The Research, Evaluation and Policy (REP) team at the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) is looking for a research consultant to help lead the qualitative component of a one-year research project on autonomous schools in Boston, including history and growth of autonomous schools sector, an examination of the impact of innovation and autonomy on student learning and engagement and on the district. This is a great opportunity for a researcher to gain experience on a small research team working in a collaborative environment. CCE conducts research that informs educational policy and practice to improve equity and student achievement. We also provide program evaluation and technical assistance to schools, organizations and institutions that need evaluation support to assess and improve their education programs. Both our research and evaluation studies use quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. The consultant will work closely with the research team and report to the Senior Director, Research, Evaluation and Policy.
The consultant will help manage the qualitative components of the research which includes communicating and working closely with study participants, developing interview and focus group protocols, conducting interviews and focus groups with educators, coding and analyzing qualitative data, drafting summary documents, troubleshooting challenges in the work, and ensuring the process moves forward in a timely fashion. The candidate also will participate in team meetings, regularly provide project updates and help write/draft sections of the study report as well as other publications and project deliverables. This is an ideal position for a post doc candidate with strong qualitative research skills who wishes to gain experience and expand their publication record. The position will run from December 2018 to October 2019 for an average of 20 hours/week with more and less intensive periods during that timeframe.
The research consultant will have the following responsibilities:
and provide regular progress updates
PLEASE NOTE: This position will require local travel in and around the Boston area.
Compensation: $35-$60/hour based on experience and qualifications
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample (no more than 5-7 pages- can be an excerpt from a longer piece) online at https://formstack.io/EBF17. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until position is filled.