Post Date: 01/28/2019
Close Date: 03/31/2019
University Mission: Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.
Department Mission: With Christ as our teacher, the College of Education prepares educators to serve diverse communities, promote moral leadership, demonstrate effective teaching skills, and encourage life-long learning.
Position Title: Methodology Coordinator
Department: College of Education ‒ Office of Doctoral Studies
Reports To: Dean of the College of Education; Director of Doctoral Studies
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Number: FAC113
Salary Grade: Varies by rank
Primary Work Location: Onsite Portland Main Campus
Work Schedule: Weekdays during regular business hours; some evening and weekend work required.
Employee Class: 07 – Faculty, Full-time, Exempt
FTE: 1.0 (40 hrs. week, 12 month assignment)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. In collaboration with the Faculty Chair Coordinator, provide support, leadership, and management to full-time research methodologists and dissertation committees. (30%)
2. Recruit, onboard, train, and develop full-time online research methodologists. (15%)
3. Support Ed.D. Program in overseeing, reviewing, and improving research curriculum and research supervision processes. (10%)
4. Teach graduate-level quantitative research methods, courses associated with measurement, or other education courses as appropriate from an inclusive, multicultural, and transformative perspective. (15%)
5. Advise doctoral candidates on dissertation research and design. (15%)
6. Help assure compliance with Institutional Review Board regulations, and support regional and professional accreditation efforts. (5%)
7. Perform other administrative and academically-related duties as assigned by the Director of Doctoral Studies. (5%)
8. Participate in regular professional development sessions, activities, and service. (5%)
Work Contacts: College of Education Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean(s), Faculty, Adjuncts, Students, Other Concordia University faculty and administrators, and external academic partners.
Scope of Work: Work is subject to academic review, supports the execution of strategic initiatives of the University, and includes supervisory responsibilities. Acts as a subject matter expert. Keeps leaders informed of results, outcomes and obstacles. Activities and tasks support the operations of the College of Education and includes following standard operating procedures through course of work. May initiate actions in support of departmental operations. Requires knowledge of institution policies and practices.
Working Conditions: Office environment within elementary school setting.
Minimum Physical Requirements: Able to use technology and administrative software (i.e. Blackboard, Microsoft Office Suite, Taskstream, etc.) to enter data, respond to inquiries and create teaching materials.
Able to read, comprehend, and critique complex written materials.
Able to perform quantitative analysis in an accurate and timely manner.
Able to communicate effectively in person, in front of audiences, electronically and via telephone.
Able to tolerate prolonged sitting and keyboarding.
Able to lift and carry 15 lbs. on an occasional basis.
Able to use basic office equipment including phones, copiers and computers.
Able to climb and descend stairs in a safe manner.
Able to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach within an office environment.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
An earned doctorate in education research or a related field.
3‒5 years of administrative experience in postsecondary education, with an emphasis on educational research.
Demonstrated experience in conducting quantitative research in the social sciences—survey, correlational, causal-comparative, and experimental design.
Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative design.
Demonstrated skills for data analysis and data reporting.
Demonstrated experience with guiding students with dissertation projects following prescribed American Psychological Association guidelines.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with teams to support candidates in development of their dissertation and research.
Demonstrated expertise in personnel management and problem solving.
Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Ability to demonstrate excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; outcome-oriented.
Ability to be highly productive and self-motivated with minimal supervision.
Ability to demonstrate cultural competence and intercultural sensitivity.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Willing and able to work collaboratively as part of a larger faculty team.
Proficient using the educational research software (Qualtrics, SPSS, Atlas.ti, IRBNet) Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Able to enter data in a database in an accurate and timely manner. Able to readily learn to use existing administrative software including Banner, Blackboard and Task Stream.
Working knowledge of FERPA and ability to handle confidential information with tact, discretion and good judgement.
Post Employment Screening Requirements: Successfully pass a criminal background check
Attitude and Demeanor of all Concordia University Employees:
Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.
Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.
Work as a team member in a professional environment.
Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the demands of the college and/or department).
Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, hygiene, etc.).