Director of Research Translation and Engagement

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking applications for a Director of Research Translation and Engagement for the Metro Studies department working in the Urban Institute unit. The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute is the primary applied research and public service arm of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and it serves the 14-county area surrounding the City of Charlotte, the largest city in the Carolinas. The Institute seeks solutions to the complex social, economic, and environmental challenges facing our communities and engages expertise across a diverse set of disciplines and life experiences to curate data and conduct actionable research and policy analysis.

Minimum qualifications:
A Master’s degree and at least 3-5 years of experience (or relevant undergraduate degree and 7-10 or more years of relevant experience) in one of the following fields: journalism, public policy, public administration, city & regional planning, architecture/urban design, or other, related urban policy field. The person in this position must have the ability to express ideas clearly in writing; use data and research to tell stories for broad audiences; speak effectively in public; maintain good interpersonal relationships with diverse groups of people, and exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures. Please see the posting for further information.

Essential job duties:
The Director of Research Translation & Engagement will join a dynamic, collegial, and entrepreneurial team and will be a key part of senior leadership at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. We seek a collaborative and innovative colleague with curiosity and initiative; extensive experience creating content and using research to tell effective stories to a variety of audiences, particularly around issues relevant to the Charlotte region; the capacity to develop and maintain an online portfolio of research and stories relevant to the Charlotte region; the ability and desire to work alongside researchers to ensure their work can be translated to general audiences; and a drive to maintain meaningful research and policy relationships in the community. The Charlotte region is one of the most diverse regions in the Southeast and we welcome and encourage applicants that reflect that diversity, particularly racial and ethnic diversity. Please see posting for further information.

Salary and benefits are competitive; interested individuals should apply online at Search for job #001325. Applicants are subject to background checks.

To apply:
Click the link below and search for job #001325

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.

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