Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab

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Employment Opportunities

Part-Time Senior Evaluator (grant-funded)

This position will support the multi-site evaluation of the NIA-funded Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMARs) program and serve as the point person for additional external Northeastern evaluation activities.

The Senior Evaluator will be supervised by NU-PEL’s Program Director. Interested individuals can apply below.

Student Opportunities

Spring 2024

Organization Description

The Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL) began in 2018 through the support from a Tier 1 grant from the Northeastern University Office of Research Development, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, and the College of the Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH). Faculty from the Institute for Race and Justice (IRJ) came together with faculty from the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research (IHESJR) to create a lab that brings together faculty, staff, and students from across the Northeastern University campus with an interest and commitment to developing community partnered evaluation efforts. The overall mission and vision of NU-PEL is to build a community-academic partnership to improve our communities and the well-being of the people living in them using evaluation research. This is accomplished by bringing together expertise and resources to advance the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation through research, education, and service.

Project Description

NU-PEL has partnered with NuLawLab Maverick Landing Community Services, and City Life/Vida Urbana to lead an evaluation of the East Boston Spatial Justice Lab activities. The East Boston Spatial Justice Lab project aims to understand how art and cultural organizing in East Boston works in combination with legal systems and legal advocacy to impact a sense of belonging, community well-being, and subsequent policy change. Through the East Boston Spatial Justice Lab, the research team will work to incorporate arts and cultural organizing activities to build new local narratives that promote healing, belonging, and social cohesion. This collective effort draws upon the knowledge of people with lived experience to deepen the understanding of health inequities and trauma caused by gentrification and historical racism and displacement patterns. For more information:

The Graduate Student will:

  • Support data collection, cleaning, and reporting processes
  • Participate and support in any relevant meetings and events
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses of survey and interview data
  • Support the writing of reports and other public communications on our evaluation practices and program impact.


This placement requires master level evaluation skills including strong familiarity with both qualitative and quantitative data. This position will require comfort with both quantitative and qualitative analysis, ideally with expertise in qualitative analyses. Previous experience working with NVivo (or other qualitative software) and SPSS (or other statistical analysis software) is highly preferred. Additionally, previous experiences working with community partners and conversational and/or fluent in Spanish is highly preferred.

This is a half-time (10 hrs), all-virtual placement. As such, the ideal candidate will be organized, comfortable working independently, and willing to regularly connect and ask for assistance when needed.

Faculty Supervisor:
Dr. Tiana Yom

The East Boston Spatial Justice Lab — NuLawLab

Training in Environmental Health Sciences (ROUTES) is a professional development training program for undergraduate students in Environmental Health Sciences.

ROUTES have partnered with NU-PEL to conduct a process evaluation to learn and understand the impact and success of ROUTES.

OPPORTUNITY 1 — Research Support

We are looking for student research support to collect and analyze mixed-methods data, quantitative and qualitative.

OPPORTUNITY 2 — Data Dissemination Materials

We are also looking for student research support to develop data dissemination materials such as reports, Powerpoint presentations, memos, etc.

Supervision and support will be provided by NU-PEL.
This is a paid student research opportunity.

For those who are interested, please contact:

Dr. Tiana Yom
[email protected]