Research Analyst-Education Technical Assistance (Hybrid)

Employer
Westat
Location
San Antonio , TX
Posted
Jan 06, 2023
Closes
Feb 04, 2023
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Research
Hours
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.

Westat is seeking a Research Analyst to provide 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 training and quality assurance visits as needed by the grantees and TEA (Texas Education Agency).
•    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 
•    Fifty percent (50%) potential travel, including overnight and out-of-state travel.

Basic Qualifications:  
•    Typically requires a bachelor's degree and two years of experience at post graduate level in education, training, or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Direct experience with extended learning, dropout prevention or at-risk youth programs.
•    Direct experience with 21st CCLC (21st Century Community Learning Centers). 
•    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 communication and interpersonal skills. 
•    Candidates must be organized, detail-oriented, have the ability to multi-task, work well independently or in team environments, and show initiative. 

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

 

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.