Summary of Job Description
Job Number: 20160698
Job Title: Director of Research and Evaluation
Department: Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service
Date Posted: 04 AUG 2016
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Responsibilities & Qualifications:
Director of Research and Evaluation - Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ)
Reporting to the CSJ’s Executive Director the Director of Research and Evaluation oversees evaluation strategies and activities of CSJ service, immersion, and community-based learning programs by working collaboratively with CSJ team members, students leaders, graduate research assistants, and community partners to measure the impact of experiential learning programming on GU students, program participants, and communities. The Director creates instruments specific for program evaluation needs; manages data collection and tracking; and works with CSJ team members to effectively present data to diverse audiences, including donors, through reports and other publications. Overall, this position is responsible for promoting a culture of reflection, learning, and data-based decision-making among CSJ team and student leaders.
In addition, the Director of Research and Evaluation oversees research activities of CSJ, and should apply to the position with potential research foci and/or projects, that are related to CSJ’s mission and scope of work at the intersection of social justice, higher education, and community engagement. Duties include but are not limited to:
Identifying and applying to research grants; consulting with faculty, staff, students, and community partners regarding potential research opportunities; initiating and/or facilitating academic-community partnerships using participatory approaches; advising and preparing students who are pursuing community-based research opportunities; and facilitating the and application and award process for CSJ undergraduate research fellowships.
Serves as CSJ’s liaison to the Institutional Review Board, participates in relevant professional associations, and serves as an intellectual and academic resource to CSJ’s team.
Participates as a full professional member of CSJ team and represents CSJ on and off campus in diverse professional settings including conferences and meetings.
Shares in the advisement responsibilities of CSJ’s student organizations and immersion programs.
Directly supervises a Graduate Assistant who supports on evaluation and student research assistants.
Ph.D./Ed.D. or other terminal degree is highly preferred for this position. Desired fields include Sociology or Peace and Conflict Studies.
At least 5 years of community based research experience and professional evaluation/assessment experience in community or education based settings; proficiency in diverse evaluation strategies.
Strong record of and commitment to engaged scholarship and/or advocacy-based research, and mission-driven higher education experience.
The ideal candidate will be well-versed in diverse social justice issues, qualitative and quantitative evaluation strategies, and is highly organized, detail-oriented, and collaborative. Preference is given to candidates with higher education teaching experience who demonstrate experience in pedagogies for social change and engaged teaching and learning. Knowledge of Washington, DC and domestic to global networks are an asset.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.