Job title: Research Manager, Early Childhood Policy (7398U), Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Company: University of California
Job description: At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
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The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) is grounded in research, policy development, and elevating educators’ voices. Established in 1999, CSCCE conducts research and policy analysis about the characteristics of those who care for and educate young children and examines policy solutions aimed at improving how our nation prepares, supports, and compensates early educators. CSCCE provides research and expert analysis on topics that include compensation and economic security among early educators, early childhood teacher preparation and access to educational opportunities, work environments, and early childhood workforce data sources and systems. CSCCE is sponsored by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), an “Organized Research Unit” of the University of California at Berkeley.
CSCCE is seeking a Research Manager with significant project management experience and interest/expertise in topics related to early care and education, labor or related public policy. Reporting to the one of the Center’s Directors, the Research Manager will collaborate with project staff, funders, and partners to: develop and oversee the implementation of detailed project plans, timelines, and processes for all tasks and activities of complex, multi-faceted projects; coordinate and monitor activities as needed; facilitate project team, partner and stakeholder communications; and ensure all project deliverables are met, managing processes, tools, and protocols as appropriate.
The successful candidate will be an experienced project manager, capable of acting as the main point of contact between CSCCE and key external stakeholders, and knowledgeable about the design and implementation of socio-economic research and policy analysis. They will be passionate about leveraging research to improve policies for early childhood educators and other workers who face low incomes and/or racial and gender disparities. This position requires an individual who is able to work as a part of small research teams running multiple projects concurrently. We seek highly organized individuals with superior written and verbal communication skills and excellent time management ability. Remote work options are available.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 8, 2023
- Monitors and collaborates in the development of project deadlines and deliverables and ensures successful completion.
- Leads meetings with the project team and other stakeholders: proactively convening relevant individuals, scheduling meetings, developing agendas, managing meetings to meet stated objectives, and ensuring that appropriate follow up takes place.
- Establishes and maintains clear processes and tools to facilitate communication and reporting across the project, including regular status updates.
- Coordinates and fosters project team and partner relationships, to include internal communications and web staff as well as external stakeholders in the early care and education field.
- In collaboration with the Project Director, communicates and clarifies project processes and roles with staff and partners, and collaborates in developing and maintaining group norms to establish consistent, coherent project processes.
- Devises strategies for proactively identifying and addressing issues and risks as they emerge.
- Coordinates external updates from the project team and assists with reports to funders and other stakeholders.
- Works with CSCCE staff to support the design and implementation of research and policy projects.
- Co-authors reports and other publications for partners, the public, and others.
- Prepares grant proposals in concert with CSCCE leadership.
- Oversees procedural research tasks, such as maintaining Institutional Review Board submissions.
- Two years of professional experience.
- Substantive knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.
- Substantive knowledge of or interest in the early childhood workforce or related labor policy.
- Demonstrable project management experience.
- Attention to detail and ability to organize and document workflow.
- Strong initiative and a resourceful approach to problem-solving.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
- Demonstrable computer skills including data management/database, bibliographic and spreadsheet software, in addition to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite.
- Bachelor’s degree in early childhood, sociology, public policy, economics, business administration, or other closely related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Three or more years of professional post-baccalaureate experience.
- Experience working in an academic or think-tank environment.
- Substantive knowledge or experience in the early childhood workforce or related labor policy.
- Familiarity with web/digital production, including image production and data visualization/graphics tools.
- Capacity to quickly master new tools and platforms as technologies evolve.
- Virtual event planning and management.
- Advanced degree in early childhood, sociology, public policy, economics, business administration, or other closely related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California’s website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $70,100.00 – $90,000.00.
- This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
- This position is exempt and paid monthly.
- This is a remote-friendly position, eligible for 100% remote capability.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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Expected salary: $70100 – 90000 per year
Location: Berkeley, CA
Job date: Thu, 27 Jul 2023 02:38:45 GMT
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