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 child and family-serving systems in Maryland. More specifically, this position may be assigned to evaluation projects involving the implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, including those that support LBGT youth, and/or a program that links young people in West Baltimore to an array of trauma-focused interventions. The Senior Research Analyst is responsible for conducting advanced analyses, research activities, and programs 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. This position works independently, exercises professional judgment and initiative, and is accountable for the delivery and reliability of their work. 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.
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), Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), 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 Resources, Juvenile Services, and Health and Mental Hygiene, supporting and informing systems-level reform efforts.
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.
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.
Perform economic analyses (e.g., cost analysis) in collaboration with senior staff and faculty.
Summarize and prepare 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 experience personnel in qualitative and quantitative analysis.
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 Experience: Experience in SAS, STATA, SPSS, and/or Excel 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 clinic or laboratory, 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 clinic or laboratory, 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:
Possesses knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and laws. Ability to understand and utilize scientific and/or medical terminology and research theory. Knowledge of design of research studies and preparation of technical procedures and reports. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Skill in assuming personal responsibility for all outcomes. Ability to make effective and timely decisions. Ability to effectively utilize relevant technology. Skill in maintaining productivity.
Ability to provide theoretical, conceptual and writing support on research analysis and findings. Skill in utilizing 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. Ability to mentor and guide other personnel.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Skill in writing and presenting information in a clear and concise way. Ability to interpret and understand written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Ability to interact pleasantly and positively with others in order to meet customer expectations.
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments. Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Possess excellent organizational and project management skills.
Hiring Range: 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.
Employee Class :Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time:Full-Time
:Social Work - The Institute for Innovation and Implementation
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