Project Coordinator

Research Project Specialist 1

The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR)

The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) has an opening for a research project specialist to conduct research and outreach under the mentorship of Dr. Abigail Gewirtz. This individual will work on multiple research and outreach projects centered around evidence-based parenting interventions.

Roughly half of this individual’s effort will be devoted to research studies on the After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) program. This individual will contribute to multiple multi-year randomized controlled trials evaluating this parenting program for military families. This individual will be partly responsible for overseeing the delivery of the ADAPT intervention in these trials. This will include delivering the parenting program in multiple formats to research participants, training and coaching facilitators to deliver the program, and performing some administrative and organizational functions with regard to the interventions.

The other half of the individual’s effort will be devoted to outreach and dissemination of multiple evidence-based parenting interventions designed to strengthen families’ response to traumatic stress, as part of a federally-funded center. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center for Resilient Families is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) network. The Center will adapt and put into practice five parenting interventions that specifically target isolated families in transition, such as those with a parent deployed to war, Native American families on reservations, immigrant and refugee families, families involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and families in which a parent has been killed.


  • ADAPT intervention delivery (20%)
  • Complete ADAPT facilitator certification process
  • Present the ADAPT program to military parents in multiple formats. This includes using clinical and counseling skills to teach parents to implement effective core positive parenting practices.
  • Plan lessons and customize ADAPT materials to meet the needs of parents.
  • Administrative tasks related to intervention delivery as needed, such as tracking attendance, homework completion, and subject payments.

ADAPT intervention oversight (20%)

  • Collaborate with other members of the team to develop and update the ADAPT curriculum
  • Complete certification as an ADAPT fidelity rater, coach, and trainer
  • Train prospective facilitators to deliver the ADAPT curriculum through workshops and ongoing coaching
  • Provide clinical supervision and feedback to ADAPT facilitators
  • Conduct site visits to provide intervention oversight
  • Administrative oversight and tracking of facilitators and subjects as needed

Outreach and dissemination (50%)

  • Assist in implementation of parenting interventions (including ADAPT, PMTO, FCU, CAPAS, etc.) in community settings
  • Develop resources for parents
  • Conduct outreach events such as parenting classes
  • Assist in marketing of parenting interventions
  • Participate in other effort to disseminate parenting interventions as needed

Administrative functions (10%)

  • Perform administrative functions as needed, such as managing the online intervention, including managing access, troubleshooting, and coordinating with tech support
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and provide updates to the team
  • Provide data and reports on intervention participation

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in related field (psychology, child psychology, family social science, or related) with at least 6 years of experience, or advanced degree with 4 years of experience.
  • Experience working on federal grant activities
  • Willingness to work towards rapid certification in ADAPT facilitation
  • Willingness to work some evening and weekend hours for intervention delivery, in combination with office hours during standard business hours Preferred


  • PhD in related field
  • Professional health care license or license eligibility; clinical experience
  •  Experience with trauma-informed treatment of children and families
  • Experience working with child service settings
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems, and/or refer issues to the appropriate authority
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage/prioritize multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of faculty, staff, and external partners
  • Experience working with diverse groups

For further information, please contact Dr. Chris Bray at


Project Coordinator

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Atlanta GA

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Children’s Advocacy Center and NCTSN Cat III site in Atlanta GA, is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator. This position will provide coordination and support to our programs specifically focused on response to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children. Responsibilities will include scheduling and coordination of youth-focused programming and outreach activities, coordination with project partners and volunteers, coordination with program evaluators, assistance to the Project Director with report-writing, and other tasks as assigned to support program success. The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in psychology, social work, public health or other related field, strong written and oral communication skills, works effectively in a team environment, is skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with others, and is committed to principles of cultural competency

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV (including references) to:

Kelly Kinnish, PhD

Director of Clinical Services Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

PO Box 17770 Atlanta GA 30307 (email communication preferred)

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