Teaching Strategies, LLC
  • Research
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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Teaching Strategies is an innovative edtech organization focused on connecting teachers, children, and families. As front runners in the early childhood education market, we build dynamic, top-quality digital products that integrate all of the essential elements of a high-quality solution: curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family engagement. We are building a team of results-oriented individuals who will thrive in a collaborative, work-hard/play-hard culture. We pride ourselves on the impact we have on the early childhood field through supporting teachers who are doing the most important work there is, teaching children to become creative, confident thinkers.

Position Overview

Teaching Strategies is recruiting for our research team, which conducts research on early learning topics, in early learning settings, to inform long-term and real-time educational programming. The Education Research Analyst will provide analytic support to advance Teaching Strategies' research agenda.

This role is ideal for a candidate with a broad understanding of observational study design and causal inference methods, quantitative analysis, early childhood education practice, and developmental theory. This position is analytic and writing-intensive. The selected candidate must have the ability to analyze quantitative data from multiple sources using appropriate statistical methods and to communicate findings effectively to academic and non-academic audiences alike. This role also requires cross-departmental collaboration with other teams to support their ad hoc reporting needs. Teaching Strategies' researchers are committed to advancing educational equity; the successful candidate will apply a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to all aspects of their work. The Education Research Analyst will work under the direction of the Director of Research who will provide guidance, review, and mentorship.

Applications for this position require a writing sample on a research topic related to early childhood education and/or child development. Selected candidates will be asked to complete a performance task in the form of a mock ad hoc reporting request (base materials will be provided).

Specific Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and consistently apply data cleaning and data management procedures
  • Produce and interpret descriptive statistics of assessment, engagement, utilization, and fidelity data
  • Provide analytic support for more complex inferential analyses
  • Contribute to the design of internal research studies
  • Draft study write-ups, white papers, and RFP responses
  • Provide support to other teams with ad hoc reporting needs, to include compiling data extracts and creating comprehensive reports as well as individual charts, graphics, and tables
  • Assist with developing measures of implementation fidelity for any combination of Teaching Strategies products
  • Craft PowerPoint presentations for internal and external stakeholders
  • Perform administrative tasks as required

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in education, psychology, or other related social sciences field.
  • 1–2 to years' experience in the education space, early childhood preferred, as a researcher, analyst, or other similar role.
  • Exceptional data reporting skills with a knack for tailoring reports to the appropriate audience
  • Ability to produce and interpret descriptive statistics
  • Ability to interpret results of observational and (quasi-) experimental studies
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Proficiency in at least one statistical programming language, preferably R or Python, with the ability to produce inferential statistics
  • Proficiency in or willingness to learn SQL and Athena
  • Basic understanding of psychometrics, including validity and reliability of assessment data
  • In-depth understanding of the assessment space in early childhood education

Preferred Qualifications (not required):

  • Working knowledge of HLM/linear mixed effect models
  • Familiarity with Teaching Strategies products, especially The Creative Curriculum® and GOLD®
  • Knowledge of Head Start
  • Knowledge of the Office of Special Education Programs' child outcomes reporting process
  • Familiarity with implementation science

Why Teaching Strategies

At Teaching Strategies, our solutions and services are only as strong as the teams that create them. By bringing passion, dedication, and creativity to your job every day, there's no telling what you can do and where you can go! We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, flexible work schedules, opportunities to engage with co-workers, access to career advancement and professional development opportunities, and the chance to make a difference in the communities we serve.

Let's open the door to your career at Teaching Strategies!

Some additional benefits & perks while working with Teaching Strategies

Teaching Strategies offers our employees a robust suite of benefits and other perks which include:

  • Flexible working environment
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Company-sponsored events
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Pre-tax medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Health savings accounts with employer contributions
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Company-sponsored life, short and long term disability insurance
  • Voluntary life and critical illness insurance
  • Paid parental leave programs

Teaching Strategies, LLC is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of Minorities, all Genders, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

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