MDRC is seeking a Resource Manager to join our K-12 Education policy area. Resource managers have a unique opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team on management and research in a dynamic and challenging environment.
Re sponsibilities :
The K-12 Resource Manager will focus on a range of management, organizational, and budget tasks related to specific projects and will contribute to substantive research and evaluation work. The Resource Manager will report directly to the Policy Area Resource Manager and Policy Area Deputy Director. Specific responsibilities include:
- 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 work plans, staffing levels of effort, budgets, and expenditures for ongoing projects.
- Work with project directors to develop work plans, staffing levels of effort, and proposal budgets for new projects.
- Supervise, coordinate, and assist with development of proposals and work plans.
- Participate in research project and 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, analyses, or report writing.
On-the-job training is provided; salary contingent upon experience. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, public administration, public policy, social science, education, 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 education policy research and working with schools.
- 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).
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, MDRC strongly encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. Legal work authorization required.