Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation



Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation


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Although we value all of our employees and by extension their families, we do not allow for family members of current employees in management positions to be employed by Florida Virtual School. We believe the risk of morale problems and conflict of interest problems is too great.

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Annual Salary:

$62,102.00 – $102,303.00





Job Description Summary:

Our Mission is to deliver a high quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success.


FLVS does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law.


The Position:

Position General Summary:

The Research and Evaluation Senior Manager is a critical member of the Analysis, Assessment and Accountability team and has both cross- and inter-departmental roles. The Senior Manager directs, coordinates, and oversees all aspects of proactive problem- solving and critical thinking/analysis related to FLVS data, research and measurement.  The Senior Manager directs and oversees evaluation studies for all FLVS related programs and initiatives.  The Senior Manager supervises research staff and ensures quality control of all research generated by FLVS.


Essential Position Functions:

  • Coordinate input that will help determine immediate and long-term Research needs including Primary and Secondary Research, Concept Testing, and Efficacy Studies
  • Initiate, schedule, and participate in all research meetings with outside research
  • Evaluate and implement qualitative and quantitative methodologies to meet specific research and evaluation objectives
  • Manage research projects including following through on study design, creation of various tools and study materials, deployment, data capture, analysis, reporting, and presentation of findings
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative projects and author research tools such as discussion guides or questionnaires, develop criteria for materials that need to be created by other departments, conduct interviews or group discussions, conduct analyses, create reports, and present findings as needed
  • Research vendors and make recommendations for hiring vendors who provide recruitment, data collection, analysis, tabulation, and various types of quantitative and qualitative expertise
  • Provide expertise in gathering literature on trends and providing an analysis of market needs; May also direct work of outside resources
  • Communicate with internal departments on any data and reporting needs required for research studies; communicate with FLVS teachers required in steps in a research study and create materials that teachers may use with the customer; and communicate any updates on student progress regarding the study


  • Coordinate project schedule development, confirm schedule, and monitor project schedule, and ensure that both the timetable and the objectives are met
  • Oversee activities of all research staff and conduct yearly evaluations of research staff
  • Oversee activities related to FLVS performance as mandated by state, federal and accrediting agencies
  • Coordinate stakeholder feedback collection and analysis activities
  • Provide oversight for the composition of requests for quotes (RFQ) and requests for proposals (RFP) needed to carry out the business of the department
  • Keep Executive Director advised of the status of all assigned research and evaluation projects
  • Manage, control, direct, and supervise assigned direct reports, including general leadership, planning, organizing, and reviewing
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrate respect for others
  • All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established


(These essential functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.)


Minimum Requirements:


  • Master’s Degree with emphasis on Measurement, Research or research methods, Statistics, Business or other related discipline; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience


  • Five years’ experience in research and/or evaluation

Knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of statistics and survey software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, R). Experience using a statistical program to run statistical models and produce outcomes and
  • Knowledge of educational publishing and/or online education and able to write technical reports and white papers to communicate research findings.
  • Knowledge of educational research principles and practices
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles and practices
  • Skills to interpret research needs, determine and implement appropriate methodologies and communicate findings
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to schedule and meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills


Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:

  • Location: Remote
  • Frequency of travel:Occasional travel is required for meetings, trainings and conferences; location may vary and may require overnight stays
  • Light physical activities and efforts required working in an office environment

(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)