Judi’s House is a community-based, nonprofit bereavement center for children and families located in Denver, Colorado. Co-founded by former NFL quarterback Brian Griese, who lost his own mother to cancer when he was 12, and his wife, Dr. Brook Griese, a child clinical psychologist, the vision of Judi’s House is that no child should be alone in grief. In order to achieve this vision, Judi’s House is committed to providing comprehensive, innovative services for bereaved youth and families at Judi’s House as well as in school- and community-based bereavement groups throughout Metro-Denver and beyond. Judi’s House is also committed to contributing scholarly knowledge about the diverse needs of the bereaved and the impact of varied grief support services. Towards this effort, Judi’s House established JAG Institute, a center of learning, focused on expanding the evaluation, research, training and technology initiatives necessary to successfully disseminate trauma-informed bereavement programs. JAG Institute now houses the large-scale research initiative conducted in collaboration with the University of Colorado for over a decade. The integration of research and practice in our community-based setting has uniquely positioned Judi’s House to create social change around the issue of childhood bereavement and serve as a national leader in the effort to increase access to effective, whole-family care for bereaved children and families. Judi’s House expects to achieve its vision by adhering to three core values: COMPASSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, and RESPECT.
The Research Data Analyst contributes expertise and a broad data science skillset to support Judi’s House/JAG Institute in carrying out the Evaluation and Research Initiative. Reporting directly to the Director of Evaluation and Research, the Research Data Analyst performs statistical analyses, manages and merges large, complex, and diverse datasets, and assists investigators in statistical design and conduct of studies. This position requires in-depth knowledge of hypothesis testing, advanced statistical methods, measurement development, program effectiveness modeling, best practices in data management, and program evaluation design. Specific experience with collaborative research teams, intervention and outcomes evaluation of preventive programs, and child development and/or at-risk youth and families is preferred. A desire to support non-profit, mission-driven work is required. Broadly, the evaluation and research initiative aims to consider the effectiveness of clinical programs and increase scientific understanding of the experiences and needs of grieving children and families.