Implementation Associate

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


FPG Child Development Inst-631200

Working Title:

Implementation Associate

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

Dependent upon qualifications

Full Time/Part Time?:

Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Implementation Associate serves in a management role on funded implementation science project(s) at the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The Implementation Associate will have several responsibilities, including:
(1)relationship management with project partners and funders;
(2)management of multifaceted project activities and concurrent tasks;
(3)management and coordination of activities related to communications and community engagement;
(4)coordination and facilitation of project meetings;
(5)timely report development;
(6)facilitation of internal team communications;
(7)project calendar management; and
(8)related activities.

The Implementation Associate will also contribute to:
(1)decision-making about project processes;
(2)summarization of data;
(3)development and documentation of implementation support activities; and
(4)development of learning and communications resources.

This position will initially support the Implementation Capacity for Triple P (ICTP) projects ( at FPG.

This position will also join The Impact Center at FPG ( The mission of The Impact Center at FPG is to catalyze social impact with implementation science and support, primarily by building capacity in systems and communities to scale effective prevention and wellbeing strategies for population-level outcomes. The Impact Center at FPG is a workgroup at FPG that includes implementation specialists, research scientists, and learning and development specialists. Guided by this workgroup’s theoretically- and empirically-derived model of core practice components, implementation support is delivered primarily to leaders and teams within local service organizations and community coalitions. Projects involve close collaboration with state agency, support, and funding partners.

In addition to membership in this FPG workgroup, the position is also expected to be a member of the community of FPG Investigators. Expectations include regular participation in institutional activities and events; engagement in institutional and professional service in areas of relevance to FPG’s mission; and evaluation of professional performance.

Educational Requirements:

(1)A Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, Prevention Science, Implementation Science, or closely related fields of study; or
(2)A Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, Prevention Science, Implementation Science, or closely related fields of study; or
(3)A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, Prevention Science, Implementation Science, or closely related fields of study and five or more years of relevant experience.

Qualifications and Experience:

Advanced knowledge of project management and coordination.

Working knowledge of implementation science and practice frameworks.

Working knowledge of media-based communications and community engagement.

Demonstrated experience:
-successfully managing close working relationships with project teams, cross-sector community child- and family-service organizations, cross-sector state agencies and funders, and/or other local, regional, or statewide leaders and stakeholders;
-successfully managing or coordinating multi-faceted technical assistance or support projects;
-working with evidence-based prevention and/or other well-being programs for children, families, and communities;
-engaging in regular support from senior team members while taking initiative and working independently as appropriate;
-working collaboratively within diverse team environments;
-using data and information for research, evaluation, or quality improvement activities; and
-participating in projects, professional development opportunities, or activities addressing issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

The following skill sets:
(1)the development of collaborative working relationships;
(2)application of equitable and inclusive practices with diverse partners;
(3)proficient project management and coordination skills, including:
-assessment, allocation, and monitoring project resources and workflows;
-creation of project protocols and practices to ensure key processes;
-quality control and assurance, including analyzing information for accuracy, validity, and integrity; and
-responsive to project and partner management tasks and needs;
(4)proficient management and coordination skills in web-based media activities
-managing content on multiple platforms
-collecting stories from the field
-using analytics to drive and improve media-based communication strategies
(5)proficient organizational skills;
(6)working skills related to the design, evaluation, and modification of context-informed implementation support strategies;
(7)advanced written communication with the ability to accurately summarize project results in comprehensive reports, contribute to grant applications, and create informational products;
(8)proficient public speaking and presentation skills, including the effective translation of scientific and applied concepts to general audiences;
(9)proficient meeting facilitation skills;
(10)proficient visual design and formatting skills;
(11)critical thinking and basic adaptive problem-solving;
(12)organizational thinking and conceptualization;
(13)systems thinking and conceptualization;
(14)data management, basic statistical analysis, and skilled interpretation of results;
(15)using data for quality improvement; and
(16)advanced computer skills with ability to use MS Office suite products, basic web development software, cloud-based file management software (e.g., Dropbox), and social media platforms.

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 4/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time