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Research Program Manager I (One-Year Appointment)

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Posting Date

5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

UW System Title:  Research Program Manager I

Essential Job Functions

The Research Program Manager I will work closely and collaboratively with the Consortium of Applied Research (CAR) Director to coordinate and implement required data collection of 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) afterschool programs. This position will provide training and technical assistance to afterschool program staff regarding data collection, complete data quality checks to ensure data are reliably entered into the system, communicate data findings to key stakeholders, and analyze data for reporting purposes. In addition, this position will oversee the hiring and supervision of a small group of graduate students. Typical activities will include instrument/survey development, data collection, technical assistance to community organizations collecting evaluation data, developing and facilitating trainings regarding appropriate data collection techniques, data analysis, interpretation and application, and dissemination of findings in oral and written forms.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and facilitate in-person and online trainings regularly to afterschool personnel regarding appropriate data collection techniques. In-person trainings will occur throughout Wisconsin and begin in Spring 2022 (one-day training events to occur no more than one time per quarter).
  • Provide daily technical assistance through email and phone to community members regarding data collection.
  • Create documents to assist in accurate data collection (such as technical assistance manuals, how-to guides, etc.).
  • Prepare for and anticipate technical assistance issues; engage in coordinated technical assistance as necessary.
  • Create and follow a schedule of data quality checks to ensure data collection is occurring as planned.
  • Contact community members who are non-compliant with data collection requirements; schedule and facilitate meetings to assist non-compliant sites get back on track.
  • Keep other key stakeholders up to date on issues regarding data collection.
  • Train graduate assistants how to complete data quality checks, and create templates/guidelines to ensure data checks are completed accurately/efficiently.
  • Analyze data and create reports to provide key stakeholders regarding evaluation findings.
  • Train graduate students how to run analyses, and create templates/guidelines to ensure hourly staff are able to complete reports accurately/efficiently.
  • Utilize Excel and SPSS for data analysis purposes.
  • Write annual summary reports in partnership with the Director, and facilitate Center Profile Development (one-page data summaries).


  • Master's Degree at time of application
  • One year of experience working in higher education and/or program evaluation and research methods

  • Experience working with 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Position requires the ability to travel within Wisconsin on a quarterly basis.

Position is a full-time, temporary, one-year Academic Staff appointment, with potential extension of the appointment dependent upon funding.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary of $52,000.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Research Program Manager I (One-Year Appointment)"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Amanda Wildenberg
Phone: (920) 465-2995

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.