Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Business, Operations, Strategic Engagement (AD), the Senior Manager, Research and Policy Analysis (SM) conducts research, policy review and creation, and program support. The SM provides research and program evaluation support for various initiatives managed by the CCEE and leads various aspects of research, including developing data collection instruments; collecting, cleaning, and managing large data sets, conducting complex analyses, preparing reports and presentations based on results, and making recommendations across a variety of internal and external projects.

This position works closely with internal staff, consultants, and with other statewide agency partners, including the State Board of Education, the California Department of Education, and the lead agencies to support various statewide initiatives; develop and lead cycles of data-based inquiry; build and foster positive working relationships; ensure effective dissemination of information and resources, and manage ongoing evaluation, progress monitoring, and implementation activities.