CFRP Careers

Careers at CFRP Child and Family Research Partnership

 

Thank you for your interest in CFRP. The Child and Family Research Partnership is a research center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin committed to bridging academic research and public policy. We conduct rigorous research and evaluation work to advance knowledge, impact policy, and strengthen families. Our research partners and clients include federal, state, and local agencies as well as a variety of non-governmental organizations. CFRP is directed by LBJ School Associate Dean for Academic Strategies and top family policy scholar Dr. Cynthia Osborne.

We are always looking for motivated, passionate professionals who want to make a positive impact in policy through research. To get notifications of our career opportunities, please sign-up for our CFRP Careers Email List. See below for Current Openings.

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Current Openings

 


 

National Prenatal-to-Three Policy-Research Exchange

The Child and Family Research Partnership is launching the first university-based national prenatal-to-three policy-research exchange and is looking for passionate and experienced individuals to join our team. The Exchange will provide policymakers and key stakeholders with the research and policy approaches needed to develop effective, evidence-informed systems of care for the prenatal-to-three period (PN-3) to improve the wellbeing of infants and toddlers. 

Senior State Policy Research Associates (UT post # R_00003330)

We are seeking one or more passionate individual(s) with expertise on PN-3 policy and management experience to join our team as Senior State Policy Research Associates. Senior State Policy Research Associates will provide guidance and oversight to a team of research associates and serve as liaisons to states, facilitating the exchange of information on strategies for advancing policy targeting the PN-3 period and contribute to the development of the annual state policy roadmap.

Specifically, the Senior State Policy Research Associates will:

  • Provide oversight and guidance to other state policy research associates, identifying common themes across states and sharing information
  • Apply expertise on PN-3 policy and develop expertise on assigned states
  • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders working in the PN-3 policy space in select states
  • Engage with stakeholders in assigned states to track the development, adoption, and implementation of PN-3 policies
  • Travel to assigned states to meet with stakeholders
  • Maintain information on state PN-3 policies in a database
  • Serve as a resource to states by sharing relevant research and best practices
  • Identify and coordinate collection of state-level data to inform annual PN-3 state policy roadmap
  • Contribute to production of annual state-level policy roadmaps

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Tenacity about details and organization
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex concepts clearly and concisely
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment
  • Able to come up to speed on new topics quickly, multi-task effectively, and produce high-quality work under time constraints
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing timelines and circumstances when needed
  • Master’s degree with major coursework in the field of assignment, plus at least four years of experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Work experience in public policy, such as with state legislatures or advocacy organizations
  • Work experience conducting research on topics related to the PN-3 period
  • Experience with database management tools (e.g. Microsoft Access) and Microsoft Excel

To be considered for a position, please submit your:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references (email address and phone number)

Complete application materials must be submitted through The University of Texas at Austin portal here. The application deadline is May 24, 2019 or until the positions have been filled. Competitive candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.

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National Prenatal-to-Three Policy-Research Exchange

The Child and Family Research Partnership is launching the first university-based national prenatal-to-three policy-research exchange and is looking for passionate and experienced individuals to join our team. The Exchange will provide policymakers and key stakeholders with the research and policy approaches needed to develop effective systems for the prenatal-to-three period (PN-3) and advance a research agenda to fill the gaps on policies that are effective for improving outcomes during this critical period for child development. The Exchange will also produce resources for the early childhood field, including an annual state policy roadmap that will help states design effective and evidence-informed systems of care to improve the wellbeing of infants and toddlers.

State Policy Research Associates (UT post # R_00003236)

We are seeking one or more passionate individual(s) with excellent attention to detail to join our team as State Policy Research Associates. State Policy Research Associates will serve as liaisons to states, facilitating the exchange of information on strategies for advancing policy targeting the PN-3 period and contribute to the development of the annual state policy roadmap.

Specifically, the State Policy Research Associates will:

  • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders working in the PN-3 policy space in select states
  • Engage with stakeholders in assigned states to track the development, adoption, and implementation of PN-3 policies
  • Develop expertise on PN-3 policy in assigned states
  • Travel to assigned states to meet with stakeholders
  • Maintain information on state PN-3 policies in a database
  • Work collaboratively with other State Policy Research Associates to identify common themes across states and share information
  • Serve as a resource to states by sharing relevant research and best practices
  • Identify and coordinate collection of state-level data to inform annual PN-3 state policy roadmap
  • Contribute to production of annual state-level policy roadmaps

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Tenacity about details and organization
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex concepts clearly and concisely
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment
  • Able to come up to speed on new topics quickly, multi-task effectively, and produce high-quality work under time constraints
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing timelines and circumstances when needed
  • Master’s degree with major coursework in the field of assignment, plus two years of related experience or Bachelor’s degree with four years of experience in the field of assignment 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Work experience in public policy, such as with state legislatures or advocacy organizations
  • Work experience conducting research on topics related to the PN-3 period
  • Experience with database management tools (e.g. Microsoft Access) and Microsoft Excel

To be considered for a position, please submit your:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references (email address and phone number)

Complete application materials must be submitted through The University of Texas at Austin portal here. The application deadline is May 24, 2019 or until the positions have been filled. Competitive candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.