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Program Manager
Research Operations
Posted on 8/25/2022
INACTIVE
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Management
Marketing
Research
Writing
Requirements
  • 4+ years of experience in Research Operations, program management or similar field
  • Proficiency in program and stakeholder management, especially user-centered design processes + iterative development processes; comfort working within project management tools such as Airtable, Notion, GSuite, etc
  • Working knowledge of key Research toolkits, including but not limited to: Lookback, UserTesting, Qualtrics, SendGrid; familiarity working with key design, creative and prototyping tooling
  • Deep passion for building and running programs with customers at the forefront
  • Effective, clear and proactive communicator
  • Ability to be self-directed and take initiative in problem solving on multiple, concurrent workstreams
  • An enthusiasm for the combination of Operations + Research; you understand and foster the power of this combination of disciplines
  • High EQ - you understand how to work and speak with all types of people; you approach program building with human centricity in mind, and you seek to understand different points of view first before jumping into solutions
  • Not afraid to get hands dirty, dive right into the work (big or small), and bring calm to the chaos
  • Flexibility in working hours to support customer programs that could occasionally fall on weekend/evening hours
Responsibilities
  • Own and execute a successful operating model for how Research recruits all participants for key research focus areas
  • Lead researchers and key stakeholders through deadlines + deliverables; be the source of truth for status and clarity of all programs within Research
  • Escalate risks when plans shift, and proactively offer solutions to help the Research team solve any changes that arise
  • Facilitate and drive progress of key research programs; provide clarity on goals and direction of the programs you own
  • Establish effective and efficient engagement models with our peers in Design, PM, Writing, Eng + Marketing; own the communication + tracking of milestones, action items and deliverables for the programs you run
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with your primary stakeholders across Research, Design, Writing
  • Act as primary point of contact and support for all onboarders to the Research team; run an effective and meaningful onboarding program for new team members
  • Initiate and manage all aspects of the vendor engagement process for the Research team, including vendor onboarding and procurement
  • Partner with Head of Customer Insights to proactively define quarterly and annual operations + tooling budget for the Research team
  • Within the Design Operations function, share working frameworks + models of operating back with the team to drive larger org-wide learnings + adoption
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