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Sr Research Associate

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Posted: 10/23/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Category: Nonprofit Job Number: 21985 Pay Range: $60,000 - $70,000 DOE Remote Options:

Job Description

A nationally leading nonprofit organization that focuses on education policy and improvement is seeking a data-minded Senior Research Associate to join their dynamic team in Scottsdale, AZ!  If you’re a passionate educator who strives to be at the forefront of cutting-edge research where you will have a key role in shaping national policy, this opportunity is perfect for you!  In this role, you will be involved with impactful research projects and studies related to education policy, data analysis, and reporting via sophisticated statistical programs. 

This is your chance to leverage your dedication and expertise to work closely with a team of dynamic professionals who are deeply committed to supporting educators and transforming educational systems.   Your work will directly contribute to research efforts designed to enhance instructional practices, improve the effectiveness of teaching and leadership, and ultimately improve outcomes for students, so you will truly be in a position that will make a real difference in the world of education!  To find out more about what this role has to offer you, submit your application today!

Pay Range: $60,000 - $70,000 DOE


  • Manage and contribute to research projects, including data compilation, analysis, and reporting
  • Assist with federal, state, and local grant writing, evaluation, and reporting
  • Prepare research and policy-related papers, reports, and other products
  • Conduct research studies, from conceptualization to data analysis
  • Create visual presentations based on data, research, and policy concepts
  • Collaborate with the research team on data collection efforts
  • Represent the Research and Evaluation department for the organization at meetings
  • Work on special research projects

  • Ph.D. in education policy, economics of education, education research, or a related field – Master’s degree with work experience will be considered
  • 3+ years of experience working on research projects, including data management and analysis
  • Demonstrated knowledge of education research statistical programs (e.g., SPSS, R)
  • Knowledge of current and historical education issues and practices

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401k with 4% match
  • 2 weeks vacation
  • 6 days PSL
  • 10 paid holidays

If you’re a researcher who is passionate about nonprofit education, don’t pass up on this exciting opportunity to be a key factor in the improvement of education for students.  Apply now!


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