Number of Vacancies: 1
Position Status: full-time, permanent
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 08, Steps 1-3
Salary Range: $61,053.00-$65,725.00
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC
Brief Description of Duties
The Project Specialist for Applied Economic Evaluation, of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) reports directly to the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development. Key areas of responsibility include evaluating the economic impacts of existing and proposed projects, course design, curriculum development and assessment, and the assisting with the integration of academic and community education programs within CAUSES. Duties also include: evaluating projects on a cost/benefit basis; preparing reports on economic development activities for administrative, advisory boards, and University decision-making. Work is either oriented towards short-term or multi-year projects. The incumbent will also interface closely with the academic programs within CAUSES and other programs external to the College. The incumbent will work closely and collaboratively with the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development and Associate Dean for Programs, must be a team player, work effectively and efficiently with diverse internal and external constituencies, perform all duties with a high degree of independence and initiative, communicate effectively, work well under pressure of deadlines and be familiar (or familiarize themselves) with the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the college, the university, and program sponsors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Establishing and managing a performance monitoring framework with clear-cut goals, outcomes, outputs, inputs, processes, indicators, data needs and sources, and reporting formats and frequency, for effective monitoring, reporting and updating progress of CAUSES programs and projects in different sectors.
2. Developing a comprehensive baseline of infrastructure provisions, basic services and socioeconomic conditions in the target areas and collecting periodic data and information against the baseline to assess and report on the overall development of these areas. Baseline data may include survey and review of existing information
3. Teaches one academic course per semester or term.
4. Assisting Management and Specialists in developing program, project and sector-wise work plans and overall monitoring framework.
5. Coordinating closely with the partner administrations for data planning, identification of data sources, and collection of data for monitoring purposes.
6. Monitoring and following up progress on various proposals, meetings, reports, working papers etc. with concerned authorities
7. Collaborates closely with the Associate Dean for Programs on program development related matters.
8. Workforce Development, Certificate and Academic Programs implementation and program assessments.
9. Supports the alignment of the Dean’s objectives and work plan and ensures that those objectives are carried out in the Workforce Development and Certificate Program area across all Centers within CAUSES.
10. Works with all CAUSES staff to foster a collaborative environment conducive to excellence in research, outreach and teaching.
11. Encourages and fosters excellence in teaching, scholarship, professional and university service.
12. Represents the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development in appropriate internal and external meetings as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Works effectively and collaboratively with the Associate Dean of Programs, the Associate Dean of Operations, Program Directors, Academic Department Chairs and the Dean of CAUSES/ Director of AES & CES and other faculty and staff within CAUSES and UDC as required by specific projects.
- Works effectively and collaboratively with the Associate Deans, Academic Department Chairs and the Dean of CAUSES/ Director of AES & CES to expand and solidify effective working relationships with external constituencies, program sponsors and potential sponsors.
- Performs other duties as assigned including special assignments related to his/her areas of responsibility as well as the needs of the college.
- Master’s degree (doctoral degree preferred) in Social Sciences such as Economics, Statistics, Public or Business Administration, Economic Development, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Real Estate, or a related field in the responsibilities and duties outlined in this position description.
- Five (5) years progressively responsible work experience at a level that required supervision or management of projects and programs in economic development, urban economic development, redevelopment, urban planning, real estate, economics, business assistance, public facility or infrastructure development, commercial development, real estate, public and/or private finance, or workforce development.
- Must have excellent analytical and interpersonal skills along with strong organizational ability; must be able to obtain, analyze and evaluate a variety of information; organize, interpret and present it in meaningful oral and written form for varied audiences and provide solid analysis leading to sound decision-making. Excellent interpersonal and team working skills and a high degree of computer literacy are preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, oversee, and assess effective programs.
- Demonstrated teaching skills and current knowledge of pedagogical strategies, service learning and student engagement approaches.
- Demonstrated ability to interact with a broad range of constituencies and stakeholders within CAUSES and UDC as well as outside of the college and the university.
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and interests.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as under the pressure of deadlines in a goal-driven, fast paced environment.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, take initiative and exhibit creativity in implementing all responsibilities.
- Knowledge or ability to familiarize themselves with the land-grant system, its mission, goals and objectives.
- Knowledge or ability to familiarize themselves with federal funding agencies and local, regional and national stakeholders.
- Knowledge or ability to familiarize themselves with the executive and legislative decision making process at the national, regional and local level.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSME local 2087 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.