The project manager will contribute to the successful operation of a $2.5 million dollar research grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation. The project, Understanding How Elementary Teachers Take Up Discussion Practices to Promote Disciplinary Learning and Equity, requires a project manager who will help initiate, plan, execute, and monitor research activities. The position will be a 75%-100% FTE position; the exact number of hours will be negotiated during the hiring process. The grant is currently in progress and runs until December 31, 2022.
Key Functions and Expected Performances
Collaborate with the Principal Investigators to develop and refine long-range strategic plans and project timelines.
Serve as a liaison with all constituents, including district leaders, study participants, outside consultants, graduate students, funding partners, and partners in other higher education & research institutions.
Support the organization and implementation of professional learning in Boston Public Schools.
Oversee the organization of data and the maintenance of privacy procedures.
Review and supervise project data collection procedures; make recommendations to improve project effectiveness.
Maintain the primary repository for project data and manage participant data.
Oversee staff timelines for IRB renewal and training, CORI, and certification.
Help to manage the study-related work of students, consultants, and project partners.
The project manager will meet and communicate with undergraduate students, master's students, and doctoral students (about 5-7 people) to help plan and oversee the completion of their work, and to provide feedback on tasks.
The project manager will also coordinate with transcriptionist, video data collectors, and district coordinators.
Monitor budget expenditures, submit purchase requests, write business purposes and rationales for expenditures, process consultant paperwork, and work with Boston University administrative personnel.
Make recommendations to PIs regarding project staff, supply, and equipment needs.
Collaborate with the PIs to write annual project reports for the McDonnell Foundation, the Boston Public School District, and the general public.
Manage the development of project communication and dissemination materials.
Additional Information: This position is an exempt position at 75% - 100% FTE. This position is contingent on funding. Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation. Requires a cover letter describing the applicants goals and relevant experience. Information should expand on what is included in the resume, not duplicate it. Name and contact information for three professional references
Mater's or Doctoral Degree in education or related fields. A minimum of three years experience managing complex educational research projects. Strong written communication skills. Knowledge of and experience working with schools and school districts. Experience as a teacher, researcher and/or teacher/researcher. ability to work across teaching and research communities.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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