• Training and Research Coordinator

    Job Locations US-MA-Harvard
    Minimum Education Required
    Master's Degree
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Number of Hours Per Week
  • Overview

    Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff. 


    The Training and Research Coordinator will coordinate and evaluate Mental Health First Aid Trainings, collect and analyze Jail Diversion Program (JDP) program data, coordinate all research and program outcome activities, identifying areas of improvement, satisfaction levels and coordinate and complete report writing.


    Are you ready to make a difference?

    Minimum Education Required

    Master's Degree


    • Coordinate Mental Health First Aid training and associated activities, including but not limited to data collection.
    • Develop, coordinate and support Co-Responder trainings.
    • Collect and analyze data from departments interested in implementing a co-response model.
    • Maintain and analyze data from existing and future JDP programs.
    • Collect, maintain and analyze data used for funding and grant reports.
    • Provide assistance and technical support to staff entering data.
    • Regularly evaluate and report on program data and outcomes.
    • Coordinate Police Officer Attitudes Research.
    • Assist steps necessary for achieving Evidence Based Practice status.
    • Conduct regular evaluation activities with police departments regarding program satisfaction.
    • Assess for areas in need of improvement in programs based on data.
    • Present evaluation feedback from departments to program leadership.
    • Assist in report writing for funding and grant applications.
    • Attend and actively participate in supervision, team meetings and assigned trainings.
    • Maintain meeting notes and prepare agendas
    • Compose monthly TTAC newsletter and maintain TTAC listserv.
    • Coordinate initial screenings and second round interviews for new candidates with TTAC manager and Program Director/Assistant Director respectively.
    • Remain alert at all times throughout the scheduled shift and be available via email, text, or phone when off duty within reason.


    • Master's degree in criminal justice, public policy, public health, or closely related field with 1-2 years relevant experience.
    • Research design, evaluation and implementation experience required.
    • Knowledge and understanding of Jail Diversion Co-Response model.
    • Expertise with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
    • Strong technology and data analysis statistical program knowledge.
    • Ability to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with other team members, and supervisors.
    • Proven ability to facilitate and train.
    • Strong computer skills.
    • High energy level, superior interpersonal skills, and a proactive, ethical, creative and enthusiastic approach and ability to function in a team atmosphere and work independently.
    • Highly organized and detailed oriented.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication.
    • Must hold a valid driver's license and access to an operational and insured vehicle.


    Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.


    Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

    Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.


    Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

    Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.


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