The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a world-renowned leadership development and research organization, has an opening for a two-year (with the possibility of renewing for a total of up to three years) post-doctoral research fellow. This postdoctoral
fellowship, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, is focused primarily on supporting the evaluation and research efforts of CCL’s Societal Advancement Group. This is a grant-funded position and will continue provided funding is available.
CCL integrates leadership development research and applications to create proven solutions to today’s leadership challenges. The Societal Advancement (SA) group at CCL focuses on extending leadership training to schools, non-profits, higher education, health
settings, and youth-serving organizations. As part of this fellowship, the fellow will work directly with the Evaluation and Research for Societal Advancement Team on several different projects with a primary focus on supporting SA programs through data analysis
for impact reporting, collaborative/empowerment evaluation for program design, and capacity building within SA to advance the broader research and evaluation agenda. The fellow will also be exposed to the Center’s expertise in leadership development methods;
expected to contribute to sharing stories of SA program impact; and will be supported in publishing and presenting his or her research that stems from evaluation efforts. CCL offers postdoctoral fellows a recognized and unique environment with a combination
of basic, intervention-based, and applied research and evaluation experiences. The position provides the opportunity to enhance skills necessary for a successful academic or applied research career. CCL will benefit from the infusion of new thinking and skills
that the fellow brings from their educational experience.
The fellow will support the work of Societal Advancement by providing a research and evaluation perspective across projects. Specific duties and responsibilities will vary according to project, but could include: evaluation design, developing logic models
and theories of change, designing and conducting interviews and surveys; conducting literature searches; analyzing data; conducting social network analysis; writing client reports and evaluation/research papers and other publications; developing and maintaining
databases (quantitative and qualitative); participating in client/project team discussions and decisions regarding evaluation design, implementation, results, and communication; as well as other project duties as assigned.
The fellow will be assigned a supervisor and a mentor, both of whom are experts in the field of leadership development and/or evaluation; will be supported in identifying opportunities to attend professional conferences and present or co-present with a CCL
faculty member; and will be able to attend colloquia offered at CCL by internal and external speakers.
The fellow will join CCL’s Evaluation Center team, which is a group dedicated to evaluation of a broad range of leadership development solutions. Members of the Evaluation Center serve as internal evaluators of leadership development initiatives; serve as
CCL subject matter experts on program evaluation; and work collaboratively with multiple functions and departments within CCL. The Evaluation Center partners with Societal Advancement to meet existing evaluation needs and to seek third-party funding to resource
additional evaluation needs.
Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. within the last 3 years in evaluation or a related field such as Education, IO Psychology, Human Resource Management, Ed Psych Measurement, Social/Developmental Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, Behavior Science,
or related fields. A strong methodological background and presentations at major academic and practitioner conferences are required.
Preferred skills and experience
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