Professional Research Asst

Boulder, CO
Oct 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description:

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at CU Boulder invites applicants to apply for a position as a Professional Research Assistant (PRA) - Community Evaluation Advisor (CEA) for the Communities That Care (CTC) Colorado initiative, funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). CTC Colorado seeks to identify environmental prevention strategies that promote healthy development, improve outcomes, and reduce problem behaviors in youth. CSPV is contracted by CDPHE to evaluate CTC Colorado by developing and collecting process and outcome data that support CTC effectiveness, as well as to provide technical assistance to communities on data and evaluation needs.

The CSPV evaluation team is hiring one full-time CEA, who will report to the Project Director at CU Boulder. The CEA will assist with technical assistance and evaluation of CTC Colorado. Responsibilities include providing technical assistance to build capacity of communities in data collection, interpretation, use, and analysis; supporting community implementation of CTC and the selected prevention strategies; developing evaluation plans for the selected prevention strategies; and assisting CSPV in statewide evaluation efforts. The CEA position requires significant in-state travel, as job sites are located across the state. A minimum of one day per week at CU Boulder is also required.

Areas of Responsibility

The Community Evaluation Advisor will:
• Work with the CSPV evaluation team and Colorado communities to measure and monitor the fidelity of CTC and the selected prevention strategies.
• Assist with the process evaluation of CTC implementation and the environmental prevention strategies selected in Colorado communities.
• Provide technical assistance to CTC communities to help them collect, interpret, use, and evaluate data supporting the implementation of CTC and the selected environmental prevention strategies.
• Assist with efforts to solve local problems and implement solutions related to the CTC evaluation.
• Develop user-friendly reports to present evaluation (process and outcome) results to community coalitions and other stakeholders.
• Make presentations to appropriate community, practitioner, or academic groups.

• Assist in writing project and evaluation reports to CDPHE.


Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree in public health, social sciences, or related field.
• Experience with providing evaluation services to organizations and/or communities.
• Demonstrated ability to speak effectively and professionally in public to a variety of audiences. Must possess professional demeanor. Must be able to write clear, concise, and grammatically correct letters, reports, and other forms of communications.
• Demonstrated ability to form relationships with strategic partners, e.g., government agencies, non-profit agencies, schools, businesses, and faith-based communities.
• Demonstrated ability to identify problems, develop solutions, and take the lead in solving problems.
• Must possess strong group facilitation skills and experience.
• Must be self-directed, as well as a team player.
• Must have excellent organizational skills.
• Must have working knowledge of Word, Excel, and ability to work with database and statistical programs such as SPSS and Access.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master's Degree in public health, social sciences, or related field.
• At least three years of evaluation experience or equivalent experience.
• Demonstrated experience in implementing or evaluating environmental strategies related to changes in policy, systems, or physical/built environments, and/or changes in social norms through community-wide education or outreach.
• Experience working with communities to collect, interpret, and use data to support community-level action.
• Expertise in secondary and primary data collection methods.
• Experience providing technical assistance or expertise to diverse communities.
• Demonstrated experience in community-based survey administration and coordination, including recruitment of respondents and/or supervision of survey administrators, and supporting data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting.

• Demonstrated bilingual ability.

Special Instructions to Applicants:This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10071 - Behavioral Sci Inst-Admin

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 4, 2017

Closing Date: Oct 30, 2017, 10:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Nicole Bryant

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00739824


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