The Project Manager will manage all activities associated with the development and execution of several projects of the BIP Lab; including a large-scale field experiment designed to increase participation in parent engagement programming at Head Start preschool centers. The position is responsible for ensuring the successful completion of the assigned projects (on time and on budget), making significant contributions to research site recruitment, study design and project planning, management of data collection, data management, and providing data analysis support.Â
This position is grant-funded for one year with the potential for future renewal.
1) Recruitment of research sites. 2) Management of project timeline and budget. 3)Â Responsible for managing the hiring of field research assistants â“ including the onboarding, training, and supervision of the field team. 4) Manage relationships with schools and early childhood development centers participating in research. 5) Responsible for internal quality assurance, ensuring that all internal data entry, cleaning and analysis activities are executed with fidelity. 6) Manage data collection efforts. 7) Manage research design and project development process, driving pre-award and research and planning and development activity. 8) Responsible for obtaining approval of the Internal Review Board (IRB) and managing operations according to the IRBâ™s rules and regulations; Manage IRB protocol submission and amendment process; Determine participant eligibility based on IRB guidelines and regulations; Responsible for ensuring amendments are up-to-date and continuing reviews are completed in a timely manner; Manage data files according to IRB confidentiality guidelines in the service of protecting the security of participant data. 9) Develop surveys, conduct literature reviews, support grant application processes, and manage process to ensure that projects are properly informed by principal investigators and other experts. Â 10) Tracking and expenditure of program resources; Purchase research supplies and services in accordance with grant terms and conditions; Responsible for managing revolving cash fund for payments to research participants. 11) Complete post-award grant reporting and support management of relationships with funding entities. 12) Provide technical support to schools and preschool centers participating in research.
1) Ability to take initiative, problem solve with minimal supervision, exercise good judgment, prioritize, make decisions, and to work under pressure during high volume times. 2) Project management experience. 3) Familiarity with research design and implementation, data management, and procedures of a university IRB. 4) Comfort with both the English and Spanish languages.Â 5) Experience working with community-based organizations and with racially/ethnically diverse populations. 6) Driverâ™s license and willingness to travel to research sites (ownership of a vehicle is not a requirement). 7) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Â 8)Â Organized, strong analytical skills, exhibits strong attention to detail, takes initiative, effective time management. Â 9) Excellent team player â“ collaborative, reliable, ability to receive and give constructive feedback, flexible, supportive.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree in a relevant field of study (psychology, public policy, sociology, education, or related social science discipline).Â 2) Masterâ™s degree
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