Title: Research Analyst, Beyond the Schoolhouse “Bright Spots”
Research Organization: Center for the Transformation of Schools; School of Education & Information Studies; University of California, Los Angeles
Start Date: Immediately
Application Link: https://ucla.in/3KmJBjr

Job Description:
The Center for the Transformation of Schools (CTS) at UCLA’s School of Education and Information Studies serves as a thought partner and critical source of support for schools, districts and county offices of education across the country in fulfilling their mission of ensuring that all children receive the education they deserve. CTS’ research and tools helps school systems, government leaders and community members reimagine the ways in which they can raise academic achievement by getting students more motivated and involved in learning, building on their strengths and the cultural resources of their families, and using education as a means to break cycles of poverty.

Under the general direction of the Research Director, Executive Director, and Faculty Directors, the CTS Research Analyst will play a significant role in developing, managing, and executing CTS’ growing portfolio for examining bright spots study in partnership with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. Reporting to the Research Director, the Research Analyst will acts as a primary point of contact with funders and key statewide partners to conduct several mixed-methods research projects including one on the bright spot case study which will explore the local and broader context in which bright spots sites are located, highlighting the instrumental role that leadership has in operating mission, procedures, and intentionality on Black student, another exploring site visits and conducting observations of how school climate, teaching practices, and schoolwide policies represent an opportunity to improve experiences and outcomes for Black youth.

The Research Analyst will work closely with the Research Director, Executive Director, and Faculty Directors to support deliverables for both research portfolios. This includes establishing the research agenda and study design and analysis, identifying related research projects, scholarly networks, project development efforts, and supporting school, district, university, county, and state practices tied to the grant’s goals. The incumbent may be asked to assist with other CTS projects as needed.

The Research Analyst will also be responsible for managing bi-weekly meetings for beyond the schoolhouse research teams at CTS, meetings with center staff, supporting the project, and provide reporting to the foundation partners.

The Research Analyst will co-develop a timeline, evaluation metrics, and project management benchmarks in Monday.com with CTS staff and leadership, including external partners when appropriate and generate tools for measuring progress for the studies.

Apply now on the UCLA Careers website: https://ucla.in/3uELS5t