June 24, 2016

Career Services Office Notes:
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Career Services

Office Hours with Shelly | Sign up to go over your job application materials, conduct mock interviews, or even just share good news with Shelly Robinson, Director of Career Services. | Sign Up Here

Graduate Writing Consultants | UChicagoGRAD | Graduate students from any department/division can make an appointment to meet with a writing consultant to discuss a piece of academic writing (dissertation chapter, article submission, coursework paper, dissertation proposal, MA thesis, etc.).  These appointments are 50 minutes long and can cover up to 10 pages of writing; all writing consultations are free. | More Info
*Sign up here: https://grad-uchicago-csm.symplicity.com/

Thought Provoking

Traveling Back to Persepolis | Oriental Institute | Join Kiersten Neumann, curatorial assistant and curator of Persepolis: Images of an Empire, to explore what the large-scale archival photographs of Persepolis tell us about the Oriental Institute Persian Expedition to Iran (1931-1939) and the role of photography in representing the Archaemenid Persian Empire—the “exotic Orient” of the early twentieth century. Explore the ancient world with a 45-minute gallery talk in the Oriental Institute Museum. Travel to a time and place beyond the University to learn about archeological discoveries, unlock the secrets of civilization, and gain a greater appreciation of our ancestors. | More Info + RSVP
Thursday, July 7th from 12:15-1pm | Oriental Institute

Natalie Moore’s “The South Side”: A Book Talk and Signing | NASW IL Office | The National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter, in conjunction with the Chicago Association of Black Social Workers, is proud to host WBEZ reporter and author Natalie Moore for a discussion and Q&A about her new book, The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation. Books will be available to be purchased and signed by Moore at the event. About the book: Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel have touted and promoted Chicago as a “world class city.” The skyscrapers kissing the clouds, the billion-dollar Millennium Park, Michelin-rated restaurants, pristine lake views, fabulous shopping, vibrant theater scene, downtown flower beds and stellar architecture tell one story. Yet, swept under the rug is the stench of segregation that compromises Chicago. The Manhattan Institute dubs Chicago as one of the most segregated big cities in the country. Though other cities – including Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Baltimore – can fight over that mantle, it’s clear that segregation defines Chicago. And unlike many other major U.S. cities, no one race dominates. Chicago is divided equally into black, white, and Latino, each group clustered in their various turfs. In this intelligent and highly important narrative, Chicago-native Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation on the South Side of Chicago through reported essays, showing the life of these communities through the stories of people who live in them. The South Side shows the important impact of Chicago’s historic segregation – and the ongoing policies that keep it that way. | More Info + RSVP
Thursday, July 7th @ 12pm
NASW, IL Office, 404 S Wells St, 4th Floor

Internships

Government Affairs (paid) | Alcoa/Arconic | Alcoa is in the process of separating into two industry-leading, FORTUNE 500 companies:  “New Alcoa” will be the mining and primary metal manufacturer; “Arconic” will pursue value-add light metal manufacturing for aerospace, automotive, construction, defense and other key industries.  This position provides in-depth exposure to international business issues with a focus on trade, political risk, legislative issues and international affairs. The intern will be integrated into the Arconic Government Affairs team under the mentorship of senior government affairs professionals. In this role, the intern will be expected to take on substantive work in research, project management, and stakeholder outreach. The intern will also be expected to manage an independent project during the course of employment. This position requires a high degree of research, analytical, written, and presentation skills. | More Info + Apply 

