American Institutes for Research

Technical Assistance Associate

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United States


The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people. AIR’s Research and Evaluation area is seeking a Technical Assistance Associate to join our team in Austin, TX.

The Technical Assistance Associate will provide high quality, collaborative technical assistance and consulting to Texas Education Agency, with a specific emphasis on teacher recruitment and teacher preparation. This work entails research synthesis, group facilitation, building relationships with a variety of stakeholders, providing training, technical writing, and working as part of a team to developing strategic solutions to pressing issues of educator quality. We seek applicants passionate about working as part of a team to implement research-based solutions to improve educational outcomes.


Identifies and synthesizes research/literature on educator recruitment and preparation programs
Writes implementation guides, tutorials, guidebooks, and other materials for policy makers and practitioners
Develops strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders
Coordinates learning events and opportunities for education leaders, both large and small scale


Master's degree or Bachelor's degree and typically 3 years of relevant work experience
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Adult learning expertise
Project management experience
Experience working in a state education agency, local education agency, or as a teacher or leader in a school setting is preferred
Experience working in Texas or rural schools preferred but not required
Strong organizational skills
Strong execution skills
Effective presentation skills



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