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NCCTS Improvement Advisor (Research Analyst II)

Location: Durham
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: February 13, 2022

Position Identification Statement & NCCTS description:
The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), co-located at UCLA and Duke University is the coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The NCCTS is seeking applicants for the position of NCCTS Improvement Advisor. The NCCTS leads, coordinates and facilitates national collaborations and initiatives across child servicing systems and multiple topical domains; producing child trauma resources, products, reports and information for providers, treatment developers, families and stakeholders. Please note that the NCCTS does not provide direct clinical services to children and families. This position (NCCTS Improvement Advisor) currently allows remote work and is anticipated to be a combination of remote and on-site in the future. Position is located at Duke University in Durham, NC.

NCTSN description:
The NCTSN is a unique federally funded initiative that seeks to improve the quality, effectiveness and availability of care and services for children and families who are exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences, including physical and sexual abuse; domestic, school and community violence; natural disasters and terrorism; and life-threatening injury and illness. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in child traumatic stress, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN supports the development and broad adoption of evidence-based and trauma-informed treatments. The NCTSN is a collaboration of 140 academic, clinical, and community service centers across the U.S.

Position description:
The NCCTS Improvement Advisor is a member of the Data & Evaluation Program. This position will:
• Lead, coordinate, and perform a variety of complex independent and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and interpretation of social, economic or health related information.
• Coordinate the development of evaluation plans, forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques; write procedure manuals for data collection and coding.
• Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare oral presentations, written reports, social media communications and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
• Establish work procedures; select sources of information and specific data; set up interviews with appropriate authorities or participants and prepare correspondence to locate the specific data required.
• Confer with principal investigator and other collaborators in developing plans for research and evaluation projects and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
• Train additional staff in research and/or evaluation methodology. Supervise the work of employees engaged in the collection and tabulation of data.
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Application instructions and requirements:
Send cover letter and résumé to:
• Work requires a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the specific position. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
• Work requires five years of experience in evaluation, research/data analysis or related position. A related master’s degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g. a two-year master’s degree in lieu two years of experience.
• Salary is dependent on education and experience.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity statement:
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Duke University is committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, Duke actively values diversity in the workplace, and seeks to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone.

Position location: Remote/Duke University in Durham, NC.
Req #: 137188 (Research Analyst II)