8/12/2011 - Center Re-opens Search for New Associate Director

The Ray Marshall Center has re-opened its search for a new Associate Director/Research Scientist.  The position is 20% administration and 80% research on education and workforce development projects that rely on linked longitudinal administrative records. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in economics or a related social science area and ten years experience.  Interested individuals should apply to UT at this link.

The position description is included at the end of this message. Interested applicants should apply through the University of Texas’s Human Resources website.

Position Description

Job title Associate Director, Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs 

Basic Information
Date available:  Immediately
Position duration: Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Monthly salary: OPEN subject to qualifications
Location: Austin - Ray Marshall Center (Lake Austin Center)

Required Application Materials
A Resume is required in order to apply.
A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Purpose of position
Assist director in leading, managing and raising research funds for the Ray Marshall Center, and serve as principal investigator and team member on research projects, many of which involve complex statistical analyses of confidential administrative records data on education, workforce and related areas. Position serves as associate director for the Center. 

Essential functions
Work with the director to lead the development and implementation of the Ray Marshall Center's vision. Develop, manage and deliver Center research projects and deliverables. Market, publish, communicate, outreach, network and partner. Fundraise from government agencies, foundations and other sources. Recruit, develop and supervise Center staff, with special attention to those responsible for acquiring, creating and maintaining research datasets. Responsible for operations including finances, budget, administration, human resources, monitoring and reporting. Represent the Center with and in the absence of the director at the LBJ School, University and other venues.

Required qualifications
Doctoral degree in the social sciences, education or related field. An experienced researcher with 10 or more years of experience designing, performing and directing research projects involving confidential administrative data for education, workforce and related areas, including carrying out policy research and communicating findings to policymakers and program administrators. Experience should include planning; scheduling and budgeting; delivering, tracking, monitoring and reporting on research projects. Experience should include managing a diverse workforce, making complex administrative decisions, fundraising, and conducting research. Strong written and verbal communication skills including making frequent public presentations. Strong team-building skills with demonstrated experience building partnerships and leading collaborative teams producing under tight deadlines. It is expected that the associate director will also be appointed as a research scientist, a position with qualifications comparable to those of an established assistant professor or new associate professor.

Preferred qualifications

A visionary leader who can identify and work to capitalize on strategic opportunities, create enthusiasm for implementing the Center's vision and mission, establish priorities and lead a team to strong performance and results. Demonstrated experience in delivering strong results in policy-related research projects. Knowledge of current Texas and National education and workforce policy issues and key actors inflluencing them. Demonstrated expertise through presentations, papers and publications in policy research. Knowledge of and current contacts in government agencies, foundations and academic institutions involved with funding and conducting research and development in education and workforce development.

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