This 100% time position is responsible for the research project design and implementation for the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. It will also manage the training, development, coordination for the doctoral research fellows in the Minn-LInK Fellowship program.
This is a 12-month, 1.0 FTE, annually-renewable position. Pay is commensurate with experience.
Research Project Design and Implementation (50%)
Lead the design and implementation of evaluation and/or research projects for the center
Work with Minn-LInK staff and stakeholders to answer questions about child and family well-being by linking information and research finding across systems (i.e., child welfare, education, employment, health) for the broadest possible perspectives
Prepare evaluation and research project datasets
Analyze data, write technical reports, and present findings to study investigators, community stakeholders, State agency personnel, and the academic community
Collaborate on scholarly publications and prepare training materials relevant to public child welfare employees.
Minn-LInK Fellowship Program Coordination (50%)
Formulate and implement goals for the operation of the program
Work collaboratively to develop and manage core Minn-LInK infrastructure, including codebooks, data keys, project guides and handouts
Coordinate the work of an interdisciplinary team comprised of University and community partners
Provide training, support and assistance to doctoral research fellows
Facilitate project team communication
Advanced degree with minimum of one year of research training
Advanced quantitative analysis skills
Advanced knowledge of, and experience working with, SPSS Experience using Microsoft Office software, including Microsoft Access
Strong verbal and written communication skills – both technical and scholarly
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to translate research findings into reports and presentations accessible by frontline practitioners and educators
Advanced knowledge of program evaluation methodologies
Ph.D. in social work, public health, education, or related social science discipline
Strong project development and project management skills
Experience with project planning and providing technical assistance to community and University partners
Experience using methodologies to match/integrate data across systems
Experience working with State educational, child welfare, or other State system data
Experience working with large administrative data sets to measure outcomes
Knowledge of or experience working with other statistical analysis software, such as r, MPlus, SAS, STATA, etc.
Understanding of the child welfare system and foster care service delivery
Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Internal Number: 327467
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