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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_00010063​

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • To support the daily operations of the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP), a research group within the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. This position will support the group in areas including grant administration, finance, and human resources.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support Director to pursue new funding opportunities, including preparation and submission of proposals, budgets, budget narratives, and other required documents
  • Serve as a liaison to the Office of Sponsored Projects for pre-award and post-award processes
  • Facilitate non-sponsored agreements, including Memorandums of Understanding, Data Use Agreements, and Confidential Data Control Plans
  • Work collaboratively with research team to ensure compliance with research agreements and manage communication with sponsors
  • Manage CFRP finances, including internal budget tracking, providing Director with monthly finance reports, and completing financial information and reporting required by sponsors
  • Manage effort allocations and reporting process for CFRP researchers
  • Oversee CFRP expenditures, facilitate business contracts as required, provide guidance to research program coordinator on reconciliations and payments, and complete reporting processes
  • Oversee compliance with University financial guidelines and documentation, such as payments for research study participants and speaker honorariums
  • Oversee internal CFRP human resource needs, including hiring process, on-boarding, staff development, and off-boarding processes for CFRP staff and students
  • Coordinate with CFRP ITS service providers for desktop support, the Information Security Office, Managed Server Support, and other technology service providers
  • Develop new processes and systems as needed
  • Oversee and provide direction to research program coordinators
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with grant applications, grant management, and financial management and reporting (preferably within UT-Austin)
  • Experience coordinating, developing systems, managing, and supporting an office, department, or organization
  • Excellent organizational skills, tenacity about details and organization
  • Excellent communication skills, 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
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of work experience or Master’s degree and at least 3 years of work experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with UT-Austin systems, including RMS, UTDirect, and DEFINE

To be considered for a position, please submit your:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • List of three references (name, email address, and phone number)

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

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_00010056

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • To provide policy expertise for a national prenatal-to-three policy-research exchange 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) to join our team and support our mission to enhance public policy and practice targeting the critical prenatal-to-three (PN-3) period.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in one or more of the following policy areas: maternal health, public benefits and taxes (e.g. Medicaid, CHIP, TANF, SNAP, EITC), parenting and family supports, and/or early care and education
  • Conduct rigorous reviews of the evidence on policy related to the PN-3 period and serve as an expert on the evidence within CFRP’s Impact Center for a designated policy area
  • Provide stakeholders and partners with evidence to bridge research and practice to support more effective public policy
  • Serve as a resource to state-level policy makers by sharing relevant research and best practices; Represent the Impact Center with high-level stakeholders and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, clients, and stakeholders
  • Contribute to production of annual state-level Policy Roadmaps
  • Produce high-quality technical written products for different audiences with limited feedback from supervisor
  • Work with large and raw datasets, including administrative datasets from state agencies and national longitudinal data collected such as Census and Vital Statistics data
  • 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
  • Provide guidance and feedback to student research assistants

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Expertise in one or more of the following policy areas: maternal health, public benefits and taxes (e.g. Medicaid, CHIP, TANF, SNAP, EITC), parenting and family supports, and/or early care and education
  • Strong analytic skills and sophisticated understanding of research methods used in policy research
  • Exceptional written communications, including the ability to write about research methods for different audiences
  • 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 at least four years of related experience

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.

Click for UT job post # R_00008701

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • To support and provide oversight and guidance to team members for 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

  • Provide oversight and guidance to other state policy research associates, identifying common themes across states and sharing information
  • Apply expertise on PN-3 policy and develop expertise on assigned states
  • 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
  • Travel to assigned states to meet with stakeholders
  • Maintain information on state PN-3 policies in a database
  • 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 at least three years of related experience

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.

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.

Click for UT job post # R_00009933

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 a passionate individual with excellent attention to detail to join our state policy team..

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Policy Impact Center’s state team in their work cultivating and managing relationships with stakeholders in all fifty states
  • Track and document state contacts and communication with key state partners
  • Manage contacts and communications in Hubspot CRM
  • Track relevant state policy activity and produce a weekly news update
  • Manage state team travel (when business travel resumes)
  • Develop and manage travel schedules
  • Communicate with partners to schedule meetings and presentations, and manage travel reimbursements
  • Support the development and management of databases and data systems for the state policy team to facilitate communication with partners, tracking state progress, and development of the annual Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap
  • Additional job duties may include communicating and interacting with key partners, providing guidance for student research assistants, and participating in planning and development of team processes.

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
  • Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in a field relevant to the work (e.g. Sociology, Government, Public Policy, Economics) plus two years of relevant experience. Ability to demonstrate experience in required qualifications detailed here.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Database management or data management experience
  • Legislative bill tracking experience at state or federal level
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and/or other data management tools
  • Experience using Hubspot or another CRM application
  • Experience managing travel.

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.