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The UW Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity is a grant-funded center located in the Department of Sociology focused on conducting high-quality program evaluation and research to improve equity and broaden representation in STEM fields, with a focus on higher education. We help meet the challenges of the emerging workforce: recruitment, retention, and advancement of systemically marginalized groups. http://depts.washington.edu/cerse/
We are looking for a collaborative and organized individual who can help us manage and conduct multiple evaluation projects, who brings diverse viewpoints to our team, and who has expertise in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice professional development work.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Research Scientist will be responsible for conducting and managing evaluation projects related to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. The Research Scientist will utilize qualitative and quantitative approaches to evaluation, report and present findings, and consult with clients on issues impacting systemically minoritized populations as they pertain to clients’ needs. The Research Scientist will report to and work closely with the Director of the Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity and collaborate with her and other staff on evaluation projects.
The Research Scientist will:
Manage multiple evaluation and research projects, including development, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating of all project phases and ensuring appropriate documentation.
Analyze client data using qualitative and quantitative methods, using independent judgment in the analysis and interpretation of data.
Manage interactions and partnerships with professors, academic staff, professional scientists, engineers, and other stakeholders to gather data for research and evaluation projects.
Develop, plan content for, and facilitate engaging diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops/teachings for clients.
Establish, nurture, and maintain relationships with CERSE staff members, sponsors, and grantors of funded research and evaluation.
Monitor the work of graduate and undergraduate research assistants for quality assurance.
Describe and communicate evaluation findings in a variety of formats and presentations. Author/co-author papers, presentations, and reports with the CERSE staff. Present evaluation results to clients.
Provide new ideas to improve organizational efficiency, CERSE's network, and impact.
Contribute to the broad strategic objectives of CERSE.
Contribute ideas for future grant proposals and assist in proposal writing in collaboration with CERSE staff.
Contribute to building a collaborative team environment.
Master’s Degree in social science, evaluation, or education field (Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.)
1-2 years of job-related experience where they effectively applied the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of social science/evaluation
Knowledge of diversity and equity issues in academia and the STEM workforce
Familiarity and experience with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies used in the social sciences
Ability to manage multiple projects and sound project management skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice for systemically marginalized groups.
Knowledge and experience conducting program evaluation
Content knowledge in culturally responsive teaching or equity pedagogy
Experience conducting equity and inclusion professional development training sessions
Knowledge of critical theories and intersectionality
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The position is a 50% FTE minimum, with the possibility of increasing FTE as more grant-funded work comes in, if the employee is willing to increase their FTE.
This position is currently remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the candidate will be expected to work from our UW office once the pandemic is over.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions 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 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.
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