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 policy professor and 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

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Posted: 3/7/18

Full-Time Staff Position: Research Program Coordinator (UT job post #: 18-03-07-01-9727)

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating operations for the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) and the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, including planning and managing research meetings for the centers and collaborative meetings among faculty, as well as external events and conferences. CHASP is the home of social policy at UT Austin and is comprised of a network of faculty, LBJ School students, and alumni. CFRP is a policy research group that partners with state agencies and large non-profit organizations to provide rigorous research and program evaluation to enhance public policy in areas including community supports, early childhood interventions, fatherhood, child welfare, and teen pregnancy prevention.

This is a full-time, temporary position ending April 30, 2019 with the possibility of continued employment depending on business need and continuation of funding. All applications for staff positions must be submitted to The University of Texas at Austin job portal.

Specific job duties include:

  • Independently managing logistics for research meetings and event needs, such as venues, speakers, travel, and vendors (caterer, materials/supplies, A/V, photography, etc.).
  • Preparing budget, tracking expenditures, and completing reconciliations for center meetings and events, including travel when applicable. Duties may include processing contracts, RTAs, APSs, invoices, vendor setup, purchase orders, and other University required paperwork.
  • Communicating with faculty, sponsors, and other stakeholders for meetings and events. Representing the centers professionally in written and in-person interactions with vendors, participants, and attendees.
  • Working closely and collaboratively with the Programs and Communications Director to ensure efforts and messaging align with the centers’ goals and strategic plan.
  • Executing and improving organizational processes and systems, including tracking relevant data and maintenance of records.
  • Ensuring compliance with University rules and regulations.
  • Providing support for additional center initiatives and activities as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience.
  • Self-starter who is highly accountable for his or her work and strives for continuous improvement. Skilled at creating solutions and making informed decisions.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Experienced in coordinating large scale events in a professional setting.
  • Proficient in the accounting (DEFINE) and purchasing (Point Plus) systems of The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience with an event management platform (Eventbrite or similar).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with a mass email platform (Mailchimp).
  • Experience with web content management system (Wordpress and/or Drupal).

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity.
  • Some evening work may be required for events.

APPLY

Please submit your application materials (resume, cover letter, and references) through the University of Texas at Austin employment portal for job post #: 18-03-07-01-9727. Competitive applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager for interviews on a rolling basis. A writing sample may be requested.

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Posted: 3/9/18

Student Position: Data Graduate Research Assistant (Summer 2018)

Looking to further develop your data management and analytic skills outside of the classroom? Passionate about social policy?  Want exposure to working with raw survey data and large administrative datasets? The Child and Family Research Partnership has Data GRA positions available for summer 2018. Paid internships are available for students seeking an internship for credit. Please indicate your interest on your application.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Data Graduate Research Assistants will:

  • Work closely with data staff to support data management and analysis for CFRP projects
  • Gain valuable program evaluation, data cleaning, data management, and analytic skills working closely with experienced researchers
  • Use Stata to assist with data cleaning, data management, and analysis
  • Gain exposure to working with raw survey data and large relational administrative datasets
  • Other tasks and support as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • UT Graduate student (not limited to LBJ students, but relevant background required)
  • Strong skillset in Stata required
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Experience with data management and manipulation
  • Strong analytic and organizational skills
  • Independent and reliable worker with strong work ethic
  • Represent CFRP professionally (e.g. tone, attire, language, promptness, etc.) in all communications and meetings
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Must be intellectually curious and independently motivated
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Summer 2018 appointment: June 1 to August 31, 2018
  • Full time appointment: 30 hours/week
  • Part time appointment: 15-20 hours/week
  • All work is onsite at CFRP/LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Pay rate is $18-$20 per hour, depending on qualifications
  • Must be enrolled in at least 3 summer semester hours to be eligible
  • Tuition reimbursement will be provided for full-time positions
  • Potential to continue in subsequent semesters, depending on quality of work and funding
  • Full-time GRAs are benefits eligible; part-time GRAs are not benefits eligible
  • Independent use of program data must be approved by CFRP Director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne.  

To be considered for a Data GRA position, please submit:

Complete application materials should be sent to agalbraith@austin.utexas.edu. The application deadline is March 30. Competitive candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis to complete a timed exercise in Stata.

