Title: Research Analyst
Research Organization: Center for the Transformation of Schools; School of Education & Information Studies; University of California, Los Angeles
Start Date: Immediately
Application Link: http://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=83506

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 Research Analyst for Foster Youth and Homeless Youth will play a significant role in developing, managing, and executing CTS’ growing portfolio for foster youth and housing insecure young people for the duration of multiple grants. 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 perspectives of college-age foster care students on their educational experiences, another exploring the impact of campus support programs for foster youth in California State University system, an analysis on the impact of LA County school of origin study and case studies on district and county efforts to support, students experiencing homelessness.

The Research Analyst for Foster Youth and Homeless Youth 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 Research Analyst for Foster Youth and Homeless Youth will also be responsible for managing bi-weekly meetings for foster and homeless research teams at CTS, meetings with center staff, supporting the project and providing reporting to the foundation partners.

The Research Analyst for Foster Youth and Homeless Youth 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.