New York University Research Project Manager in New York
Hours: 40 hours per week
Timeframe: 2 years with possibility of extension
Location: New York, NY (partial remote work option available)
Start date: February, 2022
Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 (commensurate with qualifications)
About the Center for Policy, Research, & Evaluation
The Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation at NYU Metro Center conducts applied research and evaluation studies focused on promoting positive educational outcomes for youth and understanding the influence of both schools and communities on those outcomes. Our mission is to make research and evaluation for education that is action-oriented, liberating, accessible, and results in more equitable systems, policies, and practices.
About NYU Metro Center:
NYU Metro Center is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence and educational justice for all students. We partner with local and state educational agencies to strengthen access, opportunity, and educational quality, particularly for young people from historically vulnerable groups. The Center accomplishes this mission through the implementation of high-quality research, strategic assistance to schools and districts, and direct services to students, teachers, parents, administrators, policy makers, and organizations committed to equity and educational improvement.
The Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation (PRE) at the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools is seeking to hire a Project Manager to manage a new research project about how school districts across the U.S. improve equitable summer learning. This position will entail coordinating fast-moving data collection and dissemination activities, while working closely with the research team, Foundation staff, a partner organization, the participating districts, and Metro Center communications, operations, and administrative staff.
This position is full-time and will come with a competitive salary, full NYU benefits, and access to a community of researchers committed to using research and evaluation to advance educational justice and racial equity. The ideal candidate is, first and foremost, committed to our organizational mission and vision and has a background in educational research.
Create and maintain project timeline; recommend adjustments to timeline as needed
Lead select portions of research team meetings and conduct individual check-ins with team-members as needed to assess progress
Maintain IRB requirements and amend IRB protocol as needed
Ensure cohesion and communication among distinct elements of the project
Send regular project updates to research team, Foundation staff, and district teams to ensure clear and ongoing communication
Track project expenses and maintain budget
Conduct interviews and focus groups with district teams
Code and analyze data
Organize and populate database of participating districts
Conduct background research on the history and sociopolitical context of select districts and on summer learning policies across states and cities
Take notes during meetings with Foundation staff, policymakers, advisory board
Process contracts with consultants, graphic designers, translators, etc.
Manage transcription of interview audio files
Support production of deliverables through communication with NYU Metro Center Communications team and graphic designer
Demonstrated awareness of race, power, privilege, and intersectionality, and a respect for diversity
Highly resourceful and organized, with sharp critical thinking, work-flow, and time management skills
Experience with project management
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities, manage timelines, and meet deadlines
Excellent judgment and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Skills with Google suite apps
Strong analytical and writing skills
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Ability to be flexible and responsive to evolving project design
Background in research involving racial and other types of equity, preferably related to education
Experience working in or with schools and/or districts
Interest in summer learning or out-of-school time
At least 2-3 years of experience in a full-time project management role
Submit Resume and Cover Letter here for consideration.
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