Current Career Opportunities at IRIS

Project Manager

IRIS is seeking an experienced Project Manager to track technical, research, and policy-oriented projects carried out by an innovative and highly productive unit. Major areas of responsibility are described below.

Facilitate IRIS’ successful completion of multiple, overlapping data and analytic projects by

  • tracking project performance dependencies and completion;
  • working collaboratively with other team members and leadership to develop detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, functional budgets and resource plans, and status reports;
  • coordinate meeting scheduling, agenda preparation, document meeting outcomes, and summarize/follow up on action items;
  • developing and providing guidance to project teams in the use of standardized management tools and systems;
  • developing and maintaining project tracking systems and providing regular status updates to leadership; and
  • prepare written reports of findings, conclusions, and recommendations. (80%)

Support the Managing Director and Administrative Team with a variety of administrative projects and tasks, such as entering and updating data in our customer relationship management software, preparing a variety of reports for IRIS leadership, annual reporting for funders, and the like. (20%)

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Student Jobs

IRIS takes our role supporting the teaching mission of the University of Michigan seriously and is always looking for creative and talented students who are interested to join our team and learn new skills. We regularly hire research assistants for part-time positions throughout the school year and during the summer, including internships.

Types of positions we typically hire for include:

  • Research Data Management
  • Web Development
  • UX/Graphics/Web Design
  • Data Wrangling

Skills we are looking for include:

  • Experience with Python, SQL, D3, PHP, JavaScript, React, jQuery, ArcGIS, SAS
  • Graphic design/UX skills and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, web design, WordPress
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Familiarity with relational databases and programming


IRIS Work Culture

IRIS strives to create and sustain a culture for its employees that is characterized by respect, generosity, inclusion, and yes, hard work. Each individual brings a set of skills and perspectives that are valuable and contribute to our work and our community. We set high expectations for ourselves and we support one another. Our pace is fast (“IRIS time”), but we also take time to celebrate our successes.

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University of Michigan
Institute for Social Research
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