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Job no: 498766 work type: regular full-time location: bethesda, md capability area: education and child development job description:
Join the education and child development department at norc at the university of chicago as a research associate i focusing on early childhood issues, including work that is responsive to cultural and linguistic diversity, disparities and equity issuesBased in our bethesda office, take this opportunity to contribute to the continued success of the department during a time of strategic growth.
While our main office locations are in chicago, il, and bethesda, md, we will consider qualified candidates who prefer to work remotely.
As a condition of employment, all norc employees and contractors – including those working remotely – must be fully vaccinated (as defined by current cdc guidance) against covid-19.
Department: education and child development
For more than 40 years, norc has been committed to conducting high quality education researchOur department of education and child development`s research covers the full array of education-relevant populations, from pre-school children to the post-graduate doctorate holdersNorc is a leader in conducting large national surveys, as well as more targeted state and local studies, harvesting reliable, actionable early childhood data, particularly data on early care and educationThe scope of our education research methodologies is wide-ranging, as well – including primary data collection, analysis and reporting of existing data, transcript abstraction, classroom observations, qualitative analysis, and experimental and quasi-experimental designs.
Support senior staff in the development and implementation of evaluation projects and data collection and analysis activities
Prepare literature reviews, and written descriptions of data collection methodologies and procedures
Assist in design of questionnaires and other quantitative or qualitative data collection instruments
Provide support to study teams in the planning and conducting project activities including site visits, telephone interviews, and technical panel meetings
As appropriate, provide support and/or conduct analyses on quantitative and/or qualitative data including administrative and survey data
Assist in creating presentations for client meetings and conferences
Assist in the development of client reporting deliverables, including monthly or annual progress reports, memos, slides, data charts, and tables for presenting study findings
Assist with business development activities, supporting all aspects of proposal efforts including drafting subsections of proposals, compiling data, and drafting charts or exhibits
Coordinate project activities and events, including setting up meetings and conference calls and liaising with consultants and local data collection firms
Bachelor`s degree requiredA degree in early childhood, psychology, education, other social science, public policy, economics, or statistics is a plusDegrees in other subjects may be considered, if other relevant skills apply
Experience with knowledge in the principles, processes, and methods of social science research a plus.
Interest and experience in higher education and/or early childhood care and education programs, preschool, elementary schools and community-based programs a plus
Experience conducting literature reviews; using and/or designing qualitative data collection tools including key informant interviews, site visits and/or focus groups are a plus.
Experience working with large datasets, conducting data quality review and data analysisAdditional advanced quantitative research skills a plus
Experience with statistical packages, such as stata, sas, or r a plus
Proficiency with ms office software, including excel
Strong writing skills, including experience with report writing
Outstanding interpersonal and critical reasoning skills
Spanish language skills preferred (particularly native fluency), but not required
What we do:
Norc at the university of chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisionsSince 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaborationToday, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.
Who we are:
For over 75 years, norc has evolved in many ways, moving the needle with research methods, technical applications and groundbreaking research findingsBut our tradition of excellence, passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each of us is as a member of the norc teamWith world-class benefits, a business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous learning, norc is a place where people join for the stellar research and analysis work for which we’re known, and stay for the relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the impact their work is making on a global scale.
Norc is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforceNorc evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.
Advertised: may 6, 2022 eastern daylight time applications close:
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