Research Manager

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University (Johnson Center) was established in 1992 with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Our mission is to be a global leader in helping individuals and organizations understand, strengthen, and advance philanthropy, resulting in a smart, adaptive sector that helps create strong, inclusive communities.


We put research to work with and for professionals across the country and the world. Through professional education offerings; research, evaluation, and consulting services; and bold thinking to advance the field, we support a philanthropic ecosystem defined by effective philanthropy, strong nonprofits, and informed community change.



The Center is seeking a Research Manager to join an interdisciplinary team of social science and information technology professionals. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position with the center’s Community Data and Research Lab, located at our offices on the Pew Campus at GVSU, with the opportunity for flexible work arrangements according to the GVSU remote work policy (see Salary and Benefits and ADA sections below).


As a Research Manager, you will focus on program evaluation, quantitative and qualitative analysis, writing, and presentation support for applied research and evaluation projects. 



63,800 - 80,800



Click here for more information or to apply. Apply online at and select "Apply now."  Please include a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and writing sample of 5-15 pages such as a prior report or publication in which you were the sole or primary author. (An excerpt of a longer document is appropriate, as long as the selection starts at a chapter or section heading.) The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. 


On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.


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