Milwaukee School of Engineering invites applications for a full-time Academic Assessment Researcher to join our CREATE Institute. Under the direction of the Director of the CREATE Institute, the Academic Assessment Researcher is responsible for managing a two-year Assessment Grant Project to identify key behaviors that can be used to assess development of the entrepreneurial mindset as defined by the KEEN framework (available for review at www.engineeringunleashed.com). Project management responsibilities include, but are not limited to, budget management, team communication, focus group coordination, travel logistics, conference registration, and reporting for the KEEN grant. Additionally, the Academic Assessment Researcher is responsible for co-supervising the research assistant and project consultants. This is a two-year appointment and is subject to Kern Family Foundation grant approval.
Essential Job Functions
Manage KEEN Assessment Grant Project to ensure all deliverables are met in a timely manner and within budget
Serve as principal investigator of IRB approved research project to identify key behaviors that can be used to assess development of the entrepreneurial mindset as defined by the KEEN framework (available for review at www.engineeringunleashed.com)
Responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the KEEN grant
Manage the overall budget for KEEN grant and sub-award distribution
Manage team communication with all partnering institutions and stakeholders
Coordinate and facilitate focus groups
Manage travel logistics and conference registration
Co-supervise research assistant and project consultants with other members of the project leadership team
Write and compile required annual reports and updates to the Kern Family Foundation
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Research and curate resources to assist faculty, staff and students in successfully fulfilling CREATE Institute goals
Support the Associate Vice President of Academic Success and Institutional Effectiveness in efforts to assess institutional metrics
Work collaboratively with all university personnel to promote CREATE Institute programming and MSOE’s shared purpose (mission, vision, values, and mindset)
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academics and/or Director of the CREATE Institute at MSOE
This above list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.
Master's degree required
Minimum of five years of experience within higher education
An understanding of the Entrepreneurial Mindset and KEEN Framework is preferred
Experienced researcher in qualitative research projects involving focus groups
Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Outstanding project management, problem solving, and organizational skills
Ability to make decisions independently and work with minimal supervision
Adept in data analysis as well as digital collaboration techniques
Working knowledge of higher education
Proficient in budgeting and tracking
Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an open office environment
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships remotely
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before others. Ability to effectively communicate in both written and oral form.
Ability to use numbers to solve problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is largely sedentary, the ability to move is required. The employee is occasionally required to traverse within their work area as well as other areas on campus.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role uses standard office equipment, including but not limited to computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Job Code: 222
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