• Senior Technical Assistance Consultant

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  • Overview

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading behavioral and social science research organization. The Center for English Language Learners at American Institutes for Research (AIR) is committed to reducing the achievement gap and improving outcomes for English language learners (ELLs) by connecting rigorous research to policy and practice. The Center for ELLs at AIR is seeking a Senior Technical Assistance Consultant to provide assistance with curriculum development and technical assistance, with a specific emphasis on ELLs.


    The Senior Technical Assistant Consultant will provide overall project management and leadership on projects related to ELLs:
    • Help plan for and manage the development and growth of the Center for ELLs at AIR’s practice work through business development, client relationship and capacity building activities.
    • Provide technical expertise to clients, AIR staff, partners and policy makers related to ELL education
    • Participate in professional and staff development activities for state, district, and school staff on ELL-related topics.
    • Take a lead role in developing innovative curriculum across the content areas to support ELLs
    • Effectively manage projects, resources and staff.
    • Provide guidance and mentoring in order to continue to build the ELL team’s capacity.


    • Masters or Doctorate in Education or related fields with some focus on the development of content area knowledge in ELLs and educational policies and practices focused on ELLs
    • At least 3 years' experience overseeing ELL-related work at the district level
    • At least 3 years of experience teaching ELLs at the K-12 level
    • Demonstrated expertise in K-12 curriculum and instruction for ELLs
    • Demonstrated expertise in training district-level administrators, coaches, and teachers to support ELLs academic development
    • Demonstrated ability to write research articles, proposals, and technical documents.
    • Demonstrated management, client relationship, organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to mentor and grow staff.
    • Excellent training, writing, oral and interpersonal skills.
    • Preference may be given to candidates living in Washington, D.C., Chicago, IL, Waltham, MA, San Mateo, CA or Austin, TX. *LI-AS1


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