Quality & Improvement Project Manager - The National Student Support Accelerator

The National Student Support Accelerator’s (the Accelerator) mission is to expand high-impact tutoring opportunities for all K-12 students in need. The Accelerator is a research-based, field-building organization that seeks to drive scaling and continual improvement in the quality of tutoring.

The Accelerator began with a group of educators convening on the issue of COVID-19 learning loss and the potential of tutoring as a solution. Currently the Accelerator is a program within the Annenberg Institute at Brown University but may become an independent entity once established.

The Accelerator plans to execute in the following areas to achieve its mission:

  •  Facilitate implementation by:
  • o Developing research-based tools and strategic advising for districts to select, implement and continuously improve tutoring programs and for tutoring organizations to scale with quality;
  • o Establishing standards and a system of assessing quality of tutoring programs against standards.
  • Catalyze the field of tutoring by:
  • o Coordinating and leading research, continuous improvement and learning about what drives impact;
  • o Developing a variety of pilot sites designed to learn about effectiveness and implementation.
  • Build engagement across stakeholders through direct outreach and sharing research outcomes and success stories.

About the Position

Reporting to the Director of Quality & Improvement, the Quality & Improvement Project Manager will be responsible for the management and execution of a broad range of duties related to all aspects of the Accelerator’s tool development and strategic advising including:

  • Management of systems and processes to support the Accelerator’s tools and strategic advising efforts;
  • Analyses that contribute to the Accelerator’s overall strategy for tool development and implementation;
  • Understanding of the tutoring field’s needs and challenges, development and rollout of tools, and strategic advising to meet those needs;
  • Management and support of designated quality and improvement staff; and
  • Support, and as necessary, co-lead the development and implementation of tool development and strategic advising policies, and procedures.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least 4 years of public education experience with a focus on district operations, teaching, and strategic advising
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Strong interest in education research and experience with data collection, analysis, and translating research to actionable insights.
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team
  • Fluency in Spanish may be beneficial, though not required

Job Competencies

  • Strong computer proficiency across multiple platforms, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, FileMaker Pro databases, dashboards, and statistical software. Advanced proficiency required in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word, Powerpoint and at least one statistical software
  • Experience with data management and statistical analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent judgement and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and recognized the Accelerator is a new organization committed to continuous improvement, entrepreneurial thinking, and high adaptability
  • Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Commitment to addressing issues of equity
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment. 

Please include a cover letter when submitting your application.

Background and education check required.

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work and must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site. 

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