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University Of Denver Research Associate / Senior Research Associate I, Butler Ins in Denver, Colorado

Job Title: Research Associate / Senior Research Associate I, ButlerInstitute for FamiliesThroughout its 75-year history, the University of Denver Graduate School ofSocial Work has administered countless externally funded projects targetingchildren and families. These efforts preceded and provided the impetus for theestablishment of the Butler Institute for Families in 1994. Today, we arenationally recognized for our leadership and collaborative work at thenational, state, and local level in evaluation, research, andtechnical assistance aimed at improving the quality of child-, youth-, andfamily-serving systems.We bring together researchers, practitioners, public and private servicesystem experts, and community members to: engage in program evaluation andresearch; examine outcomes; and provide technical assistance and trainingto program administrators, direct service providers, and communityleaders. Currently, Butler conducts business in four primary contentareas: child welfare, early childhood systems, tribal child welfare,and behavioral health. These content areas operate within aResearch-to-Practice framework that promotes the use, adoption,adaptation, replication, and/or scaling of research and/or evaluationknowledge and the integration of this knowledge in practice. In addition tothe benefits offered by the University of Denver (see here for moredetails:, Butler offers theopportunity to work with a dedicated group of people committed to usingresearch to support practice improvements. We also offer professionaldevelopment and job growth op portunities, flexible schedules and theopportuniPosition SummaryResearch Associate and Senior Research Associate positions are responsible forresearch and program evaluation activities, including: project and teammanagement, evaluation design, identifying and executing appropriate andculturally-responsive research methodologies and data collection andmanagement approaches, statistical and/or qualitative analyses andinterpretation, planning research and evaluation studies and framingresearch/evaluation questions, identifying appropriate instrumentation toaddress research questions, synthesizing information from diverse datasources, and disseminating materials through reports, publications, andpresentations. These positions also supervise staff.The Research Associate has significant research experience, especially intribal communities and/or communities of color. This position requiresexperience designing and conducting community-based evaluation projects with aracial-equity lens and using culturally-based methodologies such asqualitative, participatory and story-telling approaches. Research Associatesare responsible for supporting research design activities, overseeing datacollection and management activities, qualitative and quantitative dataanalysis, report writing and dissemination, and collaboration withfunders, community partners, providers and stakeholders. This position maycontribute to developing proposals and grants. This position usuallysupervises and mentors Research Assistants.The Senior Research Associate I has significant research experience thatincludes acting as the evaluation manager for large research projects. Thisposition will: take a lead role in designing and implementing smallerresearch or evaluation studies; frame research questions; plan datacollection approaches; conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis usingSPSS, Atlas.ti, and other research software; translate data to variousstakeholders using a variety of techniques; lead or significantly contributeto reporting and dissemination; and build significant relationships. Thisposition supervises and mentors Research Assistants and/or ResearchAssociates.Essential Functions of Research Associate* Project Management, Data Collection, Statistical Analysis andInterpretation* Provide project management for research or evaluation projects includingestablishing project timelines and ensuring t