Social Research Specialist

University of North Carolina at Charlotte   Charlotte, NC   Full-time     Research
Posted on March 25, 2024
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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking applications for a Social Research Specialist for the Diversity & Inclusion Department. This is a full-time, permanent staff position. 

Salary: $47,653 - $52,000

Primary Purpose of Position: The purpose of this position is to monitor and communicate the University’s progress toward advancing inclusive excellence by gathering information from campus entities, creating databases to store survey and research results. This position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.

Minimum Qualifications: Four-year degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience, or combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work.

Essential Job Duties: The Social Research Specialist (SRS) position in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is designed to plan, organize, conduct, evaluate, and present social research. Social research includes equity-oriented behavioral, economic, educational, public health/medical, public policy, sociology, and closely related areas. Work is performed to support ODI research, develop programs and inform policies. The SRS will support the execution of the “Building on Common Ground: Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan”. The ODI Social Research Specialist creates or validates frameworks through data/information collection, documentation and analysis with a goal of description and explanation within a higher education context. The range of duties includes but is not limited to: project planning and design, developing methodology, database development and management, data/information collection and analysis, project administration, program and/or policy development and evaluation, preparing publications and reports and related products, communication, instruction and public education. Work may include the training and supervision of staff, students and others.

Preferred Qualifications: Four-year degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience gathering, editing, and analyzing data for social and economic research; or combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work.

Salary and benefits are competitive; interested individuals should apply online at https://jobs.charlotte.edu. Search for SHRA job #000034. Applicants are subject to background checks.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.