Program Manager, Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative

Job Type

Full Time




88 Broad Street, 8th floor
United States


Program Manager, Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative

The situation.

JFF is a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the American workforce and education systems. For 35 years, JFF has led the way in designing innovative and scalable solutions that create access to economic advancement for all. Join us as we build a future that works.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. We foster a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. Join us as we build a future that works!

The Program Manager will be part of JFF’s Students at the Center initiative, with primary responsibilities in the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative (RC) team. Students at the Center is a leading national voice for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes all youth need to succeed in college, career, and civic readiness. Our work synthesizes—and adapts for practice—current research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning that lead to deeper learning outcomes. We identify research-based practices that strengthen the ability of practitioners, such as teachers and school leaders, and policymakers to engage each

 to engage each student—particularly marginalized youth who have been underserved by traditional methods—in ways that ensure they acquire the expertise they need to succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s economy.

About you!

We’re looking for a Program Manager with at least three years of experience in communications firms, non-profits, universities, publishing or a related field. This person will be responsible for managing the workflow of and contributing to the content of all communication deliverables of the Research Collaborative team as well as to seek opportunities to broaden our message. Project management experience is crucial for success in the role. Our team welcomes an engaging Program Manager who will assist in executing marketing, publicity, and communications.

We would love to chat if you are:

·      Experienced in project management

·      Excited about education reform, commitment to equity and have a desire to learn

·      Able to work in and across social media platforms

·      A self-starter who takes new ideas and runs with them

We think our new Program Manager will:

·      Demonstrate excellent research and writing skills

·      Have experience generating content for online consumption

·      Be a team player who is effective working both independently and collaboratively  

Sound good?

Click here to review the full job description.

Then visit our careers page to apply with your resume and cover letter along with a writing sample. (Please don’t forget the cover letter or writing sample, we are excited to learn more about you!) Our team will review applicants, contact qualified candidates, and share more about the job.


This is an incredible time to join JFF, which celebrates 35 years this year and offers the best of an established and an entrepreneurial organization. Want to know more about life as a JFFer?


Some perks include:

  • Retirement matching AND contribution
  • Health care paid at 90%
  • Tuition reimbursement & professional growth opportunities
  • Flexible schedules
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit



Thanks for your interest in JFF!

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement