Associate Director, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
September 18, 2018
$70,000 - $110,000
Full Time - Experienced
This position is responsible for designing, conducting and managing research in the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy’s (IRRPP) priority areas; initiating and supervising new scholarly & research projects; strategic planning and development of new research programs. Act on behalf of the Director, IRRPP, as directed, to implement strategic priorities in an efficient and effective manner.
- Lead IRRPP research agenda
Develop intellectual agenda for IRRPP research program.
Design, conduct, and coordinate research on IRRPP initiatives “core priority areas,” etc.
Analyze findings, write research reports, and present research findings to public audiences, policymakers, scholarly audiences and funders.
Pursue external funding for IRRPP research including developing relationships with funders, writing grants and coordinating applications with grants and contracts staff people.
Develop & promote relationships with peer research organizations in mutually beneficial ways.
- Support IRRPP Faculty Fellows research agendas
Meet with faculty fellows to provide scholarly support for research.
Coordinate dissemination of IRRPP & faculty fellow research in ways that impact local, state, and national policy.
Meet with external constituencies to promote and advance institute priorities.
Develop & manage relationships with potential funders and donors.
- In coordination with Director, create and implement new IRRPP External Advisory Boardo Develop relationships with potential board members including public officials, scholars, and funders.
Plan and coordinate External Advisory Board meetings
- Represent IRRPP at campus and non-campus meetings
- Maintain continuing professional education and certifications appropriate to the position.
- Plan, assign, and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met.
- Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet institute objectives.
- Performs other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
A minimum of a Master’s degree in Ethnic Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Public Policy or Public Health with a focus on Racial/Ethnic dynamics required; PhD preferred.
Relevant experience in research-based organizations; preferably in either university, foundation, or nonprofit or civic organization.
Experience in research on race and public policy, or related field.
Strong writing and communication skills; ability to supervise staff; plan and manage budgets.
Demonstrated ability in social and/or behavioral sciences research.
Position may be held in conjunction with a faculty appointment.
To Apply: All application materials must be submitted via HireTouch. For full consideration, candidates must submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for and interest in the Associate Director position, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of professional reference. Please address application materials to Search Committee Chair Dr. Maria Krysan.
For questions about this position, contact us at email@example.com.
Please submit by 11:59pm on October 1st, 2018 to: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details, HireTouch Job ID/EEO #101958.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits package, including vacation time, sick leave, and insurance
Internal Number: 101958
The Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) promotes and coordinates engaged research on racial and ethnic justice in the U.S. Our mission is to increase society’s understanding of the root causes of racial and ethnic inequality and to provide the public, organizers, practitioners, and policymakers with research-based policy solutions. To fulfill that mission, IRRPP funds research on race and ethnicity, trains scholars to participate in policy discussions, collaborates on social justice projects with community organizations, and holds events exploring the link between policy and racial and ethnic injustice.