College Connect Research Officer

Maynooth, Ireland
€37,323 - €53,707 per annum (9 points)
23 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

College Connect is a collaborative initiative between Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Dundalk Institute of Technology, and Maynooth University (the MEND Regional Cluster). MEND wishes to appoint a Research Officer for the College Connect Programme. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of a data and research strategy to identify and track target group participation, programme outcomes and critical barriers. The candidate will manage all elements of the research, evaluation, and reporting on the College Connect programme including the development of Participatory Action Research evaluation frameworks, conducting the evaluation and disseminating findings to ensure the programme is meeting its objectives.

The Research Officer will work with the All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) to develop a detailed spatial analysis to inform decision making and monitoring of progression by identifying potential demand and existing educational supply, mapping existing student cohorts, and sharing outcomes and the potential to develop a national database to support PATH 2 and 3 nationally.

The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of the Irish education system and educational disadvantage, highly developed research management and reporting skills and proven ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines. This position will be based in Maynooth University and will report to the Director of the College Connect Programme.

Administrative Officer II Salary Scale: €37,323 - €53,707 per annum (9 points)

Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.

*New entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the first point of the above scale.

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 16 December 2018

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer.

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University