Opportunities at Annenberg

About the Position

Reporting to the Director, the Director of Research and Innovation will be accountable for all aspects of the Accelerator’s research efforts including:

  • Position the Accelerator as a leading expert in research on high-impact tutoring
  • Develop the Accelerator’s strategic research strategy, goals and objectives and drive the annual research plan
  • Develop and coordinate a common research agenda and dissemination plan for the field of high-impact tutoring
  • Lead all aspects of the Accelerator’s research process
  • Hire, onboard, and co-develop appropriate goals for the Research and Innovation Program Associate and any additional staffing as needed including undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral research associates
  • Actively promote a diverse and inclusive environment through modeling, practices and operational systems

About the Position

Reporting to the Director, the Director of Quality and Improvement will be accountable for all aspects of the Accelerator’s tool development and technical assistance including:

  • Actively participate in the Accelerator’s Leadership Team
  • Develop and execute the Accelerator’s tool development and technical assistance strategy, goals and objectives and drive the annual operating plan
  • Develop and manage a Practitioner Community of Practice and Tutoring Educator Advisory Group to inform the Accelerator’s work
  • Lead the development of a Tutoring Quality Improvement System including developing a set of accepted standards for high-impact tutoring and additional tools as needed in the field
  • Provide and oversee light-touch technical assistance at the SEA and LEA level for tutoring selection and implementation
  • Hire, onboard, and co-develop appropriate goals for the Quality and Improvement Manager and Program Associate
  • Actively promote a diverse and inclusive environment through modeling, practices and operational systems

About the Position

Reporting to the Director, the Director of Engagement and Development will be accountable for the Accelerator’s engagement, communications and fundraising efforts including:

  • Actively participating in the Accelerator’s Leadership Team
  • Developing and executing the Accelerator’s engagement and funds development strategy, goals and objectives and driving the annual operating plan
  • Hiring, onboarding, and co-developing appropriate goals for the Engagement and Development Program Associate
  • Actively promoting a diverse and inclusive environment through modeling, practices and operational systems

The Annenberg Institute is seeking a Research Associate and/or Research Project Manager to work with the faculty Principal Investigators (PIs) of the Annenberg Institute, professors of Education, partner organizations, and members of the Annenberg Institute project teams to support and collaborate on education research projects. The Research Associate/Research Project Manager will support research projects by engaging in data collection and analysis efforts, managing research studies, and writing academic papers and policy reports.

The Research Assistant will work under the direction of Professor Susanna Loeb and Dr. Xiaoyang Ye to support research on Effects of High School Math and Science Coursetaking on Students' Long-term Outcomes. In this project, we will be using large-scale nationally representative survey data to examine how high schools choose which math and science courses, when to take them, in what order as well as how these courestaking behaviors predict long-term outcomes in high school and college.

Dr. Matthew Kraft, Associate Professor of Education and Economics, is seeking part-time research assistants to collaborate with him on one or more of several ongoing research projects over the spring/summer 2021 semesters with possibility for renewal/continuation through the next academic year.

Professor John Papay is looking to hire a research assistant to help with conducting literature reviews, doing data cleaning, and conducting statistical analysis. Attention to detail is critical. Applicants with strong backgrounds in Stata are preferred, but expertise with Excel is most important.