Research Associate

USA, Colorado, Denver
Aug 24, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Throughout its 75-year history, the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work has administered countless externally funded projects targeting children and families. These efforts preceded and provided the impetus for our establishment in 1994. Now, officially called of the Erna and Brad Butler Institute for Families, we are nationally recognized for our leadership and collaborative work at the national, state and local level in evaluation, research, technical assistance, education, and training. We bring together researchers, practitioners, public and private service system experts and community members to: engage in program evaluation and research; examine outcomes; and provide technical assistance and training to administrators, practitioners, families, and community leaders. Working in collaborative partnership with leaders, policy makers and legislators, we address issues facing children, youth and families and strive to improve the quality of public human services programs across the United States.

Position Summary

This position answers to the Butler Institutes Director of Research and Evaluation and is responsible for research and program evaluation activities, including project management, data collection, statistical analysis and interpretation, qualitative analysis and interpretation, as well as report preparation for projects within the Butler Institute. Responsibilities also include project management, such as managing internal project team, coordinating multiple tasks and stakeholders, and collaborating to help write research and evaluation grant proposals and articles.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree (MA/MS/MSW).
  • 5 years' experience in program evaluation or social sciences research, including evaluation planning, design, data collection, data management, and qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MSW
  • 5-10 years' experience in program evaluation or social sciences research; experience managing evaluation projects and project teams.
  • Experience in systems evaluation, implementation science, and/or evaluation capacity-building.
  • Early childhood and/or child welfare focus.
  • Experience designing and administering web-based surveys, creating logic models and theories of change, and synthesizing information from literature reviews.
  • Initial ability to frame research/evaluation questions.
  • Group facilitation skills.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm on Wednesday, September 7, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

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