SEDA Project Manager

We seek a Project Manager for the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA) at the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA). CEPA is a research center that unites an interdisciplinary array of nationally prominent scholars on education policy.

SEDA is an archive of education data, including 300 million standardized test scores, from every public school in the United States. Among other things, SEDA publishes annual nationally comprehensive data on student achievement and achievement gaps. SEDA data are publicly available to researchers, educators, journalist, policymakers, and parents. The SEDA project is directed by Professor Sean F. Reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education at Stanford Graduate School of Education (more information about SEDA is available at http://seda.stanford.edu).

The Stanford University Graduate School of Education (GSE) is a top ranked school of education, known for its prestigious faculty, rigorous graduate degree programs, and its impact on the quality of education across the world. The GSE is committed to developing leaders in education research, practice and policy. Our community includes over 60 faculty, 400 students, 200 staff, 8,000 alumni and countless people from the local and global communities we work with and impact. The work environment is dynamic, deadline-driven, fast-paced, and energetic.

JOB PURPOSE:
The Project Manager will manage the ongoing construction and expansion of SEDA, will develop data sharing and linking agreements with other organizations, and will develop and implement a communication and dissemination strategy for SEDA. The Project Manager will work closely with Professor Reardon on all aspects of the Project. The Project Manager may also collaborate with Professor Reardon and the SEDA research team on empirical research using SEDA data.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Lead and oversee development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of programs. Oversee analysis, reporting, and program improvements. Oversee the development, adherence to, and implementation of program policies and procedures.
  • Lead strategic planning for the program/entity.
  • Represent the entity or program to the broader university, external community, and other stakeholders. Provide expert consultation related to program development, funding opportunities, or other specialty area.
  • Develop outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships and fundraising/funding. Identify external funding opportunities and write proposals and research
  • grants. Develop and oversee strategic financial planning and sustainability for the program/entity, as needed; monitor performance and ensure appropriate controls.
  • May teach or co-teach courses; oversee the administration of courses; create and/or advise in the development of curriculum; and/or advise students, coach and mentor clients and program staff.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Advanced degree and five or more years of relevant experience in area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Experience developing program partnerships and funding sources.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience managing complex quantitative education or social science research projects;
  • Experience working with large educational or social science data sets;
  • Substantive expertise in relevant aspects of education policy and social and educational inequality;
  • Familiarity with the statistical and research methods used in SEDA;
  • Ability to work independently and a manage a team of research staff and graduate and undergraduate RAs;
  • Ability to develop collaborations and partnerships with other organizations, to develop and implement a communication and dissemination strategy.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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