The Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) envisions a world in which all learners—especially those who face greater barriers to academic success—engage fully and fearlessly in challenging endeavors that help them achieve their goals. To realize that vision, PERTS works with numerous researchers and educational organizations to develop, test, and disseminate scalable practices that increase learners’ resilience and success.
Our passionate tight-knit team includes psychological researchers, data scientists, designers, educators, and software developers. Our work has been funded by the U.S. Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Joyce Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Gates Foundation, and multiple universities that benefit directly from our work.
The Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS) is an applied research center in the Psychology Department at Stanford University. We’re a small research group with a start-up mentality and large ambitions for increasing the academic success of students. We study the non-cognitive factors that affect student achievement and partner with schools, colleges, and other organizations to improve student motivation and achievement on a large scale. Our mission is to improve the equity of learning outcomes by bridging the gap between cutting-edge research and implementation practices. We believe that properly scaling educational research can empower schools to reduce inequity and create better educational experiences.
We’re looking for a highly motivated Program Manager who enjoys working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment. This is a full time, 12-month temporary position, with the possibility of continued renewal depending on the needs of the organization. Our office is located in San Francisco. This role may allow for some work from home, after the trial period in the role.
The Program Manager duties will vary depending on the needs of the PERTS team, but major duties will include overseeing the logistics, outreach/recruitment, and project planning for the PERTS Engagement Project, a new initiative that empowers elementary and secondary school teachers to use evidence-based strategies in their classrooms with confidential feedback from students, as well as be the initial point of contact for other current or potential partnerships organizationally. This position will report to the Director of Research and interface heavily with key partners and the senior leadership team.
Bad tech should never get in the way of good work. Get a fresh MacBook, modern software, whatever you need.
Healthcare, 401k matching, and all the perks you’d expect from Stanford. But sorry, no ping pong table (yet).
A busy office isn’t always the best place to get the job done. Work-from-home is a big part of the PERTS culture.