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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.