Job Application Due Date: 12/31/20
Hiring Company/Organization: New York University, Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools
About the Center for Policy, Research, & Evaluation
The Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation at New York University (NYU) Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center) conducts applied research and evaluation studies focused on promoting positive educational outcomes for youth and understanding the influence of both schools and communities on those outcomes. The department’s work encompasses original research, internal and external evaluation projects, as well as a rapid response unit (data on demand) that supports the work of educational advocates via research capacity. Its goal is to use research to inform educational policies and practices at federal, state, local, and programmatic levels.
About the NYU Metro Center
NYU Metro Center is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence and educational justice for all students. They partner with local and state educational agencies to strengthen access, opportunity, and educational quality, particularly for young people from historically vulnerable groups. The Center accomplishes this mission through the implementation of high-quality research, strategic assistance to schools and districts, and direct services to students, teachers, parents, administrators, policymakers, and organizations committed to equity and educational improvement.
The Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation at NYU Steinhardt’s Metro Center is seeking numerous consultants to join one or more projects focused on educational equity. They are looking to fill several consultant positions requiring the following areas of expertise:
- Expertise in college access and readiness and with leading and conducting systematic literature reviews.
- Expertise in STEM professional development for teachers and with all phases of qualitative research, survey design, and/or longitudinal data analysis. Living in the Greater Boston area is a plus.
- Expertise in family engagement and with all phases of qualitative research; Spanish proficiency a plus.
- Expertise in special education and disproportionality and with all phases of qualitative research.
- Expertise in managing and organizing survey data collection across many schools, including surveying parents, school leaders, and school staff.
- Expertise in longitudinal data analysis.
All positions may be done remotely, although residence in the Greater Boston area is preferred for #2.
Duties will depend on the specific project that consultants are hired for. More information about these projects and related duties will be shared prior to an interview.
- Excellent writing and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated interest in issues of equity and social justice in education, privileging a strengths-based framework in their scholarship. T
- Interested in being part of a team (or teams) of researchers and can demonstrate the ability and/or interest in working in multiethnic, multicultural environments.
- Committed to the success of all NYU Metro Center projects and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences.
- Can work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings.
- Be ready to join NYU faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.
- Demonstrable expertise in at least one of the above-mentioned areas
- Excellent writing skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Excellent project management skills
- Work samples to illustrate prior related work
How To Apply
Please send your resume/CV and a cover letter to Joanna.email@example.com. Please indicate in your cover letter which of the above-mentioned areas of expertise you have. Application review will begin immediately and will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Applications from women, minorities, and individuals from underserved or underrepresented groups with a strong record of research are encouraged to apply. All qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.
Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship. NYU is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.