• Researcher: Massachusetts Monitoring and Turnaround Site Visits (TSV)

    Job Location US
    Job ID
    10778
    Job Location
    United States
    Alternate locations
    Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Overview

    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 is seeking a Researcher to join the Waltham, Massachusetts office.

    Responsibilities

    This Researcher will lead a portion of a site-led tasks for the Massachusetts Monitoring and Turnaround Site Visits (TSV) project. The goals of AIR's TSV are to:
    1.) Engage school and district staff in the assessment of school improvement practices
    2.) Provide the school with two reports that include information on strengths and areas for improvement across turnaround practice areas

    This Researcher will also support New England based work and business development. Responsibilities will include:
    • Serving as client contact for analytic expertise
    • Managing or leading projects or tasks
    • Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work
    • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures
    • Analysis and report writing
    • Conducting mixed methods research and evaluation
    • Assisting in developing and drafting new business proposals
    • Participating in data collection
    • Conducting literature reviews
    • Developing interview protocols

    Qualifications

    • PhD or Master's degree with 4+ years of relevant work experience in the social sciences or related field
    • Experience conducting mixed methods research and evaluation
    • Knowledge of education policy in school turnaround and support for low performing schools is a plus
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated proficiency in writing, conceptualizing, analyzing, and consulting
    • Experience managing detailed projects and small teams

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