Cornell University, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

Program ID:Cornell-BCTR-ASSTDIRPRYDE [#11039, WDR-00014270]
Program Title: Assistant Director of the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE)
Location:Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Developmental Psychology
Human Development & Family Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/03/30, finished 2019/04/07, listed until 2018/09/30)

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Assistant Director of the Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE)  
in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research 
in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University

The Program for Research on Youth Development and Engagement (PRYDE) is an innovative hub for research-practice partnerships working to improve the lives of youth. PRYDE features four key initiatives: supporting youth development researchers in conducting translational projects, building and maintaining mutually-beneficial relationships with practitioners across New York State, training Cornell students in translational research, and involving youth in research and evidence-based programs. More information about these initiatives can be found on our website:

The Assistant Director (rank: Research Associate) will work with the PRYDE Co-Directors to oversee program operation, including monitoring of research projects, student engagement, events, and outreach. In addition, the Assistant Director will serve as the liaison between PRYDE and community partners, building capacity for campus-community collaboration and translational research on youth development. Responsibilities include: Support PRYDE co-Directors in determining priority areas and activities; Write grants and progress reports; Develop, evaluate, and utilize systems for campus-community collaboration within PRYDE; Collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data from youth development program participants; Support network of county CCE 4-H Educators and Cornell faculty focused on youth development; Teach undergraduate seminars on translational research; Maintain records of PRYDE activities and supervise public relations activities; Assist with other PRYDE activities as assigned by Co-Directors.


Ph.D. in developmental psychology or a related field, with 5 or more years of experience managing youth programs and successful grant-writing experience. Exceptional interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders (practitioner affiliates, staff, faculty, and students). Must be able to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, as well as communicate findings to academic and practitioner partners. Demonstrates a strong service orientation. Expert skill in time management and organization. Openness to emerging opportunities with the ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities. Work should demonstrate an attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines. Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in interactions and with sensitive and confidential information. Strong computer skills. Ability to write effectively, persuasively, and accurately for academic and practitioner audiences. Must be open to working occasional nights/weekends. Position includes some travel.

Experience with translational research, familiarity with 4-H youth development programs, and knowledge of Cornell University and/or CCE 4-H systems. Experience with cross-sector collaboration and/or faculty development.

To apply:  
Please upload vita, cover letter, and three letters of reference in Academic Jobs Online

Review of applications will begin June 4, 2018; applications are welcomed until the position is filled.

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Kennedy Hall
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

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