The Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI) is responsible for leading the research agenda of the UNCF, the execution of numerous methods that support the agenda, and central in the development of the organization’s stance on advocating for HBCUs. The Research Associate is a critical component of the FDPRI, directly informing research strategies and decisions at various levels. Additionally, the Research Associate is charged with developing and executing a broad range of research methods, including the evaluation and learning work to inform strategy, practice, and future research. The Research Associate will support the research team in supporting program evaluation and assessment, the development of new knowledge through the collection of data, and the analysis of existing data. Additionally, the individual will work with academic and research partners to support the quality of their work, and identify and undertake research to inform UNCF’s ongoing organizational and strategy development.
The successful candidate will be part of a team seeking to partner with HBCUs and PBIs to increase student success outcomes and UNCF member institutional health and will work with a broad range of individuals and constituencies across the United States. The position requires a highly motivated and collaborative individual, who can communicate effectively and possesses strong organizational, analytic, evaluation, and writing abilities.
Research Associate, Knowledge and Analytics
Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute
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Higher Education Knowledge and Research Analysis
Conduct quantitative and qualitative research on issues related to Patterson's research agenda.
Review and synthesize current literature when necessary.
Engage in collecting, managing, analyzing data, and reporting findings for Patterson research projects.
Create and manage databases to support research activities of the Patterson Institute (e.g. literature reviews, relevant research activities at HBCUs and/or other institutions interested in educational attainment for African Americans).
Contribute to Patterson's national reputation through the creation of blogs, research presentations, and scholarly publications/conversations.
Assist in infrastructure building activities including vetting/review process for *Patterson publications.
Assist the Director in the development of proposals and project budgets for the Patterson Institute.
Work collaboratively with Patterson team on research that furthers the knowledge of the challenge and successes of Black college students
Execute various methodologies and methods related to overall UNCF research strategy
Produce literature for the higher education field related to UNCF program analysis
Assist in the creation and mainstreaming of best practice resources about data and research in higher education.