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Job Title: Sponsor Funded Professional, Research Associate II
Job Number: 17001512
Organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
Posted: 11/27/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: $48,000 - $65,000
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 II 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. This position is a contributing member of multiple research, technical assistance, policy development, and programmatic teams depending on the scope of work. Applicants must be extremely organized and possess strong research, writing, analytical, and project management skills, including the ability to successfully manage and coordinate multiple clients, teams, budgets, deadlines, and deliverables. Responsibilities of this position may include: Qualitative and quantitative research and analysis Leveraging research and data to inform policy plans and drive client thought- partnership Drafting research papers, posters and oral presentations, policy white papers, briefs, and client reports Strategic meeting design and facilitation for clients and collaborative work-groups Linking and analyzing data from multiple sources (i.e. descriptive and statistical analyses; trended reports) Assisting senior staff in identifying and responding to new research and funding opportunities Building relationships with clients and external stakeholders including state agencies, community groups, and academic partners Serving as a mentor to Research Associates

Qualifications: Master's degree and one year of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

Preferred Hiring Qualifications: It is expected that the candidate will have extensive knowledge of general health policy and qualitative and quantitative research skills. Experience working with school based mental health programs is strongly desired. Experience working with stakeholder groups, strong writing and communication skills, and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint are required. Possess knowledge of SAS, SPSS, and Stata is preferred. Behavioral health experience, understanding of System of Care philosophy and project management expertise 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 II
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
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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 II - 17001512

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