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Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
AIR is currently seeking a AV Technical Support Associate to join our Facilities Management Department, Conference Services Team. This position will be based at our Arlington, VA headquarters building and will provide professional, courteous, and timely service in support of all AV requests across AIR’s portfolio for both in person and virtual meetings and conferences.   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Job ID
11816
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
AIR is currently seeking a Researcher to join our to join our ALDER Program Area within AIR's Human Services Division. The Researcher to work in the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER).   The National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) at American Institutes for Research (AIR) specializes in research using longitudinal administrative data on students and teachers (see www.caldercenter.org). These longitudinal databases allow us to examine the effects of educational policies and practices on the learning gains and long-term outcomes of all students in a district or state over time. The current iteration of CALDER particularly focuses on the following topic areas: (1) Personnel policies and educator effectiveness; (2) Connections between K-12, college, and the workforce; (3) School choice and accountability; and (4) Schools, communities, and social policy.   We currently have an opportunity for a PhD-level Researcher to join our team. The position will initially be funded by ongoing grants related to preservice teacher preparation and career and technical education with a particular focus on students with disabilities, but applicants with research interests and experience aligned with any of the topic areas listed above will be considered. This is a remote position, but the preferred location is Seattle, WA (with available in-person office space) to facilitate coordination with other remote researchers working in Seattle.   Application review will begin on November 1, 2021, and the position is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2022 with some flexibility to complete PhD requirements. Please provide a CV and a 1-2 page cover letter describing prior research and interest in specific CALDER topic areas.   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Job ID
11852
Job Location
United States
Job Locations SV-San Salvado
IMPAQ International (an AIR affiliate) is actively seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity in El Salvador. The Activity will holistically support continued performance monitoring and verification to measure program impact, results and achievements. In addition, the mechanism will be used to contract individual evaluations or longitudinal studies, assessments, surveys or other related services relevant to bilateral and regional programs. The expected result of this contract are to enhance the Mission’s MEL capabilities and to ensure empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting. The contractor will also provide regular support to encourage and facilitate intentional collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) use among USAID internal and external stakeholders.   The is a full-time, ex-patriot position based in San Salvador, El Salvador with regular travel throughout the country.   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Job ID
11846
Job Location
El Salvador
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
AIR is currently seeking a Communications Specialist to join our Strategic Communications team. The Communications Specialist will work with internal clients to develop comprehensive communication plans and high-quality communications content for a variety of institutional initiatives. This includes partnering with AIR’s divisions – Human Services, Health, International Development – and its Infrastructure units on their communications priorities. The Communications Specialist will create content (e.g., email messages, talking points for leaders, one-pagers, articles, scripts for videos, etc.) for use in newsletters, e-blasts, intranet postings, handouts, and other channels. The Specialist will also assist with channel development and enhancements to existing channels, including managing a periodic news resource for staff. Additionally, the Communications Specialist will serve as a project manager in helping to lead the redesign of AIR’s corporate giving program.   This role requires maintaining and building relationships with internal stakeholders and thinking creatively to identify new approaches to solving problems. A successful candidate will be culturally aware and familiar with communicating to diverse audiences on sometimes sensitive topics, and will also enjoy the opportunity to innovate and contribute ideas for more effective communications and engagement tactics.   This position is remote for the time being and will be based in Crystal City, Virginia or Rockville, Maryland once AIR offices reopen. AIR offers opportunities for a flexible, hybrid work environment, pending appropriate approvals.     About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Job ID
11902
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
The Communications Specialist is responsible for developing, delivering, and maintaining communications products and processes to support the FEWS NET Learning and Data Hub project. The Communications Specialist will focus on communications and social media activities for both internal and external audiences, supporting messaging and branding across platforms for consistent delivery of high-quality communications products representing the FEWS NET project as a whole. In addition, the Communications Specialist will contribute to regular project reporting and general communications tasks. The Communications Specialist achieves this through expertise in communications practices, technical writing and software applications supporting online communications, learning and documentation.   More details on the FEWS NET Learning and Data Hub available here.   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Job ID
11910
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
The Data and Software Documentation Specialist (Documentation Specialist) is responsible for developing, delivering, and maintaining online materials documenting FEWS NET Learning and Data Hub data platforms and processes.   The main objective is to refine and extend documentation for operational procedures, platforms, and metadata to build greater use of FEWS NET’s data and data platforms. The position will focus on creating accessible technical content for online help and learning systems, user support to apply documentation, and backstopping technical staff in drafting data documentation. The Documentation Specialist is also responsible for coordinating key stakeholders, contributing to  training users as requested, and monitoring the health of the supporting help system software applications.   The Documentation Specialist achieves this through expertise in online documentation and user support practices, technical writing, and familiarity with data-oriented software applications.   More details on the FEWS NET Learning and Data Hub available here.   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.  
