Great work requires a great team. As a member of CRPE, you’ll join a tight-knit group of researchers and staff who value hard work, integrity, and camaraderie. As an employee of Arizona State University, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits.

General applicant pool: click below to submit your resume to our general applicant pool and we’ll keep it on file. If a new role opens up and we think you’d be a good fit, we’ll reach out with more information. 


Salary Range: $67,100 – $85,000 per year; DOE

Close Date: June 14, 2024

CRPE is seeking a Research Analyst with quantitative and qualitative research skills to join our team. Reporting to a Research Principal, the Research Analyst contributes to research projects across the center, playing a key role in conducting and managing data collection and analysis, writing, and presenting to external stakeholders. They have the opportunity to co-lead analysis projects and grow in research project leadership over time. The right candidate shows imagination and originality in their work and is not afraid to revisit settled conclusions, including their own.

About CRPE
CRPE believes inequities are hard-wired into our public education system in both obvious and subtle ways. We study efforts to rewire the system for ongoing improvement and excellence for every student. We envision a public education system that truly prepares every student for the challenges of the future. We fulfill this mission through:

  • Research: We produce world-class research that’s interesting, significant, and trustworthy.
  • Thought leadership: Our analysis looks around the corner, comments on relevant issues, and proposes new ideas.
  • Engagement with leaders: We prioritize learning from and collaborating with system leaders, advocates, policymakers, and educators. We inform their work through evidence.

CRPE seeks team members who are passionate about systems change and embrace the idea that public education is a goal, not a set of institutions. The following core values guide our work:

  • Equity: We are committed to an ongoing and active fight against racism and injustice
  • Curiosity: We look around the corner
  • Excellence: We do world-class research that’s interesting, significant, and trustworthy
  • Teamwork: We’re clear, focused, and productive together 
  • Ownership: We’re all responsible for CRPE’s success 
  • Communication: We’re clear and honest with each other 
  • Camaraderie: We appreciate each other 
  • Integrity: We’re professional and ethical

CRPE has played a national role in studying the impact of the COVID pandemic on school systems and policy.  We are currently studying how novel and reimagined solutions can inform efforts to close pandemic learning gaps. To learn more about our work, visit CRPE’s publications page, which features our most recent thinking on education issues at play today.

CRPE is a remote-first workplace with an office in Seattle; in-office hours are not required regardless of location.

Essential Duties

Reporting to a Research Principal, the Research Analyst contributes to research projects across the center, with a particular focus on projects centering on educator workforce innovations. The Research Analyst will play a key role in managing quantitative data cleaning and analysis, synthesizing research findings, and writing reports, blogs, and briefings. 

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Independently manage the cleaning and execute the analysis of quantitative data from a large public school district (data preparation and cleaning, regression analyses, causal inference) 
  • Independently manage the collection and analysis of qualitative data, drawing upon interviews, focus groups, and site observations 
  • Use evidence to draw appropriate and important conclusions that are relevant to the field and situate work in important policy debates, research, and current events 
  • Review and synthesize existing research and policy on new and existing education issues
  • Partner with senior researchers to initiate and lead the writing of high impact reports, blogs, and briefings that meet the twin tests of academic respectability and potential significance for policy 
  • Regularly lead meetings (internal and external) and contribute to presentations for researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and funders 
  • Support research project management by developing work plans, managing timelines, and coordinating with internal teams

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND three years of experience in research, information analysis, or program evaluation; OR, Master’s degree in a related field AND one year of experience in research, information analysis, or program evaluation; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in one or more quantitative data analysis applications, such as STATA or R 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quasi-experimental causal inference methods 
  • Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, including experience independently executing research methods 
  • Experience in writing public facing reports, with flexibility to adapt to CRPE style and open to writing multiple drafts until the final product is clear and compelling 
  • Demonstrated knowledge with educator workforce issues and the education landscape broadly 
  • Evidence of 2 + years successfully managing complex research projects involving multiple stakeholders
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