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’s Workforce Development Program (within the Human Services Division) is seeking a Principal Researcher to join our program. The Principal Researcher will contribute to business development efforts and research and evaluation projects across a variety of topics—including workforce policy and programs (e.g., employment and unemployment, social insurance, trade assistance, apprenticeships, etc.), career and technical education, postsecondary education, adult learning, vocational rehabilitation, and training and employment efforts for justice-involved, opportunity youth, displaced workers and other underserved populations—and focused mainly on improving equitable opportunity and economic outcomes for disadvantaged populations and communities. We seek a dynamic leader who will thrive in a fast-paced yet collegial environment, working as part of a growing team with ambitious aspirations and evolving needs.
The Principal Researcher will work as part of research and proposal teams on several projects with the following responsibilities:
Candidates hired for the position may initially start working remotely and will eventually have the option to work from one of our offices located in the Washington, DC; Chicago; Boston; Oakland; and Austin, TX, continue to work remotely, or pursue a hybrid work arrangement.
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.