Research is the foundation of our work at Excelencia in Education, enabling us to grow into a vital source of information for policymakers and institutions and a change agent to benefit Latinos in higher education and the workforce. As a Research Analyst, reporting to the Director of Research, you will collect and interpret data with a focus on storytelling and visualization through both qualitative and quantitative analysis that furthers Excelencia’s portfolio of policies and programs to accelerate Latino student success in higher education and beyond.
Working alongside our Senior Research Analyst, Senior Manager of Data Systems, Policy Analyst, and Research Fellow, you will dig into the data and research that shapes our policies and informs our practices. You will leverage your technical skills to produce compelling analyses, including visualizations and briefs for institutional leaders, practitioners, and policymakers. Our policy agenda includes research in four critical areas: affordability (ensuring Latino students have equitable access to resources), institutional capacity (addressing inequities that exist for Latino students and the institutions that enroll them), retention and transfer (improving pathways to college completion), and workforce (ensuring institutions prepare Latino students to enter the workforce with a degree and succeed as competitive candidates). Each year, our team works on grant-funded and content-based projects, including analyses of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (including emerging and graduate level), impact analysis of our SEAL certification program, analyses of conditions influencing institutional resilience, and more. Our deliverables span in size and complexity from fact sheets, infographics, and issue briefs to data profile reports and mixed methods analyses. Although it varies from year to year, we typically produce and distribute 3-5 more extensive publications and 3-5 shorter reports.
Work Environment, Salary, and Benefits
How You’ll Make an Impact
You will play an active role in supporting a process to enable more higher education institutions to accelerate Latino student success more intentionally. Within the first year:
Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education by promoting Latino student achievement, conducting analysis to inform educational policies, and advancing institutional practices while collaborating with those committed and ready to meet the mission. Launched in 2004 in the nation’s capital, Excelencia is building a network of results-oriented educators and policymakers to address the U.S. economy’s need for a highly educated workforce and engaged civic leadership.
Excelencia is a growing, fast-paced nonprofit organization with a small and dynamic team deeply committed to its mission. With headquarters in Washington, DC and led by two co-founders, the President and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Excelencia is now expanding its organizational structure to increase its capacity to meet its mission and accelerate Latino student success in higher education.
We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.
Use the apply button on this page or simply email your resume to Lilly Khan at email@example.com with “Excelencia – Research Analyst #2023-2760 SA” as the subject of the email.
Job responsibilities are similar to the following positions: Research Associate, Policy Fellow, Data Analyst, Education Policy Researcher.
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