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Research Assistant and Discovery Center Coordinator to contribute a wide range of skills and knowledge to support Center project development, implementation, and management activities. The Research Assistant and Discovery Center Coordinator will apply knowledge of social science/education research to support development of proposals for funding and professional development/training resources, to participate in evaluation and research work, and to engage in a range of project management tasks to support the work of Center Administrative staff, including the Center Director, Associate Director, and Center Coordinators for Operations and Finance and for Planning and Communications.
The duties will include and are not limited to: • Supports the development of proposals for evaluation/research/professional development projects, by assisting with proposal preparation, background research, and updating professional and supplemental proposal documents. • Performs multiple tasks related to assigned projects, including revision of instruments; management of different forms of quantitative and qualitative data; and providing coordination and logistical support to project teams. • Supports Center staff in reviewing research and evaluation products (e.g., technical and annual reports). • Supports Center staff in developing scholarly papers, conference presentations, and other professional documents for publication and dissemination. • Maintains regular proactive communication with members of the Discovery Center Team and clients for assigned projects. • Applies knowledge of common qualitative and quantitative educational research methods and approaches to assigned tasks. • Performs basic analyses of quantitative and qualitative data using common data analysis software packages (e.g., SPSS, R, SAS, NVivo). • Creates and maintains online survey instruments using Qualtrics or similar platforms. • Regularly maintains and updates organizational documents and databases so that they are accurate and current (i.e., annual master calendar, compliance records for protection of human subjects (IRB) protocols, current and pending project data). • Supports the Center Coordinator for Operations and Finance in maintaining personnel and fiscal records in internal (Center) and university systems (i.e., documentation for personnel appointments, time and effort reporting, payroll forms). • Supports the Center Coordinator for Planning and Communications in Center dissemination, public relations, and marketing tasks (i.e., publications, presentations, marketing/promotional materials, annual reports, newsletters, news releases, and social media), including maintaining the Center website. • Assists with development of and support for professional learning initiatives. • Other duties as assigned and related to Center activities.
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.
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Bachelor’s degree in education, educational psychology, psychology, statistics, data analytics, engineering, science, mathematics, business, management, marketing, sociology, or closely related field; a minimum of 1 year of experience with, or education in standard quantitative and qualitative research methods; a minimum of 1 year of experience managing data sets using data management systems and spreadsheets (e.g., ACCESS, Excel); a minimum of 1 year of experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Professional, and/or Google Collaborative Software.
Consideration may be given to candidates with experience working in a university or college setting; experience working in a research group; experience producing professional writings for publication; familiarity with design software (e.g., Publisher, InDesign, Canva) for marketing/dissemination activities; familiarity with online survey platforms (e.g., Qualtrics) for data collection; familiarity with project management and virtual conferencing software (e.g., Basecamp, Microsoft Teams, Zoom); excellent verbal and written communications skills; familiarity with APA guidelines; knowledge of social science and or educational research methods and approaches; experience writing reports and other professional documents; ability to work independently and collaboratively on a team; ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and detailed work accurately and efficiently within timeline.
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”
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