Research Associate

The Rhode Island Education Research Collaborative brings together local education leaders and researchers to solve pressing educational challenges, with a specific focus on student engagement and teacher staffing. Drawing on the complementary expertise and earned trust of partners, the Collaborative seeks to improve Rhode Island student and school experiences through stronger use of data and evidence while producing research that has impact on a national scale.

The Research Associate is responsible for developing and at times leading key research analysis projects working with Providence Public School District (PPSD) and Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) administrative data to understand and address questions about student well-being, the teacher workforce and school leadership. 

This position requires independent work as well as collaboration with the Local Impact Team. The Research Associate performs data analysis efforts, data maintenance and cleaning, develops project models, writes and/or proofreads policy briefs, memos, academic papers, reports, presentations, and may also participate in grant reporting.  The research associate must have a demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, economics or related social science fields and 1-2 years of research experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A strong quantitative background
  • Experience in Stata, Python, and R to analyze data using economic tools
  • Strong Interest in education research
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team

Job Competencies

  • Experience with data management and statistical analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent judgement and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Skills with Google suite apps Skill/competency with statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS and/or STATA) and internet navigation
  • The incumbent must have a demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment. 

Please include a cover letter when submitting your application.

Background and education check required.

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