Education Specialist (Hybrid)

San Antonio , TX
Oct 16, 2022
Dec 02, 2022
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary: 
Westat is seeking an education specialist who will support and promote training and technical assistance for several large- and small-scale education projects.  The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge with program development, extended learning, dropout prevention, and andragogy. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Present information, using a variety of instructional techniques and formats such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, online courses, videos, and lectures. 
•    Organize and develop, or obtain, training materials and guides along with potential course materials such as handouts, visual materials, and online content.  
•    Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, and handouts. Ability to transfer Subject Matter Expertise into actionable trainings. 
•    Conducts site visits as assigned to perform an assessment of the quality of the program and its implementation according to the approved grant application and guidelines. 
•    Prepares reports based on data review and site visits that include an assessment of progress towards goals established in the grant application. 
•    Develops and frequently updates an annual support plan for assigned area of expertise and schedules trainings and quality assurance visits as needed by the grantees and TEA. 
•    Maintains accurate and detailed documentation on all grantee interactions in a tracking and reporting system maintained by Westat to provide reporting to TEA.
•    Analyze grantee data from the TX21st student tracking system (a technology-based federal and state data collection tool) to review the completeness, accuracy, quality, and integrity of data reported. 
•    Conference support using conference apps and on-line tools
•    50% potential travel, including overnight and out-of-state travel. 

Basic Qualifications: 
•    A bachelor's degree, preferably in education, training, or related fields.  
•    2 years' experience with extended learning, dropout prevention or at-risk youth programs. 

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Direct experience with 21st CCLC. 
•    2-3 years' experience coaching and/or working with education leaders. 
•    Experience with program development, monitoring, evaluation and improvement. 
•    Experience with data collection, reporting and analysis of program outcomes.  
•    Experience with grants, contract compliance, and budget/fiscal experience. 

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. 
•    Candidates must be organized, detail-oriented, ability to take initiative, be a multi-tasker and able to work independently and in a team environment.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.