Advertised Summary Job Description: The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) is accepting applications for a Program Manager for the Science of Learning Research (SOLER) initiative. Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Online Education, the Program Manager is responsible for overall coordination, project and program management of cross-disciplinary research and data stewardship to advance the development and growth in the scholarship of teaching and learning at Columbia University. The Program Manager helps find ways of translating findings from research projects into strategies to enhance and maximize the teaching and learning experience on campus.
Oversees project management and track the progress of SOLER initiatives and meet research outcomes and objectives.
Works in collaboration with faculty, postdocs, and staff to advance research in designing and developing experiments to measure the effectiveness of controlled interventions and determining their impact in teaching and learning, and publishing the results to the wider community via research publications, conference presentations and others.
Serves as the lead to move SOLER projects forward by coordinatting with Principal Investigators (PIs), postdocs, and with other constituencies at Columbia.
Works with the Assistant Provost, PIs, postdocs and other faculty to design and implement SOLER programming at the University, including but not limited to a speaker series, conferences, symposia, and workshops. The Program Manager conducts outreach to speakers, manages event and project budgets, and implements all pre- and post-event logistics.
Manages external and internal communications regarding the SOLER initiative through drafting press releases, newsletters, regular web-site maintenance, maintaining listserves and responding to inquiries.
Liaise between faculty and researchers with the University IRB office, Research Training and Compliance, the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), and the Office of General Counsel.
Manages the collection, maintenance, and storage of quantitative and qualitative data for SOLER research projects.
Works with the Assistant Provost in determining software and hardware needs to support SOLER projects and help determine the initiative budget and resource allocation.
Conducts statistical and qualitative analyses of various datasets and generating reports.
Recruits, trains and supervises student workers assigned to the SOLER initiative.
Performs additional related duties as assigned or required to meet research and project goals and objectives.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent. Minimum of 2-4 years of related experience in program and/or project management in an academic setting required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and demonstrated fluency with database management and programming. -Detail oriented and a self-starter who takes initiative and is able to anticipate and prioritize tasks. -Demonstrated knowledge and ability to collect, manage data and conduct statistical and quantitative analysis using software (SQL, VBA, AWS, Tableau, advanced Excel or equivalent) -Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodology -Knowledge of best practices in data governance practices (handling sensitive data, IRB and research compliance) -Knowledge of agile and waterfall project management methodologies -Knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures -Working knowlege of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
Preferred Qualifications: N/A
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_174528
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