American Institutes for Research

  • Researcher, Youth Development

    Job Location US
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    United States
  • Overview

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading behavioral and social science research organization. We are a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. Our vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people. This position will be based in Chicago or one of our other AIR offices - Washington, D.C., San Mateo, CA, Austin, TX, Waltham, MA.


    The person in this position will assist the Youth Development Practice Area in project management of small to medium size projects, assisting with data collection, analysis, and client management as needed. The person in this position will also be expected to engage in business development activities, including responding to RFPs and developing client relationships that lead to funded work. Additional duties include:
    • Present at conferences and other events
    • Design presentation
    • Write research to practice briefs
    • Design studies, lead qualitative analysis tasks


    • PHD with 1-3 years of related experience or Masters Degree within Education or Social Sciences (Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, etc.) and at least 5 years of experience.
    • Experience in and knowledge of the out-of-school time field
    • Experience in and knowledge of the social and emotional learning field
    • Experience managing projects and budgets
    • Experience in writing for multiple audiences, including technical report writing and briefs for practitioners
    • Experience with business development
    • Experience designing research studies and leading qualitative analysis tasks
    • Ability to take big ideas and develop work plans and timelines
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills



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