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Research and Evaluation Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 01/09/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date)
Working Title Research and Evaluation Coordinator
Job Classification Instructional Development I
Department Name 26218-Mechanicsburg Child Welfare Training Programs
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136103
Hiring Range $35,100.00 - $56,784.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Child Welfare in Mechanicsburg is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Research and Evaluation Coordinator. The Research and Evaluation Coordinator functions as a member of the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center (Research Center) in the Research and Evaluation Department.

The Research and Evaluation Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of research and evaluation activities, including coordinating statewide data collection, implementing and monitoring data entry and quality assurance processes, and contributing to reporting.

The duties of the Research and Evaluation Coordinator currently focus on coordinating activities related to evaluating family engagement efforts statewide in the context of two projects, the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Demonstration Project and Pennsylvania’s Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) Statewide Evaluation. It is expected that the focus areas will evolve over time to include a variety of topics related to child welfare practice and related outcomes.

Statewide travel is required.

Note: This position is located in Mechanicsburg, PA.

PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.

For full consideration, apply online at and attach a cover letter, resume, and writing sample not to exceed three pages by February 4, 2018.

For more information about the Resource Center, visit us at

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field is required; Master’s Degree preferred.

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the human services and/or administrative field is required. A minimum of 3 years’ progressive experience in planning, managing/coordinating and leading data collection, program evaluation, and/or applied research projects is preferred.

Must have excellent interpersonal, writing, collaboration, problem-solving, customer service, communication, analytical, and computer skills.

Required Licenses/Certifications

A valid driver’s license is required.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Mechanicsburg
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you aware that this position is located in Mechanicsburg, PA (near Harrisburg, PA) and are you willing and able to work in Mechanicsburg, PA?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  5. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents