InnovateEDU is hiring a
InnovateEDU is a non-profit whose mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap by accelerating
innovation in standards-aligned, next-generation learning models and tools that serve, inform, and enhance teaching and learning. InnovateEDU is committed to massively disrupting K-12 public education by focusing on the development of scalable tools and practices that leverage innovation, technology, and new human capital systems to improve education for all students and close the opportunity gap.
Join a growing, welcoming, high-performing, and diverse team that’s working directly with school districts across the country and leading groundbreaking alliance work in education. Our nonprofit is often described as an “innovative startup” with a focus on impact. Our team members have a variety of backgrounds, but one thing unites them all--their love for our mission and affecting large-scale change.
InnovateEDU is seeking a Director of Research. This leadership role is primarily responsible for managing two research-focused InnovateEDU projects: the Blueprint for Inclusive Research and Development in Education (BIRD-E) and the EdTech Evidence Exchange (the Exchange) and the teams managing those projects. The Director of Research will lead each project’s work and manage each project team’s in service of its mission. They will lead strategic planning processes, product development efforts, grant proposal preparation, partnership development, and engagement with K-12 practitioners. In particular, the Director of Research will build strong alliances with research-focused organizations, including, but not limited to, federal education agencies.
The Director of Research is also responsible for providing research guidance across the InnovateEDU ecosystem. They will serve as a research expert, advising project teams on ways in which they can leverage principles of high-quality research to enhance their impact on K-12 public education (e.g., theories of change and development of learning agendas).
We are looking for someone to fill this role who has rigorous research training and experience and is excited to bring that expertise to an ambitious, practice-focused organization. This person must be flexible and able to apply traditional research methodology in nontraditional scenarios, drawing on both quantitative and qualitative methods. This person will lead existing projects, so they must bring both fresh ideas and respect for ongoing efforts. Working with streamlined teams, they should be ready to dive into the work themselves, leading by example. The Director of Research will have the opportunity to think big and envision how to expand the impact of BIRD-E and the Exchange.
Consistent with our diversity, equity, and inclusion statement we strive to address systemic gaps in pay often present in our larger society as a result of gender, identity, or sexual orientation. All candidates are pay scaled by an independent third-party service or application which calculates the market rate for the applicant based on skills and qualifications, job duties, market conditions within the location of applicant, education and experience. This position’s compensation range is $110,000-$130,000 annually. InnovateEDU full-time employees receive paid vacation and sick leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, retirement, and other benefits.
Please upload your resume and answer the required questions. Applications will be accepted, reviewed, and interviewed on a rolling basis.