Sep 12, 2018
- Prepare annotated bibliographies to provide a research base for evaluation designs.
- Assist with instrument development (e.g., surveys, observation tools, and rubrics) and with the preparation of IRB materials and applications.
- Conduct web searches and download data from state data sources.
- Coordinate and schedule meetings and data collection activities such as interviews, focus groups, and survey administrations.
- Perform field research with minimal supervision.
- Request information of schools, districts, and state departments of education.
- Manage large data sets, effectively summarize descriptive data, have demonstrated experience with SPSS or Stata or similar software.
- Develop coding schemes for qualitative data such as interview, observation, and text comments. Experience using qualitative analyses software (e.g., ATLAS.ti) preferred.
- Conduct literature reviews.
- Assist with writing and proofreading reports, including preparation of graphic (i.e., data tables and charts) and written (i.e., bulleted or narrative text) summaries of findings.
- Prepare nonevaluative and nonanalytic sections of reports (e.g., methodology, appendices, references) for small- to medium-sized projects.
- Be able to work in educational settings by showing respect for and understanding of the structure of how teachers and administrations function.
- Perform other tasks that support the research and evaluation projects.
- Bachelor's degree education or the social or behavioral sciences, specifically coursework in quantitative and qualitative methods and data analysis. Master's degree preferred.
- Experience designing or administering surveys, preferably with web based survey systems and HTML programming.
- Experience in conducting interviews and observations.
- Experience managing data sets and using descriptive statistics in SPSS or Stata.
- Experience with content analysis of qualitative data.
- Experience compiling and organizing qualitative data sets (narrative text and documents) for efficient analyses in ATLAS.ti or Dedoose.
- Ability to develop charts, tables, and other graphics for reports and presentations.
- Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies for data collection, analysis, and reporting of findings.
- Ability to work across multiple projects, manage multiple tasks, and report to multiple project directors and coordinators simultaneously.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a team player and to treat staff and clients respectfully.
- Ability to travel throughout the country for site visits and onsite interviews.
- Ability to provide and accept constructive criticism.
- Must be authorized to work in USA (visa sponsorship not available).
For more information and to apply, please go to WestEd's Career Page: https://careers.wested.org/cs/jp/print/docs/we/jobs.htm