Works across the policy analysis, field research and state technical assistance teams to produce and communicate new evidence to inform ECE policy and practice at the national, state, and local levels. Establishes a framework for coordination of projects including data collection, analysis, and reporting. Implements appropriate methodologies while managing project teams conducting the research. Performs both quantitative and qualitative research and administrative data analysis. Develops and monitors project budgets and is responsible for coordination of report and proposal writing. Assists faculty and directors to develop original research and plans, schedules, and protocols to ensure successful completion of assigned projects. Develops and promotes products and capabilities for NIEER, reinforcing existing relationships and developing new ones. Supports processes to seek out funding and communicates with potential project sponsors and clients. Authors and co-authors technical reports, policy briefs, and journal articles, supporting dissemination efforts. Completes work independently with broadly defined work objectives and limited review of overall results. Performs work that requires broad and in-depth knowledge of early childhood education, strong research experience, and a solid understanding, use, and application of concepts, theories, principles, practice, and application to policy practice.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A doctoral degree or ABD in a discipline related to Early Childhood Education is required because this position will involve ECE conceptual knowledge and research expertise to develop and interpret protocols and data, to design and oversee research and to interface with elected and appointed state leaders as well as philanthropic partners.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience overseeing field research and policy analysis to inform policy and practice.
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in ECE practice and policy. Expertise in infant and toddler research, practice and policy a plus.
A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience.
Excellent communication, budgetting and writing skills.
Knowledge of and experience with classroom and child assessment instruments
Knowledge of state pre-k, Head Start and child care structures & regulatory requirements
Experience providing technical assistance to ECE decision-makers
Posting Number: 20FA0949
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 120731
About Rutgers University
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