FRONTIER 21 Education Solutions/School Frontiers

Research Assistant Position, FRONTIER 21/School Frontiers

Posted on April 24, 2017

Announcement: Research Assistant Position
FRONTIER 21 Education Solutions/School Frontiers

April 2017

About FRONTIER 21/School Frontiers
FRONTIER 21/School Frontiers is an education research and technical assistance company specializing in the development and implementation of innovative approaches to educational improvement (see http://www.schoolfrontiers.com; http://www.frontier21.net). Since our founding twenty years ago, we have supported a variety of non-profit organizations, schools, corporations and community groups in achieving their goals through:
• Program Evaluation and Survey Research;
• Charter School Development and Support;
• Grant Writing; and
• Computer-supported Learning Solutions.

Job Description
FRONTIER 21 is seeking a research assistant to assist the Director and to work as a member of a team in conducting evaluation research field work, data management and reporting for several urban education projects. Under direct supervision, the research assistant will also assist with grant writing, with the development of charter school applications, charter renewal packages and school improvement efforts. The position will be located in our Bala Cynwyd, PA office [Note: on the 44 SEPTA bus line, and near Cynwyd and Merion Station Septa stations].

Duties will include, but are not limited to: interacting with school community members such as teachers, students, parents and administrators to collect data, administer school surveys, and similar activities; data entry, managing data spreadsheets, and monitoring ongoing data collection for completeness and timeliness; reporting research results in the form of simple graphs and descriptive statistics for evaluation data, contributing to summary reports of evaluation activities, and correspondence with program stakeholders. The research assistant will support the Director by conducting literature reviews and background research related to charter school development, grant writing, and on-going program evaluation research.

Required Experience
Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree in a Social Science field, preferably in Education, experience teaching in an elementary and/or secondary school setting, Excellent speaking and writing skills, critical reasoning and analytic skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Office software. The candidate must be capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously, both independently and in project teams.

Please respond directly to Dr. Alex Schuh, Director, FRONTIER 21 Education Solutions/School Frontiers by email or regular mail: alexschuh@frontier21.net.


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