Professional Research Asst

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Professional Research Assistant - Implementation Manager, Safe Communities Safe Schools

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) within the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at CU Boulder invites applicants for a Professional Research Assistant (PRA) - Implementation Manager for the Safe Communities Safe Schools (SCSS) Project. The SCSS Project is grant funded by the National Institutes of Justice Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (2016-December 2019). Our team is partnering with approximately 46 Colorado schools to help build school teams' capacity to promote positive school climates that are attuned and responsive to the needs of their staff and students. We provide schools with strategies for engaging multi- disciplinary teams, using effective information-gathering tools, and building a multi-tiered system of supports that integrates evidence-based programming.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Oversee implementation of the SCSS Model in multiple middle schools across the Colorado Front Range
o Facilitate meetings with multi-disciplinary school teams using effective individualized strategies
o Effectively communicate with schools (in-person and via email/phone)
o Participate in the development and implementation of individualized School Action Plans (SAPs)
o Conduct regular site visits to schools participating in the project
• Collaborate with a team of professionals at CU Boulder and with other school and community partners
• Promote evidence-based programming and a data-driven approach to building a safe school climate
• Identify and coordinate school's initial and ongoing training, technical assistance and coaching needs
• Help develop tools and processes to enable to use the SCSS model
• Support data collection both school wide from students and staff and with the school team partnering with SCSS
• Clearly articulate (oral/written) information related to project implementation to various audiences including: schools, parents, community stakeholders, grant funders, etc.
• Perform all other duties as requested by senior personnel

Required Competencies and Skills:
• Strong work ethic & self-directed
• Willingness to adapt as needed to changing situations
• Good communication skills (both verbal & written)
• Ability to develop positive relationships among diverse groups of people in various settings
• Familiarity with evidence-based program implementation in school/community settings
• Basic research and organization skills
• Ability to work well and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
• Experience managing datasets and/or with data collection practices (e.g., gathering/tracking data)
• Current driver's license and willingness to use your own vehicle for travel to schools around the Front Range
Highly desired :
o Experience in/with the public school system
o Ability to create aesthetically-pleasing documents using graphic design techniques
o Website management and/or social media experience


• M.A. in a related field (preferred) or a B.A. in a related field plus one to two years of relevant experience
• Experience in the education field or with program implementation/evaluation

What we offer:
• 100% full-time position with a salary ranging from $50,000-$55,000 commensurate with skills and experience
• A generous benefit package including medical/dental/vision, retirement, paid time off/sick leave, and an ECO pass

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled

Questions should be directed to Jody Witt at [email protected]

Special Instructions to Applicants: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 considered foe employment, Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List Systems) 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 foster 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 the programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

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 - Curriculum Vita; 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. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 3, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Nicole Bryant

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00745068





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Posted: 4/4/2018
Application Due: 5/18/2018
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