Sr Professional Research Asst

Boulder, CO
Sep 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) is a successful initiative for addressing the severe gender imbalance in undergraduate computing. The ES-UP model furnishes academic computing departments with expert consulting and guidance which assists faculty and administrative change leader teams in implementing high-impact strategies for recruiting and retaining more women students. ES-UP focuses on creating sustainable organizational culture change by revising educational systems, not by changing women to fit these systems. The Senior Professional Research Assistant reports to the ES-UP director and assists the director with the implementation of research projects and contributes substantively to the investigation and analysis of the various research-based projects. Key components of the job include: research-based resource development and promotion; data analysis and effective visualization development of significant outcomes; communication planning and implementation; evaluation report analysis and course correction; project management; meeting planning; information management; and undergraduate student assistant coordination.

Job responsibilities:

Assist the co-principal investigator with implementation of research projects and contribute substantively to the investigation and analysis of the projects.

Develop and implement a communication plan that highlights key information and outcomes via website, social media campaigns, blog posts, newsletter contributions, etc., and promote research-based resources with clients and external audiences.

Analyze outcome data and create visualizations of aggregate client outcomes that appeal to varying constituents and partner with clients to create posters for sharing strategic recruiting and retention plans at annual summit.

Assist team with researching, preparing, and updating research-based resources for dissemination, writing research-based reports, and using evaluation reports and data to review and revise internal processes.

Utilize online tool to create ES project management framework and coordinate on-going update process, coordinate centralized information management system, and assist director in managing work of undergraduate student assistants.

Assist with management of multiple award processes, coordinate ES Summit meeting logistics to enhance learning opportunities for clients and consultants, and support team in development and implementation of special projects.


Minimum qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in a social science discipline plus 2 years relevant experience with organizational culture change initiatives.
  • Experience with analysis and synthesis of data

Preferred qualifications:
  • Master's degree in a social science discipline plus 4 years relevant experience with organizational culture change initiatives, preferably in a post-secondary setting.
  • Direct experience with coordination and participation in large-scale organizational culture change research projects involving multiple work groups
  • Demonstrated effective experience facilitating group discussions on recruitment and retention strategies to increase diversity of undergraduate students
  • Experience with implementation of evaluation plans

Special Instructions to Applicants:This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and anEPLS(Excluded Parties List System) check.The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff andEEOData (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 11051 - Information Science

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 11, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Robby Rigby

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00739041