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Assistant Director Of Research & Curriculum

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Location: 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Posted: Jun 14, 2024

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Req #: 235513 Department: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Job Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date: 06/12/2024 Closing Info: Closes On 06/19/2024 Salary: $5,696 - $8,750 per month Other Compensation: Limited Recruitment: Open to Department employees only
If you are a UW employee and would like to be considered for this position, please login to your UW employee profile to apply. Shift: First Shift Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills, and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The mission of the Brotherhood Initiative (BI) at the University of Washington Seattle is to empower undergraduate men of color to thrive on campus and graduate prepared for a lifetime of leadership, service, and success. The BI advances its mission by utilizing research-based strategies to provide multiple pathways for males of color in college to engage in academic, civic, and leadership opportunities, and also access networks and resources that will promote their success – and through this process, develop a learning community of scholars. The primary goals of the BI are to: 1) Increase enrollment, persistence, and graduation rates for males of color; 2) Conduct interdisciplinary research about factors that promote the success of young men of color, and 3) Inform policy and practice in working with males of color across a range of educational institutions, community organizations, and government agencies.
Reporting to the Director of Research and Programs, the College of Education currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Assistant Director of Research and Curriculum with the Brotherhood Initiative.
Under the supervision of the Director of Research & Programs, the Research Coordinator will work collaboratively with the BI team on a variety of research projects and will perform some instructional duties on a separate faculty appointment. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
Research & Assessment
In coordination with the Faculty Director and Director of Research & Programs, work on multiple research projects, including:
  • Research Design
    - Assisting with the development and management of emerging research projects and initiatives
    - Developing research project timelines and proposals
    - Drafting and/or reviewing interview and focus group protocols
    - Developing and implementing research protocols for quantitative data analysis
  • Data collection and data analysis
    - Conducting and analyzing interviews
    - Analyzing course assignments including but not limited to reflection papers, Photovoice assignments, oral histories and video projects
    - Assisting with the collection and analysis of institutional data
  • Authoring and preparation of manuscripts, grants, and other publications
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of research dissemination activities (e.g ., social media, conference presentations, etc)
  • Assisting with ongoing course and initiative assessment activities
    - Developing, implementing, and reviewing assessment plans and instruments
    - Analyzing assessment data & preparing assessment-related reports and presentations
  • Assisting with the coordination of research interns, contractors, and partners
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
    First-Year Course Instructional Support
    In collaboration with Faculty Director and Director of Research & Programs, assist with continual curriculum improvement based on an equity-based inquiry process.
  • Serving as the co-instructor for the first-year Brotherhood Initiative seminar on a faculty lecturer part-time appointment
  • Coordinating and facilitating first-year seminar meetings and retreats
  • Co-coordinating class speakers, guests, and workshop presenters
  • Developing, monitoring, and evaluating course policies
  • Providing supervision and development for student teaching assistants
    Organizational and Curriculum Development
    In coordination with the Director of Research & Programs, work on various organizational and curriculum development projects including:
  • Strategic Planning
    - Assisting with the development and coordination of the strategic planning process
    - Coordinate staff training and process development related to strategic planning updates and reporting
    - Assisting with evaluating strategic planning strategies and assessing organizational outputs
  • Curriculum Development
    - Managing the planning, development, implementation, and revision of curriculum guides, materials, and objectives in keeping with best practices and current research
    - Assisting with curriculum development for the sophomore course
  • Master's in Education or a related field required, to include 1 year of progressively responsible experience in education, research, and practice with non-dominant communities
    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
  • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of concerns and issues experienced by underrepresented and marginalized populations
  • Strong research and communication skills
  • Knowledge of qualitative research methodologies and software (e.g. Dedoose)
  • Knowledge of quantitative research methodologies and software (e.g.: SPSS, R, Tableau)
  • Experience supporting critical quantitative and qualitative educational research
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively on a team
  • Outstanding verbal, written, reading, and cultural competency skills
  • Demonstrated experience working on issues of postsecondary access and retention
  • Knowledge of and experience with both academic and student services environments
  • Knowledge of issues impacting students of color, students from low-income and first-generation backgrounds, and/or male students
  • Familiarity and/or experience with design-based and quantitative research methods
    Application Process: The application process may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are access ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected] .

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

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