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The University of Chicago Implementation Manager - JR23143-3800 in Chicago, Illinois

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UL Urban Crime Lab

About the Department

Who We Are:

In cities across the country, people face high rates of gun violence, under-resourced schools, and social harms associated with the criminal justice system -- all of which disproportionately impact people of color. These inequalities have profound consequences on public safety and opportunity. As a society we have failed to address these challenges, in part, because of our lack of understanding of the most effective and cost-effective solutions that can have a real impact on people\'s lives. We believe that rigorous research can help.

The University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab partner with cities and communities to use data and rigorous research to design, test, and scale programs and policies that enhance public safety, improve educational outcomes, and advance justice. Our mission is to combine world-class data science and research, in partnership with government agencies, to substantially improve the effectiveness of the public sector and achieve impact at scale.

To learn more about the Crime Lab and Education Lab, visit https://urbanlabs.uchicago.edu/labs/crime.

The Role:

The University of Chicago Education Lab seeks an Implementation Manager to work on the evaluation of a large-scale tutoring intervention undertaken in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools. The Implementation Manager will be involved in a variety of project components including, but not limited to, recruiting and assisting local schools with program design, monitoring project implementation to ensure rigor and quality, serving as the primary liaison for all stakeholders, providing input on the research design from a practitioner perspective, and managing the relationships between the research team, social service providers, district offices, and community members. This is a term-limited position for one year with the possibility to extend, based on funding and participate enrollment.

Job Summary

The job manages academic, research, clinical or administrative programs of the University.


  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with research partners and all participating partner organizations, district offices, schools, and community groups.
  • Understands the educational and political landscape of Chicago and coordinates effective collaboration between all project partners.
  • Coordinates provision of services with partner schools and agencies, and serves as the point person for their communication with the research team.
  • Identifies and develops relationships with key players in the communities in which the intervention is being delivered.
  • Engages community members in the research process and program delivery.
  • Manages expectations as it pertains to the provision of resources and delivery of services.
  • Travels to program sites to monitor and assess implementation.
  • Oversees project structure and ensures partner agencies are working within the parameters of the evaluation: holds participating vendors accountable to the guidelines of the study.
  • Assists in the management and communication of the randomization and participant selection processes.
  • Monitor and support the agency partner\'s data collection process.
  • Provides updates and feedback on study progress to internal and external partners.
  • Communicates pertinent research information, project updates, and community feedback to policymakers, researchers, program providers, and other stakeholders.
  • Understands and is able to communicate basic research methods and procedures to key stakeholders.
  • Uses moderate/solid understanding and experience to administer he delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries.
  • Sets and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria. Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


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.




Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor\'s degree in economics, public policy, social science, education, social work, or a closely related field.


Two years of experience working in low-income communities experiencing high rates of violence strongly preferred.

Two years of experience working with or for organizations delivering social services to individuals living in disadvantaged communities strongly prefer