Associate Director for the Quantitative Research Consulting Center (Academic Resource Center Manager

CUNY Graduate Center
New York City, New York
Jan 14, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Director for the Quantitative Research Consulting Center (Academic Resource Center Manager)
Job ID: 19742
Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date: January 28, 2019 

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The mission of the Quantitative Research Consulting Center (QRCC) at the Graduate Center is to support master’s degree students and Ph.D. students, as well as other members of the GC community, in developing, executing, and disseminating quantitative research. The QRCC’s team of statistical consultants provides individualized consultations focusing on research design, analytic statistics, and presentation. The QRCC provides quantitative research support by offering client-focused, friendly, and encouraging support through individual consultations and skill-development workshops. The Center also provides statistical consulting training and mentorship to graduate student consultants. The QRCC is committed to serving all members of the GC scholarly community from a wide range of fields that includes the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The QRCC particularly welcomes underrepresented groups in the natural sciences and quantitative social sciences such as non-traditional students, part-time students, people of color, and women. The QRCC will require strong leadership to develop and expand the Center.

The Graduate Center seeks an Associate Director for the QRCC to develop and oversee the administrative affairs of the QRCC and well as providing statistical consultations. This position reports to the Director of Career Planning and Professional Development.

Duties include but are not limited to:
- Oversees the QRCC’s doctoral student fellows as they work to support scholars in all fields, particularly the quantitative social sciences and natural sciences. 
- Develops and delivers programs to support and promote quantitative research by partnering with CUNY programs, centers, and institutes to offer workshops and summer schools for Graduate Center and CUNY as a whole; mentors and trains graduate students in statistical consulting.
- Establishes short- and long-term goals and objectives and develops operational plans for the QRCC. 
- Directs overall operations of the QRCC, including staff, facilities and technologies; hires, trains, manages full- and part-time staff as well as student employees.  
- Offers one-on-one consultations with researchers across disciplines to address student and faculty questions; implements discipline-specific statistical best practices; and assists students and faculty in using a variety of statistical software. 
- Builds and maintains a robust website and social media presence through which resources on statistical consulting can be shared. 
- Advertises the Center to increase the number of students and attendees for programming by developing and improving promotional materials (e.g., brochures, website, newsletter, researcher spotlight); develops a cohesive branding strategy. 
- Keeps current with developments in statistical practice.

CUNY Title Overview:
- Manages program development and operations of a learning resource center. 
- Implements and monitors a comprehensive student support program based on  targeted academic resources such as tutoring, remedial and/or other related support services 
- Prepares outcomes assessment to further develop center offerings; sets goals and objectives; and supports strategic plan 
- Creates, implements and delivers seminars, workshops and other programs to meet the needs of students and faculty 
- Collaborates with academic departments and other units to design, execute and improve center offerings 
- Oversees promotional material development and center communications utilizing various media formats 
- Prepares analytical and statistical reports for management 
- Manages professional, instructional and/or clerical staff; may administer department budget 
- May seek additional funding by identifying new revenue sources and grants 
- Performs related duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.

A preferred candidate should have: 
- Master’s or Ph.D. in a quantitative social science or natural science.
- Understands research goals, associated data, and statistical needs.
- Commitment to the mission of the QRCC to provide support to members of the GC community in developing, executing, and disseminating quantitative research. 
- In-depth knowledge of both research design and statistics as well as hands-on experience running a broad range of statistical tests. 
- Extensive, hands-on experience with at least three commercial analytic tools (e.g., SAS, SPSS, STATA, MATLAB, HLM) and one open source analytics language (e.g., R, Python).
- Aptitude for explaining statistical methods, interpreting data outputs, and articulating findings by tailoring communication to the level and experience of the audience (e.g., using analogies, visual and other techniques).
- Strong listening skills to formulate direct responsive answers to questions and a commitment to providing excellent customer service.
- Experience teaching or tutoring courses incorporating statistics and/or research design. 
- Proven ability to manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines and timelines, and to reach milestones.
- Effective presentation and communication skills, both oral and written.
- Strong financial management skills and the ability to manage funds effectively from a variety of sources. Demonstrated understanding of budget development and management. 
- Experience developing and delivering workshops on statistical concepts, programming, and data analysis.
- Demonstrated experience creating research network or research groups. 
- Experience with providing individual consulting to graduate students and faculty.
- Demonstrated skills in personnel management and policy implementation. 
- Evidence of developing and planning large, complex projects.

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Equal Employment Opportunity:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. 

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