The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading social policy research and capacity-building nonprofit organization. Since our founding in 1946, we have developed a strong reputation for working closely with our clients to study and help improve a wide range of programs and policies, from early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education to workforce, health, and economic development. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for public, private, and philanthropic clients. We are committed to helping build and apply the best evidence-base to solve real world problems and improve the lives of all people.
AIR is currently seeking a Principal Researcher for the Workforce Development Practice Area. The Workforce Development Practice Area’s mission is to contribute to efforts to help American workers find and thrive in stable, safe, and rewarding jobs. We support efforts to (1) create a skilled, educated, and adaptable workforce that meets employer needs in a dynamic global economy, (2) foster safe, healthy, and fair work environments, and (3) strengthen systems that provide income security and supports to workers as they navigate challenging transitions. To accomplish these aims, we offer research, evaluation, and technical assistance to federal, state, and local partners to help them understand what works, when, where, and why; innovate and learn; and adopt and adapt evidence-based practices.
The Principal Researcher will contribute to substantive, technical, and thought leadership for the practice area, staff mentorship, execution of high-quality research and reporting, and successful maintenance of client relations and client satisfaction for workforce projects.