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Undergraduate Research Assistant Director, Curriculum & Assessment, 75371

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University of Missouri-Kansas City
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UMKC Volker Campus

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Job Title: Undergraduate Research Assistant Director, Curriculum & Assessment, 75371
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37404
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Curriculum and Assessment; Undergraduate Research

Job Description The Undergraduate Research (UR) Assistant Director (URAD) will be responsible for managing daily operations to ensure the success of critical UR programs, including SEARCH, SUROP, and Annual Symposium of UR, [email protected], and the Undergrad. Research Associates. This includes promoting UR programs across campus and through social media, overseeing application and review processes for student grants, maintaining the UR Web site, and coordinating with units across campus, including conference services, Alumni relations, Registrar and Financial Aid, IT services, Academic Advising and Student Success/UCollege, MComm, and academic units. The URAD will also work with the director of UR on strategic planning in accordance with UMKC's priorities and coordinate with the part-time Admin Assistant for UR to ensure the office's smooth operation. The asst director will also serve as a resource for 20 or more Undergrad Research Associates who are delegated to work with faculty mentors across campus. The URAD will also supervise 5-6 UR student ambassadors.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

    Manage SEARCH and SUROP--recruit students, publicize, oversee application & review process, monitor student expenditures, ensure assessment procedures are completedPlan and execute annual symposium of undergrad research--arrange space and manage logistics, promote across and beyond campus, create abstract booklet, ensure assessment procedures are completedManage Undergrad Research Associate program. Recruit faculty and students, manage application and hiring processes, serve as a resource for faculty and students, monitor time sheets and compliance with federal work-study rules, troubleshoot problems. Ensure assessment procedures are completedRecruit students for [email protected] and manage application process. Coordinate with UM system personnel and plan practice day for student representatives. Chaperon students in Jefferson City on day of eventAssist UR Director in strategic planningManage UR Web site and coordinate needed updates with MCommEdit and publish bi-annual UR newsletter, manage social media accounts, and handle other PR responsibilities for the UR programOther duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated skills in desktop publishing and creating promotional materials as well as managing social media presence. Experience in event planning is also preferred.

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, benefits eligible

Salary

$47,476 - 54,000 commensurate with experience and education

Application Deadline

August 3, 2021

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

EEO IS THE LAW

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UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website: http://info.umkc.edu/diversity/

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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