Evolutionary Learning Assoc

Columbia University New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

  • Requisition no: 504997

  • Work type: Full Time

  • Location: Morningside

  • School/Department: School of Law

  • Grade: Grade 12

  • Categories: General Administration

The Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) is seeking a full-time Evolutionary Learning Associate. The two-year position provides a robust development process to prepare public-sector oriented early professionals for leadership and management positions in public- and social-sector organizations undertaking and supporting transformational change in P-12 education and in the public sector as a whole.

This position is located in New York City and reports to the Executive Director.

About The Center for Public Research and Leadership:

The Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) is a partnership of professional schools that prepares students for leadership positions in public education organizations committed to improving the life chances of all children, particularly those of color, from low-income households, or otherwise traditionally underserved. The program brings together upper-level graduate students in business, education, law, and policy from universities across the nation to study and engage in consulting projects serving public- and social-sector organizations undertaking and supporting transformational change in P-12 education and in the public sector as a whole. The program offers graduate students the rigorous, multi-disciplinary, academic, and experiential preparation they need to flourish in exciting leadership, management, and professional positions in those same organizations while simultaneously offering the organizations high-quality, low-cost consulting support.

Evolutionary Learning Associate Primary

  • Assists Directors in external research and consulting projects in the P-12 education sector.

  • Team management: Sets up and participates in project management structures; promotes team cohesion; executes against project management structures, plans, and assigned tasks, individually and in collaboration with others.

  • Team participation: Submits high-quality, on-time deliverables to internal managers and external clients.

  • Strategy development: In collaboration with Directors and CPRL leadership, designs research and consulting strategy and methodology for projects; executes and adapts strategy and methodology; communicates strategy, vision, methodology, and outcomes to relevant stakeholders.

  • Professional development of team: Provides and responds to feedback from students, interns, peers, and managers.

  • Serves as liaison with client organizations: Serves as the secondary point of contact (supporting Directors) with the client; develops project scope of work; manages student-client interaction; documents all changes in project scope.

  • Develops Evolutionary Learning knowledge, skills, and mindsets: Audits CPRL seminar and skills courses; identifies individual areas of strength and growth; formulates, enacts, and refines plans for professional development.

  • Communicates with project Director(s) responsible for work portfolio: Updates and receives feedback from Director(s) about project work and progress; surfaces issues for additional support; integrates feedback into work.

  • Collaborates with CPRL staff, especially with the Director team, to ensure successful execution of responsibilities: Collaboratively troubleshoots problems and engages in discussions and exercises to enhance project quality.


  • Bachelor's degree required; 2 years of P-12 education-related experience in management consulting, organizational leadership, program design or evaluation, research, and/or other relevant area. Advanced degree in business, education, law (JD, LLM) or policy preferred.

  • Alumnus/a of CPRL's Public Policy Seminar and Practicum preferred.

Applications open: Dec 03 2019 Eastern Standard Time Applications close:

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