The Black Academic Development Lab at Stanford University, Anne H. Charity Hudley, Ph.D., PI, seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow in education, linguistics, and African-American studies. The appointment is scheduled to begin on January 15, 2022; a later start date may also be possible. The position is renewable for a second year, contingent on satisfactory performance. Nine-month candidates will also be considered. The successful candidate will have an active research program related to the education of African Americans. They should have experience with mixed methods research in the humanistic social science tradition.
To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by Wednesday, December 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Required Qualifications:
Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.
Candidates must also have evidence of a strong commitment to the academic mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students as well as students from other groups underrepresented in education research.
A Ph.D. in education or a related area is required by the time of appointment.
Related areas that will be considered include but are not limited to anthropology, African-American Studies, English, linguistics, psychology, sociology, and speech and hearing sciences.
Required Application Materials:
Applicants must submit the following: a letter of application, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and 2 writing samples.
Applicants are also asked to submit a statement of contributions to diversity, especially addressing lived and professional experience in mentoring students.
Applicants should send the names of 3-5 academic references.
The Stanford Graduate School of Education has a genuine commitment to diversity and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.ssrc.org.
The Media, Technology, & Politics (MTP) cluster of programs at the SSRC advances research, connects scholars, and communicates knowledge surrounding the relationships between media, technology, and politics in an era of ubiquitous digital communication, uneven democratic participation, heightened polarization, and shifting institutional contexts. The MTP cluster includes the Social Data Initiative; the Media & Democracy, Anxieties of Democracy, Digital Culture, and Just Tech programs; and the MediaWell platform. The MTP Program Assistant will work most closely on the Social Data Initiative.
The Social Data Initiative (SDI) was launched to examine the impact of social media on society, explore questions about the responsible use of social network data, generate insights to inform policy at the intersection of media, technology, and democracy, and advance new avenues for future research. Through the Social Data Initiative, the SSRC serves as a bridge in an emergent social science ecosystem that increasingly requires collaborations among media and technology companies; municipal, state, and federal governments; philanthropy; and scholarly researchers. The Social Data Initiative enacts multifaceted pathways and methods for the study of social data, in order to build robust research on technology and society.
The MTP Program Assistant will work with the Program Director and program staff to organize, administer, and implement SDI fellowship programs. They will help manage the application and review process (including arranging peer-review meetings), fellowship award administration, and program-related outreach, including publications and events. The Program Assistant is also expected to handle many of the project’s administrative needs, such as event logistics, budget management, and travel arrangements. The Program Assistant will occasionally need to provide overall administrative support and assistance for related MTP programs when necessary.
The Program Assistant will also serve as the primary administrative coordinator for the Summer Institutes in Computational Social Science (SICSS). SICSS brings together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty for two weeks of cutting-edge training in computational social science. The SSRC provides administrative and fiscal support to the annual SICSS events run across the globe. The Program Assistant will assist with managing the SICSS partner location application process, onboard SICSS event organizers, oversee the payment process for event organizers and teaching assistants, create and maintain SICSS partner location web pages on the SICSS website, handle email correspondence with event organizers and participants, and perform other administrative duties for SICSS as needed.
This position requires energy; enthusiasm; strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills; and creativity, innovation, and flexibility. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in bridging social science and/or humanities research with computational methods and/or data science.
● Support Program Director and program staff with administration of fellowship and research projects.
● Serve as the first point of contact for fellows, committee members, external web developers, and representatives of partner institutions and organizations.
● Manage program databases and application processing for fellowship competitions and other calls for participation.
● Organize virtual, on- and off-site peer-review meetings, advisory board meetings, workshops, and other events. This includes handling logistics including booking domestic and international travel, preparing meeting agendas and other relevant meeting materials, and coordinating and facilitating correspondence with participants and all relevant constituents during workshops and meetings.
● Represent the program at internal and external meetings, briefings, and conferences; take notes and present information to groups as needed.
● Actively contribute to external promotion of program outputs.
● Support team in managing program budgets; contribute to draft grant narrative reports.
● Oversee payment processing for fellows and vendors.
● Contribute more broadly to the efforts of the Social Data Initiative, or other SSRC programs, as needed.
● A bachelor’s degree, with interest in the social sciences, humanities, data science, or related fields.
● Superior organizational skills, with ability to multitask and prioritize daily activities to meet competing deadlines.
● Strong attention to detail.
● Strong interpersonal skills.
● Excellent written and oral communication skills, including solid presentation skills.
● High level of proficiency in all MS Office applications, as well as database and internet applications.
● High level of proficiency with communications technology and social media.
● Demonstrated interest in fields that bridge social science and/or humanities research with computational methods.
● Experience with website maintenance. Experience with GitHub a plus.
