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Brown University Rhode Island Education Research Project Manager in Providence, Rhode Island

Job Description:

About Brown:

Brown University (https://www.brown.edu/about) is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here (https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/benefits) for further information.

About the Opportunity:

The Annenberg Institute’s Rhode Island Education Research Team brings together local education leaders and researchers to solve pressing educational challenges, with a specific focus on the educator workforce, professional learning, student learning acceleration, and student engagement. Drawing on the complementary expertise and earned trust of partners, we seek to improve Rhode Island student and school experiences through stronger use of data and evidence while producing research that has impact on a national scale.


The Project Manager works closely with Annenberg’s Rhode Island Education Research Team helping to design the overall direction of local research projects and leading the projects’ execution. This position may establish and/or maintain relationships with partners and other stakeholders. Responsibilities will include helping to design research plans, collecting data, coordinating the research team’s work, conducting quantitative analyses, and managing other research assistants as needed.

This position requires a strong independent work ethic, interest in education, ability to collaborate with the research team and external partners, commitment to equity, and quantitative research skills. Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community as part of an organization that centers equity in its work.


Education and Experience

  • 5-years’ experience in education, economics or social sciences field

  • Master’s in Education, public policy or other social science field

  • Experience in project management, facilitation, leadership, and project design

  • A strong quantitative background

  • Experience in Stata (or other software like Python or R) to analyze data


  • Ability to manage multiple projects

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong analytical and writing skills

  • Training and expertise in utilizing quantitative research methods

  • Experience in working with complex data sets

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Experience with data management

  • Excellent judgement and ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Skills with Google suite apps

  • Skill/competency with statistical software (e.g., STATA, R).

  • Must have a demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

Additional Information:

Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 8/31/2024, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Rhode Island Education Research Project Manager


Annenberg Institute for School Reform


Grade 10

Worker Type:


Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Position Classification:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu.

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer (https://go.brown.edu/equal-employment-opportunity) , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.


Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Additional Information:

Information about our salary ranges can be found here (https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/compensation-services/salary-ranges) .


A resume is required as part of your job application. Please also include a cover letter and any other related documents as noted in the job description.

Questions Submitting Your Application:

If you have questions about submitting your application, please contact employment@brown.edu.