Research Assoc or Sr Research Assoc I

Job description

The University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) has administered numerous externally-funded projects serving children and families. The Butler Institute for Families (Butler), established in 1994, is affiliated with GSSW and is nationally recognized for our leadership and collaborative work at the national, state, and local level in evaluation, research, and technical assistance aimed at improving the quality of child-, youth-, and family-serving systems.

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 program administrators, direct service providers, and community leaders. Currently, Butler conducts business in four primary content areas: child welfare, early childhood systems, tribal child welfare, and behavioral health. Butler stands in solidarity against the systemic oppression of persons of color and American Indian/Alaska Native tribes, communities, and individuals.

Position Summary
This position will serve full-time within the Capacity Building Center for Tribes (CBCT) grant project, supporting other projects as needed. Research Associate and Senior Research Associate positions are responsible for research and program evaluation activities, including: project and team management, evaluation design, identifying and executing appropriate and culturally-responsive research methodologies and data collection and management approaches, statistical and/or qualitative analyses and interpretation, planning research and evaluation studies and framing research/evaluation questions, identifying appropriate instrumentation to address research questions, synthesizing information from diverse data sources, and disseminating materials through reports, publications, and presentations. These positions also supervise staff. This position will assure that evaluation methods and tools developed for the Center for Tribes are specifically informed by indigenous ways of being and engagement approaches from culturally-relevant perspectives for American Indian/Alaska Native people.

Required Qualifications
Research Associate

  • Master's degree in human services or other relevant field.
  • 3-4 years of experience working in program evaluation or social sciences research, including evaluation planning, design, data collection, data management, and data analysis.
  • One year of experience supervising students or others.
  • Experience working in Tribal communities and/or communities of color.
  • Senior Research Associate I

  • Master's degree in human services or other relevant field.
  • 2-3 years of experience leading program evaluation, social sciences research, or community-based research.
  • Experience leading the design and implementation of qualitative and/or qualitative research or evaluation, including data collection, data management, data analysis, and development of findings for reporting.
  • 2-3 years experience supervising staff and coordinating teams.
  • Experience working in Tribal communities and/or communities of color.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    Research Associate

  • 4 or more years experience in program evaluation or social sciences research, including evaluation planning, design, data collection, data management, and analysis.
  • Two or more years experience supervising staff.
  • Experience with data visualization software (such as Tableau).
  • Experience designing and administering web-based surveys.
  • Experience creating logic models and/or theories of change.
  • Experience analyzing qualitative data.
  • Experience working with grant-funded projects in government, nonprofit, or university settings.
  • Senior Research Associate I

  • Ph.D. in Human Services or other relevant field.
  • Experience writing grant proposals.
  • Four or more years experience supervising staff.
  • Experience working with grant-funded projects in government, nonprofit, or university settings.
  • Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number
    The salary grade number for this position is 12.

    Salary Range
    The salary range for the Research Associate is $58,000-$65,000/annually. The salary range for the Senior Research Associate I is $72,000-$80,000/annually.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

    Benefits
    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

     

     

     

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    Job No: 493384
    Posted: 1/11/2021
    Application Due: 3/12/2021
    Work Type: Full Time
    Salary: Negotiable