University of Rochester Assoc in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Psychiatry


Will be part of the Community Engagement Core (CEC) on a large, grant funded Capstone Center on Child Abuse and Neglect awarded to 1) the University of Rochester, including Mt. Hope Family Center (MHFC), the Laboratory for Interpersonal Violence and Victimization (LIVV) and the Susan B. Anthony Center (SBAC), and 2) the University of Minnesota (UMN) Institute of Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR). Scientific findings from decades of research conducted at both institutions will be adapted for various audiences and will be disseminated nationally via webinars, social media, publications and presentations at national meetings, as well as hosting summer research institutes and national and local events. The CEC will educate faculty members, trainees and staff of the CEC on political and legislative aspects of advocacy and community engagement on child abuse and neglect, educate and inform legislators about their potential role in prevention of child abuse and neglect in their community, train the next generation of child welfare scholars, and engage stakeholders regarding the state of the science around child maltreatment research with interdisciplinary audiences, including individuals from underrepresented communities.

Will have latitude for creativity and independent judgment, and provide direction and guidance in the planning and delivery of the projects. Is an integral part of a team, responsibilities may include: writing policy recommendations and summary reports based on scientific findings, conducting statutory analysis, serving as a liaison between the team and legislators, and teaching.

Essential Duties:

50% Policy and Statutory Analysis

  • Reviews, interprets, and analyzes local, state, and federal, policy and legislation related to child abuse and neglect.
  • Creates summaries and other tools to disseminate what is learned with the team and other stakeholder audiences.
  • Utilizes a high level of analytical thinking during report preparation and team meetings.

20% Draft documents for targeted and wide dissemination

  • Draft summary reports, information sheets and other materials to be used for dissemination.
  • Reviews and contributes to documents drafted by other team members, including editorial recommendations as needed.

20% Outreach

  • Serves as a liaison between the larger project team and stakeholders, including, attorneys, judges, legislators, and other policy makers.

10% Teaching

  • Will teach via established project platforms, such as webinars, podcasts, and meetings to local and national communities of practice which will include physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers and child welfare system workers.
  • Will teach fellows at the summer research institute which will include in the audience: local UR faculty (psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics, social work, etc.) regarding child abuse and maltreatment and the intersection with courts.
  • Will speak at other project-related events including in-services throughout URMC, River Campus, and the broader Rochester community including the legal and child welfare systems.
  • Will assist department and greater URMC community on getting research evidence-based practices into policy.
  • ¿Will subscribe to the Department’s goal of creating a culturally competent environment by treating patients/ families, trainees, research subjects and co-workers in a sensitive and caring manner with appropriate attention to cultural differences. The successful candidate will participate in available cultural competence events and trainings.

Minimum requirements:

Experience: Master’s degree required, Doctorate level degree preferred, preferably in law or policy related area. Requires organizational and problem solving skills; excellent communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; experience with legal research and writing; and knowledge of legislative processes.

Technical: Ongoing knowledge of computer databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics.

This position requires successful completion of the University of Rochester Research Subject Review Board (RSRB) Health Subject Protection Program (HSPP) exam.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #212839 at

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Assoc

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 212839

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time