The University of Chicago Education Lab seeks an Implementation Manager to work on the evaluation of a large-scale effort to ensure that Options Schools students receive high-quality supports across academic instruction, socioemotional supports, and postsecondary pathways. The Implementation Manager will be involved in a variety of project components including, but not limited to: assisting CPS and the Education Lab with program design, monitoring project implementation to ensure rigor and quality, and managing the relationships between the research team, social service providers, Options Schools operators and community members.
Builds and maintains strong relationships with research partners and all participating partner organizations, government agencies, nonprofits, and community groups.
During Design Phase, travels to exemplar program providers around the country.
Coordinates provision of services with partner agencies and serves as the point person for their communication with the research team.
During Implementation phase, travels to program sites to monitor project development.
Ensures partner agencies are working within the parameters of the evaluation: holds participating vendors accountable to the guidelines of the evaluation.
Provides updates and feedback on study progress to internal and external partners.
Coordinates effective collaboration between all project partners.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders required.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences required.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Knowledge of urban policy, social policy, crime policy, and workforce development preferred.
Can communicate basic research methods and procedures to key stakeholders.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree in public policy, education, social work or a closely related field required.
Training or certification in trauma-informed counseling or social work in low-income, high-violence communities, or a closely related field highly preferred, but not required.
A minimum of 5 years of experience working with or for organizations delivering social services to individuals living in disadvantaged communities.
Previous experience teaching or providing supplemental educational services.
Previous experience working with a research study preferred.
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