Category: Research
Manager of Research & Evaluation, Jumpstart, Boston, MA
| March 22, 2018 | 11:06 am | Non-Profit, Research, School Psychology, teaching | Comments closed

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community volunteers to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a research based curriculum, Jumpstart children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed!

The Manager of Research and Evaluation is a passionate internal evaluator who wants to use his/her background in data management and analytics to achieve data quality, assess impact, and drive data-based learning and continuous improvement.

Read on.

Special Assistant to Jonathan Kozol, Cambridge, MA
| January 2, 2018 | 11:30 am | Non-Profit, Research | Comments closed
Message to Friends and Readers from Jonathan Kozol:
I’m looking for a good, politically savvy assistant to add to the small team of researchers and helpers who run my Cambridge office and provide support for current writing projects on education and inequity. The work calls for editing and literary skills, familiarity with urgent challenges facing teachers in the public schools as they undergo attack from privatizing forces, and time and willingness to handle social media and heavy email correspondence and help to keep our office running smoothly. Hours can be flexible, starting on a part-time basis, with compensation depending on experience and time-availability. Start-up date: February 1st. Contact for interviews and information: SchoolandJusticeTeam@gmail.com
 
Project Assistant, Adult Numeracy Center at TERC, Cambridge, MA
| September 30, 2017 | 10:16 am | Research | Comments closed

https://www.terc.edu/display/Contact/Careers#Careers-ProjectAssistant(JobRef.#17-12)

Project Assistant (Job Ref. #17-12)

This is a part time position 30-55% (12-22 hours a week) for 9 months (possibility longer-term, pending funding) to support the Adult Numeracy Center (ANC) projects at TERC. The Adult Numeracy Center provides professional development and instructional materials to adult education professionals, and adults learning math both in and out of the classroom. The successful candidate is expected to take a significant role in a wide range of tasks, to be highly organized and self-motivated, and to work well independently.

Responsibilities include:

Communication and logistics coordination for a team of mostly off-site staff and consultants
Communication and logistics coordination with adult education programs, teacher-registrants, and our research partners
Maintain multiple external websites for the Center (training provided, no HTML knowledge necessary), as well as blog and Twitter feed
Maintain attendance records for professional development events and coordinate with subcontractor to ensure data are kept up-to-date
Create, manage, and add data to online surveys
Edit video clips and maintain video library
Process and maintain records of staff and consultant invoices and reimbursement requests
Training and conference prep including copying, assembly, and shipping
Order supplies and catering as needed and maintain supply inventory
General proofreading and editing of developed written materials and presentations

Required Qualifications include:

2-5 years of previous administrative support experience
Excellent writing and professional communication skills
Facility with Microsoft office software and willingness to learn new software
Comfort with cloud-based collaboration tools such as Dropbox, Google Drive
Ability to manage several activities simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications Include:

Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign
Familiarity with APA or Chicago style and Endnote software
Comfort with cloud-based meeting platforms such as WebEx and Zoom
Familiarity with basic video clip editing
An interest in STEM education, and adult education in particular, a plus

References required. Salary commensurate with experience and training.  Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to TERC by email to:  sherry_soares@terc.edu. No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please.

Data Inquiry Facilitators, Boston Public Schools
| April 14, 2017 | 12:40 pm | Research, School Administration | Comments closed

The BPS Inquiry Team is hiring!  We have two immediate openings for Data Inquiry Facilitators.

Please consider applying for this exciting job opportunity or share the Data Inquiry Facilitator job description with your professional network. You can also help us by passing along the names of any individuals we may want to contact directly about this opportunity.  Please email Erin Sudduth (esudduth@bostonpublicschools.org) or Mary Dillman (mdillman@bostonpublicschools.org) for more information. Our team is expanding, and we would greatly appreciate your help in circulating the posting and recruiting for this important role!

The Role
Inquiry Facilitators are members of a talented and close-knit team in the Office of Data and Accountability, but work day-to-day to support teachers and school leaders in a cohort of schools by providing the school with meeting facilitation support, timely and useable data, practical tools for identifying and addressing student learning challenges, and one-on-one coaching for principals and designated teacher leaders. Inquiry Facilitators are pivotal to the development of high-functioning teams that model and lead evidence-based school improvement.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone with deep instructional expertise matched with a passion for using data to accomplish ambitious goals. This person demonstrates courage, strong relationship management, intellectual curiosity, teamwork, and a quantitative orientation. This role is a great opportunity for a data-savvy school leader, instructional coach, or teacher leader. We are committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourage applications from people of color.

