Research Associate I
Job Title: Research Associate I
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 221387
This position will provide strategic oversight of two programs: the K-12 InVenture Prize and the EarSketch Competition within the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Comptuting (CEISMC). This role will support the Institute and its programs to target scholarly research audiences as well as audiences of potential students, teachers, and administrators in K-12 settings and interact with external partners, including advisory groups, judges, sponsors, and partners. The role will specifically collaborate with educational researchers and evaluators to design and implement research and evaluation efforts that support the development of evidence-based practices for STEM online and in-person curricula and competitions.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
Implement strategic program updates that are rooted in evidenceProject management and integration between event planning, marketing, funding opportunities, and research effortsPublish and present findings and best practices at conferences
- Collaborate with educational researchers and evaluators to:
- Develop research and evaluation questions
- Apply appropriate research and evaluation frameworks
- Apply for IRB approvals for human subject research
- Administer surveys, focus groups, and interviews
- Analyze and present findings
May perform finance related duties such as administer program budgets, process purchases, record expenses, etc.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experienceFour+ years job related experience.
Master’s in STEM, education, or social scienceSpecialized skills preferred:
StatisticsEducation research methodsEvaluation methods and frameworksStrong oral communication skillsStrong writing/ editing skillsDiversity & inclusion best practices
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities This job requires knowledge of STEM competitions, with an understanding of invention education and CS education as a preference. The job requires significant collaboration and coordination amongst different entities, with an emphasis on strategy and implementing evidence-based practices for inclusion. Experience with both online and in-person competitions is strongly preferred, as well as experience in working with K-12 teachers and students. This job requires basic working knowledge of statistics. Knowledge of evaluation and qualitative research methods are preferred. Creative vision and autonomy are strongly preferred; organization is a must. This job requires working knowledge in delivery of office support administrative and financial services and project organization. Use of office related computer applications is required. This is a service-oriented position; ability to communicate with diverse audiences is required.Other Information Some weekend and/or evening availability may be required (infrequently). Occasional travel opportunities (domestic) may arise.
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