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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Student Position: Graduate Research Assistant (Spring 2019)

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

  • Spring 2019 appointment: January 16, 2019 – May 31, 2019
  • Full-time appointment: 20 hours/week 
  • Part-time appointment: 15 hours/week
  • All work is onsite at CFRP/LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Pay rate is $18-$20 per hour, depending on qualifications
  • Up to 9 hours of tuition reimbursement will be provided for full-time positions
  • 3 hours of tuition reimbursement will be provided for part-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 kaeley.benson@austin.utexas.edu. The application deadline is November 2, 2018. Competitive candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.

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Student Position: Data Graduate Research Assistant (Spring 2019)

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

  • Spring 2019 appointment: January 16, 2019 – May 31, 2019
  • Full-time appointment: 20 hours/week
  • Part-time appointment: 15 hours/week
  • All work is onsite at CFRP/LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Pay rate is $18-$20 per hour, depending on qualifications
  • Up to 9 hours of tuition reimbursement will be provided for full-time positions
  • 3 hours of tuition reimbursement will be provided for part-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 kaeley.benson@austin.utexas.edu. The application deadline is November 2, 2018. Competitive candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis to complete a timed exercise in Stata.