Jobs

Project Coordinator | UChicago Center for Economics of Human Development | Professor James Heckman, Professor Angela Duckworth, and Professor Steven Durlauf are seeking a full-time project coordinator based at the University of Chicago for their NIA-funded, interdisciplinary Research Network on the Determinants of Life Course Capabilities and Outcomes. The Research Network Project Coordinator’s responsibilities would include: Leading the Research Network’s academic goals by developing and sustaining active communication across scholars; Promoting the engagement of network members to fulfill the scholarly, pedagogical, and dissemination aims of the project through active participation in meetings, workshops, and other activities; Planning and executing 1-2 day events for 30 or more domestic or international attendees; Collaborating with local staff to coordinate meetings at other institutions; Developing and executing a multimedia plan for research dissemination, including website development and creating printed material; Producing a variety of written material from academic, often technical, research, including: event reports for a scholarly audience, federal grant reports, press and promotional material, website content, etc; As needed, contributing to and coordinating the production of an academic volume(s). |More Info + Apply
*Questions can be directed to ced.r24@gmail.com

Foreign Service Consular Fellow – Mandarin Chinese | US Dept of State | Basic duties may include the following: Obtaining information relevant to provision of consular services by interviewing individuals, reviewing on-line applicants’ visa or passport application history, reviewing name searches for visa and passport applicants, and verifying information as necessary provided by applicants; Processing visas or passport applications, including reviewing visa and passport issuance, report of birth, and other controlled records and supplies, determining and verifying required clearances prior to issuing visas or passports; and preparing visa revocations, security advisory opinions, and advisory opinions; Making and reviewing decisions about visa or passport applications including adjudicating visa or passport applications by reviewing cases and applying relevant USG law, regulations, precedent, and relevant agreements, and cooperating with other agencies in applying laws and regulations related to visa applications; Interacting with those applying for consular services, including explaining entry procedures to persons, dealing fairly but compassionately with all clients, including applicants refused visas, and communicating appropriately with visa applicants, their attorneys or congressional staff; Investigating potentially fraudulent activities or claims, coordinating and cooperating with other agencies to prevent entry of ineligible aliens into the U.S., developing working relationships with appropriate in-country officials for the purpose of sharing and verifying information, providing documentation of consular decisions.| More Info + Apply
*Apply by July 13th

Research Assistant | Macomb Community College | Macomb Community College is seeking qualified candidates for a position as Research Assistant in Office of Institutional Research. The Research Assistant will assist with quantitative and qualitative research projects, including surveying, data collection, data organization, documentation, analysis, and expository writing, in support of college administration, planning, evidence-based decision making, program assessment and student success. MAPSS graduates with survey methods training will be especially qualified. Macomb Community College is located in Warren, MI, and is the largest community college in the state.  It is a fantastic opportunity for MAPSS graduates who want to be involved in education research. | More Info + Apply
*MAPSS alum hiring, email Rachel or Shelly for his contact information if interested

Research Analyst (temporary hire: July 1-September 30)| Leo Burnett | Leo Burnett, one of the most awarded creative advertising agencies in the world, creates “Acts, not just Ads,” for some of the world’s most iconic brands including: The Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Allstate, Hallmark, and Procter & Gamble.  Leo Burnett puts a brand’s purpose at the center of communications to truly connect with people.  Our purpose is to be the world’s best creator of ideas that truly move people.  We strive to put a meaningful human purpose at the center of our client’s brands, to transform the way people think, feel and ultimately behave. We are looking for an entry level Research Analyst to join our Research Group. | More Info + Apply

Evaluation & Research Coordinator | Museum of Science + Industry | The Evaluation and Research Coordinator will work on evaluation and science education research projects across the Museum, including its Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), exhibit-related projects, digital learning initiatives and more. In this role, the Coordinator will support front-end research and development of new projects and programs, as well as provide ongoing research support for existing programs and their evaluation. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, assisting with data collection and data analysis, managing internal and external research review processes, preparing results for internal and external dissemination, and coordinating the work of volunteers and interns. This position is a member of the Evaluation & Research Team and reports to the Manager of Evaluation and Research in the Department of Science and Integrated Strategies. | More Info + Apply

Market Research Analyst (Consumer Trends) | Gfk | GfK Consumer Life sits within Market Opportunities and Innovation (MOI) and is known in the marketplace by its product names – Roper Reports US and Roper Reports Worldwide. Both of these services provide clients with a broad framework for understanding evolving consumer attitudes & needs and help identify emerging trends in the consumer marketplace. The Market Research Analyst is responsible for accurately retrieving and interpreting data, formulating reports and making sound marketing recommendations based upon research findings regarding domestic and global consumer trends. | More Info + Apply

