Character Lab is looking for a Project Manager. Reporting to the Director of Research Infrastructure(Nora Stinley), the Project Manager will be responsible for the coordination and completion of key projects that enhance and maintain the functionality of the Character Lab Research Network digital platform. This is an exciting opportunity for a detail-oriented, innovative professional to have a tremendous impact by ensuring we build and maintain systems to advance the science and practice of character development.
Our digital platform is hosted by Qualtrics, and is a combination of standard Qualtrics products as well as custom products designed and developed in collaboration with Qualtrics’ engineering services teams. This unique combination of technology allows Character Lab Research Network to facilitate character development research activities to our partner schools in a convenient and secure online format.
The Project Manager will scope projects for the digital platform, including identifying resources, building timelines, and ensuring project deliverables are provided within scope and budget. In close collaboration with the product management team, they will set deadlines, devise project processes, and provide project status reports.
Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
- Work with the digital platform team to define project scope and objectives
Add new features to existing projects
Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
Loop key stakeholders into iteration cycles as needed
Provide key stakeholders with progress updates
Manage changes to the project scope
Escalate issues to the Junior Product Manager when necessary
Quality assurance testing prior to project completion
Ensure all projects are delivered on-time and within scope
Additional responsibilities as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree and experience working with digital products and platforms (recent graduates encouraged)
Detailed understanding of project timelines and build cycles
Ability to work efficiently and identify process improvements
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Exceptional organizational and project management skills
Strong attention to detail
Comfort working with diverse team to rapidly iterate, build, and test features
Required skills: Project scoping and management, engaging stakeholders throughout the iteration process, quality assurance testing on all project deliverables, build project reports
Experience working on the Qualtrics digital platform is a plus
Fierce work ethic and sense of purpose, with the ability to work well as part of a dynamic start-up
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
- Frequent, prolonged, and irregular hours of duty
Occasional travel for work-related responsibilities and needs
About Character Lab
About Character Lab
Character Lab is a nonprofit devoted to advancing the science and practice of character development. We were founded in 2012 by two educators (Dave Levin and Dominic Randolph) and one scientist (Angela Duckworth) who see character development as essential to helping all children thrive.
Our research has shown that success and well-being depend on a multitude of strengths that are organized into three dimensions: interpersonal, intrapersonal, and intellectual. Interpersonal strengths like gratitude and empathy enable caring relationships with other people; intrapersonal strengths like grit and growth mindset enable achievement; and intellectual strengths like curiosity and humor enable a fertile life of the mind.
To advance the science of character development, Character Lab connects leading psychologists with middle and high schools across the country. To advance the practice of character development, Character Lab translates research findings into Playbooks, instructional materials co-created with scientists, educators, and designers.
Our culture is both challenging (we’re never done improving) and supportive (one of our core values is excessive generosity). We are a small team of full-time designers, educators, and scientists (and one dog) under one roof.