Math for America (MƒA) is a private nonprofit organization in New York City offering fellowships and professional learning opportunities for accomplished K-12 public school math and science teachers at various stages in their careers. We are unique in that our efforts center around trusting and respecting teachers who are already experts in their field. We currently have over 1,000 teachers in our various fellowships, and we seek someone who believes in the importance of public education and values the teaching profession to join our staff.
Now that we have reached a scale that is likely to remain constant, we seek to improve the ways we collect and analyze data about our teacher community to understand how they embody our enduring goals:
- To keep the most accomplished math and science teachers in the classroom
- To foster professional growth for our teachers
- To provide our teachers opportunities for leadership to expand MƒA’s reach
- To change the teaching profession by making it more rewarding and exciting
What We Need:
We are looking for a passionate individual to join our team as a Research Associate. Ideal candidates are critical thinkers, problem solvers, and passionate about education. They are creative, intellectually curious, and have an interest in translating both quantitative and qualitative data into stories. They are also comfortable working with numbers, are detail oriented, and possess strong oral and written communication skills. In addition, they are able to grasp new concepts quickly and are proficient in SAS, SPSS, STATA, R, or other statistical software.
What You'll Do:
The Research Associate reports to the Director of Research and is responsible for assisting with the execution and implementation of qualitative and quantitative research projects. They will also work with the Director as a thought partner to help transform data into compelling stories.
Their core responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting background research, drafting proposals, writing and administering survey questionnaires, analyzing data results, creating topline summaries, developing and enhancing presentations and reports.
They work closely with the Professional Development team and the Admissions and Recruitment team to ensure all surveys and online application forms are accurate, consistent, and completed on time.
What You'll Need:
The ideal candidate possesses a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years experience in the areas of data collection and analysis, statistical analysis, and/or market research.
The ideal candidate is adept at a variety of methodologies including focus groups, in-depth-interviews, survey design, as well as leveraging non-traditional research techniques.
Additional Qualifications Include -
- Experience with or strong interest in teacher education
- Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- Strong understanding of formative and summative evaluation methods
- Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
- Interested in a highly collaborative work environment
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Salary is commensurate with experience and comes with an excellent benefits package. Math for America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to maintain a highly diverse staff in an inclusive and progressive working environment.