● Ability to travel in the United States and occasionally abroad.
● Experience in maintaining expense accounts and budgeting.
TERMS, SALARY AND BENEFITS
Annual salary is $40K. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; $1,500 annual tuition and/or student loan reimbursement and professional development funds; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more.
Application Information Please submit your application materials through our website job posting at https://www.ssrc.org/about/employment/. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
The Social Science Research Council is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunity and to cultivating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. SSRC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment with the Council are made on the basis of competence, skill and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, creed, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin/ancestry, ethnicity, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital or domestic partner status, medical conditions (including pregnancy and/or genetic information) or physical or mental disability, citizenship status or any other categories prohibited by law.
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision; also including Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, and a 403(b) Retirement Plan
Building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Youth Center serves youth up to the age of 24 who are currently at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. The Youth Center offers services in an LGBTQ+ safe and affirming environment and serves as an entry point to assist youth making the transition from homelessness to housing. Our services include meals, clothing, support groups, a charter high school, GED and college prep program, an employment preparation, training and placement program, street outreach, case management, counseling, a crisis shelter, a transitional living program (TLP) and supportive apartments. Our community-based programs include services for youth at-home, in school or in systems of care.
JOB SUMMARY: The Youth Academy Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the Education and Youth Development programs for LGBTQ-identified at-risk youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. This position works with a population that is currently or formerly experiencing homelessness and has high rates of mental health, health and substance-related issues. The ideal candidate must be familiar with and have experience with this population.
1) Recruit, train, schedule and supervise Education and Youth Development Program staff; assign tasks and duties and provide support and coaching;
2) Develop and provide supervision for education programming, including high school completion, GED/HiSET preparation, vocational and postsecondary education;
3) Plan and facilitate programming, events and activities utilizing a Positive Youth development framework that develops a sense of competence, usefulness, power and belonging among at-risk youth, youth experiencing homelessness, at-home/at-school youth and youth who see themselves as the leaders of the future;
4) Work with Youth Services Department staff to create a culture of positive youth development within the Youth Center and its various programs;
5) Develop goals and provide supervision for Youth Development events, activities, and engagements;
6) Supervise the functioning of and the activities with the on-site Five Keys Charter school and visiting LAUSD Personal Student Advisors (PSA’s);
7) Coordinate with case managers and other YS staff to provide wraparound support and resources to youth to ensure all aspects of their education and development goals are addressed;
8) Work with community partners such as The Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership (HHYP) and other organizations to create opportunities for education and positive youth development;
9) Maintain and develop databases and report formats to track data and indicators for youth enrollment, participation and progress;
10) Monitor individual youth and program performance to ensure that deliverables are being met;
11) Prepare reports as required and ensure that they are accurate, complete and submitted on time;
12) Attend internal and community meetings and conferences, as necessary, to identify opportunities for the Education and Youth Development Programs and to educate self, colleagues and youth on the current education and positive youth development landscape;
13) Participate in staff meetings, team meetings and other meetings as needed;
14) Other duties as assigned;
JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
1) Knowledge of or experience working with the LGBTQ community and familiarity with issues of particular relevance to LGBTQ people;
2) A passion for the Center’s work and its mission to make the world a better place for LGBTQ people;
3) A minimum of 6 years of education in Youth Development, Education, Psychology or other Behavioral Science or equivalent work experience desirable;
4) A minimum of 3 years of experience in an education, employment or community services environment required;
5) Demonstrated knowledge of positive youth development principles and approach;
6) Knowledgeable and sensitive to the issues affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, particularly those who are homeless, at risk and may have substance abuse and mental health issues;
7) Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail and interpersonal skills required;
8) Strong computer skills and knowledge including word processing, database operations, spreadsheets, and other software systems required;
9) Access to reliable transportation and the ability to be insured;
10) Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expression, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration status, and physical abilities in a multicultural environment.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. Applications are encouraged from all persons regardless of their race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical/physical/mental condition, pregnancy/childbirth and related medical condition, age, marital status, or veteran status.
The Center has implemented a policy requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to applicable federal, state and local laws. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities – we’re just getting started. For this position, we are looking for an Academic Collaborator with strong research skills in qualitative research methods or behavioral data analysis and academic expertise in one or more of the following topical areas: nonprofits, fundraising, philanthropic giving, volunteering, or drives/giving of goods. The right candidate will have experience conducting end-to-end research on one of the above topics and be excited to collaborate with product teams to bring their research to life to inform development of products in the given space. Research and collaboration is expected to last for 6-12 months but may change based on business needs.
