Researcher, English Language Learners (Ell)

American Institutes For Research San Mateo , CA 94401

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview

American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.

AIR's Center for English Language Learners (ELLs) is committed to reducing the achievement gap and improving outcomes for English language learners by conducting rigorous research and connecting research to policy and practice. We are seeking a Researcher to support mixed-methods evaluation projects, with a specific emphasis on projects focused on ELL-related policies and practices. The Center for ELLs project work includes:

  • Research related to improving instruction and learning: AIR researchers conduct rigorous studies of instructional interventions in order to determine what works best for ELLs

  • Evaluation research: AIR experts evaluate federal, state, and district practices and policies affecting ELLs and craft evidence-based recommendations for policymakers.

  • ELL specialists at AIR provide valuable technical assistance and professional development to help states and districts improve instruction and learning for ELLs. We tailor our services to meet the specific needs of our clients.

  • The policy work of the Center for ELLs currently focuses on analysis of state and federal policies and assistance to federal and state policymakers on issues relevant to ELLs.

Responsibilities

  • Leading tasks and projects related to ELLs

  • Conceptualizing problems in ELL research and evaluation and designing studies to address them

  • Contributing substantively, thoughtfully, and creatively to projects

  • Managing collaborative project teams and managing junior staff

  • Selecting and conducting appropriate statistical analyses of moderate complexity and interpreting results in a meaningful, policy-relevant way

  • Writing reports, briefs, proposals and other documents that are clear, concise, thoughtful and contribute substantively to the field

  • Managing client and stakeholder relationships in ways that are respectful and demonstrate knowledge of the field and policy landscape

  • Demonstrating cultural competence and sensitivity in all interactions with colleagues, stakeholders, and study participants

Qualifications

  • PhD in Education or related fields with some focus on the development of language and content area knowledge in ELLs and educational policies and practices related to ELLs, or Master's degree with 4-7 years of related experience

  • Strong quantitative analysis skills

  • Team leadership experience

  • Knowledge about K-12 ELL federal and state policies and ELL instructional programming

  • Ability to take big ideas and develop work plans and timelines

  • Experience building and maintaining client and partner relationships

  • Team leadership experience

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills including strong communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to produce concise, high-level briefings or reports

  • Bilingual English/Spanish (preferred)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. #LI-AS1


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Virtual Speech Language Pathologist California

Vocovision Teleservices

Posted 7 days ago

VIEW JOBS 3/24/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-06-22T00:00 Virtual Speech Language Pathologist - California San Mateo, CA Schools - SLP03/02/2020 Apply Now! Virtual Speech Language Pathologist - California VocoVision is partnering with a California school district in search of a remote speech language pathologist for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate will be licensed in the state of California, have obtained their certificate of clinical competence and have at least 2 years of school-based work experience. This is a remote (work from home) position. QUALIFICATIONS: * Master's degree (or higher) in Speech Language Pathology * ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence * California State License * 2 years of school experience JOB DETAILS: * Full Time * 2019- 2020 School year * Provide speech therapy to mild to moderate disabilities across various grade levels * Assisting in the IEP process, documentation and collaboration with other clinicians, educators and parents If you are interested and would like to be considered for this opportunity contact Alex Howard at 770-225-3194 and send an email to Alex.Howard@vocovision.com " Back to Results Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Vocovision Teleservices San Mateo CA

Researcher, English Language Learners (Ell)

American Institutes For Research