Research Associate

High Resolves - San Francisco, CA - Full time

The Project

Thanks to the generous support of Omidyar Network and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, High Resolves is exploring the development of an approach to measuring citizenship competencies which we call the Citizenship Quotient (CQ). Similar to the original IQ for intelligence and EQ for emotional intelligence, CQ is a way of comprehensively and reliably measuring the set of knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and behaviors that enable people to work towards the long-term collective interest.

The fast-paced project will run for two months, from August 6, 2018 to October 5, 2018 and be focused on developing a detailed project plan and full proposal for CQ. It is comprised of four work streams: stream 1 - conceptualizing the measure and approach; stream 2 - understanding the market; stream 3 - developing the user experience and journey; and stream 4 - determining the revenue model, path to profitability, and initiative structuring.

The Role

As a Research Associate, you will be involved primarily in stream 1, but may contribute to other streams as necessary to bring the project to a successful conclusion.

The role involves research and data collection focused on global citizenship and civic education programs, constructs, assessment measures, and studies of eectiveness. You will gather, organize, manage and present data, and conduct other desktop research. This is an exploratory project, so the team will be adjusting quickly as we learn. The ideal person will be highly analytical and an excellent researcher, but also nimble, with a foot in both academia and US and/or international K-12 education. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Gather information (including citizenship assessments, program frameworks, articles, studies, market data, and information on organizations) via desktop research and possibly interviews.
  • Develop and manage spreadsheets that create apples to apples comparisons of key constructs (for instance, collective impact or empathy) taught across major global citizenship programs, aligned to the High Resolves content framework.
  • Summarize, synthesize, organize and manage the information in actionable formats (spreadsheets/databases/documents) that are well structured, clean, clear, and succinct.
  • Assist with preparing materials to share with in and outside the team, as well as the production of final proposals and deliverables to funders.

    You will be working alongside a team of highly experienced experts in the fields of education and measurement. 

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Experience Level

Mid Level

High Resolves

High Resolves is the largest provider of global citizenship education for students in Australia. We have recently expanded to the US, Canada, Brazil, & China. Our mission is to provide young people with the motivation, confidence, and skills to be purposeful global citizens.

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