Director of Research Operations (requisition #099201)
Director of Research Operations will ensure the effective functioning of the processes needed to support research studies at the Consortium, including overseeing operations around project staffing and budgeting, data archiving, surveys, agreements with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), agreements with affiliated researchers, and coordination with information technology. The director will supervise the archivist and oversee the collection, archiving, and quality of data. This person will also develop and monitor appropriate data use and security policies. The director will supervise the senior survey researcher in decisions around content and administration of surveys. The director will work with the Consortium accountant and project managers to coordinate staffing and budget forecasting across projects. The director will participate in the management of the Consortium, attending regular meetings of the leadership team, assisting in goal setting and strategic planning. The director will participate in conducting research studies.
Senior Survey Researcher (requisition #099019)
The Senior Survey Researcher will work with other researchers at the Consortium to develop new survey items, help conceptually define constructs to be measured by putting items into scales (or measures) and monitor the statistical properties of old items and measures over time. (S)he will report on the quality of the data collected by CPS surveys and prepare survey documentation on an annual basis. (S)he will explain technical details about survey statistics to multiple audiences, including researchers and school and district leaders. (S)he will work closely with Impact to coordinate all phases of CPS survey administration? from logistical planning, to analysis of survey data, to checking the accuracy of data and the individual school reports. The Senior Survey Researcher will become knowledgeable about Impact's data storage system and will be able to extract files and individual data points. The person in this position will be seen as the survey expert by both the Consortium and Impact, and will have the opportunity to develop skills in survey methodology; statistics, including Rasch measurement; and educational content. (S)he will serve as a bridge between both organizations.
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