Action Research Manager

Category

Research and Planning

Reports to

Director of Research and Planning

Date of Posting

Description

This position is responsible for implementing emancipatory, critical, and/or participatory action research and evaluation processes for CSC funded programs, community initiatives, and child serving system partnerships. Position will delineate guiding principles and practices that support emancipatory, critical, and/or participatory action research and evaluation and provide training, education and facilitation of the principles and practices for CSC staff, providers, and community members. Position will communicate key findings, lessons and recommendations based on the evaluation and research. Additionally, this position will work collaboratively with co-researchers to implement actionable results and/or solutions yielded from research inquiries.

Cover letters and resumes for this position will be accepted until 5:00 PM EST on Friday, October 29, 2021 via the link above. EEO-ADA

Please be aware that resumes and related information may be subject to public disclosure in accordance with Florida public records laws.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Co-design and support emancipatory, critical, and/or participatory action research and evaluation projects. Cultivate collaborative relationships with co-researchers, including provider staff, program participants, community stakeholders, and community residents to support meaningful change efforts based on research findings.
Convene and facilitate various levels of CSC staff, community members, system professionals, and other stakeholders on evaluation and research projects with a critical and/or emancipatory framework.
Connect research process and findings with community and system equity efforts and innovation.
Initiate and coordinate system of care enhancements and improvements and identify strategies to address unmet needs based on evaluation and research results.
Analyze and assess grant application content relative to the goals, scope, and priorities of the Council. Prepare information for the Council, as well as external organizations and agencies.
Conduct literature reviews to identify best or promising practices, benchmarks, outcome measures and model programs. Collaborate with other CSC staff as appropriate to write Request for Proposal (RFP) documents.
Prepare written reports presenting findings and results of analyzed data both visually and in narrative form for internal and external stakeholders.
Leverage quantitative and qualitative data to advance the research and evaluation work.
Determine and implement procedures to increase and maintain data integrity related to outcome measurement. Conduct training, technical assistance, and program monitoring on site to improve and maintain quality of data collection and reporting and promote continuous learning and quality improvement.
Coordinate and collaborate with other departments where appropriate, to ensure that CSC resources are fully utilized to co-create equity and promote quality services.
Follow federal and state laws, in addition to implementing programs, policies and procedures in accordance with CSC’s priorities.
Conduct oneself in the best interest of the County’s constituents and in support of the CSC’s mission statement.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education or Public Administration and five (5) years or more of relevant emancipatory/critical/participatory action evaluation and research experience in communities and/or human services programs,
OR Associate’s degree in Social Sciences, Education or Public Administration and seven (7) years or more of relevant emancipatory/critical/participatory action evaluation and research experience in communities and/or human services programs.
Master’s or Doctorate degree with emancipatory/critical/participatory action research focus or related area and experience preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively using a race equity lens, both orally and in writing, in situations involving collaboration, negotiation, technical skills and coaching with diverse groups.
Knowledgeable in research design and qualitative analysis methods, as well as current computing technologies and software applications (e.g., NVIVO, Tableau, Excel) appropriate to the position’s job responsibilities.
Must possess valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance or have other means to enable travel locally and non-locally, including getting to work and going to other locations during the day for meetings, etc.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

The employee performs work in a normal office setting within a reasonable environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to perform local and non-local travel.

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