Staff Opportunities

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs: Field Education and External Relations

The Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Field Education is responsible for the strategic, curricular and administrative leadership of the Mandel School Field Education Department. The Field Education Department works in partnership with community organizations across the country to provide high quality field placement experiences to MSSA and MNO students enrolled in the Online, On-Campus and Intensive Weekend formats. The assistant dean provides leadership over the development, implementation and evaluation of field education curriculum in accordance with Mandel School and Council on Social Work Education policies and standards. The assistant dean is responsible for the supervision of remote and campus-based field education staff, including Associate Director of Field Education, field advisors, department assistant and student employees.

For more information and to apply, go to the CWRU career website. If you are an internal candidate, choose FIND NEW OPPORTUNITIES. If you are an external candidate, choose VIEW OPEN POSITIONS. Search for job 8518.

Research Associate - National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities

Posted: October 06, 2020

Title: Research Associate

Department: National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities

School/Management Center: Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Location: Mandel School, Research Commons

Supervisor Name and Title: Debbie Wilber, Assistant Director

Position Objective

Working under limited supervision, the Research Associate will serve as a program manager, planning and carrying out research and consultation on local, national, and international projects, for the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC) with a focus on investigating how to reduce urban poverty and promote successful mixed-income communities.

The Research Associate will work closely with principal investigators, faculty and staff and supervise students to carry out research and technical assistance across multiple projects and sites. The Research Associate will manage a portfolio of diverse, complex projects, and carry out a variety of research-related tasks, including: literature reviews, data collection, data entry, research and instrument design, qualitative data analysis, quantitative data analysis, and report writing. The Research Associate will manage project workplans and help coordinate project teams and partners. The Research Associate will help design and provide technical assistance and consultation. Key to this role will be the Research Associate’s ability to cultivate relationships with researchers, policymakers and practitioners, as well as staff and others at study sites. In addition, the Research Associate will help build and maintain NIMC information resources for researchers, practitioners and policymakers.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, BIPOC, and other members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As a center, NIMC has a strong racial equity and racial justice focus and seeks team members with a demonstrated commitment to antiracist community, organizational and systems change.

Essential Functions

  1. Manage local, national, and international projects. Create, coordinate and carry out project work plans. Lead project teams, train and support research assistants as necessary, and ensure successful and timely deliverable completion. (35%)
  2. Manage relationships with project partners. Engage with community residents and stakeholders. Collaborate with community partners to create and implement strategies for community engagement and community building. Coordinate planning processes with partners. Plan and facilitate project events and activities. Supervise student research assistants and field placement students. Monitor project budgets. Assist in routine communications between internal staff and faculty and external partners. (30%)
  3. Conduct complex research design, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis of a non-routine nature. Devise data collection instruments and new procedures for qualitative data collection and analysis with a high degree of skill and training. Conduct general research tasks including data collection, data entry, data coding and data analysis. (15%)
  4. Conduct technical assistance and consultation to project partners. Broker relationships among practitioners and policymakers. Identify exemplary and promising practices. (10%)
  5. Co-author academic papers, research reports, briefing reports, news articles, and information releases. Write grant proposals and reports. Coordinate and submit applications and other materials to the Institutional Review Board. Attend other project team meetings and related events. (10%)

Nonessential Functions 

Perform other duties as assigned.


Department:  Weekly contact with supervisor, NIMC principal investigators, faculty, staff and partners.  Weekly contact with staff, students and faculty at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

University: Weekly contact with university staff.

External:  Daily contact with external constituents and stakeholders.

Students:  Weekly supervise student field placement interns and student employees.  

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervise staff research assistants, and graduate and undergraduate student research assistants.


Experience: A minimum of 5 years related experience in a social science, education or public policy research environment. Experience in one or more areas preferred: project management, community-based research, community engagement, research design, database management, statistical analysis, mixed-income development studies and community building in mixed-income communities, and writing reports for public distribution. Master’s Degree or equivalent required, preferably in social work or a related social science field. Experience and comfort applying concepts of racial equity and racial justice to social change efforts.

Education: Master’s Degree

Required Skills

  1. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  2. Comfort and ability to work independently.
  3. Highly organized with strong computing skills. 
  4. Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
  5. Managerial experience.
  6. Theoretical and practical knowledge of community development.
  7. Strong familiarity with antiracism concepts, frameworks and tools.
  8. Ability to work collaboratively in a small team environment with team members and students.
  9. Ability to work with moderate supervision and to seek out effective solutions for complex data analysis problems, with assistance, if needed.
  10. Knowledge of social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
  11. Knowledge of Windows-based personal computers including statistical software, word processing, database and spreadsheet programs is necessary.
  12. Experience in using Microsoft Suite (Word, Access, Excel), e-mail, and internet applications, strong with statistical packages such as SPSS, and spreadsheets (e.g. Excel).
  13. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and partners face to face.

Working Conditions

Challenging and fast-paced, multitasking university research environment.  Travel may be required. May occasionally be required to attend evening and weekend meetings.  Experience and comfort in urban neighborhood environments required.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send their resume and a letter expressing their interest in this position to Dawn Ellis, Use subject line “RA 2020 application” and save both documents as a single pdf file with your first and last name.

Fidelity Specialist - Center for Evidence-Based Practices

The Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) is a technical assistance center with a mission to promote recovery among people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders through the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP’s) and emerging best practices in behavioral healthcare. The CEBP promotes knowledge development and implementation of EBP’s through programmatic and clinical consultation, training, and evaluation services and quality improvement consultation to organizations interested in implementing EBP’s. These practice models include but are not limited to Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS), Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), Dual Disorder Capability (DDC).

Working under general supervision, the Consultant and Fidelity Specialist will be primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting evaluation of EBP’s utilizing standardized fidelity tools for programs and systems that receive services from the CEBP. Evaluation efforts also include: consultation with programs and systems regarding implementation of EBP’s. This position will assist with reports to Ohio Department of Medicaid and other funding sources, EBP consultation and training as determined by the needs of the CEBP.

Functions include:

  • Participate in onsite fidelity evaluations, data collection and management including; review of program policy and procedures, staff interviews, staff meeting observation, front-line staff shadowing, consumer interviews and records reviews.
  • Write evaluation reports; assist CEBP staff with writing evaluation reports, conduct review and editing of CEBP staff evaluation reports.
  • Provide consultation and training at community mental health and substance abuse treatment organizations and in conjunction with local and State health authorities.
  • Provide information about the evidence and emerging best practice models and the requisite steps associated with their implementation.
  • Deliver program and clinical consultation with program managers, team leaders, and direct service staff to develop and sustain the model.

Seeking a candidate with a masters-level degree in a relevant field, and at least three years of experience. We require demonstrated evaluation and project management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills and knowledge of behavioral healthcare systems and evidence-based practices for individuals with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Must be highly organized, self-directed, results-oriented, innovative and flexible. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Crystal Smith -

Department Assistant 4 - Academic Affairs

The Mandel School Academic Affairs Department Assistant 4 is primarily responsible for providing professional and high quality administrative support to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, as well as managing the department's day to day activities. In addition to activities like following up on phone calls and correspondence, the Department Assistant serves as the primary liaison to adjunct faculty, maintains the Associate Dean's files, coordinates meetings and projects, and carries out other duties to ensure the smooth functioning of the department.

For more information and to apply, go to the CWRU career website. If you are an internal candidate, chose FIND NEW OPPORTUNITIES. If you are an external candidate, choose VIEW OPEN POSITIONS. Search for job 8436.