We are still seeking applications for one new position in implementation science and support at FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill.
Implementation Specialist: The Implementation Specialist serves as a project leader on funded implementation science project(s) at the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill. The position contributes to the development of the science and practice of evidence-based program implementation and scale-up, organizational change, and system transformation, particularly as related to population-level prevention and wellbeing in community settings and in local, state, and national service systems. The position will work closely with a team of implementation scientists and other project members at FPG, UNC, and state agency partners in North Carolina and California.
The Implementation Specialist will be responsible for:
- Contributing to the design and leadership of direct implementation support for local, regional, and state partners scaling evidence-based prevention and wellbeing programs in North Carolina and California.
- Contributing to the design and leadership of capacity building activities for state intermediary organizations supporting evidence-based prevention and well-being practices in North Carolina and California.
- Developing and testing new assessments, tools, online learning modules, and technical assistance methods to support the implementation and scale-up of evidence-based prevention and well-being programs for population-level impact.
- Contributing to the design and leadership of research and evaluation activities related to program scale-up within communities and across state service systems and related to FPG project teams’ own provision of direct implementation support.
- Co-leading future funding proposals for developing, evaluating, and applying implementation science frameworks and methods to support the population-level scale-up of evidence-based prevention and well-being programs.
Educational Requirements: Preference for a Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, Implementation Science, Human Development or a closely related field of study. Specializations in evidence-based prevention or treatment programs, implementation science, and organization/system change are especially encouraged. In exceptional cases, a Masters in Social Work, Public Health, Prevention Science, or Public Administration and ten or more years of relevant experience will be considered.