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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 257704-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department:EDUC/WCER
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The project, Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE), seeks to provide technical assistance to state vocational rehabilitation agencies and their affiliates to enable individuals with disabilities to achieve quality employment and career advancement. www.tacqe.com

The candidate will work with the VRTAC-QE research team to coordinate the provision of technical assistance with state vocational rehabilitation agencies and project partners. They will serve as a liaison between state agencies and our training partners. The candidate will meet with agencies to determine their technical assistance needs, develop a technical assistance agreement, and create and track a technical assistance training schedule. The researcher will collect and analyzes basic research data, such as RSA 911 data from the vocational rehabilitation agencies, and make inferences and recommendations for training and technical assistance based on the data. They will conduct literature reviews, prepare reports and materials, disseminate information to appropriate entities, and assist with publications. Further, the candidate will attend meetings with project stakeholders to identify project evaluation strategies, develop data collection protocols to obtain data to achieve the evaluation plan, submit written reports, and conduct data analysis on project data based on the evaluation plan. They will attend project meetings and complete other duties, as assigned, in support of the project objections and project evaluation.

Responsibilities: Provides technical expertise to fundamental and/or applied scientific research under the direction of senior research personnel or faculty.
  • 20% Collects and analyzes basic research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures
  • 20% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities and assists with publications
  • 10% Trains individuals and groups on equipment operations, research protocols, and techniques within a specialized laboratory or research area
  • 5% Assists with the development of research methodologies and procedures
  • 20% Identifies concerns and recommends solutions to leadership
  • 5% Assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding
  • 20% Serve as a liaison to state vocational rehabilitation agencies, to coordinate the provision of intensive, targeted, and universal technical assistance.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Required
Master's Degree

Preferred
Ph.D. in educational psychology, rehabilitation psychology, rehabilitation counselor education, or related field strongly preferred

Qualifications:

Required:
* Experience managing research and demonstration projects involving state vocational rehabilitation program or employment of persons with disabilities.
* Familiar with Competitive Integrated Employment, Customized Employment, and Supported
* Employment in the context of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Preferred:
* Experience developing, negotiating, and administering state contracts.
* Experience developing research protocols, ensuring human subjects protections, and data protection.
* Experience with statistical and data management programs and knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis.
* Experience with employer engagement and demand-side strategies.
* Experience with program evaluation in the state Vocational Rehabilitation program.
* Experience with informal instruction of research students.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 60% - 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $75,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

Who we are

The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), established in 1964, is one of the first and largest university-based education research and development centers globally. WCER's researchers and staff work to make teaching and learning as effective as possible for all ages and all people.

WCER at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's highly ranked public School of Education, is one of the world's first and most productive education research centers. Our center has helped scholars and practitioners develop, submit, conduct, and share grant-funded education research for more than 50 years.

WCER is an incubator for advances in education policy and practice. It provides services and resources for UW-Madison researchers, graduate students, collaborators, educators, funders, and communities locally and worldwide.


Our Mission

WCER's mission is to improve educational outcomes for diverse student populations, impact education practice positively and foster collaborations among academic disciplines and practitioners.


Our Values

At WCER, all employees share five fundamental organizational values. We take pride in these values guiding the purpose and quality of our work and interactions within ourselves and our outside stakeholders.
The values that the work and people of WCER strive to uphold are:

Innovation and Excellence. Continuous improvement is a driver for excellence. We innovate and improve in our work to advance education through leading research and development.

Equitable Education. Equitable education is essential to a healthy society. We aim to reverse imbalances and injustices in education through our work.

Affirming and Increasing Diversity. Individual differences and group diversity inspire creative and equitable outcomes. We actively affirm and seek to increase such diversity in our center.

Healthy Workplace. The well-being of our workplace enhances success for all. We commit to a workplace based on mutual respect and transparency.

Partnering Across Differences. Diverse backgrounds and expertise improve the quality of our work. We collaborate across disciplines, methodologies, organizations, and communities to strengthen our research and development outcomes.


WCER's Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison and The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). Individual differences and group diversity inspire creative and equitable outcomes. WCER actively affirms values and seeks to increase diversity in our everyday interactions, practices, and policies.

Our center is conscious of inequities in the field of education and how these disproportionately harm the most marginalized members of our society - including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color) individuals, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ people. We firmly believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other marginalized groups.

For more information and news about our center, please go to https://wcer.wisc.edu/

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload a cover letter addressed to Professor Timothy Tansey, a current resume, and a list with the contact information of at least three professional references.

Contact:

Franchesca Beswick
franchesca.beswick@wisc.edu
608-263-4221
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Official Title:

Researcher I(RE040)

Department(s):

A177500-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/WCER

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

257704-AS

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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