Portfolio Manager, City Colleges of Chicago

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University of Chicago
The Loop, IL
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
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Department Inclusive Economy Lab About the Department Who We Are The Inclusive Economy Lab is led by Marianne Bertrand, the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Co-Director of Social Enterprise Initiative at Booth, and Director of the University of Chicago Inclusive Economy Lab. Her research, which covers labor economics, corporate finance, and development economics, has been published widely. She is a member of the board of directors for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our full-time staff currently consists of an Executive Director, Scientific Director and twenty-five full-time staff, including data analysts and project managers at our main office in downtown Chicago. Our constantly evolving portfolio of projects spans workforce development, housing and homelessness, postsecondary education, and income support policies. Our Values • Conduct science in service of cities: We feel a sense of urgency to do research that improves people's lives. We select projects that lead to solutions for policy, practice, and increased investments on the ground. Our research is rigorous and informed by the historic and current contexts that shape urban residents' lives. • Foster lasting relationships: We collaborate with policymakers, practitioners, and people with lived experience to understand multiple perspectives and figure out what works. • Elevate equity & inclusion: We aim to hire people with a range of personal and professional backgrounds, skillsets, and identities. We expand access to evaluation for a broad range of organizations and we conduct work that affirms the dignity of all people. • Check our privilege: We recognize the power and privilege we have as members of the University of Chicago. We practice humility and recognize that expertise comes in many forms and there are limits to our own. • Embrace a growth mindset: We invest in our people and develop our skills and content knowledge together. We work respectfully as a team to achieve our shared goals Job Summary The job participates in scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings. Responsibilities * Manages all aspects of multiple research projects, including timeline, staffing, data analysis, deliverables, and dissemination. * Builds and maintains strong relationships with research partners and all participating partners organizations, government agencies, nonprofits, and other community groups. * Contributes to study design and coordinates implementation options with program partners; manages subject selection and randomization process; travels to program sites to monitor and assess implementation. * Collaborate with research analysts to oversee the data analysis process to ensure proper data collection to evaluate program progress and feasibility. * Oversees University of Chicago IRB procedures and maintains confidentiality of participant information; ensures compliance with institutional, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. * Works with PI and Finance Manager to develop budgets and coordinate all aspects of grant submission to federal and foundation funding agencies; manages progress reports, performance, or financial reporting as required by the granting agency; monitors anticipated and actual costs charged to project budgets, regularly communicates these to Finance Manager, to identify and prevent potential overruns. * Develops and disseminates necessary project materials to research team and partner agencies. * Generates tables and graphs for academic papers, reports and presentations; writes, proofreads and fact-checks academic papers, reports and presentations. * Prepares project memos, summaries, presentations, and manuscripts targeting both policymakers, academic researchers and other stakeholders. * Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan. * Will supervise other research staff. * Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project. * Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates. * Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge in the process. * Performs other related work as needed. Minimum Qualifications Education: Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field. * -- Work Experience: Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline. * -- Certifications: * -- Preferred Qualifications Experience: * Prior experience working with local organizations in the education. * Knowledge of urban policy, social policy, behavioral economics and research literature on education . * Previous experience working in a research organization or managing research projects. * Previous fieldwork experience. Preferred Competencies * Ability to engage thoughtfully with issues related to race, identity, and equity and work across difference. * Demonstrated experience working with communities that have experienced segregation and disinvestment. * First generation college students and those with lived experience in communities experiencing poverty and disinvestment are encouraged to apply. * Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail. * Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. * Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders. * Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and to prioritize activities to successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences. * Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment. Application Documents * Resume (required) * Cover Letter (required) When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application. Job Family Research Role Impact Individual Contributor FLSA Status Exempt Pay Frequency Monthly Scheduled Weekly Hours 37.5 Benefits Eligible Yes Drug Test Required No Health Screen Required No Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required No Posting Statement Applicant Inquiry Form.Applicant Inquiry FormThe University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position. 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