POSTED Jul 18 2017
The Research Associate will assist in the design and execution of projects in the Rennie Center’s research portfolio, reporting to the Associate Director, who oversees our independent research as well as the Condition of Education in the Commonwealth. The successful candidate for this position will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as skills to perform the following tasks:
We hope that, over time, the Research Associate will develop the skills to support the development of new research projects by cultivating and managing relationships with potential research sponsors, although we recognize that this skill set (and these relationships) may take a little while to develop. Nevertheless, we are eager to find an entrepreneurial candidate who will be attuned to opportunities for expanding our research portfolio.
Self-starter able to work in a fast-paced environment and complete projects independently
Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and collaborate with others inside and outside the organization to move projects forward
Ability to plan and prioritize goals to guarantee that deadlines are met
Superb communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to write clearly and concisely
Strong follow-through skills and attention to detail
Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methods, including design, implementation, analysis, and reporting
Experience engaging and interacting with key stakeholders, including funders, policymakers, and educators
Passion for public education and an interest in the Rennie Center’s work
Master’s degree and at least 2 years of experience or 4+ years of experience in relevant field
To apply, send a résumé and cover letter to Laura Dziorny, Chief of Staff, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We anticipate that the starting salary for this position will be approximately $60,000. Rennie Center employees also receive a generous benefits package. More information is available upon request.
The Rennie Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBT applicants. This job description is subject to change at any time.