Research Scientist

Location
Washington, DC - Tenleytown Area
Posted
Oct 17, 2018
Closes
Nov 18, 2018
Ref
19-02
Function
Other
Hours
Full Time

SUMMARY

Research Scientist provides leadership to domestic and international initiatives in the areas of English learner and culturally and linguistically diverse K-12/adult program evaluation, program development and research methods.

ESSENTIALS DUTIES

  • Lead development and implementation efforts for CAL’s K-12 and Adult education initiatives for English learner and linguistically and culturally diverse students in the following areas: program evaluation, education research, technical assistance and program development.
  • Assume a leadership role in collaborating with CAL directors and project managers and supervise staff as appropriate.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders.
  • Represent CAL’s research, evaluation and language assessment work in external settings.
  • Assume a lead role in development and grant writing opportunities related to these essential functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Required: Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university, in Education Assessment, Testing & Measurement, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, Bilingual Education, or a related field. Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience.
  • Preferred: Doctoral degree as expressed above with experience with English learners and culturally and linguistically diverse students in a public-school setting, within the following areas: (1) Conducting program evaluations; (2) Planning & implementing programs; (3) Designing and implementing research projects; (4) Providing face-to-face technical assistance via webinars or other online methods; (5) ESSA compliance requirements; and (7) Teaching or school administration.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated experience with English learners and culturally and linguistically diverse students within the areas of language and education research; assessment, testing & measurement; and, program evaluation.
  • Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Business development and client relations skills.
  • Proficiency in a second language other than English.