The National Student Support Acceleratorâ™s (the Accelerator) mission is to expand high-impact tutoring opportunities for all K-12 students in need. The Accelerator is a research-based, field-building organization that seeks to drive scaling and continual improvement in the quality of tutoring.
The Accelerator began with a group of educators convening on the issue of COVID-19 learning loss and the potential of tutoring as a solution. Currently the Accelerator is a program within the Annenberg Institute at Brown University but may become an independent entity once established.
The Accelerator plans to execute in the following areas to achieve its mission:
Facilitate implementation by:
Developing research-based tools and technical assistance for districts to select, implement and continuously improve tutoring programs and for tutoring organizations to scale with quality;
Establishing standards and a system of assessing quality of tutoring programs against standards.
Catalyze the field of tutoring by:
BuildingÂ a community of practice;
Coordinating and leading research, continuous improvement and learning about what drives impact;
Developing a variety of pilot sites designed to learn about effectiveness and implementation.
Build engagement across stakeholders through direct outreach and sharing research outcomes and success stories.
About the Position
Reporting to the Director of the Accelerator, the Director of Research and Innovation will be responsible for developing and coordinating a common research agenda and dissemination plan for the field of high-impact tutoring, positioning the Accelerator as a leading expert in research on high-impact tutoring, leading the development of the Acceleratorâ™s strategic research goals and objectives related to pilot sites and ensuring practical research findings inform the Acceleratorâ™s tools and technical assistance and are widely disseminated to the field. This position will supervise research staff and contribute to the Acceleratorâ™s leadership structure.
PhD in relevant area (social science, education, economics)
â‹3-5 years of social science research/implementation experience, ideally as a project lead or principal investigator
Interest in education research and specifically in high impact tutoring models and the tutoring landscape
Experience in developing a community of practice or other collaborative research effort that includes multiple organizations
Experience in developing and implementing a research strategy
Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation skills
Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines
Investment in the mission of the Accelerator
Ability to develop and support a diverse and inclusive environment
Excellent judgement and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Experience collecting dataÂ
Experience with data management and statistical analysisÂ
Skill/competency with statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS and/or STATA)Â
Note: this position is grant funded and therefore subject to renewal, pending availability and award of additional funds.
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Internal Number: REQ171431
About Brown University
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