Senior Research Associate - Graduate School Of Social Work

Colorado, Denver, USA
Aug 25, 2017
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Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This Research Associate position answers to the Butler Institute for Families Director of Research and Evaluation and works under the project direction of research faculty. The Research Associate is responsible for research and program evaluation activities, including participation on a collaborative project team, data collection (e.g., interviews, document reviews), and data analysis and interpretation (particularly qualitative analysis and interpretation). The ideal candidate will have experience working from a developmental evaluation framework. Responsibilities of this position include creation of evaluation plans for tribal child welfare organizations, as well as report preparation. This position includes up to 35% travel.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree (MSW/MA Psychology or Sociology/other Master's Degree in a related Human Services field).
  • 5 years' experience in program evaluation or community-based research, including evaluation planning, design, data collection, data management, and qualitative analysis.
  • Must have a broad array of research skills, including proficiency in qualitative data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of child-, youth-, and family-serving systems.
  • Ability to frame research/evaluation questions and plan evaluation studies.
  • Experience working in diverse communities and cultures.
  • Excellent writing skills for report generation and grant applications.
  • Quality communication and presentation abilities.
  • Constructive interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing project needs.
  • Travel is required (35%). Must have flexibility to travel on short notice.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD
  • 6-8 years' experience in program evaluation or community-based research.
  • Experience as a member of an evaluation project team.
  • Understanding of child welfare systems.
  • 1-2 years' experience with social work practice.
  • Experience working with Native American/tribal communities.
  • Experience creating logic models and theories of change.
  • Ability to synthesize information from literature reviews and multiple data sources.
  • Experience with interviewing and group facilitation.
  • Ability to recognize organizational and cultural dynamics and interact appropriately.
  • Work Schedule

    Generally, Monday-Friday, 8-5. Schedule is flexible and will change when required to travel (35%).

    Application Deadline

    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

    Special Instructions

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