University at Albany — Technical Assistance and Research Analyst

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
The New York State Youth Justice Institute (hereafter the Institute) is seeking to hire a Technical Assistance and Research Analyst.  The Institute is a collaborative initiative between the University at Albany, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Housed at the University, the Institute’s purpose is to ensure that at-risk youth in New York receive the best and most effective services.  Key responsibilities of the Institute include evaluation of New York State youth justice initiatives, the accumulation and dissemination of information on national evidence-based practices, grant writing and administration to grow the Institute, and the provision of technical assistance and trainings to youth justice practitioners to enhance outcomes for youth, families and overall public safety throughout the state of New York.

The Technical Assistance and Research Analyst’s responsibilities include:

  • Assistance in the organization and delivery of technical assistance and trainings across New York State. This position will require the ability to travel within the State. Travel requirements are estimated at 30%.
  • Development of new training curricula, materials, needs assessment instruments and evaluation activities
  • Assistance to localities and practitioners in devising data collection procedures to allow for continuous evaluation, both process and outcome, to ensure the services being provided are achieving the desired goals
  • Provide guidance to localities and practitioners in the development of logic models to ensure the programs selected for delivery are connected with measurable goals
  • Assist the Executive Director in the continuous search for evolving research on best practices nationally and internationally

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminology, sociology, psychology, social welfare or a related field from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • At least 5 years’ experience in either direct service to youth, research, and/or technical assistance provision related to youth justice or a combination thereof
  • Familiarity with the best practice literature and evidence based programming
  • Experience delivering web-based trainings and/or producing training videos
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population and experience working within a team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education, or internationally recognized accrediting organization is preferred but can be offset by additional number of years of direct experience.
  • Expertise in evaluation research
  • Grant writing and administration experience is highly desired

Additional Information:
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Professional Rank and Salary Range: Research Assistant, R3

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Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Names and contact information for 3 references

Note: After submitting your resume, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

This search will remain open until filled.