Research Analysis Manager

Washington, DC
Jun 12, 2019
Jul 12, 2019
Full Time
The Research Analysis Manager supports Director of Research and Evaluation with the conceptualization and implementation of research and evaluation studies in the arts as they relate to Education programs at the Kennedy Center. Particular leadership and responsibility for methodological approach and analysis of quantitative data for program evaluations and research studies. In addition to presentations, technical writing, and manuscript preparation, the role will include grant writing. Consults internally when quantitative expertise is needed. Works in a team environment and assist with administrative tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

40% Data Analysis

Serve as the quantitative lead analyst, whereby recommends analytic approach and is able to apply advanced statistical methods, and communicate interpretation of results to practitioners and researchers. Supervising and/or participating in quantitative data collection, data cleaning, and analysis in collaboration with program teams, other researchers, and independent contractors.

30% Evaluation/Research Design and Methodology

Participates in the development and implementation of all stages of program evaluations and research projects. This includes identifying research questions and hypotheses, conducting or overseeing literature reviews, developing methodological approach, drafting data collection instruments, conducting psychometric review of instruments, and submitting studies for review by IRB. This also includes providing program support with formative and summative evaluations.

20% Presentations and Publications

In collaboration with the Director of Research and Evaluation, communicate research findings and implications of research findings from policy and program perspectives. Writes final reports. Prepares and presents papers at professional conferences and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

10% Grant-Writing

Assists in writing proposals, selecting appropriate quantitative techniques to collect and analyze data.

N/A Other duties as assigned.

N/A Ensures quality control embedded in all work and delivers high quality reports on time and within budget.

N/A Responds to the needs and requests of Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner.

N/A Adheres to all employer policies and procedures.


• Minimum: Doctorate in education, social science/psychology, statistics, or related field - including research (design, data collection and analysis) training and 3-5 years of related work experience.

• Experience with designing and implementing program evaluations and research studies.

• Experience with instrument development, building databases, creating data shells and codebooks.

• Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills, including cultural competence and excellent spoken and written communication

• Strong quantitative skills required including some combination of:

• Advanced quantitative analyses of large and small-scale data sets; survey design and analysis;

• Measurement/Psychometrics, IRT, Non-parametric analysis, Multiple linear regression, SEM, HLM, Time series,

• Data Mining;

• Familiarity with literature on educational assessment, child development, arts

• Learning, and/or systems change is highly desirable

• Proficiency with SPSS and R is desirable.

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and on the telephone. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel in order to operate computer keyboard, office equipment, and other essential tasks. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, crouch, and reach with hands and arms. This position infrequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 40 pounds.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is minimal.

Travel up to 10% may be required.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation's cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan.

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