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SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Position Summary:

The Community College Research Center at the Institute on Education and the Economy at Teachers College, Columbia University is accepting applications for the position of Senior Research Scientist to manage a suite of multi-year, grant-funded projects. The CCRC Senior Research Scientist has responsibility for overseeing ongoing research and research staff, including designing, implementing, and leading multiple research studies as part of CCRC’s portfolio of foundation- and government-funded projects and communicating research findings and policy implications to academics, funders, policymakers, and the press. In addition, the Senior Researcher serves as a public face of CCRC, serving as a national “thought leader” while representing CCRC in the higher education and academic sectors and cultivating funder relationships.

For more information on CCRC's current research activities, see our website at ccrc.tc.columbia.edu. This full-time position is based in New York City, and requires travel.

Application must include a letter of intent, a CV, and two academic writing samples.

Apply through the TC Human Resources website: Senior Research Scientist

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director and Center’s leadership teams to coordinate existing research projects and strategically plan for the development of new studies and research strands
  • Seek out and build relationships with federal and private funders, and write proposals to secure funding for research projects
  • Design, lead, and manage large multi-year and multi-institutional research projects and manage research teams to carry out high-profile studies
  • Lead publication of research findings in multiple formats (electronic media, academic journals and articles, reports, and briefs for researchers, community college practitioners, policymakers, and the general public)
  • Collaborate with leadership on continuously developing and executing strategies for raising the Center’s profile and visibility as a whole and to key audiences including policymakers at the federal and state levels, researchers, policy influencers, higher education practitioners, foundations, and the media
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on research findings for academic and practitioner audiences
  • Respond to media requests concerning postsecondary research.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in education, sociology, economics, or a related field 
  • 10 years of experience in leading, managing, and conducting research in higher education, with extensive experience in research design and analysis
  • A minimum of five years of experience in writing grant proposals and securing funding
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and public speaking facility 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple grant- and contract-funded projects (budget, personnel, deadlines) 
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience supervising the work of other research professionals 
  • Recognized expert in community colleges, higher education, or other related field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster collaborative and productive relationships among external organizations and funders
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multifaceted team
  • Ability to travel broadly and represent Director and Center

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Position Summary:

The Community College Research Center at the Institute on Education and the Economy at Teachers College, Columbia University is accepting applications for the position of Senior Research Scientist to manage a suite of multi-year, grant-funded projects. The CCRC Senior Research Scientist has responsibility for overseeing ongoing research and research staff, including designing, implementing, and leading multiple research studies as part of CCRC's portfolio of foundation- and government-funded projects and communicating research findings and policy implications to academics, funders, policymakers, and the press. In addition, the Senior Researcher serves as a public face of CCRC, serving as a national "thought leader" while representing CCRC in the higher education and academic sectors and cultivating funder relationships.

For more information on CCRC's current research activities, see our website at ccrc.tc.columbia.edu. This full-time position is based in New York City, and requires travel.

Application must include a letter of intent, a CV, and two academic writing samples.

Apply through the TC Human Resources website: Senior Research Scientist

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director and Center's leadership teams to coordinate existing research projects and strategically plan for the development of new studies and research strands
  • Seek out and build relationships with federal and private funders, and write proposals to secure funding for research projects
  • Design, lead, and manage large multi-year and multi-institutional research projects and manage research teams to carry out high-profile studies
  • Lead publication of research findings in multiple formats (electronic media, academic journals and articles, reports, and briefs for researchers, community college practitioners, policymakers, and the general public)
  • Collaborate with leadership on continuously developing and executing strategies for raising the Center's profile and visibility as a whole and to key audiences including policymakers at the federal and state levels, researchers, policy influencers, higher education practitioners, foundations, and the media
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on research findings for academic and practitioner audiences. 
  • Respond to media requests concerning postsecondary research

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in education, sociology, economics, or a related field
  • 8 years of experience in leading, managing, and conducting research in higher education, with extensive experience in research design and analysis
  • A minimum of five years of experience in writing grant proposals and securing funding
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and public speaking facility
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple grant- and contract-funded projects (budget, personnel, deadlines)
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience supervising the work of other research professionals
  • Recognized expert in community colleges, higher education, or other related field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster collaborative and productive relationships among external organizations and funders
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multifaceted team
  • Ability to travel broadly and represent Director and Center

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR

Position Summary:

The Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking a fulltime Grants and Contracts Administrator to support all aspects of grant administration. The position will begin immediately. Include resume, cover letter, and any related work products with your application.

