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To apply for this position, please upload your resume and cover letter as one document.  The cover letter should address your fit for the position as well as your professional commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity.   

Job Summary

The GRIP Lab ( is an education research group directed by Pat Herbst at the University of Michigan School of Education, currently hosting five research and development projects in mathematics education and technology. We seek a project manager to help us with tasks involving the management of research participants, contracts, temp workers, workflows, events, data, and other assets.



The Project Manager will work closely with a group of 10 faculty and graduate research assistants at the University of Michigan, participating in tasks including:

  • meeting regularly with project leads to report and plan about grant activities.
  • recruiting research participants, managing their participation over time and incentives
  • planning, convening, facilitating, monitoring participation, and documenting meetings or events,
  • supporting the writing of grant proposals and contract executions
  • reviewing budgets, scheduling payments
  • Managing data preservation
  • writing internal memos and documenting processes
  • Proposing and monitoring timelines, job descriptions and milestones for projects
  •  Proposing and monitoring workflows, project descriptions, and priorities for team members
  • Fostering effective group workspace communication to increase group awareness of projects, deadlines, areas for improvement, and project success
  • Proposing and implementing solutions for data storage and archiving
  • Assisting with research (Data entering, instrument and report proofing and formatting, Write reports on data collection sessions, technology usage, and other GRIP research, assist with data collection)

Required Qualifications*

  • ability to independently manage and account for one’s own time
  • flexibility in working hours and day-to-day tasks, capacity to take responsibility for several tasks at the same time
  • ability to work well with people—both providing direction and taking direction
  • excellent written and oral communication
  • exceptional organizational skills, particularly oriented to details
  • Growth mindset and capacity to receive formative feedback

Desired Qualifications*

Previous experiences working in any of the following roles would be useful:

  • personal or administrative assistant
  • project management
  • Experience teaching in K-16 or alternative settings


Work Schedule

Most work will be done during business hours but occasional functions will require longer days or work on weekends.

Work Locations

The Project Manager will be expected to work at our Ann Arbor campus, and expected to travel, as necessary, to support the work of the project including supporting the facilitation of face-to-face conferences, data collection, and dissemination of information.

Additional Information


    Statement on Diversity

    We respect and value individuals from all races, ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, economic or veteran status, and other diverse perspectives and individual differences. Further, we are committed to tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect everywhere within our community and we affirm our promise to make the School of Education a welcoming place for all.  In seeking new staff members, we are committed to hiring those who share in our reverence and expectation for diversity.

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.