JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2023 - July 31, 2023
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: UNITED STATES
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Join AIR as a Quantitative Researcher with AIR's Educators and Instruction (E&I) team of researchers and consultants as we work to achieve solutions to complex policy and practice problems in K-12 education. Our E&I team identifies and supports effective approaches to help teachers thrive. Our work primarily focuses on educator development, digital learning, and literacy, math, and science education. Our E&I team is driven by our mission to make the world a better, more equitable place through education.
AIR’s E&I program area is seeking a Quantitative Researcher with expertise in program and policy evaluation in K-12 education. The Researcher will contribute to research and evaluation projects and business development activities, with a focus on teacher and leader preparation and development. The ideal candidate will have experience studying the efficacy of K-12 programs and policies, a commitment to improving equity and other outcomes in education, and knowledge of programs or interventions related to educator development and instruction.
Candidates hired for the position may work remotely within the United States (U.S.) or from one of our U.S. office locations.
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.
AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff by visiting our website at www.air.org.
-Design and conduct rigorous quantitative analyses for education research activities, including an emphasis in causal inference methods such as randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental designs
-Work on collaborative project teams for externally funded research projects and studies
-Contribute substantively, thoughtfully, and creatively to the conceptualization and design of education studies, including in projects and research proposals
-Lead tasks and projects, including managing teams and budgets and mentoring research assistants and research associates as a task or functional lead
-Write reports, briefs, proposals, evaluation plans, and other documents that are clear, concise, thoughtful and contribute substantively to the field
-Present and disseminate findings to clients, funders, education organizations, educators, and the public
-Clearly communicate with clients, educators, colleagues, and other internal and external stakeholders orally and in writing and represent AIR in a professional manner
-Demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity in interactions with colleagues, external audiences, and study participants, and promote AIR’s diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in all research and business activities
-Maintain excellent relationships in the field, serve as a client contact, and actively pursue business development through client relationships, partnership development, and by staying abreast of the direction of the field
-Write and contribute to proposals for federal, state, foundation, and other clients and funders
-PhD with 0–3 years of experience in education, economics, social sciences, or a related field or Master's Degree with a minimum of 4 years of quantitative research experience
-Methodological expertise in quantitative research methods, particularly for causal impact studies
-Experience collecting, analyzing, and reporting quantitative data
-Demonstrated interest in research focused on K–12 education policy and practice
-Experience working with diverse education stakeholders and partners
-Experience working in underserved schools and communities.
-Experience managing and contributing to research and evaluation projects, reports, and products.
-Track record of contributing to successful proposal and business development efforts is preferred but not required.
-Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy when writing
-Excellent interpersonal skills to ensure effective communication with individuals at all levels and from diverse backgrounds
-Ability to produce concise, high-level summaries and briefings accessible to broad audiences
-Strong organizational skills
-Fluency in Stata or R
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, 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.
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