American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.
We are currently seeking a Researcher with quantitative and/or qualitative experience to support our Early Childhood (EC) Practice Area. This Practice Area focuses on efforts that promote the wellness of young children ages birth to school age, including their physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral development. In addition to infants/toddlers and preschool-age children, the Practice Area encompasses research/evaluation and technical assistance projects related to families and communities that support young children's growth and development, including language acquisition and early literacy.
The Early Childhood Education Researcher will be responsible for:
Leading tasks and projects related to early childhood development and education
Conceptualizing problems in early childhood research and evaluation and designing studies to address them
Contributing substantively, thoughtfully, and creatively to projects
Managing collaborative project teams and managing junior staff
Selecting and conducting appropriate statistical analyses of moderate complexity and interpreting results in a meaningful, policy-relevant way
Writing reports, briefs, proposals and other documents that are clear, concise, thoughtful and contribute substantively to the field
Managing client and stakeholder relationships in ways that are respectful and demonstrate knowledge of the field and policy landscape
Demonstrating cultural competence and sensitivity in all interactions with colleagues, stakeholders, and study participants
Ph.D. in psychology, education, child/human development, other related field or Master’s degree with 4-7 years of related experience
Ability to take big ideas and develop work plans and timelines
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Team leadership experience
Adaptability and tolerance for ambiguity
Orientation to detail and quality
Experience building and maintaining client and partner relationships
Bilingual in Spanish preferred
Internal Number: 11130
About American Institutes for Research (AIR)
AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us.Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity and non-partisanship. Learn more about our history.The intellectual diversity of our 1,800 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to challenges that span the human life course.Our Mission AIR’s mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.Our VisionWithin the United States and internationally, AIR will be the preeminent organization that produces improvements in education, health, and the workforce; addresses the needs of individuals, organizations, and communities;designs and advances statistical and research methods;causes practitioners and organizations to ado...pt evidence-based practices; andinforms public understanding and policymaking by the best evidence.Diversity and InclusionAIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment.