UChicago Consortium is seeking a Managing Director, Statistics and Analysis who has highly developed expertise with advanced research methods and statistics to provide quantitative support and oversight to Consortium research projects. The candidate should have extensive experience working with statistical packages. The ideal candidate may also have expertise in qualitative research methods. In addition, a Managing Director, Statistics and Analysis is highly skilled at communicating complex ideas and research findings in an engaging way to a variety of audiences, orally and in writing.
- Oversee the technical quality of research at the Consortium, including statistical analysis, programming, interpretation of evidence.
- Support staff in developing their methodological expertise.
- Provide analytical and technical guidance to researchers at the Consortium.
- Keep self and others up-to-date on research methods and analytical techniques.
- Serve as principal investigator on a limited number of research projects and be responsible for all aspects of administering and leading research, including identifying and securing funding sources, applying rigorous methods to questions of policy and practice, and engaging with educational stakeholders.
- Support the growth and development of the Consortium, participate in goal setting and strategic planning, and will advance the Consortium’s mission as a national model for producing highly rigorous and relevant education research.
- Manages research professionals and support staff involved with planning, monitoring, and compliance aspects of research projects. Advises other researchers on long-range plans for research projects.
- Develops goals and operating procedures, practices, and guidelines for research activity based on department strategy.
- Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.
- Doctoral degree in education, public policy, economics, sociology or other relevant social science or mathematical discipline.
- Master’s degree in education, public policy, economics, sociology or other relevant social science or mathematical discipline.
- Experience in urban education research, policy and practice.
- Evidence of expertise in research methods through publications, products, or presentations.
- Experience supervising research staff.
- Advanced statistical techniques and methods, including at least a subset of: multivariate models, hierarchical linear models, econometrics, psychometrics required.
- Qualitative analysis skills preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate complex analyses in accessible language for a general audience.
- Management of research projects.
- Passion for improving educational outcomes and supporting actionable uses of research evidence.
- Commitment to understanding and improving outcomes for students of all backgrounds and experiences.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently, in collaboration as a team member, and in a supervisory role.
- Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Resume (required)
- Cover Letter (required)
- Writing Sample (required)
When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.