The Heller School at Brandeis University seeks to hire a Senior Research Scientist l/Fellow that will be responsible for developing and directing research, evaluation and technical assistance projects on a variety of youth, education and community development issues with a focus on program evaluation. This person will participate in overall management of the Center as a senior project manager, including participation in budget development, recruitment & hiring of staff, strategic planning, and coordination with other departments and centers at Brandeis. This person will also represent the Center at external events or to external audiences.
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
Directs multiple Center for Youth and Communities research, evaluation, and/or capacity-building projects (3-5 projects annually), including project/proposal development, planning and management, analysis reporting, and provision of technical assistance, as well as maintaining relationships with clients and other external project stakeholders.
Manages research and evaluation project staff, including consultants, support staff, project advisors and student employees. As part of the Center's Senior Staff, participates in overall management of the Center.
Develop new projects (including outreach to funders and proposal development) and the resources necessary to support their successful implementation, progress and completion.
Performs research tasks on a variety of projects, including survey design, data analysis, report writing, presentation of findings at conferences and meetings, and provision of advice on evaluation to national, regional, and local organizations.
Performs technical assistance and consulting for organizations and individuals with a focus on evaluation capacity-building and evaluation systems development.
Develops and maintains relationships with Center clients, prospective funders, and other internal and external stakeholders, including University officials, private foundations, government officials, community leaders and national nonprofits, and Heller/Brandeis faculty, staff and students.
PhD plus 12 years experience required
Significant research/program evaluation experience and skills, including knowledge of research methodology, technical skills (survey design and analysis); experience securing research/evaluation-related funding; substantive knowledge of the youth field; group facilitation skills; experience managing complex research & program initiatives.
Must use high level communication skills including writing, editing, and oral presentation, as well as the ability to manage relationships and resources.
Develops and maintains relationships with potential and current funders, project partners, and major organizations in the field as a representative of the Center for Youth and Communities, the Heller School, and Brandeis University.
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.