Research Project Manager

4.6 Digital Promise – Redwood City, CA 28 days ago
$53k-$78k(Glassdoor est.)

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About Digital Promise
Digital Promise is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education for all levels of learners. Positioned at the intersection of educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers, Digital Promise identifies, develops, and promotes strategies to improve all levels of education and provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy. Digital Promise is a fast-paced, growing, entrepreneurial organization that values and rewards performance, collaboration, and innovation.

About the Position
Digital Promise is seeking a Research Project Manager to support a new project focused on adult education and workforce development that seeks to understand the learning ecosystem that exists for frontline workers in the U.S. The main responsibility of the Research Project Manager will be to work closely with the Director of Adult Learning Initiatives to support and manage the research activities associated with the project including: developing instruments, collecting data, and analyze findings. The ideal candidate will have passion for education, an interest in systems and how they impact learning, and experience managing research projects from beginning to end.


Project Management and Communication

  • Manage entire research process from question identification to data collection instrument development, collection, analysis, and communication.
  • Communicate and coordinate with advisors, partners and stakeholders for scheduling, site visits, and convenings.
  • Write and/or contribute to blogs, infographics, data visualizations and Q&As about the project, as needed.
  • Contribute, as needed, to the final written report.

Research Design and Implementation

  • Conduct literature reviews to inform data collection instrument design.
  • Help develop interview protocols and survey instruments
  • Gather qualitative and quantitative data through surveys, interviews, observations, focus groups, etc.
  • Gather data and develop case studies
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data
    • Manage transcription of interviews and focus groups.
    • Use qualitative data analysis software to identify and categorize content from transcripts and open-ended survey responses, and create a mechanism for non-researchers to easily find and harvest quotes for communications purposes.
    • Analyze artifacts in a variety of media, including video, audio, images, text and graphical, to support development of case studies.
  • Work with Digital Promise Research team to support data collection and analysis for other Digital Promise initiatives, as needed.


  • Bachelor�s degree in psychology, sociology, research methods, education policy, public policy, economics, or a related discipline with strong social science research emphasis. Graduate degree preferred.
  • 2+ years experience managing and conducting research in education, technology, or social sciences field such as economics.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage competing tasks, deadlines, requirements, and decisions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with individuals at many levels of an organization, including C-level employers, government officials, and community members.
  • Expertise in qualitative data collection, analytical methods, and analysis software packages a must.
  • Expertise in quantitative data collection, analytical methods, and analysis software packages a plus.
  • Interest and/or experience working with low-income adults in the workforce preferred.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

At Digital Promise, we also seek candidates with:

  • Stellar organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage competing tasks, deadlines, requirements, and decisions.
  • A passion for education, a team mentality, creativity, and a positive �can-do,� �yes-and� spirit.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Please apply and submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review will be on a rolling basis until the search is successful.

Digital Promise is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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