Monday, February 1, 2021

Research Analyst

The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), the nation’s leading source for transformative, evidence-based ideas about public education, is seeking a research analyst to join our team.

The research analyst will conceptualize, develop, and execute data collection and analysis. They will also have general project management responsibilities.

Apply here.

 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Identify and/or develop datasets relevant to CRPE projects. Analyze data to identify trends and offer policy recommendations.
  • Produce statistics, visualizations and graphics for use in blog posts, policy briefs, and reports. Produce quality written work and/or briefings that meet the twin tests of academic respectability and potential significance for policy.
  • Organize project data and reports to funders. Integrate information from multiple sources to ensure that research proposals meet the necessary requirements of funding agencies.
  • Communicate results of the analysis to stakeholders. Partner with communications staff to disseminate results to a variety of audiences such as policymakers, practitioners, and thought leaders.

Minimum requirements:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public policy, education, or a field related to CRPE’s work, and 3 years of experience in research related or data collecting and interpreting activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and interest in education policy and the mission of CRPE.
  • Proficiency in R (preferred), Stata, and/or Python.
  • Experience collecting and interpreting quantitative data, coupled with strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience conducting research, coordinating projects, analyzing data, presenting data, and preparing reports.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with flexibility to adapt to CRPE style and open to writing multiple drafts to get it right.
  • Track record of taking initiative to successfully manage complex projects involving multiple stakeholders.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset (i.e. flexible, resourceful, and creative) and deep motivation to drive towards high-quality outcomes with a consistently positive attitude.
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a small team and interested in learning about other CRPE projects and becoming a valued contributor to the organization.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired:

  • A master’s degree in a field related to CRPE’s work (public policy, education, etc.).
  • Familiarity with education reform landscape (issues, districts, individuals).
  • Experience or background in education research/policy issues.
  • Experience working with IRB/Human Subjects a plus.

Conditions of Employment:

Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice.