Summary Description: The Columbia University School of Social Work invites applications for a Staff Associate position for The Workplace Center. The Workplace Center has an over 45-year history of research, policy and program development, training and consultation by a multi-disciplinary, culturally competent staff around human resource development and employment issues. The Center has particular expertise in working with individuals confronted with barriers to labor force participation and organizations unfamiliar with best practices for the effective employment of workers with multiple challenges. Key among the Center's initiatives have been evidence-based approaches that coordinate social service, workforce development and employer systems and the development of vocational services for youth transitioning from the foster care and juvenile justice systems into the adult world of work, and individuals with mental health conditions. The Workplace Center is seeking applicants with experience and relevant skills necessary to assist the Director with data collection, data analysis, conducting interviews, analysis of interviews, database maintenance and other research/program activities. Under the direct supervision of the Director, the Staff Associate is expected to assist with: - Development and delivery of training and consultation to project sites around the implementation of the Center's evidence-informed career readiness preparation program - Development and maintenance of systems for tracking and monitoring progress of project sites - Program evaluation and research related to program implementation Duties include: - Creating IRB protocols - Developing data collection instruments - Administering interviews, surveys or other methods specified in the evaluation design - Creating qualitative and quantitative databases, analyzing data, writing reports, and preparing project deliverables - Translating research findings into new programs - Preparing proposals for future funding including conducting literature reviews - Supporting the Center in its outreach and disseminating activities related to its projects - General administrative tasks such as documenting work and monitoring project budgets Candidates are expected to have at least four years of professional experience in the field or the equivalent amount of training and relevant experience.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates for the Staff Associate are expected to have at least four years of professional experience in the field. A Masters degree in a related field plus 2 years of relevant experience may fulfill this requirement.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Social Work or other social science field. - Prior experience in the areas of mental health, foster care, juvenile justice systems or vocational rehabilitation. - Prior experience in community agencies that serve at-risk populations. - Experience with software for qualitative and quantitative analysis.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 334_64144
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