Associate Director, ASAP/ACE Research & Evaluation

Website City University of New York

Job Title: Associate Director, ASAP/ACE Research & Evaluation

Job ID: 21427

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The CUNY Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) is seeking an individual with strong quantitative data analysis skills and program evaluation experience to serve as Associate Director of Research and Evaluation for Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), Accelerate, Complete, Engage (ACE), the part-time initiative, and related programs. The Associate Director, ASAP/ACE Research & Evaluation conducts advanced analyses and manages projects that support data-informed planning and decision making for ASAP/ACE programs, and delivers actionable research and evaluation to determine the impact of services on key outcomes and to assess program implementation and effectiveness. In addition, the Associate Director supplements the evaluation team as they take on key projects involving: the analysis of labor market outcomes of ASAP students; the examination of transfer patterns of ASAP students; assessment of how ASAP supports particular sub-populations; and research on the experiences and outcomes of students who enroll part-time at CUNY community colleges to inform strategies and initiatives to better serve this population. The position reports to the Senior Director of Research and Evaluation for Student Success Initiatives.

Other key duties include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Establishes research and evaluation priorities, defines the overall research agenda, and oversees key deliverables and deadlines for ASAP and ACE programs.
  • Conducts and oversees analyses that apply qualitative and quantitative methods to assess programs, drawing upon primary and secondary data including program data, survey data, administrative data housed at CUNY, and data from the NYC Department of Education, and the NYS Department of Labor.
  • Manages and leads projects, including formulating research questions, designing data collection and analytic plans, developing study designs, constructing data sets, establishing and managing project timelines, performing analyses and producing project deliverables.
  • Authors and presents briefings, reports, visualizations, tools and presentations for funders, program leadership, administrators, and other stakeholders, and conveys findings and recommendations.
  • Collaborates with the database team on data collection, cleaning and validation, and supports the ASAP replication team as needed.
  • Collaborates on projects with other CUNY offices, including the Office of Research, Evaluation and Program Support (REPS), Office of Policy Research (OPR), Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA), and college Institutional Research offices.
  • Reviews and provides feedback on research and evaluation analyses and management reports.
  • Manages, trains, and develops a team of full-time and part-time staff.



Bachelor’s Degree and six years’ relevant experience required.


  • Advanced degree in a social science or quantitative discipline.
  • Six years of experience utilizing quantitative and qualitative research methods and employing quasi-experimental methods (i.e. propensity score matching, regression discontinuity, etc.) in program evaluation.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of data management and program evaluation research techniques with knowledge of and interest in post-secondary education programs, issues and concepts.
  • Proven evaluation science research skills with experience designing, building and manipulating large datasets with complex structures, conducting in-depth analyses on multiple data sources, using complex data models and database management tools, and translating research findings into deliverables for various audiences.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency using statistical software programs (i.e. SAS, Stata, SPSS, R), database query languages and report tools (i.e. SQL Oracle Discoverer, Access), and data visualization tools (i.e. Tableau).
  • Intermediate to advanced computer proficiency using administrative and academic systems and programs, especially Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word).
  • Proactive, flexible and customer-focused to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a fast-paced work environment with diverse members of the University community and external constituents.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and project management skills to devise and execute work plans, prioritize work, lead teams and manage multiple assignments within time and resource constraints.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, presentation and relationship-building skills to work effectively across multiple groups of diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience supervising, training, and developing full-time and part-time staff.


Manages College institutional research programs and studies related to the College’s mission.

  • Develops relevant, timely and accurate institutional information to administrators, the college community, the external community, and external agencies.
  • Defines and implements research studies, designing and conducting data analyses and analyzing and interpreting results.
  • Researches, develops and recommends policy analyses relevant to anticipated institutional planning, policy, and decision-making needs.
  • Participates in college-wide strategic planning, institutional effectiveness and outcomes assessment tasks.
  • Respond to data, table and report requests from college constituencies.
  • Manage surveys, questionnaires and other data-gathering instruments administered by the Office.
  • Manages a library of institutional planning and research documents.
  • May consult with faculty and students in the design of databases for research projects
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Institutional Research Manager


Higher Education Associate




Salary is commensurate with education, qualifications and experience, up to $87,495.

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after July 1, 2019

City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after July 1, 2019 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.

An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY’s web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

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February 7, 2020 (search reopened)


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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