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Manager, Domestic Research

Research | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is seeking a Manager, Domestic Research. Reporting to the Directors of Research (there are two), the manager’s work will focus on Sesame Workshop’s domestic initiatives---including video, digital and outreach projects for Sesame Street and other properties.  The right candidate will have had experience in a social science research lab and working directly with preschool-age children. We are also looking for someone with some quantitative/statistical skills (t-tests, ANOVAs, regressions) and experience using SPSS (or another statistical package)

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supporting the coordination of research projects including scheduling school visits, training and managing interns and freelancers, and preparing protocols and stimuli
  • Assisting the lead interviewer and sometimes acting as the lead interviewer on school visits
  • Entering, coding and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Leading small and large studies on occasion from start to finish (including protocol development and stimuli assembly, leading on interviewing, data analysis and report writing)
  • Summarizing research results for a range of audiences
  • Conducting literature searches and keeping up with the latest child development and media effects research
  • Support Sesame Workshop research team with administrative tasks as needed

 

Qualifications

  • 3 plus years of research experience at a non-profit, academic or educationally-oriented institution
  • Master’s degree in Education, Child Development, Educational Psychology or similar field with a quantitative focus
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Command of basic statistics (t-tests, ANOVAs, regressions) and experience with statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, R)
  • Experience interviewing preschool children and the adults who care for them
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office (especially Excel) and internet navigation
  • Excellent organizational skills, including keen attention to detail and the ability to manage time effectively, track and follow-up on various tasks, and multi-task
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and relationship management skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel by car and airplane, as this position requires some travel locally and across the country
  • Ability and willingness to work early mornings and occasional evenings as studies may require early school visits or late focus groups
  • Experience with preschool children’s media (video and digital/interactive) preferred
  • Experience with user-centered design or UX research preferred


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled