This position focuses on four main areas: (1) support for the research and dissemination function of the Community Leadership Center (CLC); (2) participate in the development of grant proposal; and (3) support the alumni unit for the LEAP Academy by managing the Scholarship Fund, tracking LEAP alumni's progress through college and planning for support and engagement of LEAP alumni; (4) support in a leading role, the development and execution of special academic projects including conferences, university partnerships and joint ventures. Successful candidates will thrive on open collaboration and intellectual curiosity, will operate both independently and with a team, and will have a flexible approach to challenges in a fast-paced, creative and scholarly environment. Excellent qualitative and quantitative skills and proficiency with data programs, and research design for applied areas such as Birth-12 educational pipeline development, urban community development, youth and child development, among others.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required in a social science or education field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience plus a minimum of five years of relevant experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Hands-on experience with research or evaluation design, data collection, and analysis
Qualitative data analysis and/or quantitative data analysis experience
Strong statistical analysis ability, written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to prioritize tasks and organize information for multiple simultaneous projects, relying on your own resources and initiative
Highly organized, efficient, and extremely detail-oriented
Ability to work independently and know when to seek assistance
Proficiency in budget preparation and management
Master’s or PhD/ABD in a related field preferred.
Knowledge of computers and related software such as web-based surveys and qualitative research packages is also required.
Ability to work productively with Microsoft Office products, including Power POint, Excell and Word.
Proficiency in qualitative (e.g., NVivo, Atlas.ti) and/or quantitative (e.g., Stata, SAS) data analysis software (NVivo and/or Stata highly preferred)
Salary: Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and within departmental budgets.
Posting Number: 19ST4072
Location: Rutgers University-Camden
Internal Number: 100983
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