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American Institutes for Research Education Research K-12 School Site Recruitment Specialist (part-time) in Washington, District Of Columbia


AIR is seeking a part-time Education Research K-12 School Site Recruitment Specialist to join ourEducators and Instruction (E&I) (https://www.air.org/our-work/education) team. Our researchers and practitioners work to achieve solutions to complex policy and practice problems.The duration of this role is temporary and will span at least six months. The objective of this role will be to participate in a nationwide evaluation of an instructional coaching program designed to help middle school teachers improve writing instruction.

Our E&I team is driven by our mission to make the world a better, more equitable place through education.

Candidates hired for the position may work remotely within the United States (U.S.) or from one of ourU.S. office locations. (https://www.air.org/locations#headquarters) This does not include U.S. territories.

About AIR:

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profitinstitutionthat conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.

AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences.We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff byclicking here (https://www.air.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion) .


The responsibilities for the position include:

  • Collaborate with local service providers in developing recruitment strategies for target K–12 school districts.

  • Deliver informational presentations to school districts.

  • Cultivate relationships with school district administrators, superintendents, local service providers, and other key stakeholders.

  • Guide school districts through recruitment process from initial presentation to signing commitment forms.

  • Respond to district questions and provide additional recruitment documentation as needed (such as research applications).

  • Maintain accurate and timely records of recruitment activities and provide regular updates to project leadership.


Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Experience working with K-12 school districts and an understanding of the K-12 education context.

  • Responsiveness to district and other stakeholder needs.

  • Experience with online records.

  • Experience with Airtable a plus but not required, as long as you are willing to learn.


  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy when writing.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to ensure effective communication with individuals at all levels and from diverse backgrounds.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to produce concise, high-level summaries and briefings accessible to broad audiences.

  • Strong presentation skills.

  • Passion for bringing rigorous evidence to bear on education policy, practice, and decision-making.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate efficiently in a virtual work environment.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo reference and background checks.

AIR’s Total Rewards Program , is designed to reward our staff competitively and motivate them to achieve our critical mission. This position offers an anticipated rate of $41.00 - $55.00 per hour. Salary offers are made based on internal equity within the institution and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the hourly range for candidates that are based in the United States.

AIR maintains adrug-free work environment (https://www.air.org/sites/default/files/2023-05/Workplace-Drug-Policy-2023.pdf) .

Fraudulent Job Scams Warning & Disclaimer:

AIR is aware of individuals falsely presenting themselves as AIR representatives.Fraudulent job scams seek to extract sensitive information or money from victims. To protect yourself, please be aware that AIR recruitment will only email you from an “@air.org” domain. Please take extra caution while examining the email address, for example jdoe @air.org is correct and jdoe @aircareers.org is not a legitimate AIR email address . If you are unsure of the legitimacy of a communication you have received, please reach outto recruitment@air.org .

If you see a job scam, or lose money to one, report it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at ReportFraud.ftc.gov . You can also report it to your state attorney general . Find out more about how to avoid scams at ftc.gov/scams .

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Please note, each section of the application is required in order for you to be considered for this opportunity. If you do not complete the required screening questions, or if you close your browser before completing each section of the application, your application will not be submitted for this position.

American Institutes for Research is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

American Institutes for Research’s commitment to Diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations and work environment. Diversity is valued and Inclusion is reflected in all efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to Taliba Boone at tboone@air.org or call 202.403.5000.

Job Location US-Remote | US-DC | US-VA-Arlington | US-NC-Chapel Hill | US-IL-Chicago | US-MD-Rockville | US-CA-Sacramento | US-MA

Job ID 12933

Job Location United States

Category Technical Assistance