Research Analyst | Ipsos Connect | Ipsos Connect offers a full range of advertising research solutions to help clients make the best decisions at all stages of the advertising development process and to maximize the return on their advertising investment. Our commitment is to provide holistic, integrated insights to advertisers that help in the development, evaluation, and improvement of their advertising efforts and, ultimately, to help them build stronger brands. As part of the Research Excellence team, your primary responsibilities will include: Manage the launching and ongoing maintenance of research studies; Creation and maintenance of technical specifications in proprietary software for study questionnaires; Quality check study questionnaires & perform in-depth quality checks at every stage of the process; Liaising with our internal data collection teams, coding & data processing teams; Perform data verification; Prepare client presentations; Identify and solve project issues as they arise. | More Info + Apply

Research Scientist | NORC | NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a qualified Research Scientist to join the Academic Research Centers in Hyde Park. Responsibilities include: Providing substantive input and direction to task leaders and project directors; Analyze data collected during pretests and main components of studies in accordance with professional standards; Assisting with the design of experiments and other methodological research for data collection efforts; Working on questionnaire content and design, bringing an understanding of the literature and seminal research of the substantive field to the design of the instrument, and participate in writing publication quality research reports. This position also has responsibilities for developing grant applications and contract proposals, generally contributing to sections in which understanding of the substantive area is vital, in assisting communications with clients, consultants, and members of the research community, and obtaining information about and interpreting upcoming and issued Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Applications, Program Announcements, and other solicitation information. | More Info + Apply

Survey Manager | American Academy of Pediatrics | The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 64,000 pediatricians and approximately 450 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP is in search of a Survey Manager to develop, implement, and analyze the wide range of pediatric health topics covered through the AAP Periodic Survey. The Periodic Survey gathers data on current topics in pediatrics for the purpose of informing policy, developing new initiatives, or modifying or evaluating existing projects. The survey also collects demographic information and practice characteristics on United States non-retired members. | More Info + Apply

Research Project Coordinator | Northwestern Medical School | This position manages daily operations of a biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors & other external project stakeholders. Monitors study performance, analyzes & review results, & supervises development & implementation of new protocols. The Research Project coordinator assigns work & supervises study staff & reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols & procedures are quality controlled & functioning up to standards. This position develops implements & administers budgets, grant & administrative procedures. This position may co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants. The Research Project Coordinator ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). | More Info + Apply

Data Strategy Manager (full time and part time opportunities) | Youth Guidance | Provide data visualization, analysis, and reporting expertise to support Youth Guidance’s research, program evaluation, quality improvement, and performance management functions. Work closely with other members of the Research and Evaluation Department to manage Youth-Guidance’s various data systems in support of program evaluation and organizational performance and learning. Work with all relevant staff, contractors, funders and evaluators to ensure the agency performance data systems meet reporting requirements. | More Info + Apply

Research Associate I – Social Sciences (multiple positions available) | University of Illinois-Chicago | This position conducts research by preparing literature reviews and assisting with the collection, entering, coding and cleaning of data and descriptive results. Duties include: The Research Associate I- Social Sciences will perform surveys, interviews, observations or uses other methods according to established research protocols.  They will prepare data for analysis and execute details of studies. Perform analysis and document results. The Research Associate I- Social Sciences may conduct literature searches and order study supplies and maintain inventories. They will maintain detailed records of results and prepare written reports. They will also maintain and process required paperwork. In addition, the Research Associate I- Social Sciences will perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.| More Info + Apply

