Project/Editorial Coordinator

Project/Editorial Coordinator
CHILDREN AT RISK is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented and self-motivated team member who will
support and help direct the publication of two peer-reviewed journals for a nationally recognized, Texas based
non-profit organization. The Editorial Coordinator will join a driven and dynamic team and will work closely with
the Managing Editors, Editorial Boards, [email protected] Institute, and President/CEO to publish and disseminate two
academic, peer-reviewed journals.
Key responsibilities include:
 Facilitate and direct the timely publication of two open-access, peer-reviewed journals: Journal of
Applied Research on Children (biannual) and Journal of Family Strengths (biannual).
 Manage the web presence and administrative operations of the journals.
 Coordinate with various staff to develop and implement a communications strategy for the release of the
journals to disseminate the articles’ findings to researchers, policy makers, and community stakeholders.
 Support the organization’s ongoing data collection and dissemination efforts in the areas of parent
education, public education, human trafficking, and health.
 Represent CHILDREN AT RISK in meetings regarding current children’s issues.
 Supervise publications interns.
CHILDREN AT RISK is an active research and advocacy group dedicated to improving the quality of life of
Texas’ children through research, public policy analysis, strengthening public policy and practice, community
education, and collaboration. Our focus is on ending child trafficking, strengthening public education, increasing
access to school meal programs, and increasing use of evidence-based parent education. We are the leading
source of accurate information on children’s issues and an advocate and catalyst for change concerning the needs
of all children across Texas. Launched in September 2010, the Journal of Applied Research on Children is
focused on publishing interdisciplinary research that is linked to practical, evidenced-based policy solutions for
children’s issues. Previously called Family Preservation Journal, the Journal of Family Strengths has a history of
over fifteen years publishing theoretical, practice, and evaluation research on the strengths perspective in familycentered practice to improve services that promote and sustain family systems.
Preferred Qualifications
BA/BS required.
Ability to work independently/as a self-starter, as well as a team member.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Effective problem solving skills.
Professional communication skills for academic audiences.
Project management experience with a strong ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
A strong work ethic, a sense of humor and a zeal for relationship building are all considered a real plus
for this position.
A history of commitment to children, innovative public policy, and positive change preferred.
CHILDREN AT RISK is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the
basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, religion, ancestry, color, race,
ethnicity or creed.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references via e-mail to Dr. Sanborn
at: [email protected] The application deadline is rolling with applications being reviewed upon
CHILDREN AT RISK receives a high volume of resumes and reviews every candidate closely. As such, candidates
will only be contacted if they are selected for an interview.
Dr. Bob Sanborn, President/CEO
2900 Weslayan, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77027