Dear DLF Community Members,
Please circulate this broadly!
Educopia is very excited to be hiring a Research Program Officer for Research & Strategy! Join a nimble, growing team to work with community leaders to harness insights from state-of-the-field research while developing organizational frameworks, governance structures, and economic models that provide the foundation for community-driven growth and sustainability.
In addition to providing project management and support, the Research Program Officer will think strategically about making Educopia research findings (and instruments) useful, relevant, and accessible. Working across Educopia's extensive community cultivation portfolio including affiliated communities and research projects, the Research Program Officer will deliver essential project management support for the Research & Strategy team.
Review begins March 6, and the job description and application details can be found here (also copied below). Please share widely with your colleagues and within your communities! Feel free to contact Educopia Business Manager, Emma De Francisco at [log in to unmask] with any queries you may have.
From the job listing:
Full-time, Exempt position
Responsible to: Jessica Meyerson, Educopia Director of Research & Strategy
The Research Program Officer (RPO) will shape a new role within a nimble, growing organization and will be committed to the development and fulfillment of research objectives. In addition to providing project management and support, the RPO will participate in community management research and think strategically about how to make Educopia research findings (and instruments) useful, relevant, and accessible.
The RPO will be responsible for supporting the extensive portfolio of Educopia Research projects that focus on community cultivation work. The RPO will utilize relevant project management tools to prioritize, track, and maintain momentum for multiple concurrent projects. The RPO will be highly self-directed and will support an array of collaborative work with our project teams and partners.
The RPO role is a full-time, exempt position, and reports directly to the Director of Research & Strategy.
Assist the Director of Research & Strategy with formulating program strategies and goals
Provide project management support to research initiatives including monitoring project schedules and deadlines
Provide logistical assistance & support for major project-related events
Collect & report analytics related to research projects and program activity
Design training resources for the staff on research findings, methods, community cultivation resources, and other topics that increase our team’s capacity
Liaise with the Digital Curation and Scholarly Communications teams regarding community cultivation needs including assessment, evaluation, templates/templatization, and grant development
Prepare and present information about Educopia Research and community cultivation to external audiences, including writing website copy; preparing graphics and text for listservs and social media platforms; and writing reports and presentations
Assess research opportunities that align with Educopia's vision, mission, and strategic plan
Masters or PhD degree in a social science field, or equivalent experience with applied research in community development
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Ability to work under pressure, adjust to change, handle multiple tasks, and coordinate the work of extended groups of project participants
Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
Experience with data collection and analysis
Familiarity with research methods used in social science research (ie., interviews, collaborative workflow analysis, discourse analysis, ethnography, participant observation, etc.)
Passionate interest in the ways that communities grow and change over time
High level of independent judgment, resourcefulness, creativity, and initiative
Educopia Institute is a distributed team, and candidates must be able to work remotely. Success working in a geographically distributed, collaborative, and research-intensive environment requires a demonstrated ability to accomplish timely, high-quality work, handle a variety of duties, adapt to changing priorities, work successfully in a team, and communicate effectively with all segments of an extended community.
Compensation and Application
Salary range is $50,000 - $55,000/year, commensurate with experience, with potential funding for travel and professional development. Benefits include 24 vacation days per year (accruing monthly) and 11 paid holidays, as well as insurance options and retirement match options. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to [log in to unmask].
We will begin reviewing applications on March 6, 2020 and we will continue to welcome applications until the position is filled.
The Educopia Institute empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. We believe in the power of connection and collaboration. In all of our work, we encourage knowledge sharing and network building—across institutions, communities, and sectors.
The Educopia Institute provides training, knowledge, and a neutral administrative backbone to cultivate and facilitate community networks. Educopia’s decentralized staff moderate, encourage, and elevate community member efforts, while distilling, disseminating, and aligning emerging practices and standards.
Educopia Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.
*This is an exempt position, limited to 24 months with the possibility of extension. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.
For more information, about our organization and strategic vision please visit our website at http://www.educopia.org
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