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Professional Research Assistant - Implementation Coordinator

Department:

Institute of Behavioral Science

Requisition Number:

13536

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

The Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) is now welcoming applications for a Blueprints Implementation Coordinator. This position has the responsibility of traveling to Colorado schools selected by CSPV to replicate a Blueprints model program, LifeSkills Training, and gather information on program implementation. The Implementation Coordinator is the primary contact for each school. 

CSPV has been identifying evidence-based programs for healthy youth development since 1996 and helping communities to replicate these programs for nearly two decades, which has provided an opportunity to learn about program replication successes and challenges. This project is replicating the LifeSkills Training (LST) program, a school-based curriculum that substantially reduces drug use among young adolescents by teaching prevention-related information, promoting anti-drug norms, teaching drug refusal skills, and fostering the development of personal self-management skills and general social skills. There are also optional violence prevention lessons in the curriculum that focus on anger management and conflict resolution skills.

Who We Are

The Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) is a research institute within the Graduate School 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, that illuminates the complexity of social behavior and social life, and that has important implications for social policy.

IBS is organized into five research programs, each defined by an interdisciplinary area of research and directed by a senior research scientist. Three programs have centers which specialize in research topics consistent with the broader goals of the Program. Computing and Research Services provides computing and information technology services for IBS research activities. https://behavioralscience.colorado.edu/

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Determine the initial and ongoing training/technical assistance needs at the assigned sites and help arrange for and attend teacher training workshops each year.
  • Ensure that all training evaluation forms are completed, returned, and data entered. 
  • Process all teacher stipends.
  • Ensure that orders for Teacher Manuals and Student Workbooks are placed according to the needs at the site.
  • Hire and train classroom observers for assigned sites and maintain a close liaison with classroom observers, including processing payments.
  • Conduct site monitoring visits, at least one to every assigned site, to determine if LST sites are implementing the program with fidelity.
    • Visits include classroom observations and gathering data from key personnel, such as principals, coordinators, and teachers.
  • Ensure that teachers and coordinators complete the yearly surveys in a timely manner. 
  • Data entry and analyze, using SPSS, teacher and coordinator data for end-of-year reports.
  • Update Access database with all relevant site information, and maintain communications log with all site contacts.
  • Write end-of-year feedback report for each site describing the site visits, survey results, outstanding problems and recommendations.
  • Maintain a close liaison with the sites, assisting them with any problems they are experiencing and helping to facilitate quality implementation.
  • Maintain a close liaison with the LST Trainers, who have been hired on a contractual basis to provide training and technical assistance services to the sites.

What You Should Know

  • Position requires approximately 20% in-state travel.

What We Can Offer

  • The anticipated starting salary is $48,000. 

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.

Be Statements

Be Collaborative. Be Impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree required in the social sciences or a related field (Sociology, Psychology or Public Health).

What You Will Need

  • Good communication, organization, and basic research skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Masters degree preferred in the social sciences or a related field. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Proof of Degree: The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree. 
  4. 1 Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)      
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Dorothy Watson

Posting Contact Email: Dwatson@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer