Established in 1946, with headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, AIR is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance and capacity building services domestically and internationally in health, social development, education, and workforce to a growing roster of clients and partners. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.
AIR is seeking a Managing Researcher for our Education Systems & Policy program area. The Managing Researcher will serve as a thought leader in business development, direct and participate in proposal efforts, briefings, and client relation/development activities, and maintain excellent business development relationships and serves as primary client contact for business development.
In addition, the position will serve as the research task lead for a major federal contract. On the contract, the task lead is responsible for conceptualizing the vision for this work, providing support for project teams in developing and carrying out the work, following sound project management practices to ensure the timely completion of all deliverables within budget, and with high quality research standards that meet client requirements. Duties include:
The Managing Researcher can be located out of one of our U.S. offices: Washington, D.C., Chicago, IL, Waltham, MA, San Mateo, CA, or Austin.
Candidates hired for the position might initially start working remotely but will ultimately have the option to work from one of our offices located in the DC, Chicago, Boston, Oakland, and Austin (TX) metro areas or to continue to work remotely.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.