The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education seeks a highly motivated and detail-oriented Research Associate to join our team. The successful candidate will work with a team of researchers supporting the Institute's mission to explore how higher education can be a more effective engine of opportunity and social mobility for first-generation and low-income students. In collaboration with the Director of the Pell Institute, the Research Associate will lead pre-college and college access research projects within the Pell Institute. The candidate should demonstrate strong project management and research skills and have extensive expertise on pre-college and college access topics and issues affecting historically marginalized students within U.S. education (e.g., first-generation college students and students from low-income backgrounds).
This position requires the ability to design and implement research projects from conceptualization to final deliverables. The candidate needs to have in-depth knowledge of education theory and research methodology, particularly as it pertains to pre-college/college access, strong communication skills, and a commitment to and affinity for delivering high-level research. The ideal candidate will have experience with federal TRIO programs as a researcher, a TRIO alum, or working with TRIO students.
$95,000 - $105,000
Vice President of Research / Director of Pell Institute
The Pell Institute is located in Washington, D.C. This position is not remote.
Submit your application material by email to: email@example.com using "Pell Research Associate - [Your Full Name]" as the subject of your email. This position is in Washington, D.C., and is not remote.
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