The Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) envisions a world in which all learners—especially those who face greater barriers to academic success—engage fully and fearlessly in challenging endeavors that help them achieve their goals. To realize that vision, PERTS works with numerous researchers and educational organizations to develop, test, and disseminate scalable practices that increase learners’ resilience and success.
Our passionate tight-knit team includes psychological researchers, data scientists, designers, educators, and software developers. Our work has been funded by the U.S. Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Joyce Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Gates Foundation, and multiple universities that benefit directly from our work.
The Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS) is an applied research center in the Psychology Department at Stanford University. We’re a small research group with a start-up mentality and large ambitions for increasing the academic success of students. We study psychological factors that affect student achievement, and we partner with schools, colleges, and other organizations to improve student motivation and achievement on a large scale. PERTS drives higher and more equitable academic engagement in America’s schools and colleges by empowering educators to apply insights and methods from the learning sciences.
We’re looking for a highly motivated Finance & Administrative Associate who enjoys working in a fast-paced and frequently changing environment. This is a full time, 12-month temporary position, with the possibility of continued renewal depending on the needs of the team. Our office is located in San Francisco. This role may allow for some work from home, after the trial period in the role.
The Finance & Administrative Associate responsibilities will vary depending on the needs of the PERTS team but the major duties will include providing vital administrative, financial, and operational support to the Executive Director, leadership team, and staff members. S/he will be responsible for managing all of the financial transactions of the organization and monitoring funding; scheduling events and managing travel; and be the point of contact for team members in administrative issues. S/he will also serve as a liaison for administrative issues with several Stanford departments and many external collaborators. This position will report to the Director of Operations and interface heavily with senior leadership and key partners.
Bad tech should never get in the way of good work. Get a fresh MacBook, modern software, whatever you need.
Healthcare, 401k matching, and all the perks you’d expect from Stanford. But sorry, no ping pong table (yet).
A busy office isn’t always the best place to get the job done. Work-from-home is a big part of the PERTS culture.