Senior Researcher, Student Programs - Tisch College - (21001300)
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life prepares students in all fields of study for lifetimes of active citizenship. Tisch College promotes new knowledge in the field and applies this knowledge to evidence-based practice in programs, community partnerships, and advocacy efforts. Central to the university's mission, the college offers Tufts' students opportunities to engage in meaningful community building, civic and political experiences, and explore commitments to civic participation.
The Senior Researcher will report to the Director of Programs at Tisch College and be based on the Medford/Somerville Tufts University Campus. As a member of the Tisch College Student Programs team, the Sr. Researcher will focus on designing and implementing a comprehensive assessment strategy encompassing all Tisch College programs and endeavors. In addition, the Senior Researcher will grow and promote a shared vision for assessing civic engagement across all the Health Sciences campuses. Tufts has made a commitment to be an anti-racist university, and this is also an important aspect of this role. The Senior Researcher will be committed to ensuring that all assessment and evaluation is conducted with a commitment to equity.
Specific responsibilities will include: conducing literature reviews and background research; designing and conducting quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods assessment designs; developing and executing an external publication plan, including collaborations with Tufts faculty and, where appropriate, colleagues across the nation and internationally; collaboration with the advancement team and Tufts faculty to secure grant funding; coding and transcribing data; curating and preparing data sets for various audiences; developing and executing a plan for representing Tisch College Programs with conference presentations; conducting program evaluation for community-engaged, service-learning initiatives across Tufts; providing feedback, assistance, and support to colleagues on research and evaluation related questions; performing administrative duties as needed; and participation in Tisch College and Tufts' meetings and activities.
Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through a completion of advanced degree in a social science or health science related discipline.
Minimum 5 years' experience in a research environment.
Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research experience in designing tools, conducting studies, and conducting data analyses
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Organization: Tisch College
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 7, 2021, 3:58:18 PM
Internal Number: 21001300
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