HighScope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Michigan is an independent, private, nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization. HighScope serves a national and international audience committed to promoting high-quality early education for young children. We are a diverse organization of approximately 50 professional educators, researchers, publishing staff, and administrative staff. A small demonstration preschool with two teachers provides an opportunity to observe implementation of the HighScope Preschool Curriculum. HighScope-trained independent Field Consultants implement training throughout the country. If there is an opening, it will be posted below. Positions listed may be at HighScope headquarters, independent HighScope Institutes abroad, and other educational centers and organizations.
Elementary Research Associate I
HighScope has an immediate full-time opening for a Research Associate to work in the Center for Early Education Evaluation (CEEE) — Evaluation, Training & Assessment Division — to coordinate early elementary-level training, assessment and evaluation projects. The Associate will work closely with other research staff, HighScope departments and external consultants on designated projects. They will assist in developing and reviewing elementary level materials, assist in developing, planning, coordinating and implementing elementary assessment trainings and evaluation projects; seek funding and write grant proposals; write project reports; communicate with external consultants; attend professional conferences; make presentations, among other duties. The top candidate must have a strong knowledge of early childhood development and educational practices. Knowledge of assessment practices, research design and statistical analysis approaches is necessary. The candidate must be able to handle and direct multiple projects, prioritize, take initiative, and meet deadlines. Oral and written communication skills are important. A doctorate (PhD or Ed.D in early childhood/elementary education, curriculum and teacher education, or related field is required, plus 3–5 years kindergarten teaching experience. Supervisory/program management and program evaluation experience preferred.
HighScope offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package in a family-friendly team environment. Send resume and cover letter indicating desired position to our Human Resources Department: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, FAX 734.485.0704, or mail to HighScope Educational Research Foundation, 600 N. River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198. Website: www.highscope.org. EOE.
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