Job: Education Research Analyst (U.S. Dept. of Education)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office is now accepting applications for an Education Research Analyst to provide technical leadership and assistance to IFLE program staff and senior management in analyzing program data and grantee performance, formulating conclusions about program results and trends to inform policy and programmatic decisions, and making evidence-based recommendations for program improvements. Projects that we fund through discretionary grants strengthen foreign language instruction (especially for less commonly taught languages that are critical to our national security), support world area and international studies teaching and research, provide professional development for teachers and higher education faculty, and support curriculum development at the K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels.

Candidates must have experience in coordinating research and/or evaluation projects from start to finish; designing information-collection methodologies such as surveys, interviews and focus groups; and using statistical analysis software, databases, spreadsheets, and other tools to extract, analyze and draw valid conclusions regarding the results and effectiveness of projects or programs. Experience coordinating and writing clear, concise, compelling and grammatically correct reports and summaries which analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data is essential. Experience in education programs and/or policies is required; experience in higher education programs and/or policies is preferred.

For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to www.usajobs.gov.