KQED Education is a distinct and critical contributor to KQED’s public service mission, accelerating learning for youth aged 11-24 in the Bay Area and beyond. KQED creates and disseminates unique, engaging educational content that makes learning relevant to young people’s lives. KQED Education’s content and services inspire and prepare more students to be college, career, and community ready, to increase their sense of voice and agency, to master pertinent media literacy skills, and to expand their opportunities for civic engagement.
KQED Education invites applications for our Evaluation Graduate Fellowship—a 9-month [August/September through May/June] opportunity to be an active thought partner and apply technical skills in evaluating our reach, engagement with our community, and impact on educators and learners. A strong command of quantitative research and comfort using qualitative methods is necessary. This Fellow will collaborate on research and evaluation by helping define measures for learning and programmatic outcomes, developing and analyzing surveys, interpreting and reporting on learning analytics, analyzing student artifacts/qualitative data, and identifying and reviewing pertinent literature.
This Fellow will lead quantitative data analyses, build upon a strong metrics dashboard system, and assist in updating existing databases. The Fellow will act as a crucial link between research and practice while gaining experience in how research and evaluation contribute to a more data-driven organization, gaining a better understanding of the funding landscape and how to communicate data on programmatic impact to a variety of stakeholders.
The Fellow will work 15 hours per week onsite at KQED in San Francisco, CA.
Under guidance from the Learning & Evaluation Manager, the Fellow will lead research and evaluation projects including:
• Building upon existing literature review of background research on relevant academic areas such as youth civic engagement, digital media and learning, and open education resources.
• Lead analysis of annual large-scale survey. Contribute to development and analysis of smaller-scale surveys during the year.
• Manage and update database of audience data, lead analyses of these data on a quarterly basis, contribute to reporting on these data.
• Collaborate with manager on periodic reports and presentations on research and evaluation activities internally to department staff.
• Contribute to qualitative data analysis and interpretation of mixed-method evaluation activities.
• Collaborate on data visualizations for communicating data to multiple stakeholders.
• Collaborate on ongoing design of evaluation plans, including the planning of yearly activities.
• Participate in product development meetings with staff.
• Other tasks as needed.
Other Job Functions:
Possible collaborations on conference and paper submissions.
Fellow must be currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in a relevant field. Fellow must have familiarity with the issues, methodologies, and questions that inform one or more of the field of:
• open education resources
• digital media in learning
• online professional development
• inquiry based-learning
• youth participation/civic engagement
A robust understanding of quantitative research methods and data analysis is necessary. A strong understanding of qualitative research methods is also highly desirable. Familiarity with online analytics and/or other metrics tracking systems desired.
Experience working in program evaluation is desirable but not required.
The mission that drives us:
KQED is for everyone who wants to be more.
Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.
KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media.
We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.
We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.