Graduate Academic Advisor | National Louis University | The Academic Advisor advises students on academic programs, curriculum, college, and university academic policies and procedures. The advisor works directly with an assigned population of students in a variety of disciplines to retain students and foster their academic success by developing, implementing, and monitoring an academic action pan for success. The advisor will work with individual students and groups of students and implement steps to retain students to the university. The Academic Advisor is under the supervision of the Director of Academic Advising and is a member of the Student Services division, working closely with staff from other units within the division such as Career Development, Student Finance, Admissions and Registrar, serving as the student’s primary point of contact for questions and assistance. In addition, the advisor will have responsibility as assigned for other aspects of student success, including developing and presenting educational workshops, tutoring, advising for a special initiative, managing new student orientation, or serving as contact for an administrative unit.| More Info + Apply

Director of Evaluation and Research | SGA Youth & Family Services | Oversees Agency Program Evaluation Quality Performance and in collaboration with Agency magement leadership; Ensures agency Efforts to Outcomes system includes accurate and timely client-related process and outcome data; Assists Program and Management Staff in ensuring contract compliance and continuous agency quality improvement and produce reports of program outcomes; Produces meaningful and timely reports for use by Agency staff and Board to advance and continuously improve service delivery and outcomes; Manages Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) data system to track program outcomes and perform data analysis; Provides organizational support for agency’s Council on Accreditation (COA) processes; Oversees on-site quality compliance audits to assure that process, procedures and standards are compliant; Trains staff and management on process improvement and quality principles; Ensures alignment of Agency policies and procedures with best practice, accreditation, licensing, and certification standards, making recommendations for development and/ or revision as needed; Recommends best practices on research into existing and new programs; Represents the Agency on government task forces, advisory committees, and with policy makers in the legislative and executive branches of state government; Develops and maintains contacts with elected and appointed city, state and federal leaders; among many other duties. |  More Info + Apply

Communications Coordinator | CNT | The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is an award-winning innovation center for urban sustainability that researches, invents and tests strategies that use resources more efficiently and equitably. CNT’s eclectic and dynamic staff works across a range of disciplines and issues-including energy, climate, transportation, community development and housing, and natural resources. CNT engages in four primary activities: Researching and analyzing urban problems; Advocating for public policies that could help solve those problems; Developing web-based information tools to change how people (residents, policymakers, and market actors) understand and act in response to those problems; and Designing and launching economic development social ventures to address those problems in innovative ways. The Communications Coordinator is part of a three-person team that manages all aspects of the strategic and everyday communications for CNT and its programs. The Coordinator ensures the clear and effective communication of CNT’s mission, programs, and policy agendas among a wide range of external audiences, including policymakers, practitioners, donors, industry leaders, and the media. The Coordinator leads the team’s production of web content, blogs, social media, and newsletters. S/he will be in charge of regularly reporting on media exposure and social media metrics. The Coordinator may also play a role in editing CNT’s research reports. |  More Info + Apply

Senior Account Executive | Weber Shandwick | Weber Shandwick Chicago is seeking a motivated and proactive Senior Account Executive that has between 3 and 5 years public relations experience. Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 78 cities across 34 countries and operations extending to 126 cities in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work, including being honored as an Ad Age A-List Agency in 2014 and 2015, The Holmes Report’s Global Agency of the Year in 2014 and 2015 and PRWeek’s 2015 Global Agency of the Year. Weber Shandwick and its Prime unit have won a combined 25 Cannes Lions since 2009. Weber Shandwick was also named a Best Place to Work by Ad Age in 2014 and 2015 and PRWeek in 2013 and 2014. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). The Consumer Marketing/Brand Communications practice at Weber Shandwick Chicago has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Account Executive to join our team. We are looking for a collaboration-minded person with excellent media relationships, account management, strategic planning, team management, and digital/social skills to help support a variety of accounts. |  More Info + Apply