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Posted: 3/9/18

Student Position: Graduate Research Assistant (Summer 2018)

Looking to further develop your research and analytic skills outside of the classroom? Passionate about social policy?  Want to work on exciting projects in a quick-paced work environment? The Child and Family Research Partnership has Social Policy GRA positions available for summer 2018. Paid internships are available for students seeking an internship for credit. Please indicate your interest on your application.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Graduate Research Assistants will:

  • Provide research support to faculty and staff researchers
  • Gain valuable program evaluation skills working closely with experienced researchers
  • Support and participate in data collection, including instrument design and management 
  • Assist with data analysis (highly skilled data managers and analysts should inquire about Data GRA positions) 
  • Contribute extensively to writing policy briefs and reports
  • Attend and take quality notes at relevant webinars, meetings, and events
  • Assist with coordination of special events/meetings
  • Other tasks and support as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • UT Graduate student (not limited to LBJ students, but relevant background required)
  • Strict attention to detail 
  • Independent and reliable worker with strong work ethic 
  • Excellent writing skills – ability to clearly synthesize research and communicate to different audiences
  • Strong analytic and organizational skills
  • Exceptional project management and time management skills 
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) 
  • Represent CFRP professionally (e.g. tone, attire, language, promptness, etc.) in all communications and meetings
  • Intellectually curious and independently motivated 
  • Experience with Stata and/or SAS preferred
  • Spanish fluency a plus

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Summer appointment: June 1 to August 31, 2018
  • Full time appointment: 30 hours/week 
  • Part time appointment: 15-20 hours/week 
  • All work is onsite at CFRP/LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Pay rate is $18-$20 per hour, depending on qualifications
  • Must be enrolled in at least 3 summer semester hours to be eligible 
  • Tuition reimbursement will be provided for full-time positions 
  • Potential to continue in subsequent semesters, depending on quality of work and funding
  • Full-time GRAs are benefits eligible; part-time GRAs are not benefits eligible 
  • Independent use of program data must be approved by CFRP Director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne.   
     

To be considered for a GRA position, please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume 
  • Writing sample (a brief, memo, or report summary that is sole-authored and 3 pages or less) 
  • GRA Information Request Form
  • Three references (email address and phone number)

Complete application materials should be sent to agalbraith@austin.utexas.edu. The application deadline is March 30. Competitive candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis. 

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Posted: 3/9/18

Student Position: Senior Student Associate - Research (Summer 2018)

Looking to further develop your research skills outside of the classroom? Interested in learning more about social policy and program evaluation?  Want to work on exciting projects in a quick-paced work environment? The Child and Family Research Partnership has Senior Student Associate positions available for summer 2018.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Senior Student Associates will get hands-on research experience and exposure to CFRP’s work, with a focus on supporting data collection across multiple projects. Student associates will be strongly considered for Graduate Research Assistant positions in subsequent semesters.

Specifically, Senior Student Associates will:

  • Enter survey data in Qualtrics and using Remark software 
  • Conduct data quality assurance checks
  • Follow project data collection plans and processes
  • Gain exposure to program evaluation working closely with experienced researchers
  • Gain exposure to Qualtrics, Remark, and Stata
  • Assist with special events/meetings
  • Other tasks and support as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • UT Graduate student (not limited to LBJ students, but relevant background preferred)
  • Strict attention to detail 
  • Independent and reliable worker with strong work ethic 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional time management skills 
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) 
  • Represent CFRP professionally (e.g. tone, attire, language, promptness, etc.) in all communications and meetings
  • Must be intellectually curious and independently motivated 
  • Spanish fluency a plus

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Summer 2018 appointment:  June 1 to August 31, 2018
  • Rate:  $12-$15/hour, depending on qualifications
  • Hours: 10-20 hours per week (actual weekly hours may fluctuate based on the volume of surveys being conducted)
  • All work is onsite at CFRP/LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Potential to continue in subsequent semesters, depending on quality of work and funding
  • Not benefits eligible

To be considered for a position, please submit your resume by March 30 to agalbraith@austin.utexas.edu. Competitive candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.