Posted: Feb 12, 2023

Director of Research and Evaluation

Salary: $108,000.00 - $165,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2023

The Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is recruiting for the position of Director of Research and Evaluation. Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Managing the Heldrich Center’s extensive and innovative research and evaluation activities, including providing leadership, technical expertise, and overall management of all Heldrich Center-sponsored research and evaluation studies.
  • Overseeing the production and dissemination of Heldrich Center research and reports.
  • Administering the research and evaluation unit, including managing professional research and evaluation staff as well as research associates, consultants, graduate students, and others in the conduct of research and evaluation activities.
  • Developing budgets, organizational and developmental strategies, and external funding proposals, and acts as a subject-matter expert and technical research leader to peers, policymakers, and faculty within and outside of the Heldrich Center and Rutgers University.
  • Overseeing the management of the New Jersey Education to Earnings Data System (NJEEDS), New Jersey’s P20W state administrative longitudinal data system, including conducting and supervising research using NJEEDS data.

The position requires either a Master’s degree in public policy, economics, political science, or a related field with a minimum of 10 years relevant experience in conducting rigorous research and mixed method evaluation projects and/or increasing functional responsibility in a leadership/managerial role. A Ph.D. in economics, statistics, public policy, political science, sociology, or a related discipline, with strong academic work in data analysis is strongly preferred.

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is based at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, at Rutgers University. The Center, founded in 1997, is dedicated to raising the effectiveness of the American workplace by strengthening workforce education, placement and training programs, and policies. It has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading research centers for workforce development. The Center’s efforts concentrate on both nurturing concrete innovations in workforce practices, as well as addressing broad-scale economic policy changes that ensure Americans receive the education and training they need to be productive and prosperous in the knowledge economy of the 21st century.