Research Associate | Prescient | Prescient offers opportunities for professionals seeking careers in a dynamic, fast-paced operational environment. Positions supporting Federal and Commercial business platforms are posted regularly, so please check back periodically on new opportunities. Prescient is seeking highly qualified Research Associates to support the research and analysis process for our enterprise-wide investigative services – Major Business Investments, Regulatory Compliance, and Human Resource Background Investigations. Research Associates will manage cases from start-to-finish by conducting extensive Internet, database and media-based research regarding individuals, companies, and/or countries. The primary focus is to gather background information that will enable Prescient clients to form an assessment of the status, legitimacy, general background and overall reputation of an individual or corporate entity. Information gathered is reviewed and analyzed extensively, and then compiled into a written summary report. Associates must be able to think critically to formulate cohesive solutions and unravel hidden connections based on large sets of information. Prescient combines large-business capabilities with small-business flexibility and camaraderie. Our team works at a fast pace, and offers significant “learn-on-the-go” opportunities for employees. Prescient embraces the entrepreneurial spirit, and encourages professional growth within the company. |  More Info + Apply

Associate Director | Human Rights Watch | The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Associate Director to take the lead on fundraising and outreach events and initiatives in the Chicago office. This position will report to the Director of Chicago and Midwest Region and is based in the Council Unit. Work as part of the Chicago and Midwest office team to build financial support for the organization by researching, identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts and general support funds from supporters and donor prospects; Provide support for the 85-member Chicago Committee, including: assisting in planning and conducting meetings; soliciting members and developing their networks to support the organization’s ongoing work; Manage the production of fundraising, outreach and cultivation events in Chicago and Midwest Region, including HRW’s annual $1M Voices for Justice dinner, researcher briefings and cultivation events; Assist the Director to identify, cultivate, service, and solicit individual donors, prospects and Committee members; Coordinate select initiatives and help to manage the Chicago Committee’s sub-committees with these initiatives; Represent the work of HRW to existing and prospective supporters; Create and track donor lists, fundraising reports, and office and event expenses. Regularly monitor the budget and ensure that resources are allocated appropriately; among many other duties. |  More Info + Apply

Officer, Regional Grants | Rotary Grants | The Regional Grants Officer (RGO) works as part of a team of 5-10 Regional Grants Officers and one Grants Payment Coordinator. The RGO reviews online grant applications for a defined geographic territory and approves 75-150 Global Grants and Districts Grants annually, totaling approximately US$3 million in funds issued. The RGO supports Rotarians in designing sustainable and high-impact grant projects that address Rotary’s Areas of Focus through humanitarian projects, scholarships, and vocational training teams.  The RGO is responsible for various department-wide projects based on interest, skills, and availability. The RGO develops and maintains expertise on their assigned geographic territory and in one or more of the Areas of Focus. Rotary is 1.2 million inspired business and professional leaders, in 34,000 Rotary clubs and more than 200 geographical areas united daily across cultures and occupations addressing illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, and lack of clean water. The fervent idea exchange celebrates diverse perspectives and facilitates positive change. Passion and engagement abound at Rotary International. In exchange for hard work and dedication, our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. We offer all this and more. Come join us. | More Info + Apply

Senior Research Associate | Heartland Alliance | The Social IMPACT Research Center conducts applied research for nonprofits, foundations, advocacy groups, governments, coalitions, and the media to help them measure, inform, and grow their social impact. IMPACT also regularly reports on key poverty trends to equip decision makers with sound data to inform public policy. The Senior Research Associate is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of research projects, including administrative functions like fundraising as well as serving as an agency spokesperson and active representative in external contexts. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Serves as lead project manager on multiple projects; Develops and implements project work plans; Collaborates on research design and developing methods; Adheres to research ethics as outlined in Institutional Review Board protocols and agency policies; Writes Institutional Review Board proposals; Manages client relationships including communication with clients and other research stakeholders; Develops expertise in research methods and issue areas applicable to projects; Reviews literature from appropriate sources; Collaborates to develop sampling plans; Develops and adapts data collection tools; Develops and implements research recruitment materials; Develops informed consent materials, and administers and tracks informed consent process and documentation; Tests data collection tools and procedures; Conducts focus groups, interviews, document review, and observations. | More Info + Apply

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