Opportunities at Annenberg

The Research Project Manager will work closely with faculty researchers and members of the Annenberg Institute project teams to support and collaborate on research projects. The Project Manager will manage the execution of research studies, partner with professional learning organizations, and support all aspects of RPPL’s work at Annenberg. The role also involves collaborating with RPPL central staff and network members to design and execute on research studies and support ecosystem learning and development activities. The Project Manager will work both collaboratively and independently to ensure the timely completion of projects’ short and long-term goals, coordinate the research team’s work, and establish and/or maintain relationships with partners and other stakeholders. Responsibilities will include helping to design research plans, monitoring program implementation and data collection, conducting qualitative interviews, conducting quantitative analyses, and managing the work of other research assistants as needed.
The Research Associate will work closely with faculty researchers and members of the Annenberg Institute project teams on RPPL research projects. The Research Associate will support research projects by engaging in data collection efforts, cleaning data and conducting analysis, managing research studies, and helping to write academic papers and policy reports. The Research Associate will work both collaboratively and independently to ensure the timely completion of projects’ short and long-term goals.
RPPL’s Director of Research and Evaluation will be responsible for leading empirical research and evaluation studies at RPPL in collaboration with a team of senior researchers and research staff. With RPPL Leadership, the Director will prioritize research studies, identify research opportunities, work with partner organizations, and lead a team of RPPL researchers to execute on these studies. The Director will also lead reporting on and dissemination of research findings growing out of RPPL studies. This position will supervise research staff and contribute to RPPL research leadership structure. The role also involves collaborating with RPPL central staff and network members to design and execute on research studies and support ecosystem learning and development activities.
The Senior Research Associate will lead research projects in collaboration with a team of senior researchers and research staff at Annenberg. Key responsibilities will include designing research studies, implementing research, leading research analysis, and reporting on results in academic publications and practitioner-facing reports. This is a senior researcher role with opportunities to lead studies and publish. The Senior Research Associate will also collaborate with RPPL central staff and network members to design and execute on research studies and support ecosystem learning and development activities. This position requires independent work as well as collaboration with Annenberg’s project teams and RPPL, as well as with member professional learning organizations and school districts.

The founding Network Engagement & Learning Manager of RPPL will bring people together to improve teacher professional learning and is excited to dig into the weeds of research design and problem-solving to help organizations design work for learning. They believe in transforming teacher learning and practice to ensure that students in priority groups learn rigorous content and thrive in equitable schools.

They will be empowered to work across RPPL’s ecosystem members (RPPL central, members, affiliates, researchers, funders, and district partners) to build RPPL into a sustainable organization that serves the field in improving PL.

The founding Director of Operations, Finance, & Strategy oversees and runs the day-to-day operations of RPPL and all of its projects and endeavors. “Operations” includes all aspects of contracting, budgeting, and administrative/personnel policies and procedures. In partnership with RPPL’s Executive Director, they will help lead all aspects of operations, budget and financial management, fundraising, and communications and external affairs.

The Director of Operations, Finance, & Strategy will be personally accountable for fundraising aligned to research plans, ecosystem management (including coordination among parties), budget management, ecosystem cultivation (including recruitment of new affiliates, members, researchers, and funders), and communications. They will be empowered to work across RPPL’s ecosystem members to build RPPL into a sustainable organization that serves the field in improving PL.

The Annenberg Institute is seeking a postdoctoral research associate for a two‐year fellowship (one-year renewable) to join a diverse community of scholars committed to educational equity and improvement. The post-doctoral associate will participate in collaborative research activities with our affiliated faculty, including Jesse Bruhn, John B. Diamond, Matthew Kraft, Nathaniel Schwartz, Lindsay Page, John Papay and others, on issues related to US PK-16 education policy. We seek fellows with interests in developing and applying their skills in rigorous education policy analysis. Applicants should have a substantive interest and experience doing quantitative (and/or mixed method and qualitative) research in PK-16 issues. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.