University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) at Sacramento State is seeking a Research Manager for the Girl Power by Design Research Project through the College of Education. The Girl Power by Design Research Project (Girl Power) is a Research Practitioner Partnership (RPP) initiative aimed at broadening the participation of high school girls in computer science. For more information, please read the following article: https://www.csus.edu/news/articles/2019/9/3/Projects-aim-to-support-girls’-interest-in-computer-science.shtml
RATE OF PAY: $5,782 – $8,673 per month
BENEFITS: UEI offers an excellent benefits package that includes:
- UEI contribution to a TIAA retirement plan after one year of service
- Paid Vacation Time – starting at 10 hours accrued/month
- Paid Sick Time – 8 hours accrued/month
- Paid Holidays – 14 paid holidays per year including paid time off the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day as the CSUS campus is closed
- Excellent medical benefits – 100% employer-paid medical & dental for employee-only coverage and low cost for family coverage
- Educational Assistance Program for employees and/or dependents
- View a comprehensive list of all of the benefits at https://www.enterprises.csus.edu/wp-content/uploads/UEI_Benefits-At-A-Glance-Brochure_Projects.pdf
FILING DEADLINE: October 29, 2023
APPLY ONLINE: To be considered, all applicants must apply through the UEI website at https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6158859.careers?ShowJob=520528669
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a full-time, exempt from overtime, benefited position with a defined contribution retirement plan through TIAA. (The position is not covered under the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.) Continued employment in this position is dependent upon funding and the mutual consent of University Enterprises and the employee, and either University Enterprises or the employee, can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause. Program continuation is contingent upon funding. The funding for this position is in the third year of a three-year grant.
The selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. University Enterprises, Inc. is not a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1B Visa).
It is strongly recommended that all University Enterprises, Inc. employees follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
1. Master’s degree in education, sociology, gender studies, or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
2. Demonstrated managerial experience in a research environment.
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills including excellent command of the English language including grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
4. Strong background in educational research particularly in K-12 settings.
5. Demonstrated data collection and analysis experience.
6. Demonstrated knowledge of research project budget maintenance procedures and practices.
7. Experience coordinating professional development activities.
8. Experience supervising others including students or staff.
9. Experience using computer applications word processing, email, spreadsheets, and video conferencing software such as the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite.
10. Experience using Qualtrics or SPSS software.
11. Ability to travel to school sites in the Sacramento region and internationally to Italy.
12. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.
13. Must be legally eligible to drive in California, complete and pass an online training course, maintain a good driving record, and be acceptable for vehicle insurance coverage under the University Enterprises insurance plan. Must continue to meet the established driving standards, driving record will be monitored with the California Department of Motor Vehicles to ensure compliance.
14. Must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. Must continue to meet the established standards.
1. Knowledge of quantitative research methods and tools.
2. Experience supervising researchers.
With or without a reasonable accommodation: Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers, scanners, fax machines, and lift or move boxes weighing up to 50 pounds.
Work is performed in an office environment, continuous contact with staff, students, campus community, the public, and other agencies. Frequent travel school sites in the Sacramento Region, twice yearly short term international travel to Emilia Romana, Italy for collaboration with international research partners.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Research Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing the Girl Power by Design Research Project (Girl Power), a Research Practitioner Partnership (RPP) initiative aimed at broadening the participation of high school girls in computer science. This role involves conducting research, supervising graduate student researchers, coordinating professional development activities, and utilizing mixed methodologies to generate evidence of culturally responsive computing in high school computer science education. The Research Manager will collaborate with the Principal Investigator, school sites in the Sacramento Region, and international partners in Italy. The position reports directly to and receives general supervision from the Principal Investigator. The position provides supervision to graduate and undergraduate student researchers.
The specific duties and responsibilities are as follows:
1. Leads the research efforts of Girl Power, including the development of research objectives, methodologies, and data collection strategies.
2. Employs a Design Based Research approach that incorporates both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques.
3. Utilizes software such as Qualtrics, SPSS, and Mplus for data analysis and reporting.
4. Conducts focus groups and in-depth interviews with teachers, parents, and students to gather valuable insights.
5. Collaborates closely with the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigators to ensure alignment with the project goals and objectives.
6. Establishes and maintains partnerships with participating schools in the Sacramento Region and international collaborators in Italy.
7. Coordinates professional development activities for research participants.
8. Supervises and mentors graduate and undergraduate student researchers involved in Girl Power by providing guidance, training, and work schedules.
9. Facilitates weekly research team meetings.
10. Reminds Girl Power employees to submit their time report via the on-line timekeeping system and maintains attendance records. Works with the UEI Payroll department to resolve discrepancies.
11. Manages and organizes research data, ensuring data integrity and security.
12. Prepares research findings to project stakeholders, including the Principal Investigator and collaborating institutions.
13. Contributes to the preparation of research publications, reports, and presentations.
14. Travels to school sites in the Sacramento region and internationally to Italy for collaborative research.
15. Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator to ensure the success of Girl Power and its participants.
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