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Evaluation Coordinator

Requisition Number:

57185

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

City

Boulder

State

Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

31-Jul-2024

Date Posted:

10-Jul-2024

Job Summary

The Evaluation Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the FFT-G and Aurora SAVE evaluations, including coordination of activities across data collection components and regular communications with the PI and Co-PI to ensure that activities stay aligned with scope, tasks, and deadlines. In addition to management, this position also includes:

  1. Assist the PIs in establishing a referral network;
  2. Schedule and oversee interview schedules;
  3. Oversee contact management with study participants; and 4) Conduct field-based interviews with study participants.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) was awarded grant funds to conduct a replication and extension of Functional Family Therapy-Gangs (FFTG) with juveniles in the Denver metro area. The FFTG study design in metro Denver involves a randomized controlled trial of 400 youth and their caregivers. The target population is gang-involved juveniles on probation in the 2nd, 17th and 18th Judicial Districts of Colorado, primarily Aurora and Denver. The sample will be interviewed at two points in time: before random assignment (pre-test) and 18 months after random assignment (long-term follow up). In addition, participants will be located 6- and 12-months after baseline to update contact information and improve long-term survey retention rates, and to collect information on services received during the study. Interviews will be combined with administrative records to support an impact evaluation focused on recidivism and gang embeddedness.

In addition, CU Boulder was awarded a separate grant to evaluate a focused deterrence strategy implemented in collaboration between the Aurora Police Department and the Aurora Youth Violence Prevention Program (YVPP), which is termed Aurora SAVE (Standing Against Violence Every day). Specifically, this evaluation will examine the impact of focused deterrence on gang violence in Aurora, the experience of those who receive focused deterrence, and the collateral consequences for the target population and the surrounding community. Data collected include a series of semi-structured interviews with around 75 people (interviewed between 2-3 times each) that incorporate open-ended questions to learn about the experiences of people subject to focused deterrence and services received during the focused deterrence intervention. Interviews will be combined with administrative records to support an impact evaluation focused on youth violence using criminal history and shooting data on the gangs, gang members, and youth population.

The University of Colorado Boulder is responsible for the evaluation of FFTG and Aurora SAVE, including Dr. David Pyrooz (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Pamela Buckley (Co-Principal Investigator).

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Informing prospective referral sources about the study and encourage them to refer appropriate families, including (but not limited to) conducting presentations (ongoing, as staff turnover), and continuous individualized follow-up contact (on sight and via email and phone contact).

  • Coordinate and manage research and evaluation activities related to the FFT-G and Aurora SAVE project plans.
  • Work with the Research and Data Manager who oversees the quality and reliability of multiple data management systems.
  • Manage the interview schedule, including the collection of consent forms and scheduling baseline and follow-up data collection.
  • Conduct field-based interviews as needed, including scheduling interviews and recording contacts.
  • Contribute to planning, writing, and editing additional grant proposals to support the project, as well as reports, manuscripts, and presentations to disseminate study findings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What You Should Know

  • Hours are flexible but will include some evenings and weekend appointments. Travel throughout the Denver metro area is required.

What We Can Offer

$60,000-$70,000 as well as benefits.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • One to three years of experience working in the areas of human services, statistics, evaluation, data analysis, or related field.
  •  Bachelor's degree; Master’s degree in a social science discipline preferred.
  • Personal vehicle to travel around the Denver metropolitan area and occasional meetings held at the Boulder campus.

What You Will Need

  • Experience designing and executing research projects.
  • Experience communicating with diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of criminal justice and human service systems.
  • Ability to conduct field-based interviews.
  • Experience with spreadsheet, word processing, and data visualization applications.
  • Experience with programs such as Excel, SPSS, Qualtrics, or similar software.
  • Ability to keep abreast of new tools and techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Previous work in higher education settings.
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English).

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover Letter.
  3. List of References (Used for Phone Reference Checks)

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until 7/31/24.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.


In compliance with the Colorado Job Application Fairness Act, in any materials you submit, you may redact or remove age-identifying information such as age, date of birth, or dates of school attendance or graduation. You will not be penalized for redacting or removing this information.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu