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St. John's University

Location: JamaicaNY 11439 Document ID: AD046-0CFQ Posted on: 2019-09-0609/06/2019 Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule:Full-time
2019-10-06
 

Associate Director Outcomes Assessment


St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

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.

Associate Director of Community Based Research and Assessment

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 experience reports);


Qualifications:

  • Masters degree 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


St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.

Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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