Overview

The Family Welfare Research Department at the University of Maryland School of Social Work is looking to expand their research team with individuals who possess proficient data analysis and writing skills. Our research primarily consists of using administrative data to answer relevant practice and policy-based research questions about the individuals and families who utilize safety net (TANF and SNAP) and child support programs in Maryland.

The selected candidate(s) will be expected to conduct such analyses and draft clear, concise, and meaningful reports that present the results of those analyses to relevant stakeholders. Qualified candidates should have skill in data analysis using statistical software such as SPSS, STATA, R, Excel, or SAS, the ability to take lead roles in performing and directing various research studies, and strong writing skills.

We strongly encourage interested candidates to review our recent research reports on our website: https://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/familywelfare/. Interested individuals should submit their resume and cover letter describing their interest in safety net and child support research as well as how their skills match the essential functions of the position.

Minimum Qualifications and Hiring Range

Policy Research Analyst
Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline (e.g., public policy, social work, sociology, political science, psychology), statistics, or related field. A unique combination of education and experience may be considered.

The Hiring Range is in the $40,000s, commensurate with education and experience.

Senior Policy Research Analyst
Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline (e.g., public policy, social work, sociology, political science, psychology), statistics, or related field. Two (2) years related experience in a research environment required. A unique combination of education and experience may be considered.

The Hiring Range is in the $50,000s, commensurate with education and experience.

Lead Policy Research Analyst
Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline (e.g., public policy, social work, sociology, political science, psychology), statistics, or related field. Three (3) years of related experience in a research environment including two (2) years in the relevant research specialization. A unique combination of education and experience may be considered.

The Hiring Range is in the $60,000s, commensurate with education and experience.

About University of Maryland School of Social Work

The School of Social Work is one of seven professional schools at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), an urban health, law, and human services campus. The School is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

This is an Exempt, Regular position that offers the option for partial telework as well as a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.