Childhood Bereavement Analyst
- - Evaluation and Research
- Denver, CO, USA
- Full Time
Reports to: Director of Evaluation & Research
The Childhood Bereavement Analyst supports thought leadership and work-stream management associated with the Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model, a quantitative statistical tool developed by JH/JAG that uses population metrics to approximate prevalence rates of U.S. children and youth who will experience the death of a parent or sibling by the time they reach adulthood (https://www.judishouse.org/cbem). The Analyst will dive deeply into understanding the issue of childhood bereavement in relation to social and health issues, working towards the goal of making childhood bereavement a public health priority. The Analyst should bring a general understanding of indicator data, including the limitations, opportunities, and appropriate uses of publicly available datasets to track trends, contextualize issues, and identify needs at various levels. The Analyst must have a passion for asking questions and solving problems, be able to generate and run with ideas, engage in systems-level thinking, and hold themselves to the highest standards of excellence. The Analyst reports directly to the Director of Evaluation and Research and is a key leader in the Evaluation and Research Initiative, which aims to consider the effectiveness of clinical programs and increase scientific understanding of the experiences and needs for grieving children and families.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES SOUGHT:
• Experience with quantitative data management, analysis, and basic visualization
• Understanding of research design and methods
• Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Suite (e.g., Excel programming, macro development)
• Highly detail-oriented, organized, and able to systematically track multiple factors simultaneously
• Experience translating findings to both non-research and research-savvy audiences
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a professional team environment
• A desire to support non-profit, mission-driven work is required
EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:
• Master's degree in public health (specialization in epidemiology preferred) and at least 2 years relevant work experience
• Formal training in research methods and quantitative analysis
• Review a broad array of data resources and references related to public health and education to advise program development and implementation with a goal of raising awareness and standards in childhood bereavement field
• Acquire, normalize, and query population data from various sectors and sources in support of projects that meet our needs for resource assessments and planning
• Manage datasets and conduct data cleaning to facilitate export to statistics packages (e.g., SPSS)
• Develop organizational standards that ensure best population health practices for data storage, management, and usage are implemented and maintained
• Analyze and display data, maintaining reporting applications and visualizations. Support design and recommend content, format, dissemination methods, etc.
• Review and summarize scientific and clinical literature related to analytic strategies or project implementation options
• Develop creative solutions independently or as part of a team to optimize and solve data issues and presentation in a way that facilitates project management
• Align with teammates to determine workplans and develop custom approaches tailored according to individual project specifications and different clients (e.g., grief centers across the nation)
• Systematically track projects, documenting progress towards deliverables/goals, routinely updating relevant JH/JAG staff and leadership
• Collaborate and communicate with community agencies/clients to devise data-informed strategies and recommendations to improve decision-making, implementation, process, and outcomes
• Contribute to written reports, background papers, program documentation and presentations; perform primary or secondary technical review of documents; prepare sections of scientific manuscripts for internal and academic audiences
• Foster and actively engage in the culture of learning within JH/JAG: ask questions, engage in creative thinking, and collectively work toward achieving the full potential and impact of JH/JAG
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
• Promote the values of JH/JAG throughout the organization and external relationships.
• Attend team and organizational meetings, activities, and events as required.
• Collaborate with JH/JAG staff and perform job duties to advance the organization's mission and vision.
• Demonstrate ability to work independently and within a team, seeking guidance as appropriate.
• Comply with all organizational policies and procedures.
• Commitment to JH/JAG mission.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk as well as bend, squat, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Normal office conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Judi's House/JAG Institute (JH/JAG) is the only free-standing organization in Metro Denver devoted solely to supporting grieving youth and families through comprehensive care, research, education, and advocacy. Its mission is to help children and families grieving a death find connection and healing. Since 2002, JH/JAG has supported nearly 10,000 individuals, and educated many thousands more, toward the vision that no child should be alone in grief. The integration of research and practice in a community-based center has uniquely positioned JH/JAG to create social change around the issue of childhood bereavement'elevating it as a public priority and serving as a national leader in the effort to increase access to effective grief care for bereaved children and families.
JUDI'S HOUSE CORE VALUES:
Judi's House expects to achieve its vision by adhering to three core values: Compassion, Accountability, and Respect. Nothing is more important than having a team of people that incorporates these values and holds each other accountable for living this culture every day at Judi's House.
It is the policy of Judi's House to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.
All offers are conditional on successful background checks. Our background checks include a search on the National Sex Offenders registry, and local, state and federal criminal databases.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. We are an organization where everyone pitches in to get done what needs to be done.
To apply for this position, please complete the application on our website at http://judishouse.hirecentric.com/jobsearch/