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Research Analyst (2 year term)

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Position Details:

The position supports the NEA’s strategic objective to focus the energy and resources of its 3 million members toward the promotion of public education by providing professional expertise in qualitative and quantitative research and data identification, tracking, synthesis, and review for the Research Department and the Center for Education Policy and Implementation.

Position Summary: The essential functions of this position include working on a broad range of projects related to ensuring that the Research Department, other departments and centers at NEA, and NEA affiliates are aware of and able to use external sources of research and data on Pre-K–12 and higher education and related topics. Key responsibilities include: tracking and cataloging research and data released by academics, government agencies, and think-tanks; identifying and synthesizing available research and data points to inform talking points, responses to media inquiries, legislative and policy proposals, and research and policy publications; reviewing quantitative and qualitative research studies to assess quality; and developing literature reviews, talking points, and presentations accessible to diverse audiences, including NEA and affiliate leaders/staff, education professionals, and policymakers. Additional responsibilities include serving as an information resource for national and affiliate leaders and staff, and working with colleagues to develop and implement taxonomies and knowledge management strategies. To carry out responsibilities, the incumbent uses a computer and/laptop, associated software, and other office technology, and travels occasionally.

Minimum Education Requirement: Advanced degree in a social science, education, library and information science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be acquired.  Minimum Qualifications:  Three years of work experience involving compiling, reviewing, and synthesizing research on education and related social policy topics; experience using reference management software; and strong writing and public speaking skills, with proven ability to communicate complex ideas to professional and lay audiences.  OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Some travel required (approximately 15-20 overnights per year). Samples of recent work products (e.g. writing, presentation, and research materials) may be required at interview.

Selection Criteria: Tier 1 (Essential):  Proven training and experience identifying and reviewing social science and education research and data produced by academics, think-tanks, and government agencies. Experience tracking, cataloging, reviewing, and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative research for use by diverse audiences. Experience with reference management software such as Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote. Demonstrated ability to develop and carry out systems to collect, organize, and access research and data points. Ability to summarize and interpret social science research findings for technical and non-technical audiences. Proven skill at quickly getting up to speed on unfamiliar topics and bodies of research. Ability to allocate time and resources toward the completion of multiple projects with overlapping and frequently short timelines. Proven oral and written communication skills. Successful references. Tier 2 (Significant): Experience tracking and synthesizing research for an advocacy organization or in a similar environment. Knowledge of SharePoint or other knowledge management tools. Experience developing and implementing taxonomies. Experience designing and carrying out social science research. Experience collaborating with others for purposes of identifying, defining and solving problems.  Tier 3 (Desirable): Experience as an educator. Capacity to work effectively within the context of the NEA, an advocacy organization. Knowledge of the mission and strategic focus of NEA Research and the Center for Education Policy and Implementation.

NEA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TO APPLY.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the following is provided:  The position involves skill in using a computer and/or laptop; oral and written communication skills; skills in proofreading and editing; use of clear and articulate speech; interpersonal relations skills; reasoning and problem solving skills; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to sit for long periods, stoop, bend, reach and carry light materials (up to 10 lbs.); and ability to travel by various methods of transportation, e.g., airplane, car.

NEA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TO APPLY.

Position Details:

The position supports the NEA’s strategic objective to focus the energy and resources of its 3 million members toward the promotion of public education by providing professional expertise in qualitative and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    July 29, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    July 29, 2022
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
Salary
USD $74,644 - USD $116,026
/ year

Location

On-site
1201 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

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