University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 227488

Position Summary:
The Madison Education Partnership (MEP) is a research-practice partnership between the University of Wisconsin (UW) - Madison, School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research and the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD). MEP's 10+ current projects span multiple fields in education and across a range of funding sources including foundation funding and federal grants.

Professor Eric Grodsky's additional projects include a nationally representative study of education, health and aging, and ongoing collaborative work with the state Department of Public Instruction.

The MEP Program Manager plans and leads operational, outreach, financial, and promotional activities of the Madison Education Partnership along with Eric Grodsky's additional work housed at the Center for Demography and Ecology. The percent range is dependent on grant awards.

Principal duties:
* Plans and directs the day-to-day operational activities of one or multiple research programs or units according to established research objectives in alignment with strategic plans and initiatives
* Assists in the development, coordination, and facilitation of trainings and workshops for internal and external audiences to disseminate research program developments and information
* Plans, develops, and implements processes and protocols to support research aims
* Supervises the day-to-day activities of unit or program staff and resolves routine personnel issues
* Serves as a unit liaison and subject matter expert among internal and external stakeholder groups, collaborates across disciplines and functional areas, provides program information, and promotes the accomplishments and developments of scholars and research initiatives
* Monitors program budget(s) and approves unit expenditures
* Develops policies, procedures, and institutional agreements on behalf of the program
* Oversees custodial accounts
* Coordinates calendars and meetings with principal investigators, researchers and practice collaborators
* Oversees data use agreements, grant applications and reports, and Institutional Review Board applications and changes
* Communication with research participants including teachers, children, and families

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