Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
We are hiring an outreach coordinator to support IPUMS data dissemination for current and potential data users and target outreach to specific research communities. The core focus of both tasks is introducing IPUMS data to new users and supporting IPUMS use among diverse communities of scholars. These diversity goals include expanding to a broader range of academic disciplines, supporting usage at a variety of institutional settings, and increasing usage among under-represented scholars. The outreach coordinator reports to the User Support & Outreach Manager, and is part of the research group. You will work closely with the ISRDI administrative group, and will also interact with our IT group, other ISRDI center directors, advisory board members, conference organizers, and vendors. Occasional travel to academic conferences may be required in the future.
Support in-person and virtual outreach initiatives, including dissemination and training events. You will manage logistics, and work with research staff and committees on content, as well as the communications coordinator on materials and promotion. (50%)
Coordinate in-person events on-site: Two annual conferences in Minneapolis, scheduled to start summer 2021 (likely to be virtual in first year). Conferences will include research presentations, training workshops, and small group meetings.
Coordinate in-person events at conferences (other locations): Exhibit booth, conference sessions, training events, and less formal meetings at academic conferences. We anticipate these events will be mostly virtual until summer 2021.
Coordinate virtual events: Short training webinars (1 hour events) to multi-day events replacing planned in-person conferences and meetings.
Consult on and implement outreach and recruitment plans to meet diversity goals.
Maintain outreach calendar with academic conference dates (and related deadlines) and schedule outreach events
Coordinate dissemination materials, including bibliography, website, and print resources (30%)
Create new web pages and update content on IPUMS.org and other center websites.
Maintain IPUMS bibliography, a repository that contains over 1,500 new publication entries that use IPUMS, annually. Supervise student employees who assist with the bibliography. Collaborate with the IT group to create and maintain other bibliographies for specific research initiatives.
Maintain inventory of print material, including managing regular content review by research staff, design updates, and printing.
Collect and manage information from and about users (20%)
Create and publish surveys to gather information about and feedback from IPUMS users and network members.
Run reports and compile information about current data usage. Work with research and IT groups to improve reporting and analyze results to better serve users.
Compile user data and summarize survey results to help project managers and ISRDI leadership understand IPUMS’ expansive user base, how they use the data, with the goal of improving strategic decisions and outreach efforts.
Annual salary range: $45,000 - $58,000, commensurate with experience.
Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of experience, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously, and manage time efficiently
Event management experience
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies
Experience collecting, managing, or summarizing survey responses
A background in or experience with social science research
Experience in outreach and engagement of diverse stakeholders
Familiarity with reference management software (particularly Mendeley)
Experience creating and maintaining websites (particularly Drupal)
Familiarity with Google and Qualtrics survey tools
Communications, visual design, or data visualization experience
Internal Number: 337578
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.