CULTURAL RESEARCH AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST

Employer
Arizona State University
Location
Tucson, Arizona
Salary
DOE
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Cultural Research and Evaluation Specialist

Arizona State University

School Of Social Work

Off-Campus: Tucson

80865BR

 

Job Description

The Office of Community Health, Engagement and Resiliency (ASU OCHER), based in Tucson, Arizona, in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University invites applications for a Senior Research Analyst- Cultural Research Specialist. The Cultural Research Specialist will support all research and evaluation activities of ASU OCHER, including data collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination. Further, the Cultural Research Specialist will provide expertise to ensure the cultural integrity of research and evaluation activities, including cultural feasibility, appropriateness, relevancy, and responsiveness in all aspects of the research design for ASU OCHER. This position will work closely with and help coordinate activities for the Community Action Board and Cultural Navigators Team. This position will be responsible for driving strategic level engagements with research sponsoring organizations, and will work closely with unit leadership to increase the office’s research portfolio. We seek a candidate who is committed to health and racial equity and social justice with strong experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, applied research, and large-scale studies. Applicants with a background in social work, community psychology, public health, and other social sciences or related fields are encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in the areas of community health, public health, health disparities, and/or resilience will be strongly considered. Please note that this position is full-time and is located at the Tucson, AZ campus. This position is in-person and NOT remote. 

 

Salary Range

Depends on experience

 

Close Date

05-August-2022

 

Essential Duties

  • Support all research and evaluation activities of ASU OCHER including data collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination
  • Provide expertise to ensure the cultural integrity of research and evaluation activities including cultural feasibility, appropriateness, relevancy, and responsiveness in all aspects of ASU OCHER’s research design
  • Work closely with and help coordinate activities for the Community Action Board and Cultural Navigators Team
  • Drive strategic level engagements with research sponsoring organizations and will work closely with unit leadership to increase the office’s research portfolio.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in a related field AND three (3) years of experience in research, information analysis or program evaluation; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a background in social work, community psychology, public health, and other social sciences or related fields
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, applied research, and large-scale studies
  • Experience and/or training in Participatory Action Research
  • Knowledge of culturally-centric and decolonized research methodologies
  • Experience with Community Health Workers, Promotores de Salud, and/or Community Health Representatives
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Experience in using problem-solving skills
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

 

Working Environment

  • This position is located at the Tucson, AZ ASU campus and will be in-person, not remote. 
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office or lab setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Possibly required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

 

Department Statement

ASU’s Office of Community Health, Engagement, and Resiliency’s (ASU OCHER) mission is to co-create interventions with communities that focus on inherent strengths and assets that promote resilience, especially with underserved communities of color, and to create or strengthen pathways of opportunity for all people to achieve their full potential. As such, we are deeply embedded in communities to promote health, well-being, and resiliency hand-in-hand with our community partners. Our work aims to build community capacity and solve complex social problems through partnership in order that we are all stronger, communities are empowered, and together we achieve positive social change.

 

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: 

The ASU School of Social Work actively seeks and supports a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Our School, and indeed the entirety of our University, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. ASU is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, veteran’s status, or any other basis protected by law. For more information about the Office of Community Health, Engagement and Resiliency; School of Social Work; Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions and Arizona State University, please visit https://socialwork.asu.edu/ocher; https://socialwork.asu.edu/ https://publicservice.asu.edu/ and https://www.asu.edu/. 

 

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

 

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

 

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

 

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

 

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

 

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

 

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

 

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

 

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

 

To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ see Req Id# 80865BR

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