Hiring: Research and Evaluation Manager
The Highlander Institute is seeking a full-time Research and Evaluation Manager to coordinate analytic and reporting processes for all Institute initiatives. The Institute has developed a number of data collection processes for various initiatives across the state of Rhode Island, and now have a need to streamline the analytic and reporting processes so that feedback is made available to audiences as soon as possible.
A successful applicant will have some experience managing data sets (reshaping, merging, cleaning, and analysis), as well as experience with reporting software such as Tableau and the Qualtrics reporting module. In addition, the applicant should have knowledge of education systems and structures, as well as statistical concepts such as correlation, regression or propensity score analysis. Finally, and most importantly, the applicant should be able to think critically about the analysis and reporting being conducted, and work with other Institute staff to create a data narrative.
The Highlander Institute is growing rapidly and is committed to hiring a staff that is a reflection of the population that it serves. To this end, the Highlander Institute is looking for talented applicants from diverse and underrepresented communities to join the team.
Job Responsibilities include:
-Manage data collection, analysis and reporting process for initiatives, including restructuring/cleaning data files and streamlining data collection processes for real-time reporting to participants.
-Support in the development of organization-wide data collection systems; maintain and improve data collection systems, including cleaning and creating data sets for analysis purposes
-Conduct descriptive analyses primarily, but occasionally conduct more advanced statistical analysis, in particular, matched comparison analyses, with support from the R&D team.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
-Data tools for measurement, collection and analysis
-Local and national educational models, including blended and personalized learning theory and pedagogy
-School, district, and LEA structure and culture
-Project management, timelines and deadlines
-Basic knowledge of statistical models, such as regression, factor analysis, or propensity score matching.
-Strong communication, documentation, and organizational skills
-Knowledge of Excel, Tableau, Qualtrics or statistical software
Non-Technical Skills and Behavior:
-Performs duties professionally, thoroughly, in a timely manner, and with a respectful, friendly demeanor in both external and internal relationships.
-Conveying data analysis through multiple modalities and methods based on audience
-Handles routine challenges with calm and good humor.
-Take initiative to solve problems proactively and work independently on tasks
-Exercise sound judgment and request assistance when needed
-Respond ethically, professionally and respectfully as needed to different office situations.
-Manage time effectively and follow-through on assigned tasks accurately.
-Maintain professional demeanor regardless of internal or external concerns.
-Strong oral and written communication skills.
-Bachelor’s degree required in Policy, Psychology, Computer Science, Education, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
REASONING & PROBLEM SOLVING
-Ability to make decisions with minimal guidance as needed.
-Ability to determine and execute multiple problem-solving options that are responsive to a variety of stakeholders.
-Ability to control and code for indicators that result in an analysis level connected to teacher-level impact as well as student-level impact
-Ability to tell a data story that is compelling and unique