COMMUNITY ENGAGED RESEARCH PROGRAM MANAGER
Job Location: Bothell Campus
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary:$6200 - $6400 per month
Other Compensation:As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous
benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our
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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on
our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer
their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and
dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional
growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted
for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and
The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic
public universities in the state of Washington. We provide a
participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning,
close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors,
and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student
success. The academic work of the campus focuses on
cross-disciplinary research, creative practice, connected learning,
and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is
approximately 5,758 students. About half of all undergraduates are
first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented
groups; nine out of 10 are from Washington. Located along a river
and wetlands just north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant
regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and
prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and
Diversity is a core value of University of Washington Bothell. We
believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to
a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify
challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
The UW Bothell Office of Connected Learning has an outstanding
opportunity for a Community-Engaged Research Program
The Office of Connected Learning (OCL), a cross-campus unit within
the division of Academic Affairs, is committed to access and
success for all students by supporting a range of applied
experiences that further cross-disciplinary learning, career
connections, and contributions to a more just and equitable
community on and off campus. The OCL includes Community-Engaged
Learning and Research (CELR), the Collaboratory, Global
Initiatives, Digital Scholars, and Research and Creative
Community-engaged research includes curricular and co-curricular
student engagement with community partner(s) on any part of the
research process: identifying a research question, literature
review, developing and actualizing research methods, collecting and
analyzing data, documenting the work, and communicating and
disseminating the research.
Reporting to the Director of Research and Creative Projects for
undergraduate students, the Program Manager for Community-Engaged
Research leads the day-to-day implementation of curricular and
co-curricular community-engaged research experiences for students,
and supports the implementation of undergraduate research
opportunities. The ideal candidate for this position would possess
a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, and
particularly to utilizing anti-racist practices to foster long-term
community engaged research partnerships.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manage and maintain processes of community-engaged research
courses involving communication and coordination between faculty,
community partners and students.
- Facilitate and coordinate class orientations at the beginning
of each quarter; provide presentation content, logistical support
for community partners and faculty.
- Connect community partner research projects to student
opportunities outside of courses; such as the Collaboratory,
Digital Scholars program, student opportunities database, and other
student programs across campus.
- Create infrastructure and processes to leverage community
research projects for student learning: digital badges, learning
contracts, partner contracts, working with faculty across Schools
to develop curricular pathways for credit, risk management
- Work with the Research and Creative Projects Director to ensure
safety policies and processes for students, faculty, and partners.
Work with the Office of Connected Learning Program Coordinator to
ensure student and partner DocuSign documents are
- Support management and implementation of OCL student cohort
programs that embed undergraduate research (e.g. Digital
- Consistently review community-engaged research activities
through an anti-racism framework and make necessary
- Sustain knowledge of and engagement with the range of existing
community-engaged research projects and partnerships, while further
developing an equity-centered portfolio of partners with the OCL
- Communicate and work with existing community partners to match
and support community-engaged research course learning
opportunities, and communicate about new opportunities for
collaboration with Connected Learning programs.
- Conduct periodic site visits to community partner
organizations, and attend local community meetings and
- Cultivate and sustain campus relationships to ensure
sustainability and success of campus community-engaged
- Advise and support students in the full life cycle of their
participation in undergraduate research and creative projects;
recruitment, participation, demonstration of knowledge.
- Lead small community building and reflection events for
students engaged in undergraduate research and creative
- Work with Connected Learning Advisor to recruit and support
students pursuing undergraduate research opportunities, summer
enrichment programs, and scholarships.
- Collaborate with student organizations and clubs to promote
community-engaged research and undergraduate research and creative
- Communicate with and between faculty embedding
community-engaged research into their courses.
- Guide faculty towards community-engaged research resources
gathered on a SharePoint site, including course design, articles,
- Facilitate communication between faculty and partners on
student performance, course presentations, and site visits,
- Work closely with the Director of Research and Creative
Projects and Office of Student Success’ Director of Learning and
Teaching to support faculty development for course-based
undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) - learning experiences
in which whole classes of students address a research question or
problem with unknown outcomes or solutions.
- Manage content on the Research and Creative Projects website in
collaboration with the Communications Manager.
- Input community-engaged research opportunities into the
Connected Learning student opportunities database.
- In partnership with the Office of Connected Learning team,
build communication structures with Academic Advisors and the
Office of Student Academic Success.
- Ensure visibility of Office of Connected Learning outside the
office via relationship building, collaboration, and general
presence remotely and on campus at university events and in
- Under the guidance of the Director, supervise one-two student
assistants. Facilitate coaching and professional and leadership
development opportunities that support student career
CONTINUED KNOWLEDGE & UNIVERSITY ENGAGEMENT
- Maintain knowledge in the field of community-engaged research
and undergraduate research and creative projects, especially where
academics in higher education are connected; attend seminars,
conferences, and professional development opportunities.
- Actively participate in Office of Connected Learning meetings,
team meetings, planning sessions & retreats, and serve and
participate on university committees as assigned or
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS :
- Bachelor’s Degree in education, business administration,
interdisciplinary arts, social sciences, education, biology,
chemistry, engineering, health studies, environmental studies, or a
- Minimum two years experience in education, program
coordination, administration, project management, research,
creative projects, community engagement and outreach, student
affairs, or related field.
- Ability to communicate, build, and maintain collaborative
relationships with students, community partners, faculty, and
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully
with partners who include historically marginalized
- Knowledge and understanding of issues related to racism and
other systems of oppression and ability to translate this knowledge
to higher education context.
- Ability to take initiative in a team-based environment while
simultaneously following through on independent
- Ability to appreciate and synthesize information from a wide
variety of disciplines.
- Strong management, organization, verbal and written
- Demonstrated ability to use basic and some advanced functions
of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel,
Power Point, Outlook), and web-based forms.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
- Master’s Degree in Education or a related field.
- Knowledge and practice of interdisciplinary research processes
- Experience mentoring college students in undergraduate research
or community-engaged research.
- Familiarity with data equity best practices.
- Experience with program and project implementation.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A hybrid model of in-person and telework is common within the
Office of Connected Learning.
- Ability and willingness to travel, primarily in the King and
Snohomish County region, and occasionally state wide.
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
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Priority consideration will be given to application received by
June 2, 2023.
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