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The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center is a part of the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs. Our work is focused on evidence-driven state-level policymaking focused on the foundational prenatal to age 3 developmental period. We work in partnership with our CFRP colleagues who conduct qualitative and quantitative research on a wide range of policy issues impacting children and families.

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Current Openings

Click for UT job post # R_00010462

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • To oversee and manage the production of the annual Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap for the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center (Policy Impact Center) within the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the Policy Impact Center Director to design and produce an annual Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap (the Roadmap) that provides clarity for state policy actions and better outcomes in early health, maternal care, family life, economic security, and early care and learning
  • Apply expertise in the research content and policy context to inform the strategic framing of the Roadmap
  • Manage all aspects of Roadmap, including the production timeline and relationships with contractors
  • Contribute substantially to and oversee the written content and data elements for the Roadmap
    Produce high-quality technical written products for different audiences with limited feedback from supervisor
  • Oversee the presentation of information in the Roadmap, including graphics and visualizations
    Provide leadership to a team of researchers responsible for producing the Roadmap
  • Develop and oversee implementation of processes related to production of the Roadmap in coordination with other team leads within the Policy Impact Center
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team to develop and implement project plans and timelines, routinely document decisions, and ensure that project deliverables are high-quality and completed on time
    Demonstrate ownership of project timelines, analysis, and all work products
  • Represent the Impact Center with high-level stakeholders and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, clients, and stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Expertise in one or more of the following policy areas: maternal health, public benefits and taxes, parenting and family supports, and/or early care and education
  • Strong analytic skills and sophisticated understanding of research methods; exceptional written communications, including the ability to write about research methods and policy
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, strong critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities, tenacity about details and organization
  • Able to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment
  • Able to come up to speed on new topics quickly, multi-task effectively, and produce high-quality work under time constraints; flexible and able to adapt to changing timelines and circumstances when needed
  • Experience providing oversight and direction to a team
  • Master’s degree and at least 6 years of work experience or PhD and at least 4 years of work experience
  • Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Work experience in public policy, such as with a state legislature, state agency, or advocacy organization.
  • Work experience conducting research on topics related to the PN-3 period, maternal and child health, social safety net programs, early care and education, disparities, and equity.

To be considered for a position, please submit your:

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Complete application materials must be submitted through The University of Texas at Austin portal here. Competitive candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.

Click for UT job post # R_00009932

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • To support the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center housed in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. We are seeking one or more passionate individual(s) with excellent attention to detail to join our team and support our mission to enhance public policy and practice targeting the critical prenatal-to-three (PN-3) period.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders working in the PN-3 policy space in select states
  • Engage with stakeholders in assigned states to track the development, adoption, and implementation of PN-3 policies
  • Develop expertise on PN-3 policy in assigned states
  • Travel to assigned states to meet with stakeholders
  • Maintain information on state PN-3 policies in a database
  • Work collaboratively with other State Policy Research Associates to identify common themes across states and share information
  • Serve as a resource to states by sharing relevant research and best practices
  • Identify and coordinate collection of state-level data to inform annual PN-3 State Policy Roadmap
  • Contribute to production of annual state-level Policy Roadmaps

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Tenacity about details and organization
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex concepts clearly and concisely
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment
  • Able to come up to speed on new topics quickly, multi-task effectively, and produce high-quality work under time constraints
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing timelines and circumstances when needed
  • Master’s degree with major coursework in the field of assignment, plus two years of related experience or Bachelor’s degree with four years of experience in the field of assignment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Work experience in public policy, such as with state legislatures or advocacy organizations.
  • Work experience conducting research on topics related to the PN-3 period.
  • Experience with database management tools (e.g. Microsoft Access) and Microsoft Excel.

To be considered for a position, please submit your:

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Complete application materials must be submitted through The University of Texas at Austin portal here. Competitive candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.