Education Research Assistant - Center for Education Research and Innovation
SRI International3.6
Arlington, VA
Job description
SRI Education is committed to bringing rigorous and research and evaluation data to bear on important decisions concerning K-16 education.

We are seeking to hire an entry level Research Assistant to join our training, coaching, and technical support, research, and dissemination projects focused on supporting educators and leaders to use data and evidence-based practices to advance equitable access to effective teaching and improve outcomes for students and families. At SRI, research assistants have opportunities to grow professionally and develop new skills through ongoing project embedded mentorship and professional development opportunities.
Job responsibilities include:

  • Provide general project support (e.g., create and maintain project documents and databases, note taking, preparing project materials and mailings, maintaining project files and archiving data, literature reviews and web searches, communication/scheduling with schools/research subjects)
  • Develop content for newsletters, project video scripts, videos, websites, social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), webinars, blogs, and/or other promotional and informational materials
  • Prepare engaging written documents and training and coaching materials that are accessible and appealing to educators
  • Participate in data collection activities (e.g., classroom observations, child assessments, interviews or focus groups) according to established protocols
  • Apply an equity lens to and engage diverse perspectives in our work
Job qualifications include:
  • B.A. in education, psychology or developmental psychology, social work, economics, social welfare, public health, or a related discipline, with coursework related to applied research
  • Capacity to support multiple tasks simultaneously and ability to change focus as priorities shift
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and ensure high quality through attention to details and requirements
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
  • Previous experience and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, and social media platforms, and the desire to learn new software skills
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion both in research and in the workplace

Candidates with the following qualifications preferred:
Research, professional, or volunteer experience in or with the US public PreK–16 education system working with Black or African American, Latino, Latinx, or Hispanic students, or students and families with limited financial means

For this position, we are looking for candidates able to be present in our Arlington, VA office or our Menlo Park, CA office as needed. Salary ranges for this role will vary and are based on several factors, including geographic location, market competitiveness and equity amongst internal employees in similar roles. SRI has a competitive benefits package, to view details please go to: SRI International, an over 75-year strong pioneering research institute, has a rich history supporting government and industry. Our innovations have created new industries, billions of dollars in market value and lasting benefits to society. SRI is organized around broad disciplines and capabilities, with research and development divisions and labs to groups who excel at identifying new opportunities, developing products and creating custom solutions. Our organization is driven by impact - delivering unique solutions for the world's important challenges and transforming ideas into reality for clients and partners.
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Company Description
SRI International (SRI) is an American nonprofit research institute headquartered in Menlo Park, California. The trustees of Stanford University established SRI in 1946 as a center of innovation to support economic development in the region.The organization was founded as the Stanford Research Institute. SRI formally separated from Stanford University in 1970 and became known as SRI International in 1977.
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