Research Associate

Northampton, MA, US
Jul 18, 2020
The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking a Research Associate to work alongside our Senior Research and Evaluation Specialists on all aspects of program evaluation projects.

Who We Are: Experienced and innovative Research & Evaluation professionals skilled at evaluation design and implementation and building trust in relationships with clients and stakeholders. We help clients think through both process and outcome evaluations, centering equity questions throughout these conversations. We engage in our work proactively and purposefully.

We value: Quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others. Creating a community of care is a foundational to the work we do, together!

We hope that you will join us in this work!

This is you:
  • You love to ask and answer questions about how well educational and social service programs are working.

  • You are willing to develop the skills you have, and learn new ones.

  • You have experience with and knowledge of qualitative methods in research and evaluation, and at least a working understanding of basic quantitative methods.

  • You are a well organized, detail-oriented person who is able to prioritize multiple complex projects.

  • You recognize and value the critical roles of educational research and evaluation in advancing social justice and equity.

Highlights of What You Will Do:
  • Support R&E team members as they customize their work to meet the needs of a growing client base.

  • Help design and conduct complex inquiry into pressing questions of program quality and development.

  • Work closely with skilled evaluators and researchers as they provide consulting services and expertise to schools, coalitions, state agencies, foundations, and community-based organizations.

  • Learn and gain experience with an array of evaluation and research methods.