University Outreach and Engagement seeks applications for the position of Outreach Specialist, fixed-term, to design and conduct quantitative or mixed-method research on early childhood development and other community-defined issues. Communicate findings from community engaged research and evaluation projects to Community partners in plain language and simp1e graphics.
Design and conduct quantitative or mixed-method research on early childhood development and other community-defined issues.
Manage complex, large-scale longitudinal and relational databases in SPSS, Access, and Excel.
Conduct descriptive, multivariate, multilevel data analysis using advanced statistical modeling techniques including structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, and Bayesian analysis using SPSS, MPLUS, SAS and R.
Conduct participatory system dynamics modeling using Stella or equivalent.
Use data visualization techniques to create charts and graphs to display research findings.
Generate reports and contribute to the presentation of results in scholarly journals and national-level conferences.
Collaborate with other investigators in proposal development and conducting research.
Maintain expert knowledge in early childhood development and interventions or systems that support optimal development.
Masters -Family Studies or Child Development
M.A. in Family Studies or Child Development + (1) master’s level coursework in early childhood development and evidence-based interventions and systems that support child development; and (2) advanced (post-master’s level) coursework in advanced multivariate quantitative data analytic techniques (specifically including regression analysis and structural equation modeling).
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