Research Associate-Workforce Development

Employer
Westat
Location
MD - Rockville
Posted
May 08, 2018
Closes
May 31, 2018
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.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking an experienced Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Adult Education professional to join our team.
Job Responsibilities:
· Taking a lead role in providing technical assistance to states, districts, and federal program grantees. · Working as part of a team, but given latitude for independent decision making and requiring limited supervision. · Analyzing extant data. · Conducting site visits and interviews. · Preparing reports for various audiences and stakeholders. · Supporting business development activities and fostering client relationships. · Managing tasks and projects.


Basic qualifications:

· A Master's degree in social sciences with 8 years of experience in adult education and career and technical education is required. · Knowledge of Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) is required. · Travel up to 20% may be required.
Strong qualitative or quantitative skills with an understanding of education and labor-related data sets is preferred. The ability to work in a collaborative team environment and contribute to marketing and business development efforts is essential, along with excellent writing, analytic, and oral presentation skills.  
Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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