Research Program Manager Position at Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis

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Maggie Speck-Kern

Jul 29, 2019, 4:42:11 PM7/29/19
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We are hiring a research program manager with experience in behavioral economics or decision science at the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis and we would love for you to share this posting with anyone you might know who would be interested.


SPI is a new university-wide initiative that fosters interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaborations to reduce economic, health, education, and housing inequities through evidence-informed policy and practice with impact at the local, state, federal, and international levels.


The research program manager will spend the majority of their time assisting in the development and testing of multiple research initiatives, as well as managing the development, facilitation, and communication of these initiatives under the direction of Research Assistant Professor Stephen Roll.


The work undertaken by the research program manager will largely focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral economics interventions in household finance- and healthcare-related settings, with an emphasis on the financial security and health outcomes of vulnerable populations. Oftentimes, these interventions will be field experiments conducted in partnership with industry, government, or nonprofit partners. These interventions may be conducted in both domestic and international settings.


The research program manager will be responsible for managing and directing daily activities between multiple research projects, meeting multiple deadline schedules, supervising staff, coordinating communication efforts, cultivating strong internal and external relationships, participating in development activities for the institute, and contributing to a positive and dynamic environment.


WashU is a top-ranked university with excellent benefits including health insurance, tuition remission, 11 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, free metro transit pass, and various other programs designed to promote work-life balance. St. Louis is a bustling city with all the perks of big-city living including champion sports-teams, beautiful city parks, expansive bike and walking paths, vibrant live music, emergent food and craft beer scenes, and cultural festivals all year long.


Interested applicants can apply at with the Job ID 44705 where they can also read more about the job responsibilities and qualifications.


If you would kindly share this job opportunity among your network, we would appreciate it! If you have any questions about SPI or the position, I would be happy to answer them.


Maggie Speck-Kern (pronouns: she/her/hers)

Administrative Coordinator, Social Policy Institute

Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Hillman Hall 30D 

Campus Box 1196, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130


[o] 314.935.9172 [e] 


Brown School | Washington University in St. Louis

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