Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
Center for Catholic Education at Boston College seeks a Director of Research, Program Evaluation, and Innovation to manage the design, coordination and execution of the Center's research portfolios in Catholic education, conduct program evaluation on all Center offerings, and support Catholic schools nationally as they look to innovate, primarily through the integration of design thinking to improve student learning outcomes.
With an awareness of priority areas of research for practitioners, this individual will identify high priority problems and opportunities facing Catholic educators, and convene teams to conduct high-quality research to generate solutions. Working collaboratively with other scholars, this individual will design and execute high-impact projects, which will simultaneously generate knowledge, serve as a context for training young scholars, and yield practical techniques for educators. To conduct such research, this individual will partner with other universities to design and execute these projects, with the Roche Center's GRACE project (Global Researchers Advancing Catholic Education) as a convener for such scholars and projects.
Additionally, this individual will conduct program evaluation on all Center offerings, which to date include: the Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS), Leadership Programming (Catholic Leadership Cohort, Emmaus Leadership Academies, and the Superintendent Professional Learning Community), and the growing professional development portfolio.
Further, this individual will act as a guide and coach for Catholic educators to encourage, inspire, and support them in their exploration of purposeful uses of innovation to advance student learning. This individual will lead professional development on such things as integration of project-based learning, design thinking, and technology to support student learning. A successful candidate will possess qualities that enable them to easily collaborate, teach, and coach Catholic leaders and teachers. This individual will also have a strong background in curriculum design, experience teaching in Catholic schools, and working at the archdiocesan level, implementing such innovation across a system of schools. This individual will support Catholic educators as they design dynamic and interactive student-centered curriculum focused on authentic deeper learning and problem-solving.
The Director of Research, Program Evaluation, and Innovation will work closely with the Executive Director of the Center and the Center team to coordinate the collaborative partnerships with associates in LSEHD, and the School of Theology and Ministry (STM), Catholic schools and other universities. The Director of Research, Program Evaluation, and Innovation will supervise work with graduate assistants, both at the doctoral and Master's degree level, who will assist with Center research projects, program evaluation, and innovation initiatives in Catholic education. Work requires the coordination of the LSEHD doctoral and Master's level students' work with Roche Center staff and the larger community.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $88,350 to $110,450; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
*Doctorate in education or related field required. *Experience conducting research in the Catholic school system. *Systems level leadership experience in Catholic education. *Significant factor is a special interest in Catholic education. *Experience providing professional development to Catholic educators at large scale. *Excellent writing and presentation skills. *Verified ability to successfully complete and assess research projects. *Demonstrated ability to introduce and collaboratively implement programs. *Experience working within a university and in school-university partnerships. *Confirmed successes working as a team member. *Expressed and demonstrated strong leadership and management skills.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.