Senior Research Associate-Study Director

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Jun 26, 2019
Closes
Jul 09, 2019
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 evaluation researcher to lead evaluation projects and prepare proposals in the field of education. In this position, you will contribute to the evaluation capabilities of the Education Studies Practice, by leading projects, targeting business development opportunities, and writing proposals.

Job Responsibilities:

· Ability to contribute substantively to one or more research area of projects being directed (e.g., task leader for implementation research, lead for cost analysis).

· Proposal experience organizing a team and overseeing development of the technical volume of a large, complex bid.

· Targeting business development opportunities

· Writing proposals.

Basic Qualifications:

· A Ph.D. in public policy, statistics, economics, or other relevant social science discipline.

· 15 or more years' experience with 5 or more years directing multi-site impact evaluations in education.

· Excellent staff and budget management skills.

Desired Qualifications:

· Demonstrated success in proposal preparation.

· Demonstrated experience in business development.

· Strong substantive skills in areas of education (preK through postsecondary).

Candidates must have s trong oral and written communication skills, particularly concerning client interactions in a contract performance environment.

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, creed, 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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