Dr. Pamela Morris is seeking a Project Manager to support multiple research efforts for which she is principal investigator that focus on strengthening the pre-K for All program in New York City. These projects include: Strengthening School Readiness through Pre-K for All: A University-District Partnership, which is beginning data collection in the upcoming school year, and Supporting New York City's Early Childhood Educators in a Global Pandemic: Challenges, Innovations, and Implications for Professional Learning, which is currently finishing data collection (read more about our projects here).These research efforts ultimately aim to contribute to education scholarship and to provide New York City's policy leaders with valuable data that will help them strengthen preschool programming across the city in the aftermath of COVID-19.
The Project Manager will oversee all aspects of the projects described above, and carry out the following responsibilities:
Work closely with Principal Investigators on both projects, including Dr. Morris, to define project goals and develop systems in order to track project progress and provide regular status updates
Work collaboratively with other project staff including one other Project and Data Manager and one Field Manager to carry out project goals, including large-scale recruitment and data collection
Interpret data reports from a variety of sources (e.g. REDCap, Google Sheets, SAS) to support project management decisions
Oversee project staff, including part-time staff and graduate and undergraduate research assistants
Provide administrative support to the project (e.g. write memos for stakeholders, process hiring paperwork, purchase project supplies through NYU's procurement systems, submit reimbursements etc.)
The Project Manager will have opportunities to contribute to conference presentations, reports, and manuscripts, and will be exposed to a rich array of seminars in related areas of study and workshops in research methods and statistics available through the Institute of Human Development and Social Change and through NYU more broadly. Minimum one-year commitment required, with the potential for a one-year renewal pending satisfactory performance and budgetary approval.
Master's Degree in developmental, clinical, or educational psychology, or related social science field; or Bachelor's degree plus 3-5 years equivalent work experience
2+ years of project management experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Experience managing research efforts during a time of active data collection, preferred
Experience supervising and managing teams including junior and senior staff. Experience developing partnerships with diverse stakeholders
Comfort with quantitative data. Editing, updating, and interpreting data reports and dashboards (metrics, progress, recruitment), using data to make project management decisions. Experience in Excel/Google Sheets, statistical and database software (e.g., SAS, STATA, Qualtrics, REDcap), a plus
Experience with grant management (expense tracking, shadow budgeting, annual reporting etc.) preferred
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills and ability to work well both independently and collaboratively on complex tasks
To apply, upload CV or resume, cover letter, as well as names, phone numbers and email addresses of three referees to Interfolio. The ideal candidate will be able to begin the onboarding and training in August with a full-time start in September; for best consideration, please apply before 7/30. If you have any questions, please contact Hailey Vogel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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