The National Student Support Accelerator’s (the Accelerator) vision is that every student in need has access to an effective tutor who champions and ensures their learning and success. The Accelerator is creating the research-backed tools and supports to drive quality and impact as tutoring scales. As part of this work, the Accelerator is working in 10 school districts across the country, supporting and studying the implementation of tutoring.The Accelerator is located in the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. By bringing together diverse thinkers to tackle difficult problems, the Institute advances education: harnessing the power of Brown’s community to develop education leaders, building actionable knowledge through systematic research, partnering with educators and policy-makers for local impact, and encouraging robust civic discourse.
The Senior Research Associate would lead the study of implementation of tutoring in 10 partner districts with the goal of understanding the demand for tutoring, the selection of tutoring models, the barriers to high-quality implementation of tutoring and how to overcome those barriers, and the tools that would be useful for districts seeking to implement high-impact tutoring. The Senior Research Associate will be responsible for:
- the design the implementation research including selection of stakeholders to interview and development of interview protocol,
- data collection (e.g., the schedule and conduct of interviews), and
- summarizing the findings and developing theories of action from the data collection about useful next steps.
The Senior Research Associate may also participate in the analysis of tutoring effectiveness and/or in the writing of academic articles and related research briefs.
Education and Experience
- Graduate degree in education, economics, policy, psychology, sociology, or related field (PhD preferred)
- 2-3 years of social science research experience
- Experience conducting data collection
- Interest in high impact tutoring models and the tutoring landscape for education recovery.
- Strong Interest in education research
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.