Research Associate I

Job description

Job Title: Research Associate I
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 221387
Job Summary

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:

  • 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
  • Implement strategic program updates that are rooted in evidence
  • Project management and integration between event planning, marketing, funding opportunities, and research efforts
  • Publish and present findings and best practices at conferences
  • May perform finance related duties such as administer program budgets, process purchases, record expenses, etc.

    Required Qualifications
      Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experienceFour+ years job related experience.
    Preferred Qualifications
      Master’s in STEM, education, or social science
    Specialized skills preferred:


    Education research methods

    Evaluation methods and frameworks

    Strong oral communication skills

    Strong writing/ editing skills

    Diversity & 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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      Job No:
      Posted: 10/24/2020
      Application Due: 11/6/2020
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