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Job Title: Sponsor Funded Professional, Research Associate I
Job Number: 17001563
Organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
Posted: 11/27/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: $28,000 - $50,000
Position Description: The Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health (COE) is part of the Georgia Health Policy Center, housed within Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. The COE was created in partnership with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. The COE employs a three-pronged focus on research, policy and practice, and is engaged in providing: workforce development through technical assistance and training to build the capacity of the state’s behavioral health workforce; research and evaluation to monitor and assess behavioral health services for providers and state agencies to measure program effectiveness; and consultative research and policy analysis services for local, state, and national partners focusing on financing structures and service delivery opportunities for improving behavioral health Systems of Care. Working in tandem with a broad array of partners, the COE is supporting the development and implementation of a sustainable System of Care that is individualized, comprehensive, coordinated, culturally competent, and driven by child and family needs.

The Research Associate I will be dedicated to the COE’s Policy & Finance arm, and will play an integral role in operationalizing components of Georgia’s System of Care State Plan. Applicant must be organized and possess strong writing and analytical skills, the ability to work independently and with a team, and to meet deadlines. The scope of responsibilities of this position may will include the these specifc duties but is not limited to the following, Preparing literature reviews Conducting research and assisting in the development of research papers / publications, posters and oral presentations, policy white papers, policy briefs, and client reports Assisting with survey development and administration Assisting with internal and external meeting design, organization, and facilitation Linking and analyzing data from multiple providers (i.e. descriptive analyses, trended reports, and statistical analyses) Managing projects Assisting senior staff in identifying and responding to new research and funding opportunities

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

Preferred Hiring Qualifications: Master's degree preferred; General health policy experience, qualitative and quantitative research experience, experience working with stakeholder groups, strong writing and communication skills, and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint are required. Knowledge of SAS, SPSS, and Stata is preferred. Behavioral health experience and understanding of System of Care philosophy are highly preferred.

Organization Description: The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), established in 1995, provides evidence- based research, program development and policy guidance on local, state and national levels to improve health status at the community level. GHPC mission is to integrate research, policy, and programs to advance health and well-being. Housed within the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, the GHPC, has more than 100 diverse public and private clients on local, state, and national level and has worked in more than 800 communities across the country. The GHPC offers a wide-range of evidence-based qualitative and quantitative research, evaluation, and translation services as well as technical assistance to communities and decision makers. We draw on experience from more than 100 projects supported by more than 100 diverse clients. All of our work falls into one or more of the following categories: research, policy, programs and the points in between. With more than two decades of experience, the GHPC is at work nationwide, focusing on solutions to some of the toughest issues facing health care today, including: child health and well- being, community and public health, community health systems development, health care reform, health in all policies, long-term services and supports, private policy and grants management, and public and private insurance coverage.

Closing Date: 2/27/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Annette Pope,  Sponsor Funded Professional, Research Associate I
Contact Location: 55 Park Place, NE
8th Floor
Atlanta   GA  30303
Contact Location: 55 Park Place, NE
  8th Floor
  Atlanta   GA  30303
Contact Phone: 404-413-0304 
Contact Fax: 404-413-0316
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: All interested candidates must apply through the Georgia State University Human Resources website ( The position is listed as Sponsor Funded Professional, Research Associate I-17001563.

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