Research Manager

Yale University

About the organization

Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world.


General Purpose:
The Economic Growth Center (EGC) at Yale supports research and teaching on problems in developing countries. Included in this is an effort to promote the use of economics research to contribute to the advancement of poor and marginalized people in low-income countries. The Tobin Center (Tobin) at Yale is committed to driving the production of research at the academic frontier that can inform domestic policy in the U.S. and then using that research to make a difference in peoples’ lives.

Together, EGC and Tobin, both based at the Yale Economics Department, are seeking a Research Manager to facilitate the development and execution of research projects and related policy engagement activities led by faculty affiliates of EGC and Tobin. The Research Manager will provide hands-on technical, administrative, and operational support for a set of activities based at Yale, but operating in close collaboration with other research institutions, in the U.S. and abroad.

The Research Manager will manage project portfolios, including resource allocation, stakeholder coordination, project planning and management, relationship management with partner institutions, field activity management, building opportunities to develop or expand research projects and collaborations; and develop policy briefs, website materials, and other written communication materials both for public dissemination and for funding organizations.


• Strong understanding of empirical methods, including econometrics and economics, as demonstrated by coursework or other similar channels.
• Proven ability in grant proposal preparation and grant management.
• Skills in grant writing, project reporting, and communications, including an ability to integrate research and policy into coherent and effective written materials.
• Strong and demonstrated ability to manage financial resources and construct and balance budgets for centers and projects across an array of revenues sources (e.g., grants, gifts, endowments).
• The position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with faculty, staff, students, and research partners including those in developing countries. The candidate should be well organized, be able to prioritize, have strong attention to detail, and manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
• Preferred Education and Experience: Masters or higher degree in public policy, international development, or related field plus two years’ progressive program management experience.

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