Director of Research, Workcred
Washington, DC  / New York, NY 
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Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
1. Position Summary

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of research concepts and proposals in line with Workcred’s mission and vision. An affiliate of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Workcred’s mission is to strengthen workforce quality by improving the credentialing system, ensuring its ongoing relevance, and preparing employers, workers, educators, and governments to use it effectively. Workcred is working toward shaping a labor market which relies on the relevance, quality, and value of workforce credentials for opportunities, growth and development. Through research, consulting, and educational activities, Workcred connects and educates stakeholders to create a more integrated and effective credentialing system. For more information, visit www.workcred.org.

2. Principal Responsibilities

Essential Functions
  • Partner with executive director, governance leadership, and Workcred staff to development and implement research projects that are aligned with the strategic plan, and advance activities to support the organization’s mission, vision, and goals
  • Write research and consultation proposals based on promoting Workcred expertise and business opportunities
  • Direct/lead professional and research projects to include data analysis and technical writing for the final reports
  • Examine business opportunities to define project schedule, costs, and resource requirements and build Workcred’s revenue streams to meet budgetary goals
  • Write professional articles for publications and develop editorial content for external publication
  • Write research reports that are accurate and understandable by different audiences
  • Implement various research designs and methodologies
  • Utilize and analyze data, draw conclusions, and make evidence-based recommendations
  • Present on behalf of Workcred and/or represent the organization at meetings and events, as needed
  • Manage designated subcontractors to ensure execution of deliverables on time and within budget
  • Prepare reports for ANSI governance bodies (Board of Directors, Executive Committee)
  • Develop talking points, congressional testimony, and speeches, as needed, for Workcred and ANSI leadership
  • Create/proof/refine written reports, presentations, proposals, and other deliverables in coordination with Workcred staff
Additional Functions
  • Contribute to the strategic plan and provide thought leadership for Workcred
  • Contribute to identifying cutting edge trends in credentialing
  • Support the Executive Director in seeking and developing business opportunities
  • Provide consultation to organizations within his/her area of expertise and as a representative of Workcred
  • Write blogs for publication
3. Education and Experience
  • Demonstrated success conceptualizing and implementing research projects
  • A track record of publications
  • Experience presenting research findings and recommendations at national conferences
  • Masters degree required; doctoral degree preferred with strong workforce and industry credential experience  
  • Five to seven years of relevant experience
4. Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Diplomacy – ability to work with a diverse constituency
  • Proven high-caliber analytical skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to contribute to preparing budgets, and managing work to meet budgetary projections
  • Ability to travel to meetings and conferences
  • Ability to innovate, design, direct, and promote consultative and research projects
  • Knowledge and skills to provide support, consultation, and expertise to other organizations as a known thought leader

For consideration, candidates must include a cover letter, resume, and 3 references. The cover letter should answer the following questions:
  • Why is this position at Workcred a good fit for me?
  • What abilities and/or networks would you bring to the position to assist Workcred to grow?
  • Why would you want to work for Workcred?
  • How does this position help fulfil your career aspirations?

ANSI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ANSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status, or veteran status.

 

Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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