MDRC is seeking a Resource Manager to work in our Policy Research and Evaluation Department as part of multidisciplinary teams developing evaluation research on current social policy and education issues in five policy areas: Health and Barriers to Employment, Family Well-Being and Children’s Development, K-12 Education, Young Adults and Postsecondary Education, and Low-Wage Workers and Communities.
The Resource Manager will focus on a range of management and organizational tasks related to specific projects and will contribute to the substantive research and evaluation work. The Resource Manager will report directly to the Policy Area Resource Manager and Project Directors and will have a range of responsibilities, including:
- Support Policy Area Resource Management with the day-to-day management of the area and projects
- Support efforts to monitor and coordinate policy area staffing needs and deployment strategies
- Monitor and/or revise ongoing project work plans, staffing levels of effort, budgets, and expenditures
- Work with Project Directors to develop new project work plans, staffing levels of effort, and proposal budgets
- Supervise, coordinate, and assist with development of proposals and work plans
- Participate in substantive management planning meetings and reviews
- Coordinate and prepare management and status reports for policy area directors and senior executives
- Collaborate with staff from various departments, including development, fiscal, and legal
- Participate in the development, testing, and implementation of project management tools and standards
- Serve as a member of project teams involved in one or more aspects of site development, data collection, or analyses
This position is based in MDRC’s New York office. On-the-job training is provided; salary contingent upon experience.
- Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, public administration, public policy, social science, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred
- Project management, budget development, and contract management work experience preferred
- Experience working on research and program evaluation projects preferred
- Demonstrated interest in social policy research
- Understanding of research and evaluation processes
- Strong management, organizational, and supervisory skills
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to multitask
- Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
- Experience with Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel)
Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, MDRC strongly encourages minorities, women, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply. Legal work authorization required.
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