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Position Details


Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH COLA Psychology [UCPSYC]
Summary of Position

This full-time position will join an exciting team of collaborators including faculty from the Psychology Department at the University of New Hampshire, the South Dakota (SD) Department of Health (DOH), the SD Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence in Sioux Falls SD, and Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) in Rapid City SD. A grant has been awarded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to conduct a research study to evaluate the implementation of a youth-adult partnership violence prevention initiative, in middle and high schools within Rapid City, SD and its effectiveness in reducing the perpetration of youth victimization and increasing positive youth development. This position will assist the senior research and programming staff with the day to day operations of the project.

Additional Job Information

Rapid City, South Dakota lies east of Black Hills National Forest in western South Dakota. It’s known as a gateway to Mt. Rushmore, the massive iconic sculpture of 4 U.S. presidents. Rapid City is South Dakota’s second-largest city, located on the southwest side of the state. The nearby Black Hills National Forest is a great source of outdoor activity for nature lovers with extensive opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Posting Number/Job Order # PS0728FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 2 years
Other minimum qualifications

—A bachelor’s degree in social science (e.g, Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Education) and minimum two years’ experience working in research and/or project coordination.
—Attention to detail and high level of organizational skills required in this fast-paced position.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Percent Time Information (FTE) 1
Grade 15
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

Posting Details

Posting Date 01/24/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Hourly Staff (Non-Exempt)
Appointment Type Grant Funded
If TERM position provide projected end date
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


The individual in this position will help senior staff coordinate both prevention implementation and data collection for the evaluation research from our site location in Rapid City, SD including research planning, data collection, and overseeing prevention strategy implementation. In addition the Research Associate will serve as the contact person for community partners and schools. Specific responsibilities include:


Attend weekly meetings with key personnel by phone and meetings with the Research Advisory Board by phone or in-person. This person will take notes, set meeting agendas, and other administrative tasks to ensure meeting efficiency and success.


Assist with study preparation activities, such as scheduling surveys at schools, organizing project materials, keeping track of different project tasks, and assisting the PIs with creating protocols. This person will assign some of these tasks to research assistants and supervise them on the completion of tasks .


Assist with data collection, such as administering surveys.


Track programming activities, such as the date, time, and number of attendees at a project-related activity. This person will assign some of these tasks to research assistants and supervise them on the completion of tasks.


Assist investigators with basic data management and transfer of data from South Dakota to UNH (via online systems)


Assist programming staff with coordination and administration of youth summit and working groups. Specific tasks will include scheduling, finding space, contacting individuals to share logistics with program participants.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents