Education Research Manager

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 370 days ago

The Opportunity:

The Research Manager is a member of the Research and Validation team reporting to the SVP & Chief Research Officer within the Professional Services Organization at HMH. The Research Manager will be responsible for supporting the theoretical and empirical basis for developing and improving our reading and math programs and services. From foundational to impact research, the Research Manager will build upon our extant evidence and efficacy base for our portfolio of  programs and assessments.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain and expand efficacy base in support of programs and services. Toward this end, manage research studies, including site identification, active and secondary data collection and analysis, and liaising with internal stakeholders, third party research organizations and district contacts to oversee research projects from conception to completion.
  2. Maintain and expand evidence and efficacy base in support of programs and services. Toward this end, manage research publication process, including ideation and content development, coordinating review process and publication. Research publications include research foundations documents, impact studies, case studies, and white papers.
  3. Support new program development and existing program improvement, including working with editorial and product owners, database analysts, engineers, and other HMH staff to collect and continuously monitor data, coordinate regular data analyses, and continuously communicate findings to key HMH stakeholders.
  4. Respond rapidly to field requests, including state and district-level RFP's, customer queries, and federal or clearinghouse requests as needed.

Skills and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Human Development, Psychology, or related field.

  • Research, pedagogical, and human development knowledge

  • 5+ years of research analytical experience

  • Leadership

  • Oral and written communication including editing, general statistical and psychometric understanding

  • Education research, market and industry knowledge

  • Ability to translate complex information into easy to understand information including data visualization

  • Collaborative, ability to organize tasks and people

  • Willing and able to travel up to 20%

Physical Requirements:
• Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
• The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
• Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
• Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings