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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2205819

Child Welfare and Education Senior Research Methodologist- On Call- REMOTE

ICF's Youth & Adult Education Portfolio is currently seeking a Child Welfare and Education Senior Research Methodologist to provide technical leadership on its education research and evaluation projects. Clients include federal agencies, state education agencies, other public and nonprofit organizations. As a Senior Research Methodologist, you will apply your academic knowledge and work experience to lead and contribute to projects or business development related to K-20 education and other social programs.

The position is on-call remote.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop study designs including experimental and quasi-experimental, sampling, analytical and implementation plans for research and evaluation, technical assistance, or monitoring projects
  • Advise and/or implement design and analysis plans, interpret quantitative and qualitative results, and communicate results to varied audiences
  • Serve as lead author for technical reports, publications, and proposals
  • Conduct comprehensive quality reviews of work products before submission to client
  • Mentor research, evaluation, and analytic staff with a variety of backgrounds and at a variety of levels
  • Enhance ICF’s capacity to pursue additional work by increasing own technical knowledge and skills and those of other staff
  • Communicate methodological concepts to clients and other project team members verbally and in writing
  • Maintain effective lines of communication with clients and be recognized as an expert in project’s content/methodology
  • Collaborate with various team members from diverse backgrounds around proposals and projects 

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in education, sociology, psychology, public policy, or related field
  • 10+ post-graduate years of applied study design and analysis experience required 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of K-20 and/or adult education in the United States.
  • Prior work experience in a consulting environment.
  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
  • Strong interest in business development (capture, proposal writing, etc.) to acquire new projects.
  • Consultative collaboration with clients to understand needs, deliver services to meet their needs, and apply their feedback to project deliverables.
  • Demonstrated experience with proposal writing or business development
  • Experience with complex research and evaluation designs and knowledge of appropriate methodologies to apply
  • Hands-on experience conducting various analyses to support research outcomes—e.g., ANOVA and regression modeling, power analyses, psychometric analysis and working with large datasets
  • Knowledge and understanding of education policies and programs
  • Understanding of evidence-based standards such as What Works Clearinghouse standards

Professional Qualifications

  • Proficiency with one or more of the following software: SPSS, SAS, Stata, R
  • Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Excellent verbal, oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills, including experience with developing and delivering presentations.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is

$107,354.00 - $182,501.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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