- School Choice
- Who We Are
- What We Do
Applicants should submit a resumé, cover letter detailing interest in joining EdChoice and conducting online research/working with data, and provide 1-2 writing samples to carey@EdChoice.org by August 11, 2021.
POSITION: Research Assistant (Part-Time)
PURPOSE: Assists Research and Thought Leadership (RTL) Team members on a range of projects and associated tasks. Assists with the organization’s school choice program data collection and analysis; works with team members to verify research and data sources. General responsibilities include data collection, database management, and data analysis.
SUPERVISED BY: Director of State Research and Special Projects
Remote work option possible.
Time commitment of 20-25 hours/week.
Collects data on educational choice programs and policies in states (80%)
Supports quality control for the RTL Team’s research activities (10%)
Assists with short-term research projects, as needed (10%)
Education and Experience: Minimum undergraduate degree in economics, political science, public policy, or other research-oriented social sciences field preferred. One or more years’ experience in education research preferred. Basic familiarity with school choice concepts or private school research preferred.
Essential Competencies: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Interpersonal Communications, Integrity/Accountability, Customer Service, Project Management, and Workload/Time Management.
Writing/Communication Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general professional journals, public policy reports, or governmental laws, codes, and regulations. Ability to write informal professional correspondence. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from members of the education community or general public.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Excellent problem analysis and problem-solving skills required.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to understand and calculate fractions, proportions, percentages, ratios and apply basic methods of statistical analysis. Experience with basic descriptive statistics preferred.
Other Skills and Abilities: Keen attention to detail required. Computer proficient with Microsoft Office products with a high level of proficiency in Excel and Word. Demonstrated experience with SPSS, STATA, Qualtrics, or Maptitude preferred. Ability to work well with others. Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and handle multiple priorities. Possess strong facilitation skills.
Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing interest in and support of educational choice and joining EdChoice, resumé, and 1-2 writing samples to carey@EdChoice.org by August 9, 2021.
EdChoice is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing full and unencumbered educational choice as the best pathway to successful lives and a stronger society. EdChoice believes that families, not bureaucrats, are best equipped to make K-12 schooling decisions for their children. The organization works at the state level to educate diverse audiences, train advocates and engage policymakers on the benefits of high-quality school choice programs. EdChoice is the intellectual legacy of Milton and Rose D. Friedman, who founded the organization in 1996.
EdChoice, Inc., does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, subcontractors, and partners.