ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE (ACE) AWARENESS FOUNDATION
Senior Research Associate
ABOUT THE ACE AWARENESS FOUNDATION
The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Awareness Foundation, established in 2015, is helping to transform communities by promoting policy and practice that supports the healthy development of children. The Foundation is working to: (1) create a Greater Memphis community—and catalyze a statewide movement—that understands the deep and long-lasting impact that childhood trauma can have across the life span and (2) support innovative strategies that prevent toxic stress or lessen its negative effects on children and their families. The Foundation’s signature initiative is its Universal Parenting Places —UPPs. These judgment-free zones are places where parents can go for help with family-related issues and concerns, both big and small. They receive professional counseling, information, emotional support, and referrals; participate in stress-reduction exercises, parent-child activities, and discussion groups; and build social support networks that extend far beyond the walls of the UPPs.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Foundation is seeking an experienced researcher to lead the design and implementation of a plan for measuring the impact of the Universal Parenting Places on those it serves. The Senior Research Associate will identify key areas for evaluation, build capacity for ongoing self-assessment, and lead efforts to conceptualize and implement a longitudinal strategic evaluation plan designed to improve internal program practices as well as inform the field of ACEs prevention and effects mitigation.
This role provides an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong background in research and evaluation and a demonstrated commitment to family support services to contribute to the continued growth of both the ACE Awareness Foundation and the UPPs.
This position will report to and work closely with the Executive Director.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Major benefits include paid time off, health and dental insurance, and paid parking.
HOW TO APPLY
We are a small team, so no phone calls, please. Only email applications will be accepted. Applicants must submit the following:
Due to the pace of the search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We appreciate the time and effort required to submit a thoughtful application, and your submission will be acknowledged via an email message confirming receipt.
The ACE Awareness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that supports diversity in all aspects of its work and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, or disability. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit our website at http://aceawareness.org/