Program Manager

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Measure of America is a research and policy advocacy initiative of the Social Science Research Council dedicated to stimulating nonpartisan, fact-based debate on issues of well-being and access to opportunity. It works in the areas of health, education, living standards, youth disconnection, and a range of other well-being topics. Measure of America is looking for a Program Manager to coordinate several innovative projects related to this mission.


The Social Science Research Council is an independent, international, nonprofit organization founded in 1923. Governed by a board of directors, it fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.

The Social Science Research Council seeks a Program Manager for its Measure of America (MOA) program. Measure of America’s mission is to stimulate fact-based public debate about and bring political attention to issues of well-being, poverty, and inequality in the United States and to empower people to hold elected officials accountable for progress on these issues. 

Through state, county, and city-level reports, thematic briefs, and interactive websites such as DATA2GO.NYC, Measure of America aims to breathe life into numbers, using data to create compelling narratives about well-being that foster greater understanding of our shared challenges and greater support for people-centered policies. The project was founded in 2007. For more information, please visit our website:


Reporting to the program’s director, the Program Manager will be responsible for a portfolio of several discrete projects, to be selected on the basis of their area of expertise. For these projects, the responsibilities will be to:

·      Establish and manage stakeholder engagement processes for the projects, building on Measure of America’s past work in these areas.

·      Manage the inputs of the MOA team, including statisticians, program/research assistants, partnerships specialist, and director, and keep the group informed and on the same page with regard to the projects the Program Manager is leading on.

·      Contribute to the conceptualization and design of research projects, reports, online sites, etc.

·      Coordinate timely delivery of all inputs for each project. This could involve coordination of inputs from stakeholders, funders, partners, data providers, web developer/coder, web designer, and the Measure of America team of statisticians, researchers, and communications experts, as relevant.

·      Oversee updating of MOA website with regard to specific projects.

·      Contribute quantitative and qualitative analysis to MOA’s core research portfolio and suggest tools and materials required to maximize reach and impact.

·      Present MOA work at meetings and conferences and to prospective partners.


·      Advanced degree in a social science, public policy, or public health field required.

·      Experience with statistics and applied quantitative analysis. Some GIS experience a plus.

·      At least five years of work experience managing processes and/or staff.

·      Proven success in stakeholder engagement, mobilization, public education campaigns, or other strategies to bring individuals or organizations together around an issue or cause.

·      Strong oral communication skills and public speaking experience.

·      Excellent writing ability.

·      Ability to manage multiple projects successfully.

·      Flexible, resourceful self-starter who takes initiative and requires little direct day-to-day supervision.

·      Strong interpersonal skills and a personable, collegial work style; enjoys working as part of a team.

Terms, Salary, and Benefits

Annual salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a grant-funded position, and renewal is based on successful performance and availability of funding. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more.

This position is based out of the Brooklyn, NY, office and as such conforms to the general operating hours of the SSRC standard workweek.

Application Information

The Social Science Research Council is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunity and to cultivating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. SSRC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment with the Council are made on the basis of competence, skill and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, creed, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin/ancestry, ethnicity, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital or domestic partner status, medical conditions (including pregnancy and/or genetic information) or physical or mental disability, citizenship status or any other categories prohibited by law.


Measure of America is a research and policy advocacy initiative of the Social Science Research Council dedicated to stimulating nonpartisan, fact-based debate on issues of well-being and access to opportunity. It works in the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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