About us:

Founded in 2014, LearnPlatform is the edtech effectiveness system that equips K-12 districts to organize, streamline and analyze their education technology to ensure it is safe, equitable and cost-effective.

The mission of LearnPlatform is to expand equitable access to all students to the teaching and technology that works best for them.

About the role:

You like to solve problems. You believe that successful projects require attention to detail, effective communication and collaboration. You thrive on using data to answer questions and drive decisions. You are looking for an opportunity where you can combine your desire to solve problems, work with people, and continue to develop your data and client-facing skills. Sound like you? Read on…

As a part of LearnPlatform’s Research team, the Junior Researcher is critical to ensuring the consistent delivery of high-quality service in alignment with our company goals and mission. The position offers tangible growth opportunities for a motivated, analytical, and organized individual who wants to have an immediate impact on an early-stage company serving the education technology space. The Junior Researcher position offers a path to expand your skills and experience while working across internal teams.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze data from dashboards and other data sources for marketing, product development, and other internal and external-facing projects
  • Enforce data maintenance procedures to ensure customer data integrity and efficient processing by the research team and research contractors
  • Execute all aspects of the data cleaning/data structuring process related to ingestion of data from customers or providers through the successful return of a single, cleaned data file prepared for evaluation analysis and reporting (under guidance of Senior Researcher)
  • Investigate and identify data issues before and after data files are ready for analysis (e.g., missingness, inaccurate achievement scores)
  • Draft slide decks for presentations and reporting timelines
  • Conduct literature reviews and summarize results in written reports and presentations
  • Draft ESSA Level IV reports 
  • Draft and revise program logic models in collaboration with research team members and provider clients
  • Conduct correlations and descriptive statistics (e.g., means, ranges, counts) and clearly summarize results in ESSA reports 

Essentials

  • At least two years of experience cleaning/merging datasets and conducting literature reviews
  • Bachelors degree in Evaluation, Psychology, Learning Sciences, Social Sciences or other related field
  • Passionate, curious, open to new ideas with the ability to research and pick up new technologies
  • Proficient with Stata, SPSS, or R 
  • Ability to translate research requirements and findings for non-technical audiences
  • Understanding and implementation of data security and protection
  • A technical mindset with great attention to detail
  • Demonstrated problem-solving aptitude
  • Ability to regularly meet and exceed expectations, particularly as it relates to communication and project deadlines
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment
  • This is a Raleigh, NC-based role. Remote applicants will not be considered. 

Preferences

  • Professional experience in K-12 education, education technology, or a related field

Benefits

As a member of our growing team, employees receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Fully covered medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and subsidized coverage for dependents
  • 401k with employer match
  • Flexible PTO plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Student Loan Repayment program
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement
  • Activity/Wellness Reimbursement
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)
  • Spacious office with all the amenities in Raleigh’s South Glenwood neighborhood 

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