Department: The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health
Rank: Research Associate
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
Priority deadline July 1, 2023; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
In order to be considered, complete applications must be submitted by the review date and include the following along with the online application:
• A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and experience qualify you for each of the requirements, competencies, and if applicable, preferred qualifications outlined in the job posting
• A curriculum vitae
• Three professional references
The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health at the University of Oregon Portland establishes a new national model for behavioral healthcare for children and families by creating the nation’s first undergraduate program in child behavioral health.
The institute prioritizes the needs of youth who have been historically or persistently underserved and seeks to make real system change by:
• Creating a new mental health profession
• Delivering support in schools and the community
• Training existing youth-serving professionals
• Developing new approaches to support child behavioral health
• Transforming the Pacific Northwest into a national model of thought and action
This groundbreaking institute was made possible by an extraordinary gift from Connie and Steve Ballmer, co-founders of Ballmer Group Philanthropy.
The Director of Program Evaluation for the Ballmer Institute/Research Associate will be responsible for designing, implementing, and analyzing all program evaluation and research activities related to the Child Behavioral Health Training Program (CBH-TP) under the direction of the incoming Executive Director, Dr. Katie McLaughlin.
The CBH-TP establishes a new national model for behavioral health care for children and families by creating the nation’s first undergraduate program in child behavioral health. This program will provide undergraduates with applied training in the delivery of interventions to promote well-being and prevent mental health problems from developing and worsening in children and adolescents. Graduates of the program will leave with practical skills that will allow them to directly enter the behavioral health workforce as child behavioral health specialists (CBHS) to support the well-being of youth in schools, the health care system, and other community settings.
All elements of the CBH-TP will need to be evaluated and researched for their effectiveness, acceptability, and impact across a variety of outcomes. Program evaluation will focus on both implementation outcomes and behavioral health outcomes for youth and schools that receive services from CBHS students. The program evaluation will be used to inform the specific intervention techniques students will be trained to administer; the model for clinical decision-making; competency assessments; the clinical supervision model; the integration of CBHS students into existing systems; and the digital tools needed to support training and service delivery.
The position is eligible for remote work. Local and statewide travel is required up to 20%.
This position is a 12-month Career Faculty position in the Research Associate classification series. The position’s responsibilities are guided by the United Academics Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health's Career and Limited Duration Faculty Review and Promotion Policy.
• Doctoral degree in statistics, social or behavioral science, epidemiology, health administration and public policy, or a relevant field.
• Experience equivalent to two years of full-time professional work in program evaluation, research methodology, and/or directing statistical research.
• Experience gathering data using qualitative and quantitative approaches.
• Experience managing databases, constructing data files, conducting and supervising data entry, and performing data edits/cleaning.
• Experience conducting analyses using analytic tools, specifically R or SAS.
• Experience with Institutional Review Boards.
To be considered for the rank of Senior Research Associate I candidates must meet the above qualifications +6 years of experience, post-PhD., that aligns with the Institute's promotion policy.
To be considered for the rank of Senior Research Associate II candidates must meet the above qualifications +12 years of experience, post-PhD., that aligns with the Institute's promotion policy.
• Knowledge and understanding of contemporary program evaluation practices.
• Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team to plan and conduct evaluations.
• Ability to organize and summarize information in a clear and concise manner.
• Ability to engage, listen to, and learn from stakeholders.
• Ability to communicate complex ideas in user-friendly formats including infographics.
• Strong interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.
• Strong public speaking, and written communication skills including experience facilitating groups.
• Commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Experience with K12 educational evaluation.
• Ph.D./Psy.D. from an APA-accredited doctoral program.
• Experience using Tableau.
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