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  • Early Childhood Policy Fellow/Research Scientist 

    Boston University’s Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC) conducts and disseminates rigorous, policy-relevant research in partnership with local, state, and federal policymakers and stakeholders to improve educational opportunities and holistic outcomes for traditionally marginalized students. WEPC’s research addresses key policy questions focused on equalizing educational opportunity, improving specialized services for students, and supporting an effective educator workforce.

    Working in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care, WEPC seeks a research scientist to help with the development of a policy-aligned research agenda and data infrastructure plan that will advance Massachusetts’ efforts to better be positioned to understand the composition, drivers and quality of the early childhood workforce in the state. Given the nascent stage of EEC’s data infrastructure, the first year of this fellowship is really designed to help set a foundation and put in place some building blocks for future research insights. 

    Reporting to WEPC’s Executive Director with regular engagement with and direction from EEC’s Senior Associate Commissioner for Policy, Research and Data Analyticsthe Early Education Policy Fellow will:

    • Work with various stakeholders to help build a research agenda with short and long-term questions aimed at better understanding the current early childhood workforce and other aspects of the early care and education system in the state and providing insights aimed at large-scale policy interventions in the future.
    • Scope out in detail 2-3 of the short-term, focused research projects and begin working towards project launch
    • Support the development and analysis of an educator workforce survey EEC is planning to deliver in 2023-24
    • Understand existing data infrastructure within EEC (and other connected agencies) and support the state in identifying additional elements as well as collection and reporting mechanisms that would improve research capabilities moving forward
    • Write funding proposals and grant applications aimed at supporting the data and research efforts outlined above
    • Help to explore and potentially pursue data-use agreements with other government agencies (e.g., Department of Higher Education, Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Department of Labor, etc.) aligned with the specified research agenda
    • Other activities as warranted by the needs of the partners and aligned with the overall goals of the partnership
    The responsibilities outlined above are focused on early efforts to build a research partnership and, as such, are focused on relationships, identifying policy-relevant questions and mapping data needs. It is the intention of both WEPC and EEC that this research be a long-term collaboration. With additional outside funds secured to support this work, we anticipate the research scientist position to transition to continuing and executing on the building efforts articulated in the scope above. In that capacity, moving forward, the research scientist would be responsible for:
    • Designing and conducting research on early childhood workforce policies in Massachusetts; serving as a principal investigator and/or project coordinator
    • Facilitating ongoing relationship with EEC and liaising with colleagues at BU Wheelock to ensure coherent and coordinated partnership support across multiple streams of collaboration
    • Writing and presenting key research and evaluation findings to a variety of external audiences including researchers, practitioners and policymakers
    • Serving as Primary Investigator and/or project coordination on studies or other similar projects

  • Senior Research Strategist 

    The Senior Research Strategist is a senior-level position that designs and executes program evaluations. Qualified candidates will have experience designing quasi-experimental studies and inferential statistics. Preferred experience includes statistical programming languages (e.g., STAT, SAS, R), Business Intelligence reporting (e.g., Power BI, Tableau), experience with reporting for a variety of audiences, and/or familiarity with K-12 education. Salary ranges from $90,000 - $118,000 with excellent benefits. 

    See the full posting and apply through EdJoin at: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1879131

  • Research Project Manager 

    The research project manager is a supervisory level position. Qualified candidates will have experience designing quasi-experimental studies and inferential statistics. Preferred experience includes statistical programming languages (i.e., SAS), Business Intelligence reporting (e.g., Power BI, Tableau), experience with reporting for a variety of audiences, familiarity with K-12 education, and prior experience in a leadership role. Salary ranges from $103,000 - $130,000 with excellent benefits. 

    See the full posting and apply through EdJoin at: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1879378
     

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