The Assessment & Evaluation Analyst oversees implementation of third-party evaluation studies in education; collects, cleans, and analyzes quantitative data using programming software (e.g. Stata, R); interprets results from data analyses; and communicates results with external stakeholders. This individual will write technical reports, journal-quality papers, and proposals. Typical studies involve both quantitative and qualitative data collection. Some travel to K-12 schools to conduct interviews and observations with principals, teachers, and parents will be necessary.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Oversee the day-to-day operations for various projects, collaborate directly with the project PI, and communicate regularly regarding project status
Manage client communications and communicate directly with districts and organizations to collect necessary data
Clean and analyze data using statistics and programming package (e.g. Stata, R)
Develop Statements of Work (SOWs) and methodologies for data collection and analyses
Oversee development of manuals, questionnaires, and coding structures to ensure the accurate and efficient collection of data
Oversee study design and analysis of data
Participate with the team and clients in planning follow-up studies and dissemination of results of completed studies
Prepare and write detailed reports to clients and sponsors compiling and summarizing findings, and make recommendations for program improvements, policies, and follow-up research
Write proposals for independent program evaluations by Center for Research & Reform in Education (CRRE) in response to RFPs or sole-source requests from potential sponsors
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Master’s degree in statistics or from an education program with a strong emphasis in statistics.
Six years experience as a quantitative researcher on applied research projects.
PhD in Statistics or from an education program with a strong emphasis in statistics and quantitative research methods
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Experience and skills in communicating with principals, teachers, and parents is necessary
Exceptional organizational and time management skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Experience conducting quantitative data analysis
Experience working on research projects
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Experience with programming software (e.g., Stata, R)
Supervisory responsibility (indicate the number and type of persons supervised by incumbent):
6 research assistant(s), data analyst
Classified Title: Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Working Title: Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $52,495 - $72,210 annually Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5/ Monday - Friday Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 15-MD:JH at Towson Department name: 60000026-Cntr for Research & Reform in Education Personnel area: School of Education
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