Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
1) Develop and cultivate ongoing relationships with partner organizations and clients (e.g., school and district leaders, non-profit organization leaders, teachers, product developers, funders) to gain a clear understanding of their program model(s), research and/or evaluation needs, and priorities
2) As a team leader, provide oversight and management of evaluation and research designs, instrument development, data collection, data analysis, dissemination of research findings, and day-to-day operations, ensuring that projects are completed within budget and on schedule
3) As a team member, work collaboratively with colleagues to provide conceptual, intellectual, methodological and/or logistical contributions to project processes and products
4) Develop data collection instruments (e.g., questionnaires, interview and focus group protocols, observation guides) and collect data both virtually and in the field
5) Conduct and interpret descriptive and inferential statistical analyses and/or systematically analyze and synthesize qualitative data (e.g., content analysis, grounded theory) with appropriate documentation and attention to data security and confidentiality
6) Generate written products that clearly communicate findings and recommendations to both academic and non-academic (e.g., lay and practitioner) audiences through multiple channels, including: peer-reviewed articles, conference presentations, data visualizations, technical reports, project briefs, blog posts, and webinars
7) Contribute to new project development by establishing new partnerships, proposal conceptualization, and proposal writing
1) Demonstrated track record of leading and managing small to large-scale (multi-component or multi-site) projects with minimal supervision
2) Experienced in the use of mixed methods, with advanced skills in either quantitative or qualitative approaches and foundational conceptual understanding of the non-dominant methodological approach
3) Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate findings and recommendations verbally and in writing to both academic and non-academic (e.g., lay and practitioner) audiences
4) Passion for improving the lives of individuals in under-resourced communities
5) Willing to learn new methodological skills, analytic tools, work processes, and content focus areas
6) Skilled in scheduling, coordinating and leading project meetings; managing project teams; overseeing project logistics; and ensuring project deliverables are completed according to project timelines
7) Deep knowledge of implementation measurement and/or implementation science
8) Knowledge of school districts, school district operations, and the theoretical and practical aspects of educational reform
9) Knowledge of a range of evaluation approaches and designs
10) Experience conducting and interpreting advanced statistical analyses (e.g., HLM, growth modeling, multiple regression and related multivariate techniques)
11) Proficiency with measurement and statistical analysis software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, Stata) and/or data visualization software (e.g. Tableau)
1) Doctoral degree in Education, Education Research Methods, Educational Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology, Learning Sciences, Human Development, or related social science discipline
1) At least two years of research experience in education settings (e.g., schools, school districts, or other educational institutions/organizations)
2) Research experience in at least one of Outlierâ™s focus areas (STEM Schools, Implementation Research, Computer Science Education, Youth/Public Media Use or Evaluation
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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