Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Job no: 527428
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Psychology

Department: Center for Translational Neuroscience
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
June 9, 2021; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Note: this position is based in Eugene, but remote working arrangements may be considered.

In addition to an online application, including names and contact information for three professional references, please submit:
  • A cover letter
  • A CV
  • A brief response to the following question:

    Please describe an experience you had providing consultation services to an organization or institution. Some example questions to answer are: How did you structure your consulting engagement? What were the deliverables? What issues did you confront when working with the client, and how did you alter your consulting to ensure the success of the project?

    Department Summary
    The Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) is a center within the Department of Psychology whose mission is to translate knowledge from basic neuroscience and apply it to improve well-being, promote resilience, and mitigate the effects of early adverse experiences.

    The Psychology department, located within the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of the largest departments supporting significant instructional and research activities in a wide range of fields within the discipline. The Department enrolls about 1,900 students per term, with approximately 300 undergraduate Psychology majors and 80 doctoral students, and includes approximately 35 teaching faculty, emeriti faculty, research staff, graduate students, and professional/administrative staff. For more information on the Department, visit For more information on the CTN, visit

    Position Summary
    The EC PRISM team, in the Center for Translational Neuroscience within the Department of Psychology, is seeking a Consultant to work with early childhood organizations providing individualized consulting services in the areas of early childhood program design, implementation, measurement, evaluation, and scale. EC PRISM's mission is to empower early childhood organizations by providing accessible, science-based tools and guidance.

    The EC PRISM team promotes the policy of the University of Oregon to support and value equity and diversity, and to provide inclusive environments for all. The EC PRISM team is, and will remain, committed to anti-racist actions and activities in all of our work, including our research, training and teaching, and communications.

    The Consultant will lead consulting engagements by working with organizations to provide content expertise in the areas of early educational program delivery. The successful candidate will have significant experience in providing consulting services to nonprofit organizations and/or city, state, and federal agencies. Areas of content expertise may include, but are not limited to, early intervention, special education, primary education, pediatrics, home visiting, Head Start, and childcare. The Consultant will have some experience supporting organizations in developing and tracking social impact metrics (e.g., Key Performance Indicators), as well as general expertise in assisting organizations in measuring the social impact of their programs. The Consultant will have significant experience following consulting frameworks as well as strong facilitation skills. No neuroscience training or background is needed for this position.

    The Consultant will lead consulting engagements with nonprofit organizations as well as public institutions in the areas of early childhood program design, implementation, measurement, and evaluation. Consulting services will draw on the Consultant's content expertise to deliver services to clients. The Consultant will also write reports and briefs as part of service delivery. The Consultant will work closely with Research Specialists when delivering consulting services. The Consultant will also serve as a facilitator and presenter at EC PRISM community events, utilizing content-specific knowledge & fidelity expertise to inform internal model development processes.

    The Consultant will provide guidance, training, and advisement to other staff and volunteers as needed. The Consultant will report to the Technical Assistance Coordinator and will also work closely with the EC PRISM Director on delivery of consulting services.

    This position may require up to 35% travel.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced degree (i.e., MA/MBA/MPP/MSW/MPH, etc.)
  • Three years of experience in the education or healthcare sector (or other relevant experience), including experience providing consulting or other relevant client services (i.e., report writing) to nonprofit organizations and/or public systems

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated high-level organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, and time-sensitive environment
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a group or independently
  • Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced, ever changing environment
  • Recognizes situations that warrant initiative and moves forward without hesitation, resolving issues, problems, or situations
  • Ability to actively identify and independently solve problems using critical thinking skills
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Excellent creative and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to synthesize insights from disparate sources that are both quantitative and qualitative in nature
  • Ability to thrive with limited information and data

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree (i.e., MA/MBA/MPP/MPH, etc.) with five years of relevant job experience
  • Experience developing social impact metrics
  • Experience developing consulting frameworks and materials
  • Experience in early childhood education
  • Experience leading primary research activities during consulting engagements, such as qualitative research techniques (focus groups, 1:1 interviewing)
  • Experience in project management

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

    To apply, visit


Similar jobs

Similar jobs