Senior Associate Director, Research Initiatives | University of Chicago (UC) - Military Veterans

at Herc- Greater Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Location: Hyde Park Campus Job Description: Leads and manages multiple research projects led by the Rustandy Center and Booth faculty, including the development of cutting-edge research partnerships and creation of new datasets. Collaborates with faculty and PhD students to design and implement multiple concurrent research studies, including the development of research proposals, project materials, and coordinating with vendors and partner agencies. Manages research team members who support the advancement of research projects, including overseeing the development of literature reviews, survey instruments, data coding, and data analysis in conjunction with project Principal Investigators (PIs). Leads key data hub growth activities, including the development and management of data collection projects, implementation of data acquisitions processes, management of access to data sources, and updates to the data hub tracking and management systems. Develops and maintains strong relationships with research partners and stakeholders. Oversees research administration for research projects in collaboration with University departments (e.g. manage IRB submissions, Data Use Agreements, data transfers, and data security). Plans and executes academic conferences and convenings for various stakeholders including faculty, students, practitioners, visiting fellows, and outside institutions. Maintains effective communication with all team members, other University departments and outside institutions. Attends various events and conferences, including selected research seminars. Provides expertise to researchers and research support staff. Oversees activities related to data collection and analysis. Improves financial, personnel, planning, compliance and other administrative aspects of research project. Collaborates with other researchers on long-range plans for research projects. Leads, investigates, modifies and applies new procedures, techniques or applications of technology. Establishes goals and operating procedures, practices, and guidelines. Performs other related work as needed. Preferred Qualifications Education: Bachelorâ™s degree in economics, public policy, or a closely related field. Advanced degree. Experience:     At least five years of relevant experience in a research setting or similar role. Demonstrated experience with key research activities such as developing research proposals, writing literature reviews, designing field experiments, sampling methodology, and previous fieldwork. Technical Skills or Knowledge: Proficiency using statistical software, STATA. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Domain knowledge of the social sector. Preferred Competencies Strong project management and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail. Strong problem solving skills. Effectively multi-task under deadlines, handle multiple projects concurrently, and ask questions as necessary,. 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. Work independently in a fast-paced environment. Work effectively and diplomatically with fellow staff members, as well as with faculty, students, and various stakeholders. Seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information. Working Conditions Flexibility to occasionally work late or start early. Travel between Hyde Park campus and downtown Gleacher Center. Application Documents Resume/CV (required) Cover Letter (required) The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form. The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.