Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research to improve lives, especially the disadvantaged. AIR conducts research and evaluation and facilitates policy, practice and systems change in the U.S. and internationally on a broad range of issues in education, public health, mental health and health care, juvenile justice, and child welfare.
AIR has worked for more than 30 years with education leaders at the state, district, and school levels to improve education systems. As a central part of this work, AIR operates a network of federally funded comprehensive centers (CCs) that provide technical assistance to state and local education agencies as they address federal education initiatives and priorities. This AIR CC network, which is part of a larger federal network of 22 centers, includes four regional comprehensive centers–Midwest, Great Lakes, Southeast, and Texas–and two content centers—Center on Great Teachers and Leaders and College and Career Readiness and Success Center.
AIR is seeking an emerging or recognized education leader to serve on the AIR Comprehensive Center Network Leadership Team. The person in this role will be a key member of the team that is growing and shaping the AIR’s technical assistance service delivery strategy to help guide and support effective collaboration across all six Centers as well as the larger federal network of CCs.
The ideal candidate will have a national reputation and experience with education systems change and some combination of experience and a demonstrated capacity in developing policies, delivering technical assistance, and working in collaboration with: federal, state, and local policymakers; K-12 schools and higher education institutions; workforce, business, and industry partners, and other educational nonprofit and for-profit agencies.
The person in this position will preferably work out of one of AIR’s offices in either the Washington, DC metropolitan area; Waltham, MA; Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; or San Mateo, CA. A remote home office may be permissible under certain circumstances.