Senior Manager

Interdisciplinary Research

Posted on 4/23/2024



51-200 employees

Supports individuals with learning differences

Social Impact


New York, NY, USA

Required Skills
  • Minimum 4-6 years experience of research within social impact strategy, consulting, Edtech and academia, with some industry experience necessary
  • Graduate degree or advanced knowledge in disability, psychology, public health, behavioral development and/or sociology
  • Strong ability to identify and analyze resources in order to synthesize key findings and recommendations for various internal stakeholders
  • Comfort leading projects, including managing laterally to prepare deliverables with minimal support, managing multiple projects simultaneously and adapting to priorities
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and visual presentation
  • Comfort and experience in using secondary source research tools like Google Scholar, and peer-reviewed databases like DeepDyve and Sage
  • Advanced organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Highly skilled in collaborating with others to complete a project
  • Strong execution skills while keeping the big picture in mind
  • Flexible, collaborative, and open to new ideas
  • Committed to embodying and being a steward of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Lead quarterly updates of secondary research landscape analyses and repositories
  • Perform desk-research to establish company-wide positions on priority initiatives and emerging areas, leveraging field knowledge and white space
  • Develop relationships with other internal researchers and incorporate their learnings into your work when relevant, especially when building systems of knowledge
  • Produce high-quality, business-driven insights for many teams (marketing, product, partnerships, external research, and more)
  • Work with teams to get to the root of the question that needs to be answered, often unthought of from the start, to guide Understood strategy and programs
  • Proactively solve problems to deliver high-quality work, adapting easily to change and ensuring the research has meaningful results
  • Create and manage processes for both internal and cross-functional needs
  • Support the management of the team’s research schedule, including timeline setting, progress tracking, and more

Understood.org is dedicated to supporting individuals with learning and thinking differences, utilizing various resources to help them realize their full potential. This nonprofit provides a nurturing environment where employees can contribute to significant social impact. Employees partake in a collaborative atmosphere while engaging in thoughtful initiatives tailored to empower a unique demographic, contributing directly to an underserved community's success.

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New York, New York



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