Henry W. Bloch School of Management - Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership (MCNL) is the leadership and management research and development center of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management in the University of Missouri - Kansas City that is dedicated to the success of nonprofit organizations. The mission of the Midwest Center is to enhance the performance and effectiveness of individuals and organizations in the nonprofit sector through high quality community-focused education, applied research, problem solving and service. The duties of the MCNL Research Assistant, working under the supervision of the Center's director and associate director, include:
Plan, organize, and implement literature reviews and field and archival research projects for a variety of clients and organizations, including development and implementation of projects designed to help develop the capacity of nonprofit organizations and their leaders.
Collect, organize, evaluate, analyze, and report data gathered for nonprofit organization and sector research projects, including but not limited to annual Nonprofit Sector Reports and the biennial Kansas City Area Nonprofit Sector Salary and Benefits Report.
Participate in the planning and implementation of program assessment and evaluation projects, with particular attention to assuring high quality data collection, analysis, and report development.
Provide database management for all MCNL internal data sets and data bases.
Serve as a point of contact and resource to constituents on research questions and issues.
Develop the analytical capacity of the members of the MCNL student and staff team through provision ongoing training and professional development.
Maintain key components of the center's systems for records retention and management, paper and electronic, to ensure that appropriate data and information are readily available as needed for program leadership, research, and administrative purposes.
Assist MCNL executives in preparing and submitting regular program and financial reports to university officers and other key stakeholders, including special research and evaluation projects on the performance of operations and programs of the center.
Bachelor's degree in a field related to nonprofit or public service management, and an understanding of the nonprofit sector. The qualified incumbent will possess strong analytic abilities and understand and be proficient in the use of Excel and Word as well as Qualtrics and SPSS statistical software, be able to provide excellent customer service, and be detail oriented and work well as part of a team.
An MPA or similar degree
One year of work experience in the production of quantitative analysis
Experience with the use of Access and GIS mapping systems and software
Experience in the design and creation of infographics
Experience in the conduct of evaluation research projects
Knowledge of the nonprofit sector and its role in the US civil society
Excellent writing skills, with demonstrated ability to prepare high quality professional documents
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to take direction and work collaboratively with various personalities
Ability and willingness to work a varied schedule
Enthusiasm for the role of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership in the region
Full Time/Part Time
This is a one-year renewable, full-time, unranked, non-tenure track, benefit eligible position.
$45,000 to $55,000
Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs. Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying resume and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
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An official copy of transcript(s), showing when degree(s), were conferred with be required before an official offer is made to final candidate.
The University requires that we maintain an official copy of your higher education transcripts. An official copy of that transcript must be sent to the Office of the Dean, Business Office, attention: Mary A. Morgan, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, 5110 Cherry Street, Suite 223, Kansas City, Missouri 64110. Your appointment is contingent upon verification of your degrees.
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