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Job Opportunity: Research Analyst

ExpandED Schools works to ensure that all kids, from every zip code, have opportunities to discover their talents and develop their full potential. So we give kids more hours in the school day, bring more role models into the classroom, and infuse their learning with the arts, STEM, sports and character-building activities. These are the supports and experiences kids need in order to grow into caring, confident and successful adults. In our first decade, we created the nation’s first citywide system of K-12 after-school programs and leveraged more than four dollars in private and public spending for every dollar of our founding grant. Today, we continue to reimagine learning time – in school, after school and during the summer – seeking to ensure that all kids have opportunities to discover their talents and develop their full potential. We develop scalable and sustainable models that provide more learning time. We:

  • EXPAND the school day: Adding 2.5 hours each day; closing the learning gap by 450 hours/school year.
  • ENGAGE the community: Bringing additional role models – tutors, coaches, college students and teaching artists – into the classroom.
  • ENHANCE the learning: Balancing the curriculum with the arts, sports, STEM and character-building enrichments.


Position Summary:

The Research Analyst reports to the Senior Research Associate to provide support on various research and evaluation projects. 

Responsibilities:

  • Working as part of a dynamic research team, supporting analyses of multiple internal and external evaluation projects
  • Collect, enter, clean and manage survey data
  • Coordinate data collection efforts with after-school program staff
  • Design, implement, and interpret/write up analyses of large education data sets 
  • Support qualitative improvement efforts within a fast-paced organization by analyzing data, preparing charts/tables, and assist in the dissemination of results to both practitioners and researchers
  • Conduct site visits of structured observations to assess program quality in after-school and expanded learning time programs
  • Build and maintain robust datasets
  • Conduct literature reviews on a variety of topics related to youth development, after-school, and education 
  • Read and write up findings from recent research in the field to share with a non-research audience
  • Perform other tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years experience required, Master’s degree strongly preferred
  • Strong research, analytic and writing skills 
  • Experience and interest in evaluating programs in the fields of youth development, after-school, and/or education 
  • Knowledge of field research and quantitative research techniques 
  • Strong working knowledge of SPSS (including use of syntax) and advanced excel (i.e. pivot tables, VLOOKUP)
  • Experience working with large data files (>100,000 cases)
  • Strong working knowledge of data management software (including ability to run queries to merge files) 
  • Familiarity with NYC DOE data or other complex school district data preferred 
  • Experience with Tableau or other data visualization software a plus
  • Comfort working in a fast-pace environment, balancing multiple projects
  • Willingness to perform administrative tasks as part of evaluation project management
  • Willingness and ability to travel within New York City via public transportation, as well as occasional national/overnight travel 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

employment@expandedschools.org, Subject: Research Analyst.
No faxes or phone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ExpandED Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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