Assistant Director for Research
The Flora Stone Mather Center is a community space and a social innovator advancing women and gender equity through research-informed action. The assistant director oversees the operations of the Women’s Center Education Learning Lab (WELL), the HighHER women’s leadership summits, and evaluation of Center programs for continuous improvement. Particularly this position will support the development of the WELL by collaborating with external evaluators, practitioner-scholars, and researchers to develop an interdisciplinary action research plan and disseminating information on best practices and findings from original research to improve the practice of women’s and gender equity centers in higher education. With intersectionality as the cornerstone of their philosophy, the assistant director will support gender equity and inclusion of all identities and respect the diverse views and experiences of our community including women of color, non-binary and trans, and men-identified communities. Additional responsibilities include serving as a member of the director’s leadership team, representing the center at on and off-campus events, and supervising the Education Coordinator.
1. Lead the development and execute an action research plan for the Center to advance research on women and gender equity in higher education. (15%)
2. Identify and create proposals for research grants through various local and national funding sources. Oversee the collaborative process and dissemination of internal research and development funds. (15%)
3. Serve as a liaison with the internal/external advisory board that will complement and add to our interdisciplinary expertise on women and gender in higher education. Providing professional development for staff and Center partners in action research and evaluation methodologies. (10%)
4. Lead preparation and printing or research in brief series, technical reports, and annual impact report for center programs and initiatives. Collaborate to disseminate research and evaluation findings through peer-reviewed presentations and publications. (15%)
5. Lead the development and collection, and analysis of Center program evaluation efforts. Conduct and analyze assessment on participant learning outcomes, program satisfaction, as well as skills, behaviors, and attitude change as it relates to feminist identity, self-efficacy, and critical consciousness. Benchmark with peer institutions and research industry developments. Conduct needs analysis and explores trends. Lead Center staff in conducting needs analysis. Assist staff in utilizing results to make improvements to center programs. (15%)
6. Supervise full-time Education Coordinator and related student groups Sexual Assault and Violence Educators (SAVE), Feminist Collective, and Period. Provide oversight to the coordinator on delivering evidence-based gender equity education including violence prevention education, gender equity education, feminist intersectionality education, and the HigHER Summit: A conference for ambitious women in higher education. (15%)
7. Serve on the director’s leadership team providing guidance and feedback related to center strategic plan. Represent the center in attending university and community events, serving on designated university and community committees, and presenting on work at local, regional, and national conferences. Participate in teambuilding and university professional development opportunities. (10%)
Department: Daily contact with Director other Center staff for collaboration. Supervision of Education Coordinator.
University: Frequent contact with staff, faculty, and students across the campus, and faculty and staff with expertise in gender equity and related research. Involves collaboration with the Collaborate with University partners across UGEN and all schools. Frequent contact with foundation, grant administration and operations staff.
External: Frequent contact with gender equity practitioners and researchers from other campuses, women leaders in social justice, including interested alumnae and community members. Frequent external contacts to represent Center or for programming needs with community professionals and partnerships, and secure speakers and collaborators. Continued participation in national societies and special endeavors that support and provide resources to improve gender equity in higher education.
Students: Continuous contact with undergraduate and graduate students to advise student groups related to women and gender equity research and evidence-based education initiatives.
Responsible for direct supervision of a full-time Education Coordinator.
Must be able to handle the fast pace of the office with multiple responsibilities. Must be willing and able to have a flexible schedule and work nights and weekends.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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CWRU offers a flexible benefits package including tuition waiver for employees and dependents; Respond in confidence: jobs.case.edu, human resources job code #8383.
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