Job ID
11911
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
Do you want to work for a mission-focused and exciting organization? Then come join us at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We do this work because when we look to the future, we see opportunities to close gaps that are rooted in injustice. At AIR, we know that equity begins with systems that work for everyone, so we lead with expertise, follow the evidence, and never stop drawing new connections to build a better, more equitable world. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated data scientist to conduct applied research using advanced analytics.  The candidate will work in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment to develop and deploy quick turn-around analytics solutions. Our recent work includes: (1) Building, training, and rapid deployment of machine-learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI) models for improving the operational timeliness, accuracy, consistency, and integrity of federal and state programs; (2) Developing mathematical, statistical, or simulation models to study complex systems and social policies through the introduction of stochastic processes; and (3) Developing numerical and computational methods to solve applied problems in the fields of system dynamics, agent-based modeling, text analytics, and partial automation of complex human tasks for social science and STEM-based topics.  
Job ID
11933
Job Location
United States
Job Locations SV-San Salvado
IMPAQ International (an AIR affiliate) is actively seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity in El Salvador. The Activity will holistically support continued performance monitoring and verification to measure program impact, results and achievements. In addition, the mechanism will be used to contract individual evaluations or longitudinal studies, assessments, surveys or other related services relevant to bilateral and regional programs. The expected result of this contract are to enhance the Mission’s MEL capabilities and to ensure empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting. The contractor will also provide regular support to encourage and facilitate intentional collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) use among USAID internal and external stakeholders.   The is a full-time, ex-patriot position based in San Salvador, El Salvador with regular travel throughout the country.   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Job ID
11847
Job Location
El Salvador
Job Locations US
AIR is currently seeking a Director of Communications to join our Human Services Division (HSD). The ideal candidate is experienced in applying communications best practices that inform, engage and inspire action with internal and external audiences. The ideal candidate is a strategist, innovator and team player who is motivated by building, growth and change.   Fueled by our mission, the HSD is AIR’s largest division and houses the organization’s work in education; workforce; and youth, family, and community services and supports. The Director, Communications (Human Services Division) will develop and lead the implementation of an integrated communications strategy and tactical plan that supports communications across HSD program areas, practice hubs and functional areas, and guide the division’s eminence-building efforts.   Reporting directly to the Senior Director, Human Capital and Talent Development, this is an individual contributor role that will have dotted line reporting into the Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs and serve as a trusted advisor and consultant to the Human Services Leadership Team.   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Job ID
11868
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US-DC
AIR is currently seeking a Director of Strategic Communications to join our Communications and Public Affairs team. The Communications and Public Affairs team elevates AIR’s expertise in research, evaluation, and technical assistance to tell the AIR story to key audiences including staff, policymakers, clients, and the media. The Director of Strategic Communications will oversee change management and employee engagement efforts across the enterprise while also leading the implementation of communications strategy across AIR’s Health and International Development divisions, as well as, AIR’s infrastructure functions.   The Director of Strategic Communications will serve as a trusted advisor and consultant to AIR’s senior executive leadership and will manage and improve AIR’s systems and processes for staff communications, including the company's intranet site, staff-focused digital communications and town hall meetings. Additionally, this leader will partner closely with the Chief People Officer and the Human Resources Operations team to deliver effective communications around people-focused initiatives. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, the Director will manage a small team of direct reports.   This role is based remotely in the interim, but can report into North Bethesda, MD or Arlington, VA when AIR offices fully reopen in accordance with CDC safety guidance.   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Job ID
11871
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US-VA-Crystal City
AIR is currently seeking a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Program Assistant to join our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office. The DEI Program Assistant reports directly to the Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer working through job functions as outlined below.   AIR’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion goes beyond our compliance with equal opportunity regulations.  - We value and embrace diversity, promote equity and inclusion, and expect cultural competence - We foster a work environment where all staff and stakeholders feel respected and valued - Our commitment is reflected in our policies, procedures, and work environment - It is recognized by our staff and stakeholders - It drives our efforts to recruit, attract, retain, and engage the diverse staff needed to achieve our mission   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world. 
Job ID
11916
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
Established in 1946, the American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of education, health, and the workforce. AIR’s work is driven by its mission to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.  With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR has offices across the U.S. and abroad. For more information, visit www.air.org.   AIR’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion goes beyond our compliance with equal opportunity regulations.  - We value and embrace diversity, promote equity and inclusion, and expect cultural competence - We foster a work environment where all staff and stakeholders feel respected and valued - Our commitment is reflected in our policies, procedures, and work environment - It is recognized by our staff and stakeholders - It drives our efforts to recruit, attract, retain, and engage the diverse staff needed to achieve our mission   The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Program Associate reports directly to the Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer working through job functions as outlined below.
