UChicago Consortium seeks a Director of Research Operations to serve with the Executive and Deputy Directors as a member of the Consortium senior leadership team, contributing to the mission and growth of the organization. The Director will oversee the Consortiumâ™s internal processes needed to support research studies and external relationships. He or she will set and guide the strategy for the Consortiumâ™s internal operations. The Director will maintain, strengthen, and develop relationships with the Chicago Public Schools.
Oversee operations around project staffing and budgeting, including forecasting future funding needs, determining funding possibilities, and coordinating grant proposal writing and potential staffing for proposed work.
Provide guidance to principal investigators on budgets, staffing, timelines and other administrative issues.
Work closely with accounting, human resources, and information technology staff.
Establish data sharing agreements and contracts with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and other external entities, and oversee agreements with affiliated and partner researchers.
Maintain, strengthen, and develop relationships with local key constituents including Chicago Public. Schools.
Supervise the data archivist and support the management of the data archive.
Ability to take initiative and a proactive approach to tasks and projects. Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining a high level of work quality.
Strong understanding of how to develop and maintain connections and relationships to make outreach efforts more effective.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in a supervisory role.
Knowledge of Chicago Public Schools and/or urban education policy.
Commitment to understanding and improving outcomes for students of all backgrounds and experiences.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Advanced degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or business required.
Minimum of 6 years of experience in management at a nonprofit organization.
Experience with developing and leading organization-wide strategy.
Experience working in or with Local or State Education Agencies.
Experience and success managing budgets and overseeing operations.
Experience managing relationships with external stakeholders.
Experience supervising or mentoring staff.
Experience with administrative datasets and surveys preferred.
Experience writing research grants.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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