Apply through the TC Human Resources website: Grants and Contracts Administrator

Responsibilities:

Preparation of proposal budgets

  • Prepare new project budgets and budget justifications for proposals based on specifications from CCRC senior staff and funders
  • Interpret and advise senior staff on federal and nonfederal funder guidelines and regulations
  • Liaise with funders, partners, consultants, and subcontractors to develop and revise statements of work, budgets, and budget narratives for approval and submission to funders
  • Collect, review, organize, edit, and format proposal narratives and related materials
  • Submit proposals to funders according to Teachers College (TC), foundation, and/or federal guidelines and regulations.

Maintain project budgets

  • Review and process payment requests from vendors and staff
  • Update CCRC project budgets and track payment requests using the TC Banner application
  • Reconcile monthly budget reports from Teachers College (TC) with CCRC project spreadsheets and request adjustments, if necessary
  • Ensure that spending corresponds with proposal budgets and funder/contract specifications
  • Alert CCRC senior staff of possible shortfalls or overages and upcoming deadlines
  • Review project expenditures and assist with the preparation of financial reports and invoices to funders
  • Encumber funds for vendors according to proposal and event budgets
  • Request funder approval for, and help to administer modifications to project budgets, scopes of work, and timelines

Prepare and process subcontract and consultant agreements

  • Develop contractor scopes of work and budgets, working in conjunction with project directors, TC's Office of Sponsored Programs, General Counsel, and Purchasing Offices
  • Review and revise subcontractor and consultant scopes of work, budgets, and budget justifications
  • Work with the CCRC Associate Director, TC General Counsel, TC Office of Sponsored Programs, TC Office of the Provost, and TC Purchasing Department to execute contracts, ensuring adherence with CCRC, TC, and grant/contract specifications
  • Track and review subcontractor and consultant progress reports, financial reports, and invoices, ensure adherence to contract specifications, secure approval, and process payment promptly

Management tasks

  • Maintain and update CCRC's time-tracking system
  • Help to register vendors in Unimarket
  • Participate in USDOE administrative grant related webinars
  • Submit payment requests, expense, and budget transfers
  • Track funder deadlines and alert staff in timely manner
  • Develop and update staff procedural manuals and forms
  • Assist with the planning and organization and participate in CCRC meetings, conferences, events

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in financial and grants administration, grants writing, preparing and submitting budgets, proposals, and invoices/financial reports to funders
  • Experience with cost accounting principles and ability to perform related mathematical calculations
  • Experienced in bookkeeping with advanced skills in software
  • Experience in reading, interpreting, and applying foundation guidelines and federal regulations
  • Experience in reviewing/revising contracts
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Word and Excel specifically. Intermediate skills in Access and gift/donor relationship databases. Advanced skills in Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Reliable, responsible, good judgment, highly organized, and willing to take initiative
  • Able to work with precision, with strong attention to detail
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and anticipate and meet strict deadlines
  • Able to work effectively with all levels of internal and external contacts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • More than one year of Sponsored Programs/Grant Administration experience
  • Advanced degree in a related field
  • Experience with organizational financial/accounting software systems
  • Grants experience in nonprofits or an academic institution

Work with the Director and Center’s leadership teams to coordinate existing research projects and strategically plan for the development of new studies and research strands.

Seek out and build relationships with federal and private funders, and write proposals to secure funding for research projects.

Design, lead, and manage large multi-year and multi-institutional research projects and manage research teams to carry out high-profile studies.

Lead publication of research findings in multiple formats (electronic media, academic journals and articles, reports, and briefs for researchers, community college practitioners, policymakers, and the general public).

Collaborate with leadership on continuously developing and executing strategies for raising the Center’s profile and visibility as a whole and to key audiences including policymakers at the federal and state levels, researchers, policy influencers, higher education practitioners, foundations, and the media.

Prepare and deliver presentations on research findings for academic and practitioner audiences.

Respond to media requests concerning postsecondary research.

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