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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 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
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 Learning Supports 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 early childhood education, social emotional learning, school climate and school choice-- while focused mainly on improving equitable opportunity and economic outcomes for disadvantaged populations and communities.  The ideal incumbent will provide leadership, mentorship and technical advice to ensure research integrity, appropriate design and application of research methodologies and analysis techniques, development of accurate conclusions, clear reporting, applicability to problems of practice, and client satisfaction. An important aspect of the role will include the mentoring and development of AIR research staff.   The position offers the opportunity to apply strong qualitative or quantitative research skills conducting client focused work and making an impact as part of a collaborative team of interdisciplinary experts. 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.
Job ID
11898
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US | US-VA-Arlington | US-TX-Austin | US-NC-Chapel Hill | US-IL-Chicago | US-MD-Rockville | US-MA | US-CA-Sacramento
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 Health Services Division specializes in research, evaluation, implementation support and technical assistance in the areas of patient and consumer engagement, quality and performance measurement, process and outcomes evaluation, delivery systems improvement, and knowledge translation, among others. Major clients include the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), private foundations, and other non-profit organizations. AIR is currently seeking a Health Policy Researcher with Qualitative and/or mixed-methods expertise to join our team in one of our main offices: Washington, DC, Rockville, MD, or Chapel Hill, NC to support health services and clinical research.
Job ID
11844
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US | US-IL-Chicago | US-VA-Arlington | US-CA-Sacramento | US-MD-Rockville | US-TX-Austin | US-NC-Chapel Hill
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 Quantitative Research Associate to join IDD.  The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand quantitative data management and research experience on exciting evaluations of development programs. This position can be remote or located out of any of the following AIR locations once offices are reopened: Crystal City, VA or Rockville, MD or Austin, TX or Chicago, IL or Chapel Hill, NC.
Job ID
11742
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 is currently seeking a Research Assistant to work in the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER). CALDER capitalizes on state administrative data files that extend from elementary school through college to examine the effects of education policies on student and teacher outcomes. The position is located in either Seattle, WA or Crystal City, VA.
Job ID
11886
Job Location
United States
Job Locations 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 is seeking Research Assistants to join our Education Systems program area.  These positions will be located out of the Waltham, MA office once offices are reopened.
Job ID
11860
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US | US-VA-Arlington | US-IL-Chicago | US-MD-Rockville | US-NC-Chapel Hill | US-TX-Austin | 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.   We are seeking Research Assistants to join AIR’s Workforce program area, which includes projects in the areas of postsecondary education, career and technical education, workforce development, and other related domains (adult learning, individuals with disabilities, youth employment, apprenticeships, etc.). Research Assistants will work on multiple research projects, contributing both content and technical knowledge to project teams and activities. This position can be remote or located out of any of the following AIR locations once offices are reopened: Arlington, VA, Rockville, MD, Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Chapel Hill, NC or Waltham, MA.
Job ID
11865
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US | US-VA-Arlington | US-IL-Chicago | US-MD-Rockville | US-NC-Chapel Hill | US-TX-Austin | US-MA-Waltham
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.   We are seeking Research Associates to join AIR’s Workforce program area, which conducts and translates research to improve individual lives and communities by preparing our youth and adults to thrive in the 21st century global economy. The Workforce program area hosts and supports work related to improving postsecondary education, workforce development, career and technical education, adult learning, and related domains. Research Associates will work on multiple projects, contributing both content and technical knowledge to project teams and activities.   The position can be a remote work arrangement, or located out of any of the following AIR locations once offices are reopened: Crystal City, VA; Rockville, MD; Austin, TX; Waltham, MA; Chicago, IL; or Chapel Hill, NC.
