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  • Research Associate Program and Policy Analyst (39132) (EXTENDED)
    Education Systems Center
    Northern Illinois University

    This position includes a hybrid set of responsibilities to include support of the overall work of the center, with a specific role to support the Executive Director with project development, workflow management and preparation of products, including research papers, public presentations, and project plans. The second half of the position is a dedicated to policy analysis, project support and contributing to the communication of philosophy, research and data findings, and the important role of effective programs on children’s development.


    Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)


    1. Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in social science, education, public policy, or related field, with basic coursework in research methods and analysis

    2. Minimum 3-5 years of work experience, preferably in education-related field


    1. Strong commitment to equity
    2. Passion for early childhood education and care with children and families at the center
    3. Comfortable with a start-up environment and flexibility to adapt to uncertainty and changes in work priorities
    4. Willingness to ask questions, learn from others and share ideas and talents with your colleagues
    5. Can manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet client-driven deadlines and needs
    6. Ability and willingness to travel for in-person meetings, attend and present at conferences and/or client-related meetings


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