1) The Director of Research Content and Dissemination is primarily responsible for utilizing their experience in research and communications, combined with a passion for social sector issues, to execute strategic priorities related to advancing practice in the sector using research as a vehicle in response to the centers growing portfolio of activities at the intersection of research and practice.
2) Objectives include translating academic research for practitioner audiences, developing dissemination strategies, curating events and convenings with practitioners and academics, building relationships with practitioners working in relevant fields and with academics working at top universities.
3) The Director will have the opportunity to work on translating research across multiple topic areas, and engage with practitioners across sectors.
4) Design, plan, and oversee execution of events and convenings for various stakeholders including faculty, organizational leaders in the nonprofit, for profit, and public sectors, and policymakers.
5) Oversee development of content pieces in various mediums, including research briefs and articles that translate research on a variety of topics for practitioner use.
6) Leverage existing partnerships and develop new partnerships for creation of new research partnerships, data sharing opportunities, and/or dissemination of research insights.
7) Stay up to date on related academic research.
8) Maintain effective communication with all team members, other University departments and outside institutions.
9) Staff and support Rustandy Center programs, which may require working evenings, Saturdays and Sundays; some travel to international conferences and partnership meetings likely.
10) Attend various events, including selected research seminars.
1) Demonstrated ability to think strategically, work across a team, and lead collaboratively. Â
2) Strong project management and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail, as well as strong problem solving skills.
3) Seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information.
4) Flexibility to occasionally work late or start early for specific events.
5) Travel between Hyde Park campus and downtown Gleacher Center.
6) Domain knowledge of the social sector.
7) Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
8) Excellent and professional verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences.
9) Work independently with little supervision.
10) Self-motivated disposition.
11) Identify opportunities for improvement and recommend effective changes, all while achieving key objectives resulting in desired outcomes in a fast-paced environment.
12) Handle multiple detailed tasks/projects simultaneously, ask questions as necessary and meet strict deadlines with frequent interruptions.
13) Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with colleagues, as well as with students, faculty and various stakeholders.
1) Masterâ™s degree.
1) A minimum of seven years of relevant experience in research and/or communications.
2) Background in public policy, economics, sociology or related field, as well as knowledge of and experience with research methods and design.
3) Experience translating academic research for multiple audiences.
4) Experience with key research activities such as developing literature reviews, survey design, sampling methodology, and fieldwork.
2) Cover letter briefly describing relevant experience and career goals
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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