Research Associate for Technical Assistance and Evaluation

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Education & Human Performance

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Research Associate for Technical Assistance and Evaluation

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Job Description:

The Center for Community Schools in the College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks applications for a research associate coordinator for Technical Assistance and Evaluation. The research associate coordinator will work with the program director and other Center for Community Schools staff in providing assistance to schools and partners across the state to plan, implement, and evaluate community school best practices. The UCF Center for Community Schools serves as a comprehensive resource by providing technical assistance, university-assisted partnership, training and development, assessment and evaluation for the development of high-quality community schools. Center responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations; identifying indicators of program and student success; designing evaluations regarding student and program outcomes; compiling and reviewing evaluation findings and preparing reports for Florida’s governor, legislative bodies, the Florida Department of Education, and the commissioner of education.


The research associate coordinator reports directly to the program director of the UCF Center for Community Schools. Position responsibilities include:


*  Provide management of the day-to-day operations of the Center for Community Schools.

*  Manage up-to-date monitoring of all center projects to ensure ongoing strategic goals and objectives are being addressed and action steps are being implemented.

*  Provide leadership and management, as well as information, consultation and direction on how to plan, develop and implement community school projects throughout Florida and beyond.

*  Assist in the management of the day-to-day operations of the Center for Community Schools.

*  Responsible for the administration, planning, and coordination of the center and its role in the development of community schools.

*  Supervise a team of graduate students who are the support personnel for the Center for Community Schools.

*  Develop and implement communication plans to ensure internal and external coordination and project cohesion.

*  Assist in developing and producing strategic planning frameworks for center planning purposes. 

*  Coordinate Center for Community School projects and provide technical assistance for program development and implementation of programs, services and collaborative partnerships.

*  Assist the director in creating systems for statewide evaluation and technical assistance efforts.

*  Assist in meeting all Florida Department of Education accountability requirements and those outlined in SB7070 Community School Grant Program.

*  Responsible for assisting with the legislature and community agencies to acquire support for the sustainability of the center and community schools across the state.

*  Other duties as assigned to help advance the vision, mission, and goals of the Center for Community Schools.


AA-College of Community Innovation and Education, Center for Community Schools

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Minimum Qualifications:

A master's degree in a related field from an accredited institution and three (3) years of related experience working with youth and young adults.


Knowledge of research-based education and community school practices.


Ability to design and facilitate planning and implementation of program start-up and improvement activities in a range of educational settings.


Ability to lead others in evaluation activities, including interpretation of findings, as well as in program application, review, and approval activities.


Ability to use complex software in planning and analysis tasks.


Excellent communication skills and the ability to prepare and deliver professional development to a variety of audiences.


Ability to effectively manage deadlines.


Ability to prepare materials directed at a variety of target audiences – legislators, parents, educators and community service providers, administrators, and researchers.


Requires extensive knowledge of school administration from the superintendent level, nonprofits from a CEO level, familiarity with grant writing, management and reporting, and knowledge and ability to interpret and apply institutional policies.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in education, public administration, social work, or relevant field from an accredited institution.


The preferred candidate will have three (3) to five (5) years experience with community schools.


Experience working with youth and young adults in a K-12 community school and/or with students from low-resourced communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is funded by contracts and grants and is contingent upon available funding.




Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,  In addition to the online application, candidates must submit (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copy of transcripts; and (4) contact information for three [up to five] professional references. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of hire date.


NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.


Questions regarding this search may be directed to:  Ann Fivie, Search Manager,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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