Position Description: The Center for the Transformation of Schools (CTS) at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies serves as a thought partner and critical source of support for schools, districts and county offices of education across the country in fulfilling their mission of ensuring that all children receive the education they deserve. CTS' research and tools helps school systems, government leaders and community members reimagine the ways in which they can raise academic achievement by getting students more motivated and involved in learning, building on their strengths and the cultural resources of their families, and using education as a means to break cycles of poverty.
The Senior Researcher is responsible for carrying out CTS research projects related to educational equity and access. The Sr. Researcher will also focus on topics such as outcomes for homeless youth, as well as disparities in school discipline, achievement, graduation rates and related areas. While the research on California is prioritized, other state and federal level programs are also relevant.
The Sr. Researcher will manage three ongoing CTS projects: Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) case studies to highlight school district bright spots related to the new school funding law, school responses to student homelessness in California, and the statewide pilot to end school suspensions. Incumbent will lead the research, writing, and analysis of these and other projects as needed. For the statewide pilot, the Sr. Researcher will work closely with the MTSS Project Director to develop, facilitate, and measure the design and structure of a training model that will be used by educators and school systems within Orange and Butte counties, and lead the statewide team that will design the training, which will be comprised of students, educators, administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, state associations, and leading experts on positive approaches.
The Sr. Researcher will also help manage the research portfolio of the CTS projects listed above, as well as any others as needed. Other roles for the incumbent include developing and establishing the research agenda with the CTS directors, identifying future research projects and funding opportunities, disseminating activities, and cultivating relationships with scholarly, practitioner, and/or policy experts in order to promote CTS' work. Additionally, the Sr. Researcher will work with the CTS directors to develop recommendations for the evaluation reports and case studies on all projects, which will be presented to the State Legislature, Governor, and State Board of Education, among others. Additional responsibilities include presenting data and findings to local and state representatives.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.