• Program Manager I, Credentialing Advisory Services

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/4/2018 6:27 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1313
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Program Management
    Travel
    Up to 25% Travel
  • Overview

    ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success.  Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.

     

    Learn more about working at ACT at act.org!

    Responsibilities

    Position objective: This individual has a dual role: research and administration. Supports Credentialing Advisory Services personnel at the Program Director and higher levels in facilitating and conducting of research projects. This includes conducting factual information searches, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and conducting surveys from design through analysis/reporting. This person will attend and provide support at client meetings (some travel required). Project-related duties include developing written and oral communications with clients and subject-matter experts, scheduling meetings, and monitoring and reporting project status. Provide administrative support for department members, including meeting planning, travel arrangements, travel reimbursement, and client invoicing.

     

    ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    Typical work-related activities include:

     

    • Create and disseminate client communications
    • Conduct internet searches and summarize findings
    • Design, administer, and analyze web-based surveys
    • Draft technical reports of qualitative and quantitative research projects
    • Attend and provide support at subject-matter expert meetings (some travel required)
    • Provide administrative support to department members: travel arrangements, billing, scheduling

     

     

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, social sciences or humanities required
    • Master’s degree in the social sciences or humanities preferred
    • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired

     

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 1 year of full-time related experience, preferably in an education or research environment which includes project management or support in research-related work.
    • Previous experience designing surveys or analyzing survey data a plus
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, statistical software – SPSS preferred

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Organized and detail oriented; able to multi-task
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Self-motivated and able to work successfully alone or as a member of a team

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