Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
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This position is in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) supports postdoctoral training and the postdoc community across the university. This role will manage a major OPA mission to development of a diverse community of postdoctoral appointees by developing outreach recruitment strategies, evaluating policy, and assessing training activities.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluate and assess how current resources, training programs, and policies support a diverse community of postdoctoral appointees.
Develop new training approaches, resources and policies based on assessments and best practices.
Internal partnerships: Partner with senior leadership offices, including the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity; the Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the School of Medicine; and the Deans of Schools on the Chancellor’s postdoctoral fellowship program, retention practices, and training activities. Liaise with the OPA Faculty Advisory Committee and the WashU Postdoc Society. Serve on the university’s Equity Council.
Recruitment: Strategize recruitment of postdoctoral appointee candidates. Develop relationships with target institutions, collaborate with schools and training programs to develop effective strategies. This includes travel to local, regional and national meetings (NPA, SACNAS, ABRCMS, etc.) on behalf of the OPA.
Reporting: Analyze data and prepare reports annually for university leadership, federal funding and national reporting purposes as required on postdoc retention and outcomes. Strategize OPA approach to data collection with a focus on outcomes.
Financial: Formulate and manage the recruitment budget.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and five years of related experience or a master’s degree and three years of related experience.
Ph.D. degree with two years of experience.
Project management or research experience in postgraduate education.
Strong ability to create and maintain collaborative partnerships with key leaders.
Experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Commitment to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Understanding of current trends in higher education diversity, equity and inclusion work.
Demonstrated understanding of current issues and trends in postdoctoral training; general knowledge of temporary visas.
Demonstrated ability to analyze data, derive trends and prepare reports for key leaders.
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to manage social media accounts.
Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple requirements.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $68,816 annually.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.