Research Manager, RootOne
RootOne at The Jewish Education Project
New York, NY
Opportunity for Impact
RootOne is an innovative, rapidly growing initiative entering its third year that maximizes the number of North American teens participating in immersive Israel travel experiences and maximizes the impact that those experiences have on the teens themselves. RootOne does so by reducing the cost of participation for teens and by elevating and diversifying Israel experiences to make them more accessible and more impactful to a wider audience of Jewish teens.
We know that intentionally designed and well-facilitated immersive experiences in Israel have the capacity to strengthen both Jewish identity and connectedness to Israel among participating Jewish teens. Immersive Israel experiences provide a framework that allows Jewish teens to explore many of the issues that matter most to them as adolescents and as young Jews. Research shows that outside of Jewish day school (which only a small percentage of Jewish teens in North America attend), there is no greater impact on a young person’s Jewish identity formation than an Israel trip with their peers.
At a time when Jewish voices on campus need to be heard more than ever, teen Israel experiences are proven to increase the connections of young Jews to their fellow Jews and to greatly enhance their connection to Israel. At scale, this experience can radically transform the trajectory of North American Jewry. RootOne is an initiative of The Jewish Education Project. Learn more at www.rootone.org and www.jewishedproject.org.
RootOne seeks a full-time Manager, Research and Evaluation, who will participate as a key team member responsible for the successful execution and ongoing development of RootOne’s data collection, synthesis, and presentation for our internal team and external stakeholders.
Reporting to the Director of Research and Evaluation, the ideal candidate has experience in mixed methods research, and excellent abilities in processing and communicating information.
This position will focus on expanding the learnings from, and utility of, our current forty different research instruments. They will need to demonstrate a strong curiosity and capacity to learn and to manage complex projects for multiple stakeholders, including our growing team, families, partner organizations, and third-party research and evaluation entities. This role is essential in helping RootOne and our partners make data-informed and insightful decisions about strategies and growth.
Candidates with diverse racial, cultural, and educational backgrounds and experiences are urged to apply. Knowledge of the Jewish community, Israel, or teens is not required.
• To support systems and onboard new strategies for data warehousing, analysis, and visualization to support our internal team, as well as external partners and funders.
• To provide regular data visualization collateral for our education, marketing, and development teams.
• To create technical appendices for grants responding to RFPs, and findings reports for publication, academic and otherwise.
• To research and curate relevant external data from articles, presentations, and RFPs to evaluate emerging trends in organizations relevant to RootOne’s growth.
• To lead, in partnership with the Director of Research and Evaluation, management of data inquiries and pilot proposals from and relationships with experts in the field and leaders of Jewish communal institutions like Jewish federations and synagogues.
Who You Are
• 5+ years' experience in evaluation, social science, or other role responsible for data collection, synthesis, and analysis. Will also consider those with substantial storytelling backgrounds like journalism, graphic design, or marketing/branding.
• A candidate with an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered. Graduate degree preferred.
• Clear and effective communicator with strong writing, editing, data visualization, and presentation skills.
• Knowledge of systems that support digital storytelling, ex. Tableau, DisplayR, Microsoft Suite, etc.
• Excellent data analysis skills and familiarity with SPSS or another statistical software like R.
• Ability to quickly grasp new technologies.
• Ability to effectively manage multiple projects at the same time, prioritize tasks, identify, and mitigate risks, and meet tight deadlines while still maintaining high-quality work.
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a multidisciplinary team with a strong execution and service orientation and proven project management skills.
• Familiarity with Jewish education, an understanding of a nuanced approach to Israel education, and experience examining teenagers are not expected. Willingness to learn and curiosity are expected.
What We Offer
• Salary in the range of $70,000 - $80,000 depending upon experience.
• Three weeks paid time off in year 1; increasing incrementally on a set schedule.
• Paid family leave.
• Comprehensive health insurance.
• 401k plan.
• Commuter benefits.
• Early close on Fridays for Shabbat and closed for most Jewish holidays.
• Shortened summer hours.
• A positive work environment with exposure to great learning opportunities and the chance to work with some of the top professionals in the field of Jewish education.
How to Apply
• Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@JewishEdProject.org. Please include the job title in the email subject line.
• The Jewish Education Project is an equal opportunity employer.
Hybrid work environment with Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 520 Eighth Avenue,
New York, NY 10018.
The Jewish Education Project aims to select, place and train the best qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all our employees in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and without regard to non- work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.