Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Social Justice - Georgetown University Main Campus

Washington D.C.
Oct 14, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
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Four-Year Institution

Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Social Justice - Georgetown University Main Campus

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Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Social Justice - Georgetown University Main Campus

As a part of the country's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) animates the University's Jesuit values and mission through its work in research, teaching, and service.

The Director of Research and Evaluation oversees evaluation strategies and activities of CSJ service, immersion, and community-based learning programs by working collaboratively with CSJ team members, students leaders, graduate research assistants, and community partners to measure the impact of experiential learning programming on GU students, program participants, and communities. The Director creates instruments specific for program evaluation needs; manages data collection and tracking; and works with CSJ team members to effectively present data to diverse audiences, including donors, through reports and other publications. Overall, this position is responsible for promoting a culture of reflection, learning, and data-based decision-making among CSJ team and student leaders.

Reporting to the CSJ's Executive Director, duties of the Director of Research and Evaluation include, but are not limited to:
  • Overseeing research activities of CSJ, and should have ongoing research foci and/or projects, that are related to CSJ's mission and scope of work.
  • Identifying and applying to research grants.
  • Consulting with faculty, staff, students, and community partners regarding potential research opportunities.
  • Initiating and/or facilitating academic-community partnerships using participatory approaches; advising and preparing students who are pursuing community- and social justice-based research opportunities.
  • Facilitating the application and award process for CSJ undergraduate research fellowships.
  • Serving as CSJ's liaison to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Office of Assessment and Decisions (OADS), participates in relevant professional associations, and serves as an intellectual and academic resource to CSJ's team.
  • As an engaged scholar, the Director of Research and Evaluation is expected to publish in academic, peer-reviewed outlets and present at academic conferences.
  • Participates as a full professional member of CSJ team and represents CSJ on and off campus in diverse professional settings including conferences and meetings.
  • Shares in the advisement responsibilities of CSJ's student organizations and accompaniment of immersion programs.
  • Supervises two Graduate Assistants who support the position's evaluation and research portfolios.

This position comes with the title of “Assistant Research Professor,” a 3-year renewable term based on an excellent record of high research activity, including scholarly publications.

  • A Ph.D./Ed.D. or other terminal degree is highly preferred for this position. Desired fields include Sociology or Peace and Conflict Studies.
  • CSJ seeks a Director of Research and Evaluation who has a strong record of and commitment to engaged scholarship and/or advocacy-based research, and mission-driven higher education experience.
  • An ideal candidate is well-versed in diverse social justice issues, qualitative and quantitative evaluation strategies, and is highly organized, detail-oriented, and collaborative.

Preferred qualifications
  • Higher education teaching experience who demonstrate experience in pedagogies for social change and engaged teaching and learning.
  • Knowledge of Washington, DC and domestic to global networks are an asset.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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