Implementation Manager

Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Implementation Manager

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Implementation Manager

The College Transition Collaborative (CTC) lab in the Department of Psychology is looking for a full time Implementation Manager.

Our work helps colleges and universities better understand how their students experience moments of transition or difficulty, and adopt psychologically-informed practices that convey to all students they are valued, respected, and can excel. CTC's work has helped support greater engagement, retention, and completion for students at diverse colleges and universities across the United States, particularly for traditionally marginalized groups such as students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students. To learn more, please visit our website:

This is an exciting time for the CTC! We are growing fast and building our internal capacity to do better work for more students, more efficiently. Reporting to the Senior Research Manager, the Implementation Manager will manage key aspects of the development and implementation of our research practice partnerships. This includes: contributing significantly to research design and conduct of projects, taking a lead role on a subset of projects; overseeing all aspects of implementation across CTC projects; developing implementation best practices; supervising and training undergraduate research assistants; contributing to white papers and school-facing presentations and reports.

We are seeking a Implementation Manager who

1. Is passionate about efforts to improve equity for marginalized and underrepresented populations, particularly through an educational and psychological lens.

2. Can work and learn both independently and with co-workers.

3. Has experience managing social science research projects.

4. Has expertise in social psychology and/or educational psychology.

5. Communicates clearly and professionally with varied audiences (i.e., researchers and practitioners)

6. Is energized by the prospect of working for an early-stage organization with flexible roles in a rapidly changing environment.

Why work for CTC? Some perks include:

1. Contributing to mission-oriented work that strives to reduce educational inequality in the U.S.

2. Being involved in cutting-edge research with some of the most prominent social scientists and higher education changemakers in the field.

3. Helping build an early-stage organization with room for professional growth.

4. Joining a close-knit, friendly team that highly values diversity and inclusion.

5. Great benefits: CTC is part of Stanford University, meaning our employees are eligible for all Stanford Benefits & Rewards:

We welcome and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds who can bring unique perspectives to the table. The selected candidate must be willing to relocate to the Bay Area for this position.

If you would like to apply for this position, please fill out this form: Please note that applications not submitted through the form will not be considered. If you have questions, please email with the subject line "Hiring - IM Inquiry.”

Core Duties:

  • Assist in designing experiments, exercising independent initiative and judgment gained from completing a variety of high level assignments, including activities such as defining variables, formulating hypotheses, and selecting subjects, sources of information, or planned and coordinating experimental protocols.

  • Solve problems, and make decisions which affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.

  • Adapt or work out the details of new, nonstandard procedures, with the supervisor providing only general guidance and suggestions.

  • Supervise staff or students as needed, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work.

  • Co-author sections of research publications and regulatory reports as needed.


    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field and two years applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant experience in an applicable social science.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific theory and methods.

  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.

  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.

  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work with human study participants.

  • Developing supervisory skills.

    Certifications and Licenses:



  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.

  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, operate foot and/or hand controls.

    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.

  • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

    Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job: Research

    Location: School of Humanities and Sciences
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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