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Research Project Manager - Social & Education Research

Job description

Are you happiest when working in social research? Are you particularly interested in early development and education? Are you passionate about conducting research to support communities and have a long-term benefit for Australian children and their families?
Come and work with Australia’s leading social research organisation. A national business with university affiliations and renowned for their rigorous evidence-based insights to inform policy, decision making and social change.
As a Research Project Manager you will help deliver a flagship research program. High profile, impactful, complex, and multi-faceted, you will be in your element flexing your strong research project management skills.
Key Responsibilities:
Stakeholder management: Day to day interaction with various stakeholders. Attending meetings, distilling the important actions, and taking away action points.
Project Management: This is a large, complex quant survey with multiple elements and phases that run concurrently. Managing subcontractors, field, and operations teams.
Project efficiencies: Creating and implementing efficiencies in processes to ensure the projects are running on time and within budget.
Data Management: You’ll have a high attention to detail for data management and quality checking.
We’re looking for a bright individual seeking looking to increase your responsibility for running projects end to end, with senior mentorship and guidance.
Selection criteria:
  • 3-4+ years’ experience in quantitative market or social research
  • Social or Education experience ideal
  • Prior experience working on large, complex data collection projects – perhaps syndicated or longitudinal etc.
  • Previous experience in an operations/project management role
  • Team player
  • A client service mindset
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle and prioritise tasks
Amazing employee package:
  • Tailored training and development programmes & lunchtime learning 
  • Study Allowance Programme – financial allowance and leave allowance
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free counselling sessions per year, access to financial advisors, health, and wellness experts.
  • Flexible working – WFH, hybrid working, flexible hours.
  • Professional membership opportunities
  • Charitable & regular social activities
  Interested? I’d love to have a chat on 0452417265 or send your CV to Gemma Lewis at
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