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The mission of the Brotherhood Initiative (BI) at the University of Washington Seattle is to empower undergraduate men of color to thrive on campus and graduate prepared for a lifetime of leadership, service, and success. The BI is a collaborative partnership among the College of Education, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, Division of Student Life, Enrollment Management, and the Graduate School. Guided by a steering committee of UW staff, faculty, and students, the BI advances its mission by utilizing research-based strategies to provide multiple pathways for males of color in college to engage in academic, civic, and leadership opportunities, and also access networks and resources that will promote their success and through this process, develop a learning community of scholars. The primary goals of the BI are to: 1) Increase enrollment, persistence, and graduation rates for males of color by developing a cohort-based support system that will holistically promote the academic, personal, and leadership development of male students of color at the University of Washington; 2) Conduct interdisciplinary research about factors that promote the success of young men of color, in order to contribute to the literature and research available on the experience of underrepresented men of color within higher education, and 3) Inform policy and practice in working with males of color across a range of educational institutions, community organizations, and government agencies.
The Brotherhood Initiative has an outstanding opportunity for a Part-Time Director of Research and Programs.
Reporting to the BI Faculty Director, the Director of Research and Programs will have three main areas of responsibility: 1) co-develop a research-to-practice agenda and manage research & assessment activities; 2) serve a lead role in managing Brotherhood Initiative programs and partnerships, and 3) work collaboratively with the Faculty Director on strategic operations and communications. This position requires a high degree of big picture thinking, organization, personal initiative, flexibility and personal judgment in all assignments; strong communication skills; ability to work effectively across diverse cultural contexts, organize and prioritize tasks to ensure smooth work flow and excellence of work standards. This position will also be responsible for evaluating options and recommending best-course-of-action to the BI Faculty Director, and for supervising the Student Services Specialist.
Duties & Responsibilities
In collaboration with the BI Faculty Director, the Director of Research and Programs will be responsible for developing the research and programmatic infrastructure for the Brotherhood Initiative Project, as well as providing support for the development, administration, and implementation of the BI. In support of this effort the Director of Research and Programs will:
Research and Assessment
In coordination with the Faculty Director, manage research program administration.
Co-develop and implement a research-practice agenda for the BI.
Create and manage systems for tracking, coordinating, and facilitating research activities, data and data collection, analytic processes, design work, literature retrieval and review, writing, and project outcomes.
Develop and implement an on-going assessment process for the program.
Participate in and assist with the authoring and preparation of manuscripts, reports, and grant development related to the project.
Make programmatic design and implementation recommendations based upon research & assessment findings.
Management of BI Programming & Partnerships
Provide oversight of BI programmatic functions by providing lead supervision for Student Services Specialist to design and implement cohort recruitment and admissions process, student academic supports, programming, leadership development, and other related activities.
Provide decision-making support for all facets of BI project development, including recommending program changes and enhancements.
In collaboration with Faculty Director and research team, design and implement curriculum for Brotherhood Initiative seminars.
Provide oversight and supervision for BI interns and other project partnerships.
Collaborate with faculty, staff, and outside organizations and colleges to pursue and enhance the goals of BI by building partnerships and enhancing opportunities for BI students.
Strategic Operations & Communications
Work with the Faculty Director in the visioning and implementation of BI priorities and project goals.
Utilize research and assessment findings to lead strategic planning process.
Work collaboratively with the Faculty Director to develop Annual Report and other related documents.
As requested by the Director, assist with fundraising strategy and efforts, and represent BI to external organizations and constituents.
Support the Student Services Specialist in establishing and maintaining new and existing outreach efforts and vehicles, including ongoing development of program website content and design.
Ph.D. in education or a related field required, to include 5 or more years of progressively responsible experience in education, research/practice with nondominant communities, and program administration.
A demonstrated awareness and understanding of concerns and issues experienced by underrepresented and marginalized populations. Demonstrated ability to serve as an effective advocate for student success. Ability to maintain attention to detail while remaining flexible in working with multiple faculty, graduate students, senior administrator and University officials. Demonstrated initiative in resolving complex problems. Outstanding verbal, written, reading, communication, and cultural competency skills.
Extensive knowledge of mixed-methods research methodologies, and familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research software (e.g. SPSS, Dedoose, Atlas.ti, Rev.com). Experience working with large datasets and familiarity with spreadsheet programs such as Excel. Experience with survey design and survey software including Qualtrics. Experience supporting critical qualitative educational research.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Knowledge of and experience with both academic and student services environments. Skills in project management. Demonstrated experience working on issues of postsecondary access and retention. At least 2 years of experience conducting assessment and evaluation, including qualitative and quantitative, and/or mixed-methods projects. Knowledge of issues impacting students of color, students from low-income and first-generation backgrounds, and male students. Knowledge of and experience working within the University of Washington system.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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