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Temporary Researcher

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Renée Crown Wellness Institute is seeking a motivated, organized, collaborative, and inclusive part-time (5-10 hours per week) Temporary Research Assistant to join the Healthy Mind, Body, and Voice research study as a peer facilitator. This role will focus on co-facilitating m.b.v groups in Denver. This position requires flexibility and reliability to effectively facilitate 1-2 in-person groups at times during irregular hours (e.g., weekends and evenings). We are looking for individuals who can facilitate the program in Spanish and English.

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 Crown Institute’s research focuses on practices, programs, and policies that foster wellness among children and youth, families and caregivers, educators, and mental health and health providers. Scholars in multiple fields work together and in partnership with families, teachers, young people, and community members. The overall approach to the study of wellness in the Crown Institute foregrounds the importance of contextual factors and addresses disparities in access to health and education, such as those related to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, or other forms of identity. Current areas of Crown Institute work include, but are not limited to, participatory action research, prevention and intervention research with young people, families, and educators including programs focused on mindfulness, compassion, and other contemplative and behavioral practices, and factors that support young people’s sense of belonging and agency in communities and schools. Future research may build upon existing areas of research in the Crown Institute or may explore new areas not currently represented. Our work seeks to recognize, value, and honor diverse approaches to wellness and the impact of racism and systems of oppression on social, emotional, and mental health. We acknowledge how traditional research and educational practices have perpetuated cycles of oppression and silenced voices; and core to our purpose as a research institute is re-imagining what research is through a lens of equity and justice and interdisciplinary, participatory, and community-based methods. Our leadership team brings together faculty from the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, the Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Education.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • This position will involve program implementation and facilitation of 1-2 m.b.v groups in Denver (5-10 hours per week). Implementation will involve preparation of program materials and facilitation will include planning with co-facilitators, attending weekly supervision meetings, leading 1-2 sessions a week for 10 weeks during the Fall and Spring semesters, and holding make-up sessions with students.

What You Should Know

  • Attend 3-day immersive training experience of the program July 29, 30, 31 from 1-5pm (email to RSVP).
  • 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

$15.00 hourly rate for 5-10 hours a week.


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

  • High School diploma.

What You Will Need

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational skills, and ability to problem-solve.
  • Excellent openness to feedback, eagerness to learn, and commitment to the aims of the research project.
  • Adaptability, ability to set and track realistic goals, and capacity to hold multiple responsibilities.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Flexibility with work hours and responsibilities.
  • Connection to and leadership in youth communities.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Fluent in Spanish and English.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV

Review of applications will start immediately and will remain posted until filled.

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

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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