Vanderbilt University Project Manager - Department of Teaching and Learning in Nashville, Tennessee

Project Manager - Department of Teaching and Learning (Job Number: 1801758)

Description

The Project Manager is part of the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University and is a manager responsible for coordinating activities and data collection across two NSF grants that target mathematics education. Reporting directly to the Principal Investigators of those grants, the Project Manager will organize and delegate tasks, prepare for implementations, monitor equipment updates, organize databases, work with vendors, and oversee data collection in schools. During data collection, the manager will work with teachers and students in the classroom and in summer camp sessions, ensure that data collection is sufficiently staffed, and coordinate data storage. The manager will distribute and collect consent and assent forms, supervise pre-test and post-test data collection, and coordinate rewards for students who return signed consent and assent forms (as specified in the IRB protocol for the grants). During the other days of the month when not collecting data, the manager will focus on communicating with teachers and other participants as needed, and meeting with the development team to refine/revise tools based on observations and data collection.

The Project Manager will primarily be staffed in the Department of Teaching and Learning (DTL) offices in Wyatt Center. Interacting with a mix of DTL professors, graduate students, and staff, the Project Manager will communicate and coordinate across role groups to support the research projects and teams.

The Project Manager needs to enjoy and excel at organizing projects with many moving parts, must be reliable and responsible and have access to a dependable vehicle. He or she should have experience in education that will allow for easy communication with teachers, research partners, administrators, and students and a grasp of the key ideas being targeted in our research. Background in mathematics is not required, but openness to mathematical thinking is essential. In addition, the manager needs to be able to prioritize and delegate amongst team members with different and frequently changing schedules.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and delegate tasksrelevant to the projects

  • Prepare for implementations andmonitor equipment updates

  • Oversee data collection inschools, including ensuring that data collection is sufficiently staffed,

  • Coordinate data storage.

  • Communicate with teachers andother participants as needed

  • Meet with the development teamto refine/revise tools based on observations and data collection.

Profile of an IdealCandidate :

  • Bachelor’s degree is required;Master's degree in relevant field (for example, Education, Psychology) ispreferred.

  • Specific experience in K12education is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with MicrosoftOffice, Google Drive, and comfort with technology required.

About Vanderbilt Benefits:

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at https://hr.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/6.1.17BenefitsOverview-Candidate-.pdf .

About Vanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students, faculty, and frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review among 382 top colleges and universities for “happiest students” - as well as #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 21210 - Teaching and Learning

Job: Research, Extension, and Other Education Professionals

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action