Children’s Services Study Coordinator
Children’s Services Study Coordinator
Charleston, WV – remote working position
ICF seeks a Study Coordinator to support two evaluations of children’s behavioral health programs in West Virginia. This position entails: 1) working closely with the principal investigator study team to execute local study activities; 2) coordinating with team study leads to schedule and coordinate study logistics; 3) serving as a primary point of contact for local study partners and organizations engaged in study implementation; 4) leading study tasks and assisting in the performance of social science research and program evaluation. In addition, this position will assist in contract and/or grant proposal efforts by writing key sections and assisting proposal managers as needed.
Study experience (design, planning, and execution) is required – qualitative, qualitative or mixed methods experience is flexible. Experience in any of the following content areas is desirable but not required: children’s behavioral health (mental health, substance use/misuse and its prevention), suicide prevention, adolescent health, child welfare, and behavioral health. The ideal candidate is a highly organized and detail-oriented self-starter who can work independently to solve problems creatively and work effectively within a team, while contributing to overall project goals across multiple study components. Candidates must be able to synthesize qualitative and quantitative information from a variety of sources and juggle multiple tasks, have familiarity with public health and human services issues outside of public health (e.g., justice related issues). The coordinator must be able to interact professionally and communicate clearly and effectively (verbal and written) with clients, state-level agency leaders, and ICF colleagues.
With the supervision of more experienced researchers, the Project Coordinator assignments will include the following:
- Perform background research on specified topics and synthesize material in the form of annotated bibliographies and literature reviews.
- Perform qualitative (and quantitative) study activities such as: survey design (quantitative and qualitative), instrument testing, data collection (interviews, focus groups), data coding, analysis and synthesis, and report writing.
- Develop presentations, written drafts of methods, approaches, and findings for client deliverables
- Master’s degree in public health, psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, or related field required.
- 2+ years of relevant experience in applied social science research or program evaluation
- Demonstrated experience and mastery of qualitative or quantitative software (qualitative preferred) (e.g., NVivo, Atlas.Ti, R, SPSS, SAS, Stata)
- Experience with collection, cleaning, coding, cleaning, and analyzing data in preparation for dissemination
- Experience in report-writing and other technical writing
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and/or Access) is essential in this fast-paced client oriented environment.
- Experience serving as a project or study coordinator conducting similar work
- Experience with West Virginia systems of care for children and families or community-based services for children’s behavioral health needs (implementation or evaluation of services)
- Experience with child welfare systems in West Virginia
- Experience in consulting or other similarly fast-paced, demanding environments.
- Superior writing skills including editing ability (writing sample may be requested).
- Strong organizational skills, superior attention to detail, and ability to meet stringent deadlines.
- Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making capabilities.
- Superior interpersonal skills including professionalism, courtesy, and a cooperative attitude.
- Candidate should be able to work efficiently and effectively as part of a team and also be self-motivated.
- Ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment.
- Ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues
- Ability to work remotely in a telecommute setting
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