Applicants should submit a complete application with resume and cover letter at https://bostonpublicschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=7858.

Education Technology Policy Intern, J-PAL North America, MIT Dep of Econ, Cambridge, MA
| August 26, 2016 | 11:18 am | Higher Education, Non-Profit, Research | Comments closed

Posting: https://www.povertyactionlab.org/jobs/education-technology-policy-intern-fall-j-pal-north-america-101902

Data Analyst Intern, Andover Public Schools, Andover, MA
| September 9, 2015 | 12:06 pm | Research | Comments closed

Data Analyst Intern

The Andover Public Schools seeks a skilled educational researcher to extract data from source documents including DESE’s Edwin Analytics Data Warehouse and local student/teacher information systems (ASPEN). Working collaboratively with the Superintendent of Schools, the data analyst will identify, interpret and explained extracted data to school administrators and faculty to provide insight and accountability on the issues of educational strategy and performance accountability. Interested candidates should submit an email to Candace Hall, Director of Human Resources at chall@andoverma.gov for additional information. This is a part-time position; approximately 8 hours per week and much of the work may be done off site.

Research Assistant Position, Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University
| September 9, 2015 | 11:58 am | Research | Comments closed

Fall 2015 Research Assistant Opportunity

We are looking for research assistants to assist in data analysis for a study that hopes to better understand practices that support the socio-emotional development of preschool children learning two or more languages. You will be working with a doctoral student, Maria Cristina Limlingan and her faculty advisor Dr. Christine McWayne.

 

Research assistants will work around 5 – 10 hours a week from October 2015 to early March 2016. Responsibilities will include verifying interviews, coding interview transcripts, data entry and reading on past research on Latino preschool children’s language and socio-emotional development. Paid and unpaid positions available.
Qualified applicants are fluent in Spanish and English, have strong organizational skills, high attention to detail, and an interest in early childhood education and bilingual language development.  A bachelor’s degree or prior work experience in psychology or a related field is preferred.

Please send an electronic copy of a cover letter and your CV toMaria.Limlingan@tufts.edu TODAY. Email inquiries can be made to this same email address

Graduate Assistant, MIT Division of Student Life/MITx, Cambridge, MA
| March 25, 2015 | 11:24 am | Higher Education, Research | Comments closed

This just in…

The MIT Division of Student Life (DSL) is launching a new initiative to develop ways to

incorporate elements of student life and experiential learning into the MITx online

learning environment. Since this is a new initiative, the Graduate Intern/Assistant has

the opportunity to make important contributions.

Full description here.

Research Assistant Positions, Project with Dr. Christine McWayne, Medford/East Boston, MA
| October 8, 2014 | 12:31 pm | Research | Comments closed

Want to Develop your Research Skills with Young Children?

We are looking for two bilingual (English/Spanish) research assistants to conduct child assessments and classroom observations in preschool classrooms. This study hopes to better understand practices that support the socio-emotional development of preschool children learning two or more languages. You will be working with a doctoral student, Maria Cristina Limlingan and her faculty advisor Dr. Christine McWayne.

Research assistants will work around 20 hours a week for 2 – 3 weeks at two different time points. The first period will be between late October to November 2014 and the next period will be in late April to May 2015. The position involves travel to the East Boston area in Boston, MA. You will receive training for the classroom observation and child assessment measures to be used prior to data collection. This is a paid position.

Qualified applicants are fluent in Spanish and English, have strong organizational skills, high attention to detail, and an interest in early childhood education and bilingual language development.  A bachelor’s degree or prior work experience in psychology or a related field is preferred.

Please send an electronic copy of a cover letter and your CV to Maria.Limlingan@tufts.edu TODAY. Email inquiries can be made to this same email address.

Assistant Director, Reporting and Analysis for Institutional Research and Assessment, Suffolk University, Boston, MA
| May 14, 2014 | 1:48 pm | Higher Education, Research | Comments closed

Info here.