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Education Research Associate

Company: Public Consulting Group
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:


**About Public Consulting Group**

Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, technology, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG employs approximately 2,000 professionals worldwide-all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm has extensive experience in all 50 states, Canada, and a growing practice in Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector. To learn more, visit


**The Role**

The Education Research Associate will:

+ Collect, manage, analyze, present, and act upon data

+ Coordinate data collection efforts, including acquisition of student data, survey data, documents, and other data relevant to our projects

+ Contribute to on-site and/or virtual client data collection, including focus groups and interviews, protocol development, note-taking, and management of qualitative data

+ Support training of data collection teams to ensure high-quality and reliable data

+ Organize and carry out all aspects of survey production and processing, including building in survey software, developing outreach campaigns for distribution, monitoring responses, and analysis

+ Conduct analysis of quantitative data (e.g., survey responses and student outcomes) using advanced features of Excel to expedite data analysis, including complex formulas, linking worksheets, lookups, pivot tables, macros, and charts

+ Conduct analysis of qualitative data using qualitative analysis software (e.g., Dedoose)

+ Conduct literature reviews

+ Generate spreadsheets and data visuals, tables, and graphs to effectively and attractively present data for clients

+ Assist with written reports and other materials for clients that are accessible and written to promote use and action

+ Contribute to client and project management, specifically as related to stakeholder engagement

+ Interface with clients and contribute to requirements gathering

+ Support management of internal project teams and ensure that established project management processes and structures are appropriately implemented

+ Contribute to management of project plan and coordination of discrete timelines, due dates, assignments, and workflow

+ Participate in and contribute to organization of planning meetings, status meetings, and other meetings as needed, including creation of agendas, facilitation, and documentation of notes and next steps

+ Provide technical support by phone, email, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet, as needed

+ Establish and maintain project collaboration sites (e.g., using SharePoint and Google Drive)

+ Contribute to development of project status reports for management and for clients

+ Contribute to the organization

+ Participate in proposal-writing and business development efforts, including contributing to proposals, conferences, marketing campaigns, presentations, and sales meetings

+ Develop a thorough understanding of our products and services

+ Capture and share knowledge accrued and lessons learned throughout the lifecycle of projects

+ Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes, operations, and client services, along with possible solutions

+ Align with and help reinforce organizational policies and procedures

Participate in special assignments as needed


**Required Skills**

+ Outstanding verbal andwritten communication skills

+ Demonstrated ability to support and manage multiple projects in a cross-functional capacity

+ Ability to make decisionsinformed bystrategic objectives, priorities, business performanceanalysis, and resource availability

+ Self-starter

+ Ability topersist throughchallengeandnavigatediffering opinions

+ Ability to move projects forward within specific timeline and budget with a high attention to detail

+ Ability to interact with various levels of management, across sectors, and with clients

+ Ability to recognize issues andopportunities for process improvement andidentify solutions

+ Curiosity about processes and people, highly collaborative, and calm under pressure

+ Availability duringregularwork week andoccasional evenings/weekends.

+ Availabilitytotravel to client sites


+ Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree (i.e., Education, Social Science, or Public Policy)?

+ 3+ years of relevant work experience in an educational setting (schools, districts, or higher education) and/or research-oriented organization

+ Experience with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research methodologies, with a focus on applied research.

+ Demonstrated expertise in MS Office products, particularly PowerPoint, Excel andWord

+ Ableto work with a diverse range of people?



**EEO Statement**

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employmentregarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programsare based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


**Job Locations** _US_

**Posted Date** _2 months ago_ _(9/21/2022 12:55 PM)_

**_Job ID_** _2022-8642_

**_\# of Openings_** _1_

**_Category_** _Customer Service/Support_

**_Type_** _Regular Full-Time_

**_Practice Area_** _Education Services_

Public Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Keywords: Public Consulting Group, Sacramento , Education Research Associate, Education / Teaching , Sacramento, California

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