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Program Manager

Evaluation & Policy Research Group

The Program Manager position has its primary organization appointment in the Evaluation & Policy Research Group with primary supervision by the group's chief officer. This exempt position's primary office location is in Naperville, Illinois, with approximately two days per week in the Chicago office of Learning Point Associates. This position will require approximately 15 percent travel availability.

Reference 05-EPRG009 in response to this posting.

To be considered, include a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Program Manager fosters effective and efficient operations within the Evaluation & Policy Research Group by ensuring that all projects follow the Learning Point Associates methodology. The Program Manager assists the project managers in acquiring and maintaining the skills incumbent to their roles and supports them in performing their functions. The Program Manager alsosupports the development and implementation of the Learning Point Associates project management program.

The Program Manager ensures that projects are staffed adequately by properly forecasting resource requirements within the Evaluation & Policy Research Group and quantifying resource requests from other areas. The Program Manager provides all pertinent information to the Portfolio Management Group and Human Resources to ensure that Evaluation & Policy Research Group projects may be prioritized properly and staffing needs may be coordinated organizationwide. Duties also include the following:

  1. Managing workflow for all Evaluation & Policy Research Group projects

  2. Determining resource needs for proposed projects, in collaboration with the chief officer

  3. Assigning all Evaluation & Policy Research Group resources to projects

  4. Managing and mentoring Evaluation & Policy Research Group project managers on a daily basis and providing them with support in the execution of the Learning Point Associates project management program

  5. Being a member of the Evaluation & Policy Research Group team

Required Skills and Experience:

  1. Bachelor's degree in education research, evaluation, sociology, psychometrics, or other quantitative social science research-related discipline; master's is preferred but not required

  2. At least five years of expertise in research design and quantitative analysis

  3. At least seven years of experience in managing people

  4. Experience as an excellent teacher and mentor

  5. Ability to organize and manage competing priorities

  6. Excellent problem-solving skills

  7. Strong leadership and communication abilities; able to work at all levels in an organization


Learning Point Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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