If intellectual curiosity led you to a research-focused career, you will want to consider this unique opportunity! The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is a professional membership association seeking a hands-on Assistant Director of Research and Public Policy. This role plays a vital part in supporting the initiatives of this globally recognized leader in professional development and educational programs that support hiring the college educated.
NACE employees receive a competitive salary and enjoy a work environment that values collaboration, innovation and excellence. Additionally, we have an extremely robust benefits package for our employees, including:
In this highly visible role, you will assist in developing NACE’s strategic plan for the Research Department, the annual research agenda and research budget, prioritize research efforts, and conduct or obtain research that will further knowledge and insight about the employment of the college educated. Additionally, a major focus of this role will be to manage the relationship between NACE Research and external partners in producing content for both NACE and the NACE Center for Talent Acquisition and Career Development.
Core functions include:
Education and Work Experience: A Master’s degree in a social science or public policy related discipline is required, with 3-5 years of professional experience in career services or institutional research.
Technology: Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook) and SPSS or another statistical software is required.
Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to develop and deliver effective presentations. Ability to communicate clearly and courteously with NACE constituencies, staff, media, public, and work cooperatively and expeditiously with staff, volunteers, and members. Good grammatical and proofreading skills.
Research Methodology: Expertise in research, analysis of trends, development of forecasts and scenarios and professional experience collecting data through all research approaches, such as focus groups, surveys, online, etc. Qualified candidates must have the ability to integrate knowledge and insights from many different sources and weigh the cost of research against the potential returns.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is the foremost provider of professional development and educational programs related to the career development and hiring of the college educated.
NACE is the leading voice on emerging issues and trends; a vital professional network for learning and benchmarking; and a trusted source for knowledge, standards, competencies for professional practice, and advocacy pertinent to workforce policy issues. NACE serves more than 8,100 college career services professionals at nearly 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide; more than 3,100 university relations and recruiting professionals; and the business affiliates that serve this community. Visit www.naceweb.org to learn more.
The association is based in Bethlehem, PA, with proximity to Philadelphia and surrounding metropolitan areas in PA and NJ.
PLEASE NOTE - To be considered, all applicants MUST include:
NACE’s hiring management partner is myHR Partner. myHR Partner is not a staffing service or recruiter. All resumes/applications will be reviewed for this position and only for NACE. Applicants who meet the initial qualifications will be contacted for a phone interview.
All applicants can check the status of their application by logging on to the myHR Partner web portal at www.myhrpartnerinc.com and logging on to your personal profile in the Job Postings area.
If you are selected to receive an offer of employment with our company, your employment may be contingent upon the successful completion of work references and other background checks.
We realize that it takes time and effort to go through our application process and we thank you for considering applying for this position. We kindly ask for no emails or phone calls to further your application process. These efforts will not enhance your opportunity for consideration and we are not equipped to respond to these requests. Thank you in advance for your adherence to this request.