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 our early learning solutions to inform educational programming and product development. The Research Associate will support the team's ongoing project management, writing, communication, and soft analytic needs.

The ideal candidate possesses a combination of research project management experience, academic writing skills, and applied knowledge of descriptive statistics. The initial assignment for this role is to build out complementary end-to-end project management systems for internal and external research projects in Asana or other similar software. The secondary assignment is to build out a survey process that supports business needs as well as internal research needs. This is an entry-level position with tremendous opportunity for growth according to the skills and interests of the selected candidate. Teaching Strategies' researchers are committed to advancing educational equity; the successful candidate must apply a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to all aspects of their work.

Applications for this position require a writing sample on a research topic related to early childhood education and/or child development.

Specific Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as project manager for internal and external research projects, with duties to include scheduling individual and focus group interviews, maintaining electronic file systems, and tracking tasks
  • Contribute to end-to-end survey design-building instruments with conditional logic in SurveyMonkey/Qualtrics, compiling responses, and conducting preliminary analysis
  • Contribute to the development and application of qualitative coding manuals, acquiring additional qualitative analytic skills along the way
  • Support other data collection activities, as needed
  • Support ad hoc reporting needs, to include creating comprehensive reports as well as one-off charts, graphics, and tables
  • Manage ad hoc data export and reports inventory
  • Perform administrative tasks, as assigned

Qualifications:

Required skills/experience

  • Bachelor's degree with demonstrated experience supporting social science researchers required; master's degree in developmental psychology, education, ed policy, or other ECE-adjacent field preferred.
  • Project management experience specific to human subjects research in the social sciences
  • Understanding of qualitative research processes
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Academic writing experience (senior paper, thesis, etc.)

Preferred skills/experience

  • Basic understanding of psychometrics, including validity and reliability of assessment data
  • Ability to produce and interpret descriptive statistics
  • Experience using Asana software for project management
  • Familiarity with Teaching Strategies products, especially The Creative Curriculum® and GOLD®
  • Familiarity with program evaluation and 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:

  • Competitive compensation package, including participating in our Employee Equity Appreciation Program
  • Flexible working environment
  • 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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