Manages all aspects of multiple research projects, including timeline, staffing, data analysis, deliverables, and dissemination.
Builds and maintains strong relationships with research partners and all participating partners organizations, government agencies, nonprofits, and other community groups.
Contributes to study design and coordinates implementation options with program partners; manages subject selection and randomization process; travels to program sites to monitor and assess implementation.
Collaborate with research analysts to oversee 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; ensures compliance with institutional, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.
Works with PI and Finance Manager to develop budgets and coordinate all aspects of grant submission to federal and foundation funding agencies; manages progress reports, performance, or financial reporting as required by the granting agency; monitors anticipated and actual costs charged to project budgets, regularly communicates these to Finance 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.
Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan.
Will supervise other research staff.
Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge in the process.
Performs other related work as needed.
Prior experience working with local organizations in the education.
Knowledge of urban policy, social policy, behavioral economics and research literature on education . Â
Previous experience working in a research organization or managing research projects.
Previous fieldwork experience.
Ability to engage thoughtfully with issues related to race, identity, and equity and work across difference.Â
Demonstrated experience working with communities that have experienced segregation and disinvestment.
First generation college students and those with lived experience in communities experiencing poverty and disinvestment are encouraged to apply.
Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders.
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.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment.
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