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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 currently seeking an AV Technical Support Associate to join the 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.
Job ID
11816
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, 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.   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.
Job ID
11852
Job Location
United States
Job Locations SV-San Salvado
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.   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.
Job ID
11846
Job Location
El Salvador
Job Locations US
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 International Development Division (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.   AIR is seeking an entrepreneurial and highly motivated Democracy, Rights, Governance (DRG) Specialist to lead and support the growth and success of AIR’s DRG work within the International Development Division. This is a full-time position.  The candidate will play a key role in developing and leading innovative solutions for technical assistance and analytical programming and strategic business development in DRG, including the identification and pursuit of new business opportunities related to DRG, the provision of technical assistance for proposal development, and effective and sound project implementation in DRG programming, as well as the enhancement of organizational culture and development of staff talent and corporate capabilities related to DRG. S/he may supervise staff, as well as work closely with experts and staff in AIR’s field offices.
Job ID
11880
Job Location
United States
Job Locations SV-San Salvado
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.   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.
Job ID
11847
Job Location
El Salvador
Job Locations US
Established in 1946, AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research, evaluation and technical assistance organizations. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.  AIR works with federal, state, and local government agencies, philanthropies and other organizations to conduct research and evaluation, and provide technical assistance, in the areas of education, health and workforce development, in the U.S. and abroad.   Fueled by our mission, the Human Services Division (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.   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.
Job ID
11868
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US-DC
Established in 1946, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.  AIR works with federal, state, and local government agencies, philanthropies and other organizations to conduct research and evaluation and provide technical assistance in the areas of education, health and workforce development, in the U.S. and abroad.   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, and AIR’s infrastructure functions.   S/he 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.
Job ID
11871
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
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 Developer & DevOps Engineer to join our 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.
Job ID
11821
Job Location
United States
Job Locations HN
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.   IMPAQ International (an AIR affiliate) is actively seekinga Finance and Compliance Specialist for an anticipated five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Activity in Honduras. The program will holistically support USAID/Honduras in monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) in alignment with USAID’s Evaluation Policy and the Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR). Specifically, this activity seeks to: (1) design, implement, and disseminate findings from evaluations, assessments, surveys, and monitoring analyses; (2) facilitate intentional CLA use among USAID internal and external stakeholders; (3) provide technical assistance to measurable increase MEL capacity among USAID staff and implementing partners, local organizations, government counterparts, private sector and academia.
Job ID
11879
Job Location
Honduras
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
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.  
Job ID
11807
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
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 International Development Division (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.    AIR is seeking a full-time Gender Expert to support USAID-funded projects as well as other potential funders such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF. 
Job ID
11881
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington | US-CA-Sacramento | US-IL-Chicago | US-MD-Rockville | US-NC-Chapel Hill | US-TX-Austin | US | US-MA | US-MD-Columbia
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.   The Health Economist conducts policy-related research and evaluation studies in the areas of domestic health care program evaluation and research, including such topic areas as Medicare, Medicaid, and other public health insurance programs; aging and long-term care; health plan performance and quality measurement; health information technology; and comparative effectiveness analysis.  
Job ID
11841
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US-DC
The HR Services Assistant is one of a highly effective and collaborative team in Human Resources Services that provides comprehensive administrative, operational and logistical support to AIR’s employees.  The Assistant 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.
Job ID
11806
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US-DC
The HR Services Associate is one of a highly effective and collaborative team in Human Resources Services that provides comprehensive administrative, operational, and logistical support to AIR’s employees.  The 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.
Job ID
11805
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington | US-MD-Rockville | US-IL-Chicago | 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. Candidates hired for the position might initially start working remotely but may ultimately have the option to work from one of our offices located in the DC, Chicago (IL), Boston (MA), Austin (TX), and Chapel Hill (NC) metro areas.    
Job ID
11892
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
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, 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 International Development Division (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.    AIR is seeking a Development Economist to join IDD. The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand research experience on exciting evaluations of development programs.
Job ID
11855
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
Founded in 2001, IMPAQ has grown into a world-class research, data, technical assistance, and capacity building organization with over 370 staff across the globe. IMPAQ has successfully implemented government contracts and grants for research, evaluation, program monitoring, and technical assistance and capacity building in the United States and in more than 43 countries.   IMPAQ’s mission is to bring together exceptional people to develop innovative and rigorous approaches to make a real-world impact on social policies and programs. With our experienced team of experts and through our suite of diverse tools, we facilitate a clearer understanding of the impacts and implications of legal, policy, and programming decisions. We provide practical, evidence-driven ways to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and return on investment, particularly in response to declining budgets and increased expectations.   IMPAQ is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Insitutes for Research (AIR), 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.
Job ID
11875
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, 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 Youth, Family, and Community Development program area is seeking a part-time Legal Project Specialist to join our National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) Project.   Funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the NRRC is the nation’s primary source of information and guidance in reentry.  As part of the project, the NRRC hosts two online resources in support of identifying, increasing understanding of, and addressing the challenges faced by individuals with a criminal record: - Clean Slate Clearinghouse (CSC) provides information on juvenile and adult criminal record clearance policies in all U.S. state and territories and is designed for use by people with criminal records, legal service providers, reentry providers, and state policymakers. - National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC) is an online searchable database that identifies and categorizes the statutes and regulations that impose collateral consequences in all 50 states, the federal system, and the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Job ID
11899
Job Location
United States