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Implementation Coordinator

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The LifeSkills Training Implementation Coordinator partners with schools across the nation to support the implementation of Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) Middle School and High School Programs, evidence-informed universal prevention programs that teach personal self-management skills, social skills, and general refusal skills to equip adolescents with the knowledge and skills to develop healthy attitudes and behaviors. The Implementation Coordinator works directly with assigned schools across the U.S. to foster the successful delivery of LST. Specifically, the Implementation Coordinator aids in implementation by providing school districts with existing resources, coordinating training, monitoring adherence to program guidelines, and planning for program sustainability.

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 Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) is a research institute within the Research and Innovation Office of the University of Colorado Boulder. Since its establishment in 1957, it has provided a setting for interdisciplinary collaborative research on problems of societal concern. By engaging faculty from all the social and behavioral sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, IBS encourages work that transcends disciplinary boundaries, illuminates the complexity of social behavior and social life, and that has important implications for social policy.

IBS is committed to advancing knowledge of society's most pressing challenges, and to pursuing solutions to those challenges through innovative and interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement in the world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Contribute to an inclusive and welcoming environment by demonstrating compassion, understanding, willingness to learn, and acceptance of differences. Participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion activities within the project and/or across the unit.
  • Determine the initial and ongoing training needs at the assigned sites and help arrange for and attend teacher training workshops each year.
  • Present program and grant information to site personnel. Ensure that training evaluation forms are completed and returned. Process payments for training participants.
  • Ensure that orders for program materials are placed according to the needs at the site.
  • Hire and train on-site contractors to serve as classroom observers for assigned sites and maintain a close liaison with classroom observers, including processing their payments.
  • Conduct site monitoring visits, at least one to every assigned site, to determine if schools are adhering to program guidelines. Visits include observing lessons and interviewing key personnel, such as principals and teachers.
  • Ensure that site personnel complete yearly, online surveys in a timely manner.
  • Code and enter data into statistical software and analyze results for annual site reports.
  • Update spreadsheets with relevant site information, maintain communication logs with all site contacts, collect teachers’ schedules, enter expenses, and maintain tracking files.
  • Write an end-of-year feedback report for each site, describing the site visits, evaluation and survey results, successes, challenges, and recommendations.
  • Maintain a close liaison with the sites, assisting them with any problems they are experiencing and helping to facilitate quality implementation.
  • Perform all other duties as requested by senior personnel.

What You Should Know

  • We are committed to hiring a diverse set of candidates who bring unique perspectives, backgrounds, and skillsets that will strengthen our mission and our efforts. To date, our organization has engaged in a variety of inclusive efforts, including conducting external audits of our practices to promote a collegial workplace environment and culture, learning about social justice and its intersection with research and, subsequently, updating our data collection and dissemination practices, coordinating numerous webinars and trainings to recognize and resist bias, and more.
  • This is a 100%-time position that requires approximately 25% travel (primarily out-of-state). Remote work, up to three days per week, is an option after three months in the position.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary for this 100% appointment is $50,000-$55,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience.
  • CU Boulder provides a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit, and a regional public transit pass (EcoPass). Employees on this project are also eligible for flexibility in work schedules, participation in professional development workshops, and paid work-related travel expenses.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience. Degrees in social sciences or related fields preferred (Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, etc.).

What You Will Need

  • Meticulous attention to detail, with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as high-quality customer service skills.
  • Proficient computer knowledge and skills, including MS Office applications, (e.g., Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Experience working with individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds and a commitment to inclusive practices.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with statistical software (i.e., SPSS) and an understanding of basic statistics.
  • Experience presenting information to professional audiences.
  • Knowledge about implementing programs, particularly school-based programs.
  • Understanding of risk and protective factors and the importance of experimentally-proven programs.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position (maximum 2 pages).
  3. Contact information for one confidential letter of recommendation provider. This person will be asked to provide a letter immediately following your application.
  4. Writing Samples:

Writing Prompt: Based on the information below, draft 1-2 paragraphs (200-400 words) to include in a year-end report containing findings and recommendations directed toward school district personnel. There are no right or wrong answers, and no advanced research is required to complete this task. The purpose of this writing sample is to demonstrate your ability to clearly communicate a formal message to a targeted audience.

Guidelines for the LifeSkills Training (LST) program include:

  1. Teach the full scope and sequence of the LST curriculum.
  2. Teach at least one time per week for consecutive weeks until all units are taught.
  3. Use interactive teaching strategies, such as discussion and skills practice.
  4. Implement using the LST program materials.
  5. Imagine that, in your work with a school district, you discover that the teachers in two of four participating schools are struggling to deliver the LST program using interactive techniques due to large class sizes. In addition, based on self-reported feedback shared in a teacher feedback survey, teachers reported running out of time and being unable to deliver all core lessons. In one to two paragraphs (200-400 words), please provide formal feedback and recommendations to be included in a year-end report shared with all primary LST personnel in the school district (superintendent, principal, and LST teachers).

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 start immediately and will remain posted until 6/5/22.

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

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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