

PTO, insurance reimbursement (up to $800/month), 401k, flextime, flexplace, etc.

Salary/Pay Rate

$37,000 to $60,000

Contact Information or to Apply



  • Coachella Valley/Palm Desert