The UChicago Poverty Lab is seeking a Research Manager to work on large-scale social policy experiments designed to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of poverty interventions. This individual will work on a portfolio of projects focused on college access and success, with a focus on building a strong partnership with the City Colleges of Chicago and other community college districts. The position offers the opportunity to work directly with leading social policy researchers at the University of Chicago, as well as a team of administrative staff, other project managers, research analysts, and student research assistants. The Research Manager will also collaborate closely with the UChicago Urban Labs' partners in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Contributes to study design and coordinates implementation options with program partners.
Conducts and manages the data analysis process to ensure proper data collection to evaluate program progress and feasibility.
Oversees University of Chicago IRB procedures and maintains confidentiality of participant information; eensures compliance with institutional, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.
Builds and maintains strong relationships with research partners.
Works with PI and Grants Manager to develop budgets and coordinate all aspects of grant submission to federal and foundation funding agencies; monitors anticipated and actual costs charged to project budgets, regularly communicates these to Grants Manager, to identify and prevent potential overruns.
Develops and disseminates necessary project materials to research team and partner agencies.
Generates tables and graphs for academic papers, reports and presentations; writes, proofreads and fact-checks academic papers, reports and presentations.
Prepares project memos, summaries, presentations, and manuscripts targeting both policymakers, academic researchers and other stakeholders.
Will supervise other research staff.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of postsecondary institutions and policy preferred..
Prior experience working with local organizations in the college access and success arenas preferred.
Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail required.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment required.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders required.
Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and to prioritize activities to successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences required.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment required.
Knowledge of urban policy, social policy, behavioral economics and research literature on income inequality preferred.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree economics, public policy, social science, or a closely related field required.
Advanced degree strongly preferred.
A minimum two years related work experience required.
Experience with quantitative data analysis to support the research design preferred.
Previous experience working in a research organization or managing research projects preferred.
Previous fieldwork experience preferred.
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