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University of Washington Bothell
Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 10, 2023

Req #:222108
Department:UW BOTHELL
Job Location: Bothell Campus
Posting Date:05/10/2023
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 benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Shift:First Shift

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 natural beauty.

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 beyond.
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 Manager.

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 Projects.

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.



  • 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 processes.
  • 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 completed.
  • Support management and implementation of OCL student cohort programs that embed undergraduate research (e.g. Digital Scholars).
  • Consistently review community-engaged research activities through an anti-racism framework and make necessary adjustments.


  • 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 team.
  • 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 events.
  • Cultivate and sustain campus relationships to ensure sustainability and success of campus community-engaged research.


  • 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 projects.
  • 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 projects.


  • 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, etc.
  • Facilitate communication between faculty and partners on student performance, course presentations, and site visits, etc.
  • 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 classes.


  • Under the guidance of the Director, supervise one-two student assistants. Facilitate coaching and professional and leadership development opportunities that support student career discernment.


  • 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 designated.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, business administration, interdisciplinary arts, social sciences, education, biology, chemistry, engineering, health studies, environmental studies, or a related field.
  • 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 staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with partners who include historically marginalized communities.
  • 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 projects.
  • Ability to appreciate and synthesize information from a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Strong management, organization, verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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 license/certification/registration.


  • Master’s Degree in Education or a related field.
  • Knowledge and practice of interdisciplinary research processes and methods.
  • Experience mentoring college students in undergraduate research or community-engaged research.
  • Familiarity with data equity best practices.
  • Experience with program and project implementation.


  • 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.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

    Priority consideration will be given to application received by June 2, 2023.

  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

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