Research Project Manager
Quality Improvement & Research



The Research Project Manager reports to the Director of Quality Improvement and Research. The Research Project Manager designs and manages Research Projects.  Typical Research Projects include the internal evaluation of a program or practice, conducting an experiment, or the external evaluation of a program, practice, or agency.  Research Project Managers are assigned entire projects and are responsible for project design, data collection, data entry, data analysis, report preparation, and presentation of the findings.  The Project Manager is expected to collaborate with the program practitioners and administration, and stay up-to-date on changes in the Projects assigned.  Project Managers cross-check the data entry, data analysis, and reporting of other Project Managers. The Research Project Manager serves as a representative of Stanford Youth Solutions Quality Improvement and Research Department, and supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of Stanford Youth Solutions.


  • Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in psychology, statistics, anthropology, human development, social work, or related social services
  • Master’s degree, or enrollment in a Master’s program in social sciences research, is preferred
  • One year of full time experience participating in research projects as a researcher – previous experience designing experiments or program evaluations, writing reports, and publicly presenting findings, is required
  • Demonstrable experience with statistical software – experience with SPSS highly preferred
  • Proven documentation skills and proficient in a variety of computer applications, including databases, spreadsheets, and statistical software
  • Verbal and written ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, community partners, consumers and all levels of management
  • Adhere to all confidentiality requirements
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects and assignments effectively
  • Ability to work independently with flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment within department and agency wide
  • Fulfillment of TB test, background check clearance, and any other mandatory State/Federal requirements
  • Valid California driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, can maintain a driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier
  • Must provide and operate a registered, properly insured automobile


Hiring Range: $50,000 – $56,000  |  Salary Range: $50,000 – $70,000

To apply, please fill out our online Employment Application.