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Senior Education Researcher
Company: SRI International
Location: Remote, US
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/14/2021
Expire Date: 12/14/2021
Job Categories: Research & Development
Job Description
Senior Education Researcher
SRI Education is committed to bringing rigorous and equitable research and evaluation data to bear on important decisions in K12 and postsecondary education. We are seeking to hire up to two Senior Education Researchers. One of the Senior Education Researchers will have advanced research design and quantitative analytical skills, and one will have deep content expertise in studying classroom teaching and learning.

The Senior Education Researcher will:
Lead rigorous and equitable research and efficacy studies
Develop research designs and data collection instruments
Apply an equity lens to and engage diverse perspectives in our work
Lead teams to conduct mixed-methods data collection and analyses
Lead teams to develop high-quality research products such as reports, policy papers, and infographics for clients, policymakers, and practitioners, and present study findings to relevant audiences
Lead and contribute to business development efforts, including client management on existing projects and development of proposals to fund new project work
Grow professionally and develop new skills through ongoing project embedded mentorship and professional development opportunities
Mentor junior analysts on evaluation design and methodological issues
Lead projects in one or more of the following program areas:
College and Career Pathways, which supports the development of equitable college and career opportunities and outcomes through rigorous applied research and contextually-attuned technical assistance
Digital Learning and Technology Policy, which seeks to improve the use of digital learning technologies (e.g., adaptive courseware, 1:1 programs, online courses) in authentic educational settings
Teaching Quality and School Reform, which seeks to improve the quality of K-12 teaching by evaluating systems that support teacher development and to help school systems realize improved student outcomes by studying school and district innovations
Multilingual Learners, which provides research, technical assistance and strategic planning services to help educators and policy makers address inequities and transform the quality of multilingual learners’ educational experiences
Qualifications & Requirements
PhD in social sciences or related policy fields and 3 years related experience OR a similar master’s degree and 6 years related experience
Knowledge and experience carrying out research and evaluation in one of more of SRI Education’s program areas, including leading study design, data collection, overseeing cleaning and merging datasets, analysis, and reporting
Research or other professional experience in or with the US public PreK–16 education system working with Black or African American, Latino, Latinx, or Hispanic students, or students and families with limited financial means
Experience leading large federal or foundation evaluation contracts or grants
Commitment to implementing principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion both in research and in the workplace
Track record of successful business development, such as winning competitive-bid contracts and grants
Commitment to working collaboratively both with SRI team members and with stakeholders
Strong writing and communication skills
Capacity to lead multiple projects or tasks simultaneously and change focus as priorities shift through use of strong organizational skills
In your cover letter please include information about your training and experience in the relevant program area(s) of interest described in the research position. Please note that candidates who proceed to the interview process will be asked to provide writing samples and a job talk.

Preferred candidates have at least two of the following:
Experience in leading design and execution of experimental and quasi-experimental studies, including sampling plans and random assignment protocols
Expertise with quantitative analysis methods such multivariate analyses (e.g., multiple regression), multilevel modeling/HLM, longitudinal or time-dependent analyses, matching techniques (e.g., propensity score matching), regression discontinuity analyses, or latent variable modeling (e.g., item response theory, structural equation modeling)
Experience with learning analytics, e.g., analyzing student progress and performance in learning software, educational data mining techniques
Deep knowledge of and expertise examining language and literacy or mathematics instructional practice in US classrooms
Previous experience in education, e.g., as a teacher, administrator, or evaluator
The salary range for Colorado residents would be $81,576- $135,110.

Salary ranges for this role will vary and are based on several factors, including geographic location, market competitiveness and equity amongst internal employees in similar roles.

SRI has a competitive benefits package, to view details please go to https://www.sri.com/resources/benefits/ .

At SRI, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all SRI Employees must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with SRI. Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

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