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Manager, Research & Evaluation
ABOUT UNBOUNDED

UnboundEd recently joined two professional learning organizations, Pivot Learning and CORE Learning. As one entity, we are now the nation's largest equity-focused professional learning organization. We provide evidence-based, comprehensive instructional and curriculum support to educators and school system leaders in over 40 states nationwide.

UnboundEd empowers educators to transform teaching and learning. We work with classroom teachers, school leaders, and district executives to ensure engaging, affirming, and meaningful grade-level instruction so that we eliminate the predictability of student outcomes by race and socioeconomic status. We focus on the needs of students of color and those who have historically been at the margins because when we do that, all students benefit.

ROLE SUMMARY

Reporting to the Vice President, Research and Evaluation, the Manager, Research & Evaluation will oversee a portfolio of research projects focusing on quantitative impact evaluation. This position will ensure successful partnerships with external evaluators on grant and federally-funded research projects and collaborate with internal program teams to help the organization develop and execute evaluations that allow for insights around the causal impact of UnboundEd’s product and service offerings.

UnboundEd is a virtual organization, and this employee can be based anywhere in the United States. UnboundEd has core business hours where we expect all staff to be available from 9 am to 5 pm local time and up to 20% travel is required.

Apply: https://apply.workable.com/unbounded/j/43C421329C/ 
Position: Manager, Research & Evaluation
Organization: UnboundEd
Location: New York,  NY 
United States
Salary: $80,000–$120,000
Posting Start Date: 1/1/2024
Date Posted: 1/10/2024
Requirements ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

Program Evaluation: Design program evaluation plans with a specific focus on quantitative impact evaluation in collaboration with qualitative and mixed methods research partners 
  • Co-develop data collection tools and engage in data collection, analysis, and quality assurance to measure the efficacy of UnboundEd’s products and services 
  • Establish the psychometric properties of measurement tools
  • Design and conduct impact evaluations of UnboundEd’s products and services using descriptive, correlational, quasi-experimental, and experimental methods
  • Co-develop and finalize data analyses, white papers, reports, academic articles, and other written deliverables
  • Collaboratively drive the dissemination of papers, reports, and other deliverables within the education research sector
    • Manage the successful execution of a portfolio of research projects (e.g., milestones, deadlines, cross-team collaboration), ensuring deadlines for deliverables are met
       
  • Internal and External Partnerships: Manage relationships with external evaluators collaborating with UnboundEd/CORE on grant and federally-funded research projects, and internal program staff when designing and executing impact evaluations
  • Manage relationships with external evaluators collaborating with UnboundEd/CORE on grant and federally-funded research projects
    • Serve as the key liaison to the external evaluator, American Institutes for Research (AIR), on the Adolescent Planning and Implementation Collaborative grant - a Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant
    • Serve as the key liaison to the external evaluator, AIR, on the Reading Reimagined grant - an Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant
    • Advise external evaluators  on UnboundEd’s product and service delivery plans, research strategies, data collection, analysis, and dissemination 
    • Liaise with external evaluators to establish and manage district contracts and data-sharing protocols
    • Co-write and co-publish reports and papers with other members of the UnboundEd research team and external evaluators
    • Co-lead dissemination efforts
       
  • Own, organize, and manage human subjects and institutional research board requirements for federal, state, and district compliance, including ensuring that all UnboundEd/CORE data-sharing agreements with partners are compliant with all federal and local rules
  • Manage relationships with internal program staff when designing and executing impact evaluations. This includes successful relationship building, intentional communication, and deep collaboration throughout the process
  • Lead resource management for a portfolio of projects, including budget and staffing 
  • Lead organization-wide professional development around program evaluation
     
  • Team Collaboration: Support project and team administrative tasks
    • Collaboratively maintain and consistently update project plans of all projects falling under their purview
    • Share responsibilities in creating meeting agendas and leading team meetings
    • Organize and maintain document organization in Google Drive and other organizational systems 
    • Lead the creation of data management systems and processes as necessary
    • Regularly send out communications to appropriate shareholders regarding meetings, project status and updates, and other key information
Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university focusing on program evaluation, preferably in Education, Economics or a social science (ABD will be considered)
  • A minimum of five years (5) years of experience conducting quantitative impact evaluations, which includes at least three (3) years of experience managing large-scale projects with multiple stakeholders in K–12 education and two (2) years of experience working on grant or federally-funded evaluation studies
  • Other equivalent combinations of relevant experience and training will also be considered
THE STRONGEST CANDIDATES WILL HAVE/BE:
  • Commitment to UnboundEd’s organizational values
  • Learning orientation and commitment toward diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Knowledge of school environments serving historically marginalized students 
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a virtual, remote environment and build strong relationships with colleagues and partners across geographies and time zones
  • Experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders, including partner organizations and funders
  • Experience working with data analysis software such as Stata, R, or Python/Pandas
  • Knowledge of current research regarding education policy, educational justice and equity, and the latest developments in impact evaluation methodologies in education
  • Strong writing skills, including the ability to write for diverse audiences
  • Experience successfully collaborating with mixed methods and qualitative researchers on program and impact evaluation efforts
  • Willingness to work alongside a dynamic, highly collaborative, and vision-driven team
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Google-based applications, and online collaboration tools such as Slack
Status: This listing expires on: 4/9/2024
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