Research Associate

Lexia Learning - Concord, Massachusetts - Full time

We are Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone company. We are dedicated to empowering educators and students through technology-based programs designed to promote literacy and reading. Lexia currently helps over 3 million K–12 students learn to read, and we are looking for passionate, talented individuals to join our mission-driven organization.

We are seeking a Research Associate to join our Research & Analytics department.  The Research Associate will support all phases of Lexia’s program of school-based research. We run a range of different studies, from multi-school randomized controlled efficacy trials, to smaller-scale formative research projects. The Research Associate will contribute to the creation of new research instruments, coordinate and lead school site visits, and contribute to data analysis and report writing.

The ideal candidate will be located within a commutable distance to our Concord, MA office to engage in in-person collaboration and to lead data collection in the MA area.

Job Functions:

  • Monitor Lexia program usage and progress in research sites to help rapidly identify potential school implementation roadblocks.
  • Draft custom surveys, interview/focus group guidelines, and observation protocols.
  • Search for and make recommendations about previously validated/standardized assessments, survey measures, and observation protocols that can be incorporated into research studies.
  • Lead classroom observation sessions. This includes interfacing with teachers and directing/coaching members of Lexia’s Research & Analytics department and volunteers from other Lexia departments during site visits. The Research Associate also will schedule school visits and, as necessary, coordinate the consent/assent process.
  • Assist with or lead (depending on prior experience) educator and student interviews and focus groups.
  • Manage independent contractors and interns who may assist with data collection efforts.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data (independently or with support as needed).
  • Search for and review academic literature, and maintain Lexia’s EndNote literature database.
  • Draft reports and slide decks describing research findings for internal and external audiences.
  • Present or co-present research at educational and academic conferences.
  • Co-author academic conference submissions and manuscripts.
  • Create data visualizations to accompany written collateral and presentations.
  • Travel up to 15%. Mainly local to MA with 1-2 annual domestic trips.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Master’s degree in education, developmental psychology, communication, or a related field preferred and/or Bachelor's degree with comparable experience
  • 2+ years of experience working with K-12 students or in a K-12 educational setting preferred
  • Knowledge of experimental, quasi-experimental, and observational research designs
  • Strong attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, and creativity
  • Some familiarity with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R)
  • Experience with data visualization programs (e.g., Tableau) or querying SQL databases are a plus

At Rosetta Stone we speak, learn, and interact differently, we embrace and thrive on these differences! We deeply benefit from the diversity that each individual has to offer. We are dedicated to fostering a culture that celebrates unique backgrounds, ideas and experiences. Rosetta Stone is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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