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Assessment and Educational Research Associate
Administrator I

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center

Job #: MB2013-EE1866

Open until filled. Application Screening Begins:

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California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service.

CSUMB is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is committed to attracting, retaining, and graduating students from diverse backgrounds, and to equipping these students with the skills they need for successful careers. To that end, CSUMB developed the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) to train, support, and engage students in rigorous undergraduate research. UROC students from a wide range of majors work on relevant and innovative research projects at CSUMB, and at regional, state, national, and international research institutions. Their work is guided by a research mentor, supported by UROC staff, and augmented by extensive training in research proposal writing, presentation skills, communication skills, professionalism, and graduate school preparedness. Students are also given the opportunity to communicate their work to the academic community through conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Taken together, these experiences prepare our students for successful academic and professional careers.


Bringing an extensive knowledge of assessment and educational research in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines, the Assessment and Educational Research Associate will guide UROC's efforts to deeply understand, assess, and improve research-based learning and undergraduate research programming. Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of UROC, the Research Associate will have three primary responsibilities: 1) designing and implementing UROC's research and evaluation agenda at the student, course, and program levels; 2) disseminating UROC's findings to the broader undergraduate research community through conference presentations and scholarly journals; and 3) assessing UROC-related curriculum and programming (both formal and informal). And, true to UROC's mission, the Research Associate will mentor an undergraduate researcher(s) in a project that contributes to UROC's assessment and educational research agenda.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

Other Functions:



Equivalent of a Ph.D. degree in Psychology, Science, Education, or a related field, AND preferably three (3) years of progressive professional responsibility in assessment, evaluation, program planning, or curriculum development. Additional education or experience in a related field, which has demonstrated the acquisition and successful application of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted for the required education and/or experience on a year-for-year basis.


Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above.


Management and/or supervisory experience preferred. Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative assessment design and analyses in the STEM disciplines.


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; and retirement benefits. For further information, please visit: Management Personnel Plan. The University Corporation atCSU Monterey Bay also providesaccess to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.


A completed online application and resume must be received by Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TDD at (800) 735-2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Services Building first floor (map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours and the location of each site. CSUMB will not fax application materials.

CSUMB is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.