This posting is for a field-based researcher to conduct interviews
in the Denver metropolitan area for a study involving dyads of
youth (ages 11-18) and their caregiver(s). The purpose of the study
is to gather and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of
services provided to juvenile justice populations. The structured
interviews are designed to collect information on how attitudes,
behaviors, and life circumstances change as youth advance through
the stages of probation in order to help improve the probation
services young people receive.
Responsibilities for this position range from supporting to
executing data collection; primary tasks involve contact management
and interviewing study participants. This position will work
closely with the Evaluation Coordinator in executing these tasks.
Eligible candidates will have experience working on field-based
social science research projects and hold a bachelor’s degree or
higher in a relevant social science field. Ideal candidates will
also have experience with juvenile justice populations and
bilingual English/Spanish capabilities.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
For more than 50 years, the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS)
has been bringing leading edge social and behavioral science to the
University of Colorado, ultimately shaping policies and actions
with a nationwide impact.
IBS champions interdisciplinary, collaborative work. This work —
part of the University’s mission to support extraordinary research
— illuminates complex social behaviors. Serving the campus, the
state of Colorado and the country, IBS engages faculty from social
and behavioral sciences in achieving fundamental discoveries toward
From hurricane recovery and mental health to political persuasion
and census research, acclaimed IBS researchers direct a
grant-supported budget of nearly $10 million toward crossing
scientific boundaries and connecting CU to other thought leaders
around the world. Myron Gutmann, named a Digital Preservation
Pioneer by the Library of Congress, is an IBS research
Founded in 1968, the Prevention Science Program (formerly the
Program on Problem Behavior and Positive Youth Development) is an
interdisciplinary effort seeking to understand the nature, course
of development, and later life consequences of conditions that help
people thrive, and those that put their health and development at
risk. We focus on the translation of science to action to make a
difference in the lives of children and their families.
Not only do we do basic research to understand what factors promote
healthy development, but we also design and test interventions and
work actively with communities to implement programs that research
has shown to be effective. We recognize the importance of attending
to cultural diversity in experience and the need to consider
cultural adaptation of interventions. Throughout this work, we seek
to address and contribute to social justice efforts in the field of
Prevention Science by promoting science and practice that offers
every life the right to live in a just and equitable world.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
What You Should Know
- Conduct field-based interviews, including scheduling interviews
and recording contacts.
- Travel to execute scheduled contacts in the Denver metropolitan
- Assist with tracking and updating recorded contacts as
- Communicate with Evaluation Coordinator regarding changes to
weekly interview schedule, including occasional appointments on
short notice or during evening/weekend hours.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
What We Can Offer
- Hours are flexible but will include some evenings and weekend
- Travel (Denver metro area) is required.
- The position could be filled as part- or full-time employment
(depending on candidates’ interest/availability).
Competitive salary and benefits package based on qualifications.
Full-time annual salary range is $56,500- $60,000, part-time range
$28,250 - $30,000.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- One to three years of experience working in the areas of human
services, evaluation, data collection/analysis, or related
- Bachelor’s degree in social science discipline.
- Previous work in field-based research projects.
- Personal vehicle for reliable transportation around Denver
What We Would Like You to Have
- Experience communicating with diverse populations.
- Ability to conduct field-based interviews.
- Experience with data collection and management.
- Experience with spreadsheet, word processing, and data
- Experience with Qualtrics or similar survey platforms.
- Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Previous work with juvenile justice populations.
- Bilingual English/Spanish.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Current CV/resume
- A cover letter with a detailed description of previous lab and
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified
by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an
approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the
United States, please submit a translated version as an optional
Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will
remain open until 12/11/23.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name:
Boulder Campus Human Resources
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