Assistant Director of Engaged Research and Administration

The Assistant Director, CURE - Engaged Research and Administration reports directly to the Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) and is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the center's programming in the area of engaged research and administration. This dynamic person will possess a familiarity with higher education and community-engaged research and will possess the administrative and management skills required to independently develop, implement, and coordinate all processes and programs related to engaged research initiatives. Specifically, this individual will conduct the program development, implementation and evaluation activities required to maintain and expand a successful community-based research program. Professional responsibilities include research program design and evaluation, faculty/student recruitment, training, and evaluation for community-based research activities, contracting with partners, fiscal management and administrative coordination of the program in the 7-county region covered by Indiana University Northwest. The person will work closely with the Director to develop engaged research programs that promote community-university interaction, with the goal of improving the quality of life of Northwest Indiana. They will develop and maintain databases used to support applications for or to maintain any Community Engagement designations sought by the campus including the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. The person also will identify grant opportunities, write grant applications, and administer grant awards in consultation with the Director. In sum, the individual will independently develop, implement, and evaluate the community-based research program and projects involving faculty, students and community partners and will prepare local, state and federal grant applications. They are responsible for all fiscal, including budget and grant reporting activities in the program. The individual will develop and implement and evaluate marketing strategies for engaged research programs. They will maintain program records, manage relations with partner organizations, secure additional partnerships, and maintain records of all contacts and correspondence develop handbooks for all programs detailing participant requirements and documenting procedures and processes. Bachelor’s degree is required; graduate work or Master’s degree with a focus in social sciences is strongly preferred. Two years’ experience in higher education administration, academic program management or related field is strongly preferred. Proven success in program design and implementation as well as administration. The ability to exercise independent judgment and to complete projects with minimal or no direct supervision. Ability and willingness to communicate effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders. Qualified applicants can apply by uploading their resume and cover letter to the IU Northwest OLA (OnLine Application) system at Applications accepted until March 1, 2014 or until filled. One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest, is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has a diverse student population approaching 6,000 students and offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Master degrees in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in arts and sciences, business and economics, education, nursing and health professions; public and environmental affairs, and social work. IU Northwest is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer with a commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff by expanding employment opportunities for minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Qualified candidates with an interest in developing and implementing curricula that addresses multi-cultural issues and/or with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students are strongly encouraged to apply. PLEASE NOTE: Your referral status may be subject to change based on whether or not you meet basic qualifications or other required criteria. For more information contact: E. Szarleta, Director – CURE, 219-980-6698,