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  • Program assistant

    Program assistant (research assistant) (1 position)
    (Position #req994)
    $39,000 - $49,000 

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    The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ) is seeking a Research Assistant/Program assistant to support its initiatives. 

    Essential Functions:

    • Provide research assistance at center. 
    • Provide support to project coordinator(s), project managers, and directors. 
    • Schedule, confirm, and coordinate calls and meetings. 
    • Transcribe and follow-up on activities of the calls and meetings. 
    • Provide data collection, entry, and reporting support.  


    • Must have a Bachelor's degree in a social science (social work, psychology, criminal justice, or urban studies) or equivalent experience.
    • Preferred experience working on social science research projects.   
    • Preferred knowledge of criminal justice and community mental health systems (i.e. terminology, processes, goals and outcomes).
    • Comfortable with a variety of computer programs (including Microsoft Excel and Word, PowerPoint, SPSS, and Teams). 
    • Ability to learn computer applications quickly. 
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
    • Ability to effectively interface with range of community partners. 
    • Reliable transportation to campus.  

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