Evaluation Associate

Pay type: Hourly, temporary position
Hours: Part-time, up to 30 hours
Location: Kalamazoo, with some limited travel within Michigan
Department: Unified Clinics Children's Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC)

General summary:Research and evaluation activities for CTAC's grant/contract-funded projects 

Major duties

  • Conduct evaluation activities according to the developed evaluation plan
  • Develop/assist developing database/data storage plan for project
  • Develop/assist developing data collection strategy
  • Implement data collection, or implement with assistance
  • Implement and oversee data management of specified projects related to grant-and contract-funded evaluation and/or research
  • Assist senior evaluator in implementing projects
  • Prepare evaluation reports by compiling and analyzing data 
  • Assist senior evaluator in preparation of grant and contract proposals  
  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications:

  • BA or BS in Evaluation, statistics, or other research-related field
  • BA or BS in other field with experience in evaluation and research
  • Competence with Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent writing skills- provide writing sample

Desired qualifications:

  • Masters level education
  • Experience in research/evaluation
  • Working knowledge of SPSS, R, Dedoose, and/or other data analysis software
  • Experience with visual reporting software (e.g., Tableau)

Western Michigan University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

To apply please send resume and cover letter to

Clinical Trauma Interventionist

Pay type: Temporary, non-benefits eligible position
Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: Kalamazoo
Department: Unified Clinics Children's Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC)

General summary: The Southwest Michigan Children’s Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC) is part of the Unified Clinics at Western Michigan University. The Clinical Trauma Interventionist serves as clinical staff on a trans-disciplinary team (including social work, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, nursing and medicine) in order to provide comprehensive trauma assessments for children ages 0-17. 

Major Duties:

  • Participate in CTAC clinical assessments
  • Work with clinical staff and CTAC interns in order to complete trauma assessment reports, including reviewing, editing and providing feedback
  • Submit final assessment reports in a timely manner
  • Assist with training and supervision of student interns in the assessment and report writing process
  • Complete interviews with biological parents, foster parents, and child welfare professionals when needed
  • Assist with other special projects and duties as assigned

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Basic understanding of youth development and trauma in children
  • Excellent writing skills (will be asked for a writing sample during the interview process)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a high-stress environment
  • Ability to communicate well with others
  • Must be able to work successfully on a team as well as independently
  • Display cultural/social sensitivity skills

A successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work or related field.  Previous experience working with children preferred.  Appropriate licensure or certification, or progress towards appropriate licensure or certification also required.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to: Cara Weiler, - Subject line: clinician application

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015

 Southwest Michigan Children’s Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC) is a part of Western Michigan University, which is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. 

We encourage qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.