I-O Psychologist/Psychometrician: Research Manager

03/20/2024 8:17 AM | Anonymous

I-O Psychologist/Psychometrician: Research Manager

Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)

How to Apply:

To apply, visit: https://humrro.applicantpool.com/jobs/919106-129099.html

About the Organization

The Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) is a non-profit leader in applied research, evaluation, and analytics in the arenas of employment, student, and military testing, and professional credentialing and licensing. We work with federal and state government agencies, private sector organizations, and professional associations.

As a non-profit, we occupy a unique niche in the domain of applied research, lying between the worlds of academics and for-profit consulting firms. HumRRO's mission is to measure human capabilities and advance assessment science and practice. Our status as a nonprofit organization ensures objectivity in everything we do. With no products to sell or no shareholders to satisfy, we feel no pressure to force-fit a solution for our clients. Instead, we offer our clients specialized, custom solutions grounded in science and best practices. Our employees enjoy a highly collaborative and supportive environment that fosters innovation, ethical practice, and outstanding customer service. Our core operational staff includes I-O psychologists and psychometricians. We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce and to practicing equity and inclusion for all staff.

About the Job

The Research Manager is part of HumRRO's management structure and supervises a group of employees. Primary responsibilities involve managing and mentoring staff, client management and assisting staff with managing clients, business development and project work. This job is for a candidate who has completed an advanced degree in a relevant field and has at least eight years of post-degree relevant work experience including experience directing the work of others. Formal supervisory experience is strongly preferred.

Staff management involves:

  • ensuring that corporate initiatives, policies and practices are implemented within the group.
  • working with staff to develop their technical, project management, and client management skills.
  • providing performance feedback.
  • making work assignments and providing guidance on those assignments.
  • reviewing the quality of deliverables and interim products for projects directed by staff in the group.
  • working with project directors and other managers to allocate staff across projects.
  • communicating/coordinating with other managers and senior leadership.
  • identifying the need for, helping recruit, and selecting new hires.

Billable project work involves:

  • directing the execution of large-scale research projects, including managing the work of junior staff and ensuring compliance with quality, timeliness, and budgetary requirements.
  • designing research studies; designing and carrying out data collection activities to support applied research, including appropriate handling and storage of sensitive information.
  • interacting directly with clients and managing client relationships.
  • providing expert technical advice to clients.
  • preparing, writing, and editing project deliverables (e.g., technical reports, briefing slides, assessment materials).
  • being a part of one or more project teams.

Support for business development involves:

  • coordinating with business development division to identify, review, and pursue business opportunities.
  • leading proposal teams
  • writing proposals to win work and presenting proposals to potential clients.
  • establishing and maintaining contacts with current sponsors to obtain continuation and expansion of contracts.
  • participating in networking activities (e.g., professional luncheons or conferences, active participation in professional or sponsor associations)
  • contributing to the maintenance and expansion of HumRRO's client base.

Candidates should be willing to work on a variety of types of tasks and projects across our lines of business and possess a desire to learn and develop inventive methods that respond to client needs.

The position is at a HumRRO office in one of the following cities: Alexandria, VA; Louisville, KY; Monterey, CA; or Minneapolis, MN.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master's degree in I-O Psychology, Educational Measurement/Research, or closely related field required, PhD preferred
  • Ten plus years of post-degree work experience
  • Experience as the formal supervisor of a group or team is strongly preferred
  • Willingness and interest to work on a variety of projects and tasks across our lines of business.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and manage own work and the work of others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as a member or leader of a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to meeting high standards for product and service quality.
  • Desire to learn and develop inventive methods that respond to client needs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain effective relationships with team members and clients.

All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, medical condition, or disability. EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled.

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