Job ID
11870
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Researchers (Education Statistics) for American Institutes for Research (AIR) to report to our Arlington VA HQ but may telecommute. Support dvlpmnt, review & reporting of survey & assessment [asmt] data. Contrib to research on large-scale asmt methodology. Support review, eval & improve large-scale asmt ops. Written & oral presentation on research questions, findings, & potential impacts. Contrib to research & reporting teams incl advise & guide Jr Analysts, & report & inform Sr. Analysts. Communicate methods, results & recs to clients & non-tech audience. Work indep & w/ team & maintain effective working relationship w/ proj staff & clients. Contrib to R&D efforts for new business pursuits. Dev & impl protocols for collect, process & manage data. Program & test online surveys. Generate descriptive stats, conduct basic stat test. Prep & review data tables, figures & data docs. Write sections of reports, tech docs & other written deliverables. Proofread tech & nontech docs. Work involves  attention to detail. Little domestic travel may be involved. May undergo background checks. Must have a Masters in Statistics, Econ, Educ Policy or related social science field and 2 yrs exp with survey and experimental data. Requires skills (2 yrs exp) in: logistic regression, classification/regression trees, and random forests; model building and validation techniques; and one of the following statistical software packages: R, Stata, or SAS/WPS. Apply at www.air.org; ref. Job #11822. EOE
Job ID
11822
Job Location
United States
Job Locations 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 is seeking a Researcher for our Education Systems & Policy program area for our Massachusetts office who will provide research and technical assistance expertise for several major contract and grant research projects. In this role, the researcher is responsible for data collection and analysis, 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. This position is ideal for someone who has experience working in schools or school districts, as well as with data collection and analysis, and who can present data to stakeholders for the purposes of improving schools, districts, or educational practices. Candidates hired for the position might initially start working remotely but will ultimately work from the Waltham, Massachusetts office.
Job ID
11891
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 currently has an opportunity for a Workforce Program Area Researcher to work on mixed methods projects focused primarily on postsecondary education and related topic areas, including college readiness, access, and financial aid/affordability; career pathways, work-based learning, and competency-based education; and college completion, degrees/credentials, and transitions to the workforce. This position can be remote or located out of any of the following AIR locations once offices are reopened: Arlington, VA; Rockville, MD; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Chapel Hill, NC; Sacramento, CA, or Waltham, MA.
Job ID
11859
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US | US-VA-Arlington | US-IL-Chicago | US-MD-Rockville | US-NC-Chapel Hill | US-TX-Austin | US-CA-Sacramento | US-MA-Waltham
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 a Senior Industrial/Organizational Researcher.  This position can be remote, hybrid, or located out of any of the following AIR locations once offices are reopened: Crystal City, VA; Rockville, MD; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Chapel Hill, NC; or Sacramento, CA.
Job ID
11770
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 is seeking a Senior Researcher for our Learning Supports program area who will provide project leadership for several major contract and grant research or technical assistance projects. In this role, the senior researcher 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 standards that meet client requirements. The subject matter of the project work will focus on various topics related to learning supports, including special education, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), English learners and early childhood. This position is ideal for someone who has experience working with organizational change and can easily adapt to changing work plans. Candidates hired for the position might initially start working remotely but will ultimately have the option to work remotely or from one of AIR’s office locations. Travel may also be required.
Job ID
11882
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US | US-VA-Arlington | US-MD-Rockville | US-TX-Austin | US-CA-Sacramento | US-IL-Chicago | US-MA-Waltham
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 Senior Researcher for our Education Systems & Policy program area who will provide project leadership for several major contract and grant research projects. In this role, the Senior Researcher 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, with high quality research standards that meet client requirements. This position is ideal for someone who has experience in education settings and working with or in districts. Candidates hired for the position might initially start working remotely but will ultimately have the option to work in one of our offices located in Arlington, VA, Rockville, MD, Sacramento, CA, Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Chapel Hill, NC or Waltham, MA or to continue to work remotely.
Job ID
11878
Job Location
United States
Job Locations US | US-DC | US-VA-Arlington | US-TX-Austin | US-IL-Chicago | US-MD-Rockville | US-CA-Sacramento | US-MA
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 Educators and Instruction Program within the Human Services Division is seeking a Senior Researcher to lead and contribute to research and evaluation and technical assistance projects in the field of K-12 education while focused mainly on improving equitable opportunity and economic outcomes for disadvantaged populations and communities.  The ideal candidate will have expertise in innovation and change efforts for K-12 education and insight on strategies and practices for teaching and learning supports and interventions.  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.
Job ID
11851
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.    Transition Advisors (TAs) serve a central role in supporting country/regional programs in close coordination with the respective USAID/OTI Country Representative (CR) and serve as an interlocutor with the implementing partner(s) implementing the country/regional program. The Sudan Senior Transition Advisor (STA) will play an instrumental role in providing support on day-to-day program management in the development and implementation of grants, program reporting and outreach efforts, and in providing recommendations to shape program strategy. The STA will attend meetings as needed with USAID Mission personnel, US Embassy staff, host- country government officials, other potential partners, stakeholders, donors, and other actors as requested by the respective USAID/OTI CR. The STA will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with these entities in order to ensure strategic integrity of the program and close coordination at the field level, identify the widest range of potential partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy with other programs.
Job ID
11889
Job Location
United States