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The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) is a nonpartisan research center, located in Seattle, Washington, and led by investigators and collaborators at Arizona State University.
CRPE is seeking a Senior Research Analyst with qualitative and quantitative research skills to join our team. The Senior Research Analyst contributes to research projects across the center, playing a key role in conducting and managing data collection and analysis, writing, and presenting to external stakeholders. The right candidate shows imagination and originality in their work and is not afraid to revisit settled conclusions, including their own.
This individual must care deeply about the mission of CRPE and our commitment to producing actionable research and ideas that help dismantle systemic inequity and build a public education system that prepares every student for a life of citizenship and economic independence.
The Center on Reinventing Public Education believes inequities are hard-wired into our public education system in both obvious and subtle ways. Our core business is studying efforts to rewire the system for ongoing improvement, and excellence for every student—moving from the classroom, to the school, to policy implications. We envision a public education system that truly prepares every student for the challenges of the future. We fulfill this mission through:
- Research: We produce world-class research that’s interesting, significant, and trustworthy.
- Thought leadership: Our analysis looks around the corner, comments on relevant issues, and proposes new ideas.
- Engagement with leaders: We prioritize learning from city, state, and nonprofit leaders in their communities and we inform their work with evidence.
Our Core Values
CRPE seeks team members who are passionate about systems change and embrace the idea that public education is a goal, not a set of institutions. The following core values guide our work:
- Curiosity: We look around the corner
- Excellence: We do world-class research that’s interesting, significant, and trustworthy
- Teamwork: We’re clear, focused, and productive together
- Ownership: We’re all responsible for CRPE’s success
- Communication: We’re clear and honest with each other
- Camaraderie: We appreciate each other
- Integrity: We’re professional and ethical
- Equity: We are committed to an ongoing and active fight against racism and injustice
CRPE has played a national role in studying the impact of the COVID pandemic on school systems and policy, and we study new methods of schooling that will inform rebuilding efforts post-pandemic.
To learn more about our work, visit CRPE’s blog The Lens, which features our most recent thinking on education issues in play today.
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Scope of Search
Grant Funded Position
This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.
$70,000 – $80,000 per year; DOE
- Partner with senior researchers to identify the best data and methods available to answer research questions
- Independently manage the collection of qualitative and quantitative data, drawing upon interviews, focus groups, and site observations as well as surveys and large public datasets
- Independently execute qualitative and quantitative analytic methods (data preparation, coding, matrix development, etc.)
- Use evidence to draw appropriate and important conclusions that are relevant to the field and situate work in important policy debates, research, and current events
- Review and synthesize existing research and policy on new and existing education issues.
- Partner with senior researchers to produce high impact reports, blogs, and briefings that meet the twin tests of academic respectability and potential significance for policy
- Contribute to CRPE’s connections with the field by proactively identifying and building relationships with practitioners, policymakers, and CRPE partners
- Initiate and lead writing projects, such as blogs or briefs, in partnership with senior researchers and the communications team
- Regularly lead meetings (internal and external) and contribute to presentations for researchers, policymakers and practitioners.
- Oversee and support the work of junior research assistants as required
- Support research project management by developing work plans, managing timelines, and coordinating with internal teams
Master’s degree in a related field AND three (3) years of experience in research, information analysis or program evaluation; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
- At least 3 years of experience conducting research, coordinating projects, analyzing data, presenting data, and preparing reports in the education field.
- Experience in using qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, including experience independently executing research methods.
- Ability to define, collect and analyze complex data along a quick timeline, with the potential to lead a team on data collection and accuracy.
- Evidence of expertise in one or more K-12 policy issues such as school choice, personalized learning or educating students with disabilities. Or, experience working in schools, districts, and/or education nonprofits
- Experience working with IRB/Human Subjects
- Experience working with one or more data analysis applications, such as Dedoose, STATA, or R
- Ability to write public facing reports, with flexibility to adapt to CRPE style and open to writing multiple drafts until the final product is clear and compelling.
- Evidence of experience successfully managing complex research projects involving multiple stakeholders.
- Evidence of an equity-oriented mindset and demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as continual personal growth.
- Evidence of motivation to drive towards high-quality outcomes with a consistently positive attitude.
- Evidence of familiarity of the education landscape, including major issues, systems, and political dynamics.
- Evidence of an entrepreneurial approach to collaboration and work product development (i.e. flexible, resourceful, and creative).
- Ability to work as an effective member of a small team, curiosity about other CRPE projects, and initiative to become a valued contributor to the organization.
- Ability to embrace and advance CRPE’s core values.
- CRPE offices are located in Seattle, Washington, but CRPE welcomes remote applicants from anywhere in the United States
- Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
- Frequently required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
- Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
- Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
- Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions
- Ability to work evening and weekend hours as necessary on short or limited notice
- Must be able to travel nationally when necessary
- Position receives regular review of objectives
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