Project and Data Manager

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Seeking qualified applicant to work full-time or part-time supporting project management, grants management, and data management for Dr. Morris’ research-practice partnership with the NYC Department of Education (DOE) Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE).

Dr. Morris has conducted more than a decade of research working at the intersection of social policy, practice, and developmental psychology, testing promising interventions for low-income families and children. Over the last few years, she has been engaged in a research-practice partnership with the NYC DOE DECE, which oversees the implementation of the city’s universal pre-K program. The ongoing project aims to provide district leaders with tools and data that facilitate real-time decision-making, program quality, and teacher professional development.

Successful candidates are proactive, have an interest in early childhood and education research, demonstrate excellent attention to detail, and can effectively multi-task. A strong understanding of quantitative research methods is highly preferred.


Responsibilities include active involvement in all stages of the research process: 1) preparation of proposals; 2) overall grants management for federally- and privately- funded projects, including monitoring project timelines, developing memos and progress reports, and supporting project deliverables; 3) research tasks such as developing bibliographies and literature reviews, tabling results, preparing presentations; and 4) managerial work including general oversight of Dr. Morris’ research team. Data tasks to include: 1) initiating and tracking data requests; 2) developing and monitoring data sharing process across multiple partners; 3) cleaning data in SAS and recoding variables; and 4) running basic descriptive analyses and generating reports.


Candidates should have a MA/MS in developmental psychology, economics, public policy, or related social science field. Former experience as a research coordinator and strong research and writing skills are critical. Candidates must be able to work independently and with a team and should be comfortable communicating with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the research team and the university.

  • Two years prior experience working in research settings
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to handle tasks requiring high levels of attention to detail, to carry complex research tasks to completion, and to efficiently manage work in the time required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with SAS or other statistical package is vital

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Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree