Associate Director Outcomes Assessment

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Queens, NY

Industry: Education

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Less than 5 years

Posted 30 days ago

The Associate Director for Outcomes Assessment & Community Partnerships will work under the direction of the Executive Director for Mission and the Vincentian Institute for Social Action (VISA). In collaboration with the Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) program, the Ozanam Scholars Program, and VISA’s Faculty Research Consortium (FRC), the Associate Director will further the University’s Mission through the development and support of outcomes-based, community-based research and assessment in the areas of poverty and social justice.

Responsibilities (General):

  • Serve as the primary research contact between VISA and established/potential community partners, regularly communicating with site supervisors to identify poverty and social justice research opportunities for students and faculty;

  • Ensure accurate upkeep and maintenance of the online volunteer management platform (i.e. GivePulse) in order to provide ongoing assistance & support to all Vincentian service-related areas of the University (i.e. AS-L, Ozanam Scholars, Campus Ministry); provide training and assistance as needed to various departments to facilitate use of online system;
  • Collaborate with all areas of VISA (Ozanam Scholars, AS-L, Community Partnerships, FRC) and the Office of Institutional Research to prepare the Comprehensive Annual Report, summarizing major highlights, accomplishments, and areas for potential growth/expansion;

  • Serve as VISA’s primary liaison to the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research in supporting the growth of student and faculty research in the areas of poverty and social justice;
  • Provide daily supervision to the Assistant Director for Community Partnerships, including collaboration in building and assessing community partner relationships; addressing student and faculty concerns about community partners, when appropriate; and ongoing guidance, advisement and performance review;

  • Represent VISA at campus events and/or University-wide committees as requested;

Responsibilities (Faculty Research Consortium – FRC):

  • Collaborate with the FRC to identify faculty members interested in conducting community-based research and/or research in the areas of poverty and social justice and provide assistance through the Institutional Review Board (IRB) application/approval process and in communicating with community partners;

  • Participate in monthly FRC meetings to provide updates on research and assessment through AS-L and the Ozanam Scholars Program, and support University-wide Vincentian research initiatives (i.e. Research Month);
  • Collaborate with the FRC Chair and FRC members to develop and implement faculty workshops on connecting Vincentian service to outcomes-based, community-based research;
  • Research and promote opportunities for faculty to publish and present at conferences, with a particular emphasis on supporting the online Journal of Vincentian Social Action (JoVSA)

Responsibilities (Ozanam Scholars Program):

  • Oversee implementation and evaluation of four-year student research model for Ozanam Scholars on the Queens and Staten Island campuses, including the development of protocols for student research and program evaluation;

  • Establish and maintain communication with faculty mentors and community partners to support and enhance Ozanam Scholar student research;

  • Plan and implement events and workshops in support of the Ozanam Scholar Program, including Research Month oral and poster presentations; Ozanam Scholar Capstone Defense; Ozanam Scholar Pitch Competition; and research & evaluation workshops;

  • Work with Ozanam Scholar team members to support student-scholar research activities during local, national and international service excursions (i.e. Ecuador, South Dakota);

  • Prepare, analyze and monitor data related to Ozanam Scholar recruitment and student performance to identify trends, best practices, and opportunities for improvement

Responsibilities (Academic Service-Learning):

  • Collaborate with AS-L team to identify and assist faculty interested in conducting outcomes-based, community-based research as an outgrowth of AS-L projects;
  • In conjunction with the AS-L team, complete high-level annual and bi-annual program evaluations and reports (i.e. Dean’s Reports; student & faculty participation reports; community agency, faculty & student experiencereports);

Qualifications:

  • Mastersdegree in data analysis, applied research, or a related field

  • 3+ years of conducting and managing research and evaluation, including outcomes-based research in community settings

  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of the St. John’s Catholic and Vincentian Mission, with particular attention to alleviate poverty and examine issues pertaining to social justice

  • Knowledge of and interest in social justice issues, in the areas of poverty, education, healthcare, hunger, and homelessness

  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating meetings with broad groups of stakeholders, including students, faculty, university administration and community partners

  • Demonstrated skills in research training and capacity building through practical assistance and mentoring

  • Demonstrated quantitative analytical skills, including use of Microsoft Excel, SPSS and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a variety of stakeholders

  • Strong writing skills with established record of research article publications and scholarship

  • Student development experience

  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally as needed

  • Willingness to work weekend and evening hours as needed