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As a community of over 800 researchers, practitioners, consultants, and administrative professionals from all backgrounds and life experiences, we are committed to making a qualitative difference in the lives of youth, children, and adults. We conduct and apply research, develop evidence-based solutions, and provide consulting services across the country in both rural and urban communities to improve equitable outcomes for individuals from infancy through adulthood. Serving as trusted partners in the areas of education, health, and justice, our teams enhance capacity within communities and school districts to prioritize impact - asking the right questions, customizing methodologies, developing relevant tools, and implementing best practices specific to a diverse range of stakeholder needs.
Furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion is core to who we are and how we work. We are committed to working with our clients to illuminate and address disparities, value and elevate diverse voices, and ensure equitable access to our resources and services. Please review our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Come and join us!
In a period when technology is becoming more and more common in students' educational experiences, it is important to research effective strategies, programs, and products that enhance learning experiences. As a Research Assistant in the Learning and Technology area, you will contribute to research and development projects that aim to improve student learning and engagement. To steer this research, you will serve as a core member of multiple teams of other dedicated education researchers to develop, evaluate, and strengthen our understanding of which strategies, programs, and products work for K-12 and college students. This position helps create knowledge that guides the design and use of educational technology, resulting in more engaging and effective learning. You will advance these goals by being responsible for four core areas: study planning and preparation, research activities, dissemination and outreach, and administrative support. You will also get to utilize your content expertise and project management skills to develop proposals to expand this important work across the country.
SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING THE WORK LOCATION OF THIS POSITION - Currently, all staff at WestEd are working from home until further notice. Once we return to offices, this position will be based in one of WestEd's offices. Candidates can submit a request to work from home.
Core Focus Areas
Study Planning and Preparation
Dissemination and Outreach
What We're Looking For
To help us make a positive impact on learners from numerous racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, we'll need someone who has:
Other degrees, skills, abilities, and experiences of interest
This position is based in the SF Bay Area and requires travel to other WestEd offices or school or district sites on an as-needed basis.
Culture of the Learning and Technology Team
We are a group of 40 people who are committed to improving equity and accessibility for learning in the digital age. We develop and research promising technological innovations across content domains, including digital-era disciplines like computer science, computational thinking, and data science.
We believe in the importance of being nimble and competitive to provide the highest quality insights for clients and stakeholders, and collaborate with colleagues across our division, which includes the Mathematics as well as the Science and Engineering Content Area teams. In fact, our project teams are often dynamic, which means that we can be working on a number of different project teams at any given time. This organizational structure creates more coherence across our work, consistency in the quality of our work, and clarity for staff on opportunities for career advancement across multiple pathways and job families that are all critical to the long-term impact and success of our work.
Perks and Benefits
In addition to WestEd's comprehensive benefits, which include paid parental leave, multiple health care options, flexible spending health care accounts (FSAs), and commuter support, our team values flexibility and offers flexible work hours as well as the ability to work remotely. Whether you work on site, from home, or a variation, WestEd aims to provide you with a safe and comfortable work environment and even offers ergonomic evaluations to make your work environment the best for you!
Committed to the diversity of race, ethnicities, perspectives, and opportunities, WestEd offers a variety of ways to build community, including Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), affinity groups (e.g., WestEd Parents), and professional learning communities (PLCs) for Data Intelligence, Insights, Innovation, and Women in Tech, just to name a few. We hope you'll consider joining us to build better schools, communities, learning pathways, and more!
WestEd's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In our internal efforts to ensure that all staff feel supported and are able to succeed in their professional lives, we have specifically committed to:
In our external work, we have specifically committed to:
Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Successful candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
SALARY:Salary for this role is competitive, set at WestEd Level E and commensurate with experience.