University of Missouri–St. Louis University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, United States
Nov 16, 2017Full time
Director of the Public Policy Research Center The University of Missouri-St. Louis seeks a dynamic, regionally engaged Director to build the Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) (https://pprc.umsl.edu/) into a key source of transformative applied public policy research for the St. Louis region and the state of Missouri. For twenty-five years, PPRC has been a widely respected source of methodologically rigorous and unbiased analysis and evaluation of public policies and programs. PPRC is now poised to expand its portfolio and increase its impact by becoming an agent of evidence-based policy change as the St. Louis region confronts a range of 21st Century governance challenges. We seek a leader who has the connections, capability, and drive to lead PPRC to the next level. PPRC is part of the Public Policy Administration (PPA) program, which offers an undergraduate major and a Master’s degree in Public Policy Administration. PPA offers certificates in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Local Government Management, and Policy and Program Evaluation. PPA offers four Chancellor’s Certificates, including Planning & Zoning and Fundamentals of Economic Development. PPRC also works closely with other policy-related units, including the schools of Education and Social Work and the departments of Political Science and Criminology and Criminal Justice. Founded in 1963, UMSL has a diverse enrollment of over 17,000 students. UMSL has awarded degrees to 92,000 individuals, with over 65,000 of them living in the St. Louis region. A premier metropolitan public research university, UMSL won designation from the Carnegie Foundation as a civically engaged institution. The Director of PPRC is responsible for supervision of staff and graduate research assistants, grant acquisition, and overall center organization and success. The Director will lead PPRC to become self-sustaining through diverse funding mechanisms within three years. PPRC’s Director will have at least a Master’s degree; five years or more experience in public policy broadly defined; extensive regional and state-level connections in public, private, and/or governmental organizations; and a desire to positively impact the future of UMSL, the St. Louis region, and the state through collaborative engagement and resource development. Applicants must apply online at www.umsl.jobs. Attach a resume and cover letter addressing the duties and requirements of the position. Provide contact information, including email addresses, for three professional references. Salary will be commensurate with experience. We will begin reviewing applications on January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. If you have questions regarding this position, please email Dr. Todd Swanstrom: email@example.com. The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.