Research and Program Assistant

Job Type

Full Time




5272 River Road
suite 340
United States


MAEC is looking for a detail-oriented and dynamic individual who is comfortable prioritizing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. MAEC offers a collegial and stimulating work environment and meaningful projects to candidates. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Associate Director of Research and Continuous Improvement. Moreover, the incumbent is required to work collaboratively with other staff members and exercise independent judgment related to assignments.


  • Supports Associate Director of Research and Continuous Improvement in the process of developing and implementing MAEC’s evaluations and reporting
  • Manages and organizes information including evaluation data entry and creation of basic data summaries
  • Maintains and checks accuracy of data records for projects
  • Conducts literature reviews and synthesizes variety of primary and secondary research (E.g. collects news/articles and research on policy trends and education equity best practices)
  • Analyzes and leverages data from current long-term projects to identify promising practices
  • Conducts grants research and assists in the proposal and report development process
  • Provides the Communications Coordinator with program data and information for purposes of developing marketing materials and increasing the visibility of the organization
  • Supports program staff in developing and formatting PowerPoint presentations and handouts
  • Provides administrative support to program staff (Coordinates events, provides support to equity specialists, etc.)


This position requires candidates to:

  • Demonstrated commitment to MAEC’s mission and guiding principles
  • High level of professionalism, flexibility, diplomacy, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer and technology skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Examples: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Google docs, and interest in and ability to learn new platforms
  • Outstanding organizational abilities, good judgment, and strong attention to detail


  • 2-4 years of experience with non-profit administration, or comparable office management experience
  • Have foundational knowledge of statistics and data analysis process (Familiarity with a statistical software such as STATA and SPSS is a plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education and/or related field
  • Experience with federal and foundation grant writing and management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


Compensation will be commensurate with experience. MAEC offers a competitive benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance, and a 403(b) retirement program.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Application documents must be sent as attachments and not in the body of the e-mail. Also please use “Application: Research and Program Assistant Position” in the subject of your e-mail.