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Program Associate, Boston or Washington DC

Program Associate, Boston or Washington DC

The Program Associate will support facilitated action research projects using tools of improvement science that help educators engage in research and the documentation of practices that support youth.

OUR VALUES

We seek to continuously challenge ourselves to exhibit respect, focus, balance, integrity, and justice. To that end, Eskolta strives to be an antiracist organization, using its influence to fight against social injustice by supporting a culture of learning, empowerment, and equity in our schools. Applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of and concern for issues of equity and justice and an understanding of how structural injustice impacts the experiences of underserved students.

At Eskolta, we also believe that our education system represents the key means of inspiring, equipping, and empowering young people to build a better future. We value every student and educator as an individual and seek their input, knowledge, voice, and potential. Through our work, we aim for both teachers and students to feel supported and valued, and to be afforded true opportunities to succeed.

We believe that changing the world begins with changing ourselves. We seek to continuously challenge ourselves to learn about the systems of oppression that exist in our society, examine our own beliefs and actions, and embrace discomfort as we move toward consciously creating a more just and equitable model of education.

We stand with all persons who are targets of intolerance, inequity, and injustice.

THE POSITION

The Program Associate will support facilitated action research projects using tools of improvement science that help educators engage in research and the documentation of practices that support youth. You’ll support the use of qualitative and quantitative data analysis to help educators assess and learn from school improvement strategies.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate a keen desire to achieve social change in partnership with schools and with the active and direct participation of the school community. You’ll be team-oriented, self-reflective, and ready to support the success of school-based programs by pitching in on a variety of tasks and contributing to the completion of project deliverables. The position requires independent ownership of written and analytical assignments and is also an opportunity to grow professionally by taking on stretch assignments and through formal professional development opportunities. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the facilitation, management, and coordination of school design projects in which teams of teachers identify, test, and improve practices that help students succeed.
  • Document learnings and action steps generated during on-site meetings and remote sessions
  • Facilitate the distribution and collection of surveys, as well as the compiling and analysis of results
  • Conduct interviews to capture key information from staff and students by using predeveloped guides
  • Produce clear, concise, and informative memos, case studies, slide decks, and other materials that document and memorialize learnings

Qualifications:

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience in a relevant field, including education, adult learning, organizational psychology, and sociology
  • 2+ years of experience working with diverse groups in professional or community settings to achieve shared goals.
  • Knowledge of and concern for issues of equity and justice and an understanding of how structural injustice has impacted the experiences of underserved students
  • Highly organized team member able to consistently deliver high-quality work on time
  • Growth mindset required to succeed in a learning organization committed to self-examination and professional, as well as personal, development. 

Compensation & Benefits

Eskolta offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package. The salary for this position starts at $58,000, commensurate with experience. 

 

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Founded in 2010, Eskolta School Research and Design is a collaborative, nonprofit educational consultancy that partners with educators and districts to craft custom solutions to the problems confronting urban public schools. We partner with educators using research to create practices and tools to successfully reengage struggling students and to build a culture of high expectations, respect, and compassion in which underserved students thrive. We help educators reinvent schools and inspire students to succeed not only in school but also in life. We don’t solve the problem for educators; we solve the problem together.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Eskolta School Research and Design is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. 

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