Essential Functions: Position PurposeEngage and serve as a key research team member in conducting research and community outreach activities for the Detroit Education Research Partnership, a grant-funded school-community-research partnership based out of the College of Education at Wayne State University.Essential Job FunctionsParticipate in designing and executing research activities, including the development of qualitative data collection protocols, quantitative and qualitative research designs, qualitative data collection and analysis, and analysis of quantitative data. Conducting structured interviews and focus groups to gather data, helping to design survey instruments and administering to research participants.Participate in write-up of research results for policy reports and publications. Using analysis of literature in key topic areas, developing theoretical frameworks, using research findings, data, and analysis to develop and craft report-outs in the form of publications, reports, and policy briefs, etc. Participate in grant writing related to the project's long-term objectives.Participate in the development of project research and outreach activities, including long-term planning, quarterly publications, and community meetings with partners. Serve as a key research team member participating in design, compilation, analysis, and report out.Coordinate the scheduling of research and outreach activities, including school site visits, participatory action research training's, networked improvement community meetings, and community engagement presentations with Every School Day Counts Detroit, DPSCD, 482Forward, and other partners.Participate in designing and executing research-based outreach activities, including developing slide decks for partner meetings, data collection protocols for feedback from our partners, and coordination of logistics (location, printing materials).Work with web consultant and graphics consultant to develop visual components of research publications, reports, briefs, and other materials, including offering feedback on draft work and participating with the PI in determining objectives.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required in education, policy, or other social science disciplineMinimum of 5 years experience in education, with at least 3 in research-based project coordinationExperience conducting, developing, and designing qualitative research activities and studies.Knowledge of Detroit education research and policyExperience analyzing state administrative dataStrong oral and written communication skillsAbility to work independentlyPrevious experience with research partnership activities is desirable, particularly partnerships with public schools and research methodologies
Internal Number: 76_207370
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.