A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy (IRLEE), is a unit within the University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR) and reports to UMOR as well as the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations. IRLEE empowers communities, businesses, inventors, innovators, and state and federal governments with economic and market insights to better engage and contribute to job creation, job retention, and improvement of local, state, and federal economies. IRLEE leads economic, industry, advanced manufacturing, and jobs forecasting. IRLEE transforms these insights into programs that provide business and communities’ assistance, support, and intervention.
Featured Project: The Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP) is funded by the US Department of Defense. It is a community economic adjustment program which provides technical assistance to communities and small- and medium-size companies impacted by the current defense procurement drawdown. The project will, among other activities, assist impacted companies across Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio to find new markets, support business stabilization, and implement diversification strategies.
- Maintain an evaluation format and conduct an on-going evaluation of the DMAP program.
- Be responsible for the development and execution of evaluation of specific program(s) and the related data collection, management and reporting protocols.
- Monitor metrics, measures, and methods for communities, defense contractors, and supply chain firms.
- Maintain consistent data collection, reporting, and evaluation systems and procedures. May also evaluate the merits of proposals for new projects.
- Prepare monthly reports on program metrics from tri-state partners.
- Survey and evaluate clients for the Technology Forums and other events that may require matchmaking with federal labs or appropriate resources.
- Track and Monitor Supply Chain.
- Identify and maintain supply chain monitoring via GIS.
- Evaluate Industry clusters within the supply chain via NAICS code.
- Prepare interim reports on community and company interventions by program staff.
- Measure performance on an ongoing basis and in a consistent manner across institutions, with monthly reports that reflect all critical project activity and that will be disseminated to university project partners and to the funding sponsor.
- Track impact of program for reporting to stakeholders, funders, and partners.
- Manage, supervise and direct research associates in the development and execution of associated projects with DMAP.
- Provide on-going feedback with recommendations for possible alterations in service provision.
- Perform case studies of participating firms with baseline and post-program data.
- Conduct in-depth analysis of programs and make recommendations for future program planning implementation.
- Assist in writing articles for submission to academic publications.
- Review articles for social media content for DMAP.
- Assist the DMAP Program and Project Intermediate Managers with the implementation of community and company diversification interventions.
A bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; strong analytical skills; a strong comfort level with statistics, Microsoft Excel and Qualtrics, and ability to convey results of analysis. 3-5 years of experience in working in a university environment. Excellent writing ability and communication skills. Experience in industry and market research and analysis. Ability to work on multiple tasks in both a team environment and independently. Strong computer skills in Office applications and Access.
Advanced degree in business, engineering or finance. Federal Program evaluation experience preferred. 5-8 year of experience in working in a university environment.
Term Limited Appointment: November 1, 2016 - May 31, 2018; with possibility of continued funding for additional years.
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