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The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time one year fixed-term position of Senior Research Analyst.
About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economyboth domestic and foreignas well as international affairs.
Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.
With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.
The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) has been located at Stanford University since 2000. CREDO's mission is to enhance evaluation and analysis of school reform initiatives and other education policies. Using a multidisciplinary and team-based approach, CREDO conducts studies of national significance using quantitative and qualitative analytic methods. All quantitative data preparation and quantitative analysis is conducted using the STATA statistical package. Qualitative data is gathered and organized using the Atlas analytic platform. The primary value about the work is one of policy neutrality; our motto is 'we let the data speak.' Individual preferences, beliefs or ideologies are not permitted to influence the methods we employ or the conclusions that we draw.
The Senior Research Analyst is responsible for significant contributions to the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) program evaluation and policy analysis work. Work performed will require both independent contributions and collaborative effort to develop, execute, manage and disseminate assigned research projects. Work will also cover critical administrative tasks and interactions within the Center and with external University units or outside organizations. The Senior Research Analyst will be supervised by the Center Director.
Manage the proposal preparation and/or post award activities for a large volume and diverse set of complex, federal and non-federal sponsored research projects, involving multiple sub-awards, principal investigators, and/or cross-school initiatives.
Prepare complex proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines. Oversee and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; resolve issues relating to proposal preparation and submittal process.
Develop, prepare, revise, and finalize project budgets, and provide budget justification; obtain cost sharing commitment and support. Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries; advise of new regulations.
Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly and cost-sharing requirements are fulfilled; initiate cost transfers.
Review and approve expenditures, advise on post award spending and commitment activity, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue.
Develop and communicate reports supporting project status; create forecasting models, scenarios, and decision aides.
Manage contract closeout process and audit inquiries; submit final reports and certificates.
Interpret complex university and government policies (FAR, Cost Accounting Standards, Office of Management and Budget circulars, sponsored guidelines, etc.) for project and university personnel and help guide other staff in interpreting complex policies.
Identify and implement process improvements. Participate in and lead cross campus projects. Train and advise on issues requiring specific technical expertise.
Oversee and review work of other staff. May supervise, train and mentor other staff.
Serve as a resource on subject area to principal investigator staff.
ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*:
Manage reviews of proposed projects by Stanford Internal Review Board for Non-Medical Human Subjects research.
Contribute to qualitative research projects with project management, supervision and direct research contributions, as required by specific projects.
* Other duties may also be assigned.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of job related experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Doctor of Philosophy in a Social Science field, Doctor of Public Policy or Education Doctorate preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. FAR, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS).
Knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate university policies and procedures.
Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools.
Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.
Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
Strong knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
Expert in project management, including managing international collaborations and complex multi-sub award contracts.
Knowledge of personnel management, including proposing effort for and training and hiring of students, post-doctorals, academic appointments, regular staff, bargaining unit staff, and consultants, along with the circumstances appropriate for each type of position.
Extreme attention to detail.
Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of US education policy.
Active network of contacts and informal and formal relationships with external organizations to remain current on developments in US K-12 public education.
Maintain active learning and sharing stance on key policies, programs, standards, performance measurement designs and priorities of national, state or philanthropic organizations in order to contribute to environmental scans, context reviews, surveys, interview protocols, measurement schemes and analytic designs.
Build effective and efficient protocols for data collection, data transfer or data interpretation, suitable for individuals who are unfamiliar with rigorous research practice but will rely on analytic results for program or policy review.
Certifications and Licenses:
Valid California Non-commercial Driver's License.
Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
Certified Accountant or Auditor, MBA, project management certification, or similar credential desired.
Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing up to ten pounds.
Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
Rarely lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing 11-20 pounds.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours based on project or business needs.
Occasional local or domestic travel up to 30 percent time.
Must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University requirements when operating university-owned vehicles.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as with external organizations. Evidence of success in challenging social or organizational contexts.
Workload Management: Demonstrates ability to organize, plan and execute own and delegated assignments on time and on budget.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Additional Information
Location: Hoover Institution, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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