Director, Research and Evaluation

The Position

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the leading national nonprofit dedicated to advancing the charter school movement, is recruiting for an ambitious, energetic, and accomplished individual to lead the National Alliance’s innovative research and data program.

The Director of Research and Evaluation will advance the National Alliance’s research and data program by collecting and maintaining comprehensive and timely information on public charter schools across the country; analyzing data for internal and external research projects; responding to internal and external data requests; and translating findings into organizational learning and policy recommendations.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage annual process of collecting enrollment, demographic, performance, and other charter specific data for the National Alliance’s charter school database and online Public Charter School Dashboard.
  • Lead the National Alliance’s charter school quality-measurement initiative, including data collection, analysis and award selection for top-performing schools; and the process needed to ensure the project is successful.
  • Identify analyses, publications, memos and reports necessary to improve the effectiveness of the National Alliance as an advocate and voice of the public charter schools sector.
  • Analyze charter school data and write National Alliance research reports, including but not limited to issue briefs and white papers.
  • Design and manage the implementation of protocols to ensure accurate and timely data collection.
  • Partner with external organizations to increase visibility and use of the Public Charter School Dashboard.
  • Manage internal and external data and research requests.
  • Use the Charter Blog to review and comment on charter school research.
  • Contribute to national dialogue on charter school research through attendance at national research conferences, review of research, and participation in expert panels.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or master’s degree in an analytical discipline preferred.
  • Must have extensive skills in quantitative educational research methodology.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of quantitative research projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality data analysis and commentary.
  • Excellent verbal, research, written, presentation, and analytical skills.
  • Significant knowledge of K-12 education policy.
  • Understanding of public charter schools and familiarity with essential issues in evaluating their performance.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment.
  • A self-starter who is confident and positive.

Organization Overview: The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools believes that all families deserve high-quality public school options. Charter schools are independent public schools providing families with a new set of public school options. Each of these schools is developed to be a partnership between parents, teachers, and students.

Increasingly, when given the option, parents are choosing to enroll their children in charter schools. In fact, the demand for charter schools is far outpacing the supply in most communities. What began as a small movement in a few states has grown to become a major force in education reform. Through advocacy, research, and promotion; the National Alliance works to grow the number of high-quality charter schools available to all families, especially those who do not have access to high-quality public schools.

To Apply: Please email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to HR@publiccharters.org.

Position is open immediately. Closing date: open until filled

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and multicultural work environment. NAPCS welcomes applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran, or any other category protected by law.