Works with the Director of the Initiative to manage program operations and product design and development, including operational management of product design and test cycles.
Contributes to design of program content, policies and strategic planning efforts.
Builds and maintains strong relationships with various stakeholders, including within the University of Chicago researchers, other academics, donors, and public and private sector and nonprofit partners.
Assists with the design and implementation of the strategy to achieve the objectives of the Initiative, including the staff and operations plan, design and execution of research activities, and communications plan.
Assists with administrative functions which may include planning and scheduling, program evaluation, policy implementation, personnel administration, budget, marketing, fundraising and proposal development.
Assists with developments of publication of internal- and external-facing documents and program descriptions.
Develops and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria. Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate.
Manages program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary recommendations.
Performs other related work as needed.
Masterâ™s Degree in Business, Economics, Behavioral Science or related field.
Previous experience with product design and build work, program design and implementation work.
Previous experience working in a research organization or managing research projects, especially field experiments.
Strong operational and project management skills â” including leadership of others to achieve operational targets â” with exceptional attention to detail.
Entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with multiple constituencies in a sometimes ambiguous and fast-paced environment preferred; 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.
Knowledge and understanding of behavioral science or psychology literature.
Ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential data.
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills.
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