Jobs with NCWIT
NCWIT is seeking two to five part-time Extension Services Consultants (ESC’s) to consult with university and college computing departments across the United States as they plan and implement systemic initiatives to increase women’s representation in computer science undergraduate programs. These positions are contract positions through NCWIT, and are part of NCWIT’s scaling of its Extension Services for Undergraduate Program (ES-UP).
Each ES-UP consultant will advise between one and three college or university clients, assigned by NCWIT. Clients may be in varying stages of the research process.
Extension Services Consultants (ESCs) will:
- Establish relationships with Computer Science departments in an academic institution, most or all of which are members of the NCWIT Academic Alliance. Consultation services will be provided to representatives along with a dean, or designee from each department.
- Support client departments in developing and implementing a collaborative plan to recruit and retain women computing students. Plan components will be selected from a short, vetted list of research-supported practices.
- Train clients to guide implementation, encourage evaluation, and spur continued efforts in departments.
- Guide client institutions as they implement their recruiting and retention plans, using resources provided by ES-UP, mini-grants, and consultation with other ESCs.
- Design and assist with evaluation of client initiatives.
- Work with the larger group of ESCs to share strategies and expertise.
- Conduct an on-site client visit.
- Report on client progress and results.
- Attend monthly ESC training teleconference with ES Core Staff.
- Attend monthly ESC Small Call with Director of Research and Consulting.
- Attend the NCWIT annual conference (travel reimbursed).
- A PhD and/or substantial experience in a social science discipline where people use quantitative/qualitative methods.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to present findings to computing faculty in a credible way.
- Experience with analyzing and drawing conclusions and implications from data and existing research.
- Knowledge of research on issues of underrepresentation.
- Knowledge of higher education as a social institution.
- Understanding of issues related to implementing and evaluating organizational change.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Desire to work in a collaborative environment.
- Ability to travel to client sites; with reimbursement provided.
Please submit the following items via email to Emmy Soyka at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 7th, 2014, at midnight MST.
A. Cover Letter. Please provide a cover letter with key contact information, including phone number and email address.
B. Resume/vitae. Please provide a resume and/or vitae.
C. References. Please provide contact information for three professional references; include email, phone, and U.S. mail contact information for all references.
Please contact NCWIT for compensation and commitment specifics.