Key Center for Learning Differences
Research Analyst PartTime
The Key Center for Learning Differences makes accessible to families, educators, and students the resources necessary to provide equitable educational opportunities for all students with learning differences.
The primary responsibility of the Research Analyst is to work collaboratively with Key Center leadership and staff to plan and conduct ongoing evaluation of all programs and initiatives. This responsibility includes managing evaluation plans, developing and administering measurement tools (e.g., surveys, checklists), developing practical data collection procedures, conducting data analysis, and presenting findings and recommendations for program improvement in easily digestible formats.
These tasks are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is related or a logical assignment position.
- Develop and/or manage databases and data entry templates.
- Update and revise Logic Model as necessary.
- Maintain current data management plan (s) for all programs offered at the Key Center.
- Assist with the coordination of evaluation timelines and data collection activities.
- Conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses.
- Develop, refine and/or administer surveys or other assessment tools.
- Prepare brief evaluation reports.
- Respond to requests for data or information from Key Center personnel; including working collaboratively with the Development Department and aiding with grant development or reporting.
- Review academic literature on education research and best practices, and report to appropriate leadership/staff members on findings related to topics of interest.
- Provide basic in-service training on the Key Center evaluation framework and basic evaluation activities as needed.
- Design, plan, and conduct special research projects as needed.
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficient knowledge in MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
- Strong knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of research and program evaluation in school/community settings.
- Ability to interpret data and develop meaningful conclusions and recommendations.
- Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Knowledge of measurement theories and experience with the design, validity and reliability of instruments.
- Demonstrate attention to detail.
Education and Experience
- Master’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Statistics/Measurement AND at least two years of experience working as a program evaluator or research analyst; OR
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Statistics/Measurement AND at least four years of experience working as a program evaluator or research analyst.
- Applicant must have experience beyond university coursework requirements.