Career Opportunities

Education Research Associate Consultant

EduDream is seeking experienced consultants who are interested in partnering on a range of education research, evaluation, strategy, data analytics, and technical assistance projects.  We are looking for individuals with expertise in:

  • Applied research and evaluation

  • Quantitative research  (i.e., identify, gather, clean, code and analyze primary and secondary data sources using appropriate statistical approaches and software such as STATA, R, or SPSS) to better understand educational trends. 

  • Qualitative research which includes the ability to design and manage research tools (such as surveys, interview protocols, and focus group protocols), collect and systematically analyze qualitative data.

  • Strong writing skills and ability to prepare documents (i.e. memos, slide decks, briefs) and sections of reports (including charts and graphs) that describe and interpret key findings.

  • Database development 

  • Literature reviews 

Position Qualifications

This is a project-based position with potential for longer-term work. Interested applicants should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred

  • At least five years of professional experience or equivalent; 7-10 years preferred

  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods

  • Willingness to learn and expand quantitative and qualitative skills

  • Experience with data analysis (proficiency in Excel and/or statistical software packages such as STATA or SPSS)

  • Accuracy with work, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others

  • Flexibility to handle multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadline pressure.

  • Ability to work independently for long periods of time

  • Effective time management skills

  • A sense of initiative and willingness to ask questions and self-advocate in the work environment

  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to working in the field of education

  • Interest in learning more about key education issues and collaborative research and data

 

To Apply:

 

Please submit the following required materials:

  • ​Resume

  • Cover Letter (Include availability)

  • Contact information for two references

 

Send application materials to: info@edudream.org and indicate “RA Consultant” in the subject line.

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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