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Research Program Manager

UW-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $55,000 to $60,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for a Research Project Manager. This is a grant-funded fixed-term academic position.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s major public urban research university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a R-1 Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity. Of the 131 universities designated as R-1, UWM is among a minority located in an urban setting and one of only 10 with a dedicated urban access mission.

The Research Program Manager I (RPM) will be responsible for managing research-related activities for Dr. Tina Freiburger, Professor in Criminal Justice & Criminology. Dr. Freiburger's research primarily focuses on program evaluations and the intersection of substance abuse, behavioral health, and the criminal justice system, but extends to school-based youth supports for children affected by the opioid epidemic. This position will serve as research program manager for the various projects and contracts under the purview of Dr. Freiburger's research portfolio. The RPM will coordinate research activities, manage budgets, and provide project management.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelors Degree
* Experience with budgets and funder progress reports.
* Strong communication skills as evidenced by well-written submitted application materials.
* Experience conducting interviews, surveys, or similar outreach with vulnerable populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience with Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements and submissions.
* Experience with statistical analyses is a plus (Knowledge of SPSS, MS Excel, MS Access).
* Comfort with learning new software, such as online survey applications.
* Previous supervisory experience.

Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide a letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications as listed above, a resume/curriculum vitae, and a document listing the names and contact information for three professional references. All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of excellent written communication skills. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.


Why Work Here?

Great company with opportunities for advancement

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a doctoral research-extensive university in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System, all broadly governed by the State’s Board of Regents. It was founded on the belief that if Milwaukee were to be a great city, it would need a great, urban public university. The themes of educating students, excelling in research, and serving its urban community are echoed in all University activities. The University offers more than 180 degree programs, serving 26,000+ students. The 104-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee. The Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs (FAA) delivers essential business services that provide a foundation for UWM’s student success, research excellence, community engagement, climate and culture, and visibility and image. The departments within Finance and Administrative Affairs provide a wide array of services to steward and facilitate the management of the university’s primary resources: human capital, finances, facilities, and information technology. FAA staff perform the accounting functions, plan for building construction and remodeling, provide technology infrastructure and enterprise IT services and resources, maintain healthy and safe research environments, provide security and protective services, clean and maintain the campus buildings and grounds, ensure fiscal integrity of campus financial operations, and provide legal advice and representation. Consistent with UWM’s guiding values, we strive in all we do to model and promote innovations and collaboration, integrity and responsibility, positive transformation of individuals, transparent and inclusive decisions, a caring community, stewardship of resources, diversity in all it definitions, and pride in our vital role. For more information about UWM, visit us at For more info about FAA, visit us at


2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard; Milwaukee, WI 53211
Milwaukee, WI


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