Job ID
11985
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
AIR is currently seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated Developer & DevOps Engineer to join our Technology Solutions team. Our Technology Solutions team at AIR incorporates a user-first philosophy with cutting-edge web and mobile technologies to design and develop elegant products that drive  our mission in the Education, Health, Workforce, and International sectors. You will get to work with a collaborative team on projects that drive our mission in the education, health, workforce, and international sectors. This position can be located out of any of the following AIR locations once offices are reopened: Crystal City, VA; Rockville, MD; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; or it can be remote.   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Job ID
11821
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
AIR is seeking a full-time Gender Expert to join our International Development Division (IDD). The Gender Expert would support USAID-funded projects as well as other potential funders such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF.    AIR’s IDD strives to improve the quality of life in developing countries by using rigorous research and evaluation to enhance education and social development. We work across a wide range of topics including workforce development, agriculture/food/nutrition, early childhood development, education, refugees and migration, social protection, water/sanitation/infrastructure, and women's empowerment in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Central and Latin America as well as the Middle East. The IDD generates policy-relevant evidence through rigorous monitoring, evaluations, and research; helps improve program design through continuous learning and adaptation; and works with local organizations and governments to build sustainable solutions based on evidence.    About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Job ID
11881
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
AIR is currently seeking a HR Services Associate to join our Human Resources Services team. The Human Resources Services team is a highly effective and collaborative team that provides comprehensive administrative, operational, and logistical support to AIR’s employees. The HR Services Associate will ensure that work performed, and improvements made to processes are aligned with AIR’s organizational goals and objectives, and that they meet or exceed customer expectations.   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Job ID
11805
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
Seeking Bias, Sensitivity, and Fairness Reviewers for a High-Stakes Standardized Assessment.   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world. The AIR family of organizations now includes IMPAQ, Maher & Maher, and Kimetrica.
Job ID
11703
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US | US-IL-Chicago | US-MD-Rockville | US-NC-Chapel Hill | US-TX-Austin | US-DC | US-MA | US-VA-Arlington
AIR is currently hiring independent consultants to deliver the DoD SPARX Knowledge training to members of the military’s prevention workforce. Period of performance: September 2021-August 2022. Workload: 70-115 hours per month.  AIR will contract directly with the independent consultants under a consulting purchase order agreement.   The Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) initially developed the DoD SPARX Knowledge training to build the capacity of the military’s prevention workforce to engage in primary prevention of sexual assault. The curriculum was later revised and expanded to include a broader focus on prevention of self-directed harm (i.e., suicide) and prohibited abusive and harmful acts (i.e., sexual assault, harassment, child abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, substance abuse). These behaviors negatively impact many areas of military life, including mission readiness, command climate, physical health, and the well-being of individuals and their families.   Trainers must possess expertise in the public health approach to prevention, specifically primary prevention. Expertise in violence or suicide prevention is desirable but not required. Military experience is desirable but not required.   This position will not require travel. The DoD SPARX Knowledge training is a synchronous online training, which is delivered by a team of trainers in a virtual classroom format.   The trainer will work remotely. Trainers must provide their own computer equipment including web cam.   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world. The AIR family of organizations now includes IMPAQ, Maher & Maher, and Kimetrica.
Job ID
11799
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US | US-VA-Arlington | US-TX-Austin | US-NC-Chapel Hill | US-IL-Chicago | US-MD-Rockville | US-CA-Sacramento | US-MA-Waltham
AIR is seeking a Development Economist to join our International Development Division (IDD). The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand research experience on exciting evaluations of development programs.   AIR’s IDD strives to improve the quality of life in developing countries by using rigorous research and evaluation to enhance education and social development. We work across a wide range of topics including workforce development, agriculture/food/nutrition, early childhood development, education, refugees and migration, social protection, water/sanitation/infrastructure, and women's empowerment in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Central and Latin America as well as the Middle East. The IDD generates policy-relevant evidence through rigorous monitoring, evaluations, and research; helps improve program design through continuous learning and adaptation; and works with local organizations and governments to build sustainable solutions based on evidence.    About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Job ID
11855
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
Established in 1946, the American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of education, health, and the workforce. AIR’s work is driven by its mission to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR has offices across the U.S. and abroad. For more information, visit www.air.org.   Our AIR L&D team seeks an Instructional Design Associate experienced at developing, delivering, and managing logistics for training and development programs across our Institution.
Job ID
11917
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US | US-VA-Arlington | US-IL-Chicago | US-MA-Waltham
  AIR is currently seeking a Literacy Coach to join our Education Systems Program Area within AIR’s Human Services Division to aid us with improving outcomes in Education.   The Literacy Coach will coordinate and lead project teams dedicated to supporting clients in education systems. This work will include interaction with state education agencies, district leaders, educator preparation programs, education cooperatives, and other education organizations. The work will also include the development and implementation of a suite of tools and processes designed to train and support the educator workforce on topics related to evidence-based early literacy instruction, intervention, assessment, and data use at the school, district and state levels.   AIR is dedicated to making the education system work for all learners. We provide an unparalleled continuum of research, evaluation and technical assistance at all levels of the education system-district, state, regional, national, and international. You will be joining highly educated professionals committed to making a difference in education. Staff members are encouraged to add their skills and expertise to multidisciplinary teams that draw on staff’s assembled knowledge to deliver the strategies that make an impact.   About AIR:   Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.  
Job ID
11909
Job Location
United States