1) The Center has a growing portfolio of research projects and is seeking an associate director who will utilize experience in academic research and a passion for social sector issues to execute strategic priorities, manage research projects, and lead research activities.
2) Activities include supporting faculty-led and PhD student-led social sector research projects; managing Rustandy Center data collection projects; sourcing and communicating social sector data sources; developing and managing relationships withÂ new and existing partners in for-profit, nonprofit, and government organizations; hosting research conferences on social sector topics; and communicating with internal and external stakeholders.
3) The Associate Director will utilize strong research skills, including developing hypotheses and insights, creating project proposals and plans, and managing data analyses and report development. This position offers the opportunity to work on a variety of social topics with leading academic researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and a dedicated team of research professionals and center staff.
4) Manage ongoing research projects led by the Rustandy Center and Booth faculty.
5) Contribute to the design and implementation of multiple concurrent research studies, including the development of research proposals, project materials, and coordinating with vendors and partner agencies.
6) Develop and maintain strong relationships with research partners and stakeholders.
7) Lead data collection projects.
8) Provide research administration support for research projects in collaboration with university departments (e.g. manage IRB submissions, Data-Use agreements, data transfers, and data security).
9) Plan and execute academic conferences and convenings for various stakeholders including faculty, students, practitioners, visiting fellows, and outside institutions.
10) Maintain effective communication with all team members, other university departments and outside institutions.
11) Attend various events and conferences, including selected research seminars.
1) Strong project management and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
2) Strong problem solving skills.
3) Ability to effectively multi-task under deadlines, handle multiple projects concurrently, and ask questions as necessary.
4) Excellent and professional verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences.
5) Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
6) Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with fellow staff members, as well as with faculty, students, and various stakeholders.
7) Ability to seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information.
8) Familiarity with statistics software such as STATA.
9) Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
10) Flexibility to occasionally work late or start early for specific events.
11) Ability to travel between Hyde Park campus and downtown Gleacher Center.
12) Domain knowledge of the social sector.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree in economics, public policy, or a closely related field.
2) Advanced degree.
1) At least three years of relevant experience in a research setting or similar role.
2) Experience with key research activities such as developing research proposals, writing literature reviews, designing field experiments, sampling methodology, and previous fieldwork.
2) Cover letter
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