The Implementation Specialist serves as a project area leader on funded implementation science project(s) at the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Implementation Specialist:
(1) delivers a range of direct implementation supports to community prevention coalitions and child and family-serving agencies to support their effective implementation and scaling of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs;
(2) assists with the development of implementation tools, measures, and other resources that may be useful to community and state partners; and
(3) engages in implementation research and evaluation.
The position will join The Impact Center at FPG. The mission of The Impact Center at FPG is to catalyze social impact by (1) developing sustained capacity to use and optimize evidence-based prevention and wellbeing strategies and (2) contributing to implementation science and research. The Impact Center at FPG is a workgroup at FPG that includes implementation specialists, evaluation and improvement specialists, research scientists, and learning design specialists focused on the implementation and scale-up of evidence-based prevention strategies at population and system-wide levels. Guided by this work group’s theoretically and empirically derived model of core practice components, implementation support is delivered primarily to leaders and teams within community organizations and coalitions. Projects involve close collaboration with state agency and funding partners in North Carolina and South Carolina.
In addition to membership in The Impact Center at FPG, the position is also expected to be a member of the community of FPG Investigators. Expectations include productivity in implementation science and research; the development of implementation support resources; guiding systems policies and practices at state, regional, and national levels; engagement in institutional and professional service in areas of relevance to FPG’s mission; and evaluation of professional performance.
Educational Requirements: Preference for a Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, Prevention Science, Implementation Science, or closely related fields of study. In exceptional cases, a Masters in psychology, social work, public health, prevention science, or implementation science and seven to ten years of relevant experience will be considered.
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