The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center links policy with research, process, and practice. Center researchers team with policymakers and other stakeholders to actively inform public policy by bringing expertise in strategic consulting and planning, communications, data collection and analysis, evaluation, events and seminars, facilitation, grant writing, project management, research, and surveys. The Center focuses on translational research and obtains grants and contracts to fund this research. The Research Manager will work independently to design, coordinate, facilitate, implement, and evaluate a wide variety of projects. The Manager will coordinate all aspects of project administration from project design and development to final reporting including: identifying and pursuing funding to support projects; coordinating and monitoring all aspects of research (including identifying, recruiting and/or hiring consultants for portions of the work, as well as undertaking research directly); facilitating and coordinating the work of project committees and subcommittees, and acting as the primary point of contact for project design, implementation, monitoring, and reporting; collecting and analyzing data; researching and reviewing existing reports and literature; developing scopes of work, timelines, and research plans for various projects; synthesizing research, research reports, and recommendations; and writing reports and presenting findings for on-going grant and contract funded projects that impact state and local policy, and will have national implications. Some travel is required.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master's degree or equivalent in a social science related field; Plus six (6) years' public policy research experience or equivalent, 1 year project management experience.
Outstanding verbal, interpersonal, planning, and writing skills required. Ability to identify complex policy issues and determine significant and meaningful approaches; the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with national, state, and local policymakers and stakeholders; the ability to multitask and perform assigned tasked quickly and accurately.
All applicants must possess a valid driver's license and the ability to pass a DMV background check authorizing them to operate university vehicles.
Ph.D. in a Social Science or closely related field. Experience with planning and monitoring, collaborative processes, and project administration preferred. Managing a team in coordinating projects, developing strategies, and accomplishing tasks independent from supervision. Experience obtaining funding for project activity is preferred.
Posted Salary: $69,100 minimum depending on qualifications & experience
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 69283
About University of Nebraska - Lincoln
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.