Research Project Manager

The Rhode Island Education Research Collaborative brings together local education leaders and researchers to solve pressing educational challenges, with a specific focus on student engagement and teacher staffing. Drawing on the complementary expertise and earned trust of partners, the Collaborative seeks to improve Rhode Island student and school experiences through stronger use of data and evidence while producing research that has impact on a national scale.

The Project Manager works closely with Annenberg’s Local Impact Team helping to design partnership research projects’ overall direction and leading the projects execution. The project manager will work with Nate Schwartz, John Papay, and Kate Donohue to ensure the completion of short and long-term goals on time. This position may establish and/or maintain relationships with partners and other stakeholders. Responsibilities will include helping to design research plans, collecting data, coordinating the research team’s work, conducting quantitative analyses, and managing other research assistants as needed.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • 5-years’ experience in education, economics or social sciences field
  • Master’s in Education, public policy or other social science field
  • Experience in project management, facilitation, leadership, and project design

Job Competencies

Indicate the essential job competencies. Competencies are required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job successfully.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Training and expertise in utilizing quantitative research methods
  • Experience in working with complex data sets
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with data management
  • Excellent judgement and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Skills with Google suite apps
  • Skill/competency with statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS and/or STATA) and internet navigation
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment. 

Please include a cover letter when submitting your application.

Background and education check required.

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