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Full-Time Opportunities

The Education Redesign Lab is looking for a new team member with experience in research and communications. To learn more, click the link below:

Student Opportunities

Throughout the year, the Education Redesign Lab also offers internship opportunities for Harvard students. Potential responsibilities across the various positions include writing case studies, analyzing education data, and supporting communications and outreach. Currently open positions are listed below:

 

 

Data and Strategy Consultant 

The Education Redesign Lab is looking for a HGSE student to serve as a data and strategy consultant to help coordinate data selection, collection, decision-making, and webinars for the approximately six cities participating in the By All Means initiative. The By All Means initiative is focused on redesigning systems of education to restore social mobility.
 
Consultant duties, all done in partnership with Lab staff, include:
  1. Providing guidance on appropriate data use in each BAM city
  2. Managing process to regularly collect BAM Measures of Success data from each city                         
  3. Troubleshooting data-related issues with city teams in collaboration with Lab team
  4. Advising Lab staff on effective use of data for program design and management
  5. Developing or sharing tools with cities to support effective data use, including through documents, webinars, and sessions                                                                                      
  6. Producing data reports and presentations for city use, BAM convenings, Lab events, funder reports, and strategic meetings.
The data consultant will report to Lynne Sacks, Associate Director of Research at the Education Redesign Lab, and will also work closely with Bridget Rodriguez, Associate Director of Programs and Operations.
 

Qualifications:

  1. Experience working with data in education environments strongly preferred, including working with multiple partners to set data goals and develop strategies for data collection and use
  2. Experience integrating data systems preferred
  3. Background knowledge of program evaluation helpful
  4. Project management experience
  5. Research experience helpful

Schedule (Hours Per Week): 5-20 hours per week, beginning in the summer and continuing at least through the 2018-19 academic year.

Opportunity for Learning: Project management, strategy design, change management, data collection, data integration, data-driven decision-making, research, partner management

Required Work Schedule: Dedicated hours during work week; biweekly meetings with supervisor; calls with participating cities; team and staff meetings as necessary; participating BAM convenings as possible

Compensation Type: Paid, hourly. FEP and FWS eligible.

To Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, your relevant experience, and your anticipated availability/start date to lynne_sacks@gse.harvard.edu. Write "Data Consultant Application - [Your Last Name]" in the subject line.

 

Research Assistant 

The Education Redesign Lab is looking for a number of research assistants to support the Lab’s research team on a number of projects, including By All Means, Individual Student Success Plans, and other topics such as integrating health and education, meeting the needs of students with learning differences, and more. Founded by Professor Paul Reville, the Lab’s research is focused on redesigning and reimagining systems of education to restore social mobility.

Tasks include:

  1. Processing and analyzing qualitative data
  2. Writing summaries and reports
  3. Conducting discrete research assignments on specific topics

Research assistants will work with Lynne Sacks, Associate Director of Research; Michelle Sedaca, Research Manager, and/or the Lab’s incoming Research & Communications Manager.

Qualifications:

  1. Research experience preferred
  2. Demonstrated interest in inequality, education, and/or policy preferred
  3. CITI training helpful but not required
  4. Experience with Nvivo helpful but not necessary

Schedule: 5-15 hours per week (flexible). 

Compensation Type: Paid, hourly. FEP and FWS eligible.

To Apply: Please send your resume and a paragraph detailing your interest, your relevant experience, and your anticipated availability to lynne_sacks@gse.harvard.edu. If you have specific topics of interest, you may share in your cover letter. Write " RA Application - [Your Last Name]" in the subject line. Applications are rolling.