Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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At the University of Washington School of Social Work, we commit ourselves to promoting social and economic justice for poor and oppressed populations and enhancing the quality of life for all. Recently ranked No. 1 in the world among social work schools for its influential scholarship and broad impact, we strive to maximize human welfare through education, research, and public service. We embrace our position of leadership in the field of social work and join in partnership with others in society committed to solving human problems in the twenty-first century.
The UW and the School of Social Work promote diversity and inclusivity among our staff, faculty and students; we seek applicants for this position who are committed to these principles and whose experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to fully engage with audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
Partners for Our Children (P4C) was founded in 2007 to focus new thinking, resources, and expertise on the state’s child welfare system. We have since expanded our focus to include all vulnerable children and families, with a clear emphasis on child well-being and those whose lives are impacted by the child welfare system and broadened our reach to federal and Tribal systems and policies. P4C is based on campus at the UW, and we have the opportunity to leverage the academic community to optimize our work. P4C performs needed research and data analysis and translates its findings for key partners in the child welfare system. Partners for Our Children’s focus is on identifying the most promising practices, policy changes, and programs that will have the most significant impact for children and families in Washington state and nationally.
Partners for Our Children has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator. This position supports the evaluation efforts of the National Training and Development Curriculum funded by the federal Children’s Bureau and the Kinship Care Program in Washington state. This position will involve collaboration, research design, data collection and analysis, and contributing to dissemination of evaluation findings. Our team's focus is on evaluating national curricula and state kinship care programs.
Provide research assistance (policy and research briefs, congressional matrices) to inform policy development/reintroduction and help move forward an evidence-based federal child welfare agenda.
Data entry and analysis for use in the development of government reports and peer reviewed publications.
Write comprehensive literature reviews on topics related to child welfare for use in government reports, publications, and grant applications.
Assist in gathering needed information, draft, and review federal and state grant applications.
Submit IRB forms as needed to conduct research.
Track participant completion of surveys and follow-ups in a large Excel database and monitor progress.
Conduct racial equity analysis on state and federal evaluation projects.
Participate in national and state level special interest groups, providing research and information about the child welfare system’s role in addressing cross sectional social welfare issues.
Produce written materials (research/policy briefs, reports, peer-reviewed research articles, blog and social media posts, book chapters, op-eds, newsletters) about child welfare related research and policy for varied audiences.
Manage communications for the National Research Collaborative for Foster Alumni and Higher Education.
Prepare materials for website and social media.
Track federal policies using web-based tracking system.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field.
Two to three years' full-time research work experience.
Evidence of strong oral presentation skills.
Experience conducting literature reviews.
Able to travel to conferences and/or community events approximately three-six times per year.
Able to efficiently multi-task and complete multiple projects in a timely manner.
Able to communicate technical subjects effectively with non-technical faculty and staff, and community members.
Demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaboratively.
Understanding of data management and analysis.
Experience writing and editing project reports and technical summaries.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Graduate degree in social work or a closely-related field
Understanding of child welfare systems
Experience with federal partners
Experience with REDCAP and evaluation
Social science research experience, particularly related to child welfare topics
Experience and ability to work with undergraduate and graduate (Masters) level students
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.