Making Caring Common, a project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education seeks a full-time Research Project Coordinator to assist with the management of our college admissions initiative and related research.
Making Caring Common (MCC) helps educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, responsible to their communities, and committed to justice. For more information about MCC, visitour website.
One of MCC's newest initiatives, Turning the Tide, aims to reshape the college admissions process such that it better (1) promotes ethical character, (2) reduces achievement pressure, and (3) improves access and equity for all students. Our team is currently working with over 200 college admissions leaders and many high schools, students, and parents to make firm commitments and enact change to accomplish these important goals. We are also engaging in original research to better understand how to motivate and assess ethical and performance character in young people in high school and through the college admission process.
The Research Project Coordinator will coordinate all research objectives related to Turning the Tide, including conducting literature reviews and subject expert interviews, coordinating research pilots in schools and admission offices, managing pilot data, and assisting with the development of research reports and practical tools for the general public. The Research Project Coordinator will also assist with general activities related to MCC's college admissions work, including outreach to Turning the Tide key partners and the management of project partners, endorser lists, and related communications.
The Research Project Coordinator reports to the Senior Program Manager.
Conducting research related to assessment, college admissions practices, and "non-cognitive" skills. This will include literature reviews, interviews with experts and practitioners, etc.
Coordinating pilots of innovative assessment practices at high schools and colleges across the country.
Assisting with the development of project research reports, news stories, and tools/resources for the general public.
Communicating regularly with project constituents, including admissions leaders, subject matter experts, schools, parents, and students.
Recruiting additional project endorsers and/or partners.
Representing Making Caring Common at events and conferences.
Collection and management of all pilot data. May take part in basic quantitative/qualitative analysis of pilot data.
Responding to and management of Turning the Tide email accounts and endorser lists.
Administrative tasks related to the TTT project.
Other project tasks to be assigned.
This is a term position with funding for 12 months with the possibility of renewal.
Please attach resume and cover letter as one document.
We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.
About the Harvard Graduate School of Education
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