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.
Responsible for operations including finances, budget, administration, human resources, monitoring and reporting. Recruit, develop and supervise Center staff, with special attention to those responsible for acquiring, creating and maintaining research datasets. Develop, manage and deliver Center research projects and deliverables. Market, publish, communicate, outreach, network and partner. Fundraise from government agencies, foundations and other sources. Work with the director to lead the development and implementation of the Ray Marshall Center's vision. Represent the Center with and in the absence of the director at the LBJ School, University and other venues.
Other related functions as assigned.
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. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
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.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Work under stress and pressure to meet deadlines; receive guidance from Director of the Ray Marshall Center; work independently without day-to-day supervision; extensive travel may sometimes be required; work extended hours as necessary.