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Job Title: CASTL ECMHC Implementation Specialist
Location: Charlottesville, VA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/17/2021
Expire Date: 10/17/2021
Job Categories: Other
Job Description
CASTL ECMHC Implementation Specialist
The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia seeks an Implementation Specialist (Research Specialist Intermediate) for a new partnership project with the Virginia Department of Education to design, pilot, and evaluate an early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) model. This project is a partnership between the University of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Education, and multiple community stakeholders. The individual hired into this full-time position will perform tasks related to managing this new ECMHC project.


Project Coordination and Implementation

Collaborate with project faculty and staff to support the successful delivery of ECMH consultation through excellent project management, relationship building and management, and communications across internal and external partners
Manage assignments and tasks and identify systemic inefficiencies
Coordinate with external project partners to support project implementation
Support the hiring, onboarding, and training of early childhood mental health consultants
Plan agendas for meetings, keep meeting notes, and manage/track resulting task assignments for team members using systems such as Smartsheet


Track the progress of the project including implementation data collected as part of the pilot and associated evaluation
Manage recruitment, data collection, and data management activities
Create systems for collecting, processing, and organizing incoming data

Communication and Dissemination

Act as a liaison between researchers, consultants, educators, and community stakeholders
Contribute to the planning and writing of reports and performance updates for funders and regulators
Support the maintenance of the project website, update content, archive publications, format dissemination products
Assist with outreach and dissemination activities which may include the creation of online communication (email newsletters, blogs, news articles), presentations (e.g., webinars) and reports and articles. This may include conducting literature reviews, reviewing drafts, finalizing references, formatting documents and other related activities.


A Bachelor's Degree in Education, Psychology or a related field
One to two years of experience coordinating research, clinical, or administrative activities with demonstrated ability to manage self, team members, and stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to interact effectively with a diverse team of internal and external constituencies
Demonstrates expertise, experience, and commitment to diversity, equity, and access
Excellent executive function skills: organization, time management, shifting focus (multitasking; alternating focus on details and ‘the big picture’ as needed)
Coordinate multiple simultaneous tasks of varying complexity, with demonstrated accountability, and excellent attention to detail while implementing flexible problem-solving skills
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Ability to collaborate closely with a team in a deadline-driven environment

Proficiency in use of technology:

Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel)
Videoconferencing, teaching, or webinar tools (e.g., Zoom, Canvas)
Virtual platforms or storage (e.g., Google Docs, Box, Trello)

Preferred Qualifications:

3+ years of relevant experience
One to two years of experience within the field of early childhood education
Master’s degree preferred
Prior experience with research-practice-policy partnerships in early childhood education
Prior experience with project management software such as Smartsheet

In alignment with President Ryan’s UVA strategic plan, CASTL is committed to:

Recruiting talented and diverse doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and staff;
Recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and providing an inclusive and supportive environment in which staff and faculty are recognized as integral to the success of our work; and
Promoting a culture of integrity, mutual respect, excellence, collaboration, and innovation.

Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘' CASTL ECMHC Implementation Specialist”
Complete an application online and include:

a cover letter
a CV/resume
Diversity statement - in 500 words or less describe how your work addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. This position is available immediately through September 2022. This is a restricted position and continuation beyond a year is dependent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

For questions about the application process, please contact Margaret Weeks, Academic Recruiter.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
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