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Assessment for Good (AFG) is seeking a full-time Principal Research Scientist (PRS) to join its program team. AFG is a cutting-edge inclusive research and development program housed at the Advanced Education Research and Development Fund (AERDF). AFG is committed to supporting the creation of asset-based assessment and intervention tools that honor the continuum of a learner’s development across the social, emotional, and learning domains. AFG, along with AERDF, seeks to advance research and development activities that elevate the needs of Black and Latinx learners and learners of all races experiencing poverty. As a part of this team, the PRS must have a scholarly history that reflects a demonstrated commitment to research at the intersection of formative assessment and innovation.

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Assessment for Good (AFG) is seeking a full-time Research Associate to join its program team. AFG is a cutting-edge inclusive research and development program housed at the Advanced Education Research and Development Fund (AERDF). AFG is committed to supporting the creation of asset-based assessment and intervention tools that honor the continuum of a learner’s development across the social, emotional, and learning domains. AFG, along with AERDF, seeks to advance research and development activities that elevate the needs of Black and Latinx learners and learners of all races experiencing poverty. As a part of this program team, the Research Associate must have a demonstrated interest in supporting the program’s new research areas at the intersection of formative assessment and innovation.

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AERDF seeks to develop a modernized education research infrastructure that allows for inclusive design, consent, data storage, sharing, analysis and reporting on a range of learning research problems. The first use-case is to support 11 R&D teams in the research collective, EF+Math, but there is also the need for extensibility to additional research programs.

The technology and concomitant playbooks/processes will dramatically improve the trust, inclusion, data privacy, data security and utility of education research. The Infrastructure Technical Lead will be a key member of the enterprise team, responsible for coordinating and managing a working group of strategists and a technical team of cloud architects, as well as interfacing with AERDF leadership, Principal Investigators and technical staff from research teams and school districts. You will translate research and education team requirements into technical specifications, designing processes for working with sensitive data. You will report to the Lead Program Director of AERDF, Melina Uncapher. You will have the ability to work remotely from anywhere in the U.S., though if you are based in the Bay Area, you will be able to work from our office in Oakland, CA when it is safe to do so. This role is for a one year contract with the potential opportunity for an extension based on the needs of the agile organization.

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Nationally recognized nonprofit seeks a full-time Director of Strategic Development to join the team growing an inclusive research & development (R&D) program for K-12 education.

The Director of Strategic Development is responsible for driving the diverse, equitable, and inclusive development of new ideas for programs and future program leaders at AERDF.  The position reports to the Chief Learning Officer and supports the Chief of Research & Development in setting the course for new programs that fulfill AERDF’s vision of impact and Inclusive R&D in education. The role is anticipated to be creative and broad-ranging as AERDF designs and establishes its approach to new program development.

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