The Institute for Innovation and Implementation with the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work has an opportunity for a Senior Research Analyst. The Senior Research Analyst will work closely with faculty and senior staff to conduct research and evaluation projects related to the child welfare, juvenile justice, and public mental health systems. This position is responsible for conducting analyses and research activities to promote a culture of assessment and evidence-based decision making; compiling and interpreting research and econometric data according to standardized methods and procedures; and providing final interpretations to others. The Senior Research Analyst works independently, exercises professional judgment and initiative, and is accountable for the delivery and reliability of their work.
The Institute for Innovation and Implementation works to bridge gaps across science, policy, and practice to improve outcomes for and with children, youth, young adults, and families. Over the past decade, The Institute has been involved with many key children's initiatives in Maryland and across the nation, many of which have been supported by federal grants, waivers, and contracts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Institute serves as the coordinating partner of The Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health (The TA Network), a SAMHSA-funded national technical assistance center supporting more than 70 grantees across the country. It is also a core partner in the National Wraparound Initiative. In Maryland, The Institute works closely with the Departments of Human Services, Juvenile Services, Education, and Health supporting and informing systems-level reform efforts.
The Institute's research and evaluation team compiles and analyzes data to guide systems and programs in their efforts to improve outcomes for children, families, and communities. Our goal is to facilitate the translation of evidence-based and promising practices to the field, and to draw from their implementation successes and challenges to inform and conduct research.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Develop effective methods of data collection and assessment. Ensure validity and accuracy of data and compliance with quality control requirements.
Design and conduct quantitative research projects, analyze findings, develop conclusions, develop and write reports, prepare presentations of relevant findings and conclusions, and recommend appropriate actions by the School/department.
Establish and maintain database files, perform required data extraction through programming and reports on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects. Duties include performing and/or supervising data collection. May receive, inventory, enter, organize, and verify validity of any collected data.
Perform simple and sophisticated data searches and exchanges among micro, mini, and mainframe-based statistical software applications to generate standard and customized reports using statistical applications.
Summarize and prepare reports, manuscripts, presentations, and proposals by providing and presenting statistical information as tables, charts, or graphs.
Communicate with providers and stakeholders regularly as part of data collection, analysis, and reporting process.
Provide guidance, training, and mentoring to less experienced personnel in qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Information Management, Social Science, Public Policy, Mathematics, Statistics, Health Science or Services or in a field of study related to the research. Experience: Two (2) years related experience in a research environment required. Preferred Education: Master's degree is preferred. Other: A unique combination of education and experience may be considered.* *Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the group, as appropriate, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the group, as appropriate. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of design of research studies and preparation of technical procedures and reports. Ability to understand and utilize scientific terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
Ability to provide theoretical, conceptual, and writing support on research analysis and findings. Knowledge of using measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
Skill in statistical programming, interpretation and data analysis using statistical software, as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of SPSS and Excel preferred.
Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained. Ability to network with and provide information to key groups and individuals. Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Hiring Range for this position is high 40s to mid 50s, commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3322D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: Social Work - The Institute for Innovation and Implementation
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.