Collaborate with our Research team and be a part of ongoing product research in the giving and nonprofit space
Work closely with product teams (e.g., Product Managers, designers, data analysts, engineers) to identify research topics
Scope and conduct end-to-end research to understand user behavior related to giving
Share research findings with product team and work closely with them to integrate insights into research development process
Share expertise and knowledge from your field (through thought partnership, brown bag discussions, literature reviews, etc.)
Translating research to non-academic audiences and conduct research with an eye toward the impact it can have
Ph.D. or M.S. in a social science field (Psychology, Sociology, Communication, Political Science, etc.)
Expertise in the field of giving (e.g., nonprofits, fundraising, philanthropic giving, volunteering, or drives/giving of goods)
Experience with applied statistics, survey design, behavioral data analysis and/or experience with qualitative methods such as interviews, diary studies, focus groups, or ethnography
Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at email@example.com.
The Boston Public Library operates as both a city agency and a separately incorporated non-profit organization, with multiple streams of funding, key partnerships and a variety of associated stakeholders, all for whom interaction with the President’s office is a matter of course. The Library is a complex organization, organized today around collections, services, programs, operations, technology, communications, administration and finance; with offerings delivered across its central library, branches and online platforms. It serves the residents of Boston, Massachusetts and beyond, in person, online and in the community, always with a view to equitable access as captured in the phrase ‘free to all’. It is an over 170-year old institution blending the best of a legacy institution and government entity with an agile, entrepreneurial digitally-connected twenty-first century spirit, responding to community need.
In 2020 the Library developed a formal Racial Equity Statement and action plan, approved by its Board of Trustees. The statement and plan were developed partially in response to and with staff at all levels, and in response to greater societal awareness of the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work, especially Racial Equity. The library has a role to play in this work in society as well as evaluate and improve itself as a 170+ year cultural institution. The principal tasks of the Equity and Outreach Coordinator position are to work with the President of the Library (as well as other leaders, staff and stakeholders) to ensure this agenda, plan and resulting initiatives are executed, while continuing to also coordinate efforts to grow and improve plans and identify future initiatives and opportunities. While the work’s initial focus is internal, it is envisioned that internal work is in service of the library’s mission and will also include opportunities for outreach work with specific communities. In this work the role’s primary approach will be to support and enhance the work of other staff members and the organization as a whole.
Brief Job Description
The successful applicant should bring experience in library services or a related field and experience with organizational development and/project management. Equally important, the successful applicant will bring experience working in the diversity equity and inclusion space in either a primary or secondary supporting role. Demonstrated experience working with specific communities that experience systemic barriers or ability to leverage relevant personal lived experience is preferred.
The work of this role is expected to apply to all areas of the organization, but with particular awareness of collections, services, programs, partnerships, procurement, recruiting and staff culture and development as well as issues of access – physical and digital. The position thus also works in close collaboration with the Director of Library Services, Chief of Collections, the Director of Strategic Partnerships and President’s office, as well as many others.
President of the Library.
Scope of Responsibility
The position will develop and maintain the project plan for all institutional matters relating to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, including regular reporting on status to a variety of bodies.
The position will act as project manager and/or coordinator for each approved initiative under this umbrella.
The position will assist in the evaluation and evolution for the principal plan and any and all related systemwide plans and initiatives.
The position will assist in the coordination of committees and working groups related to DEI work and where appropriate and approved, provide leadership to specific groups.
Position will be responsible for following and reporting on emerging practices related to DEI issues in the public library, governmental and research environments, and proposing adoption of same as relevant.
The position will identify skills and ability gaps and needs across the organization and within particular service areas. This work will be done with a view to enhancing an organizational culture that is based on DEI values.
Position will be the main liaison for citywide initiatives, initiatives within organizations the library is affiliated with and any partners
Work with Library Training Coordinator to provide DEI training as needed across all Divisions of Library staff
Assists in ensuring our affiliate and philanthropic efforts are guided by DEI principles to support the growth of the organization in collaboration primarily with the Boston Public Library Fund.
Will work with a variety of public service teams on DEI program analysis and targeted outreach at the branch, central, systemwide and online teams, with a view to identification of communities in greatest needs and responsive outreach efforts and initiatives.
Responsible for the development of a fundraising strategy and campaign at the statewide public sector level.
Performs similar or related duties as required or assigned.
Minimum Entrance Qualifications :
Education And Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required with an advanced degree in a related field preferred, a Masters in Library Science in addition to other requirements will be seen as a plus. Examples of relevant fields include: library science, social work, social studies fields, key humanities fields, public policy or administration, education, and a minimum of five years of experience in a related role. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Knowledge, Ability And Skill
Knowledge. Thorough knowledge of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion issues and practices, project management, and organizational and cultural change, ideally in a mid to large size distributed organization in the public or non-profit sectors. Understanding of the services field in general, with a preference for knowledge of municipal, library, or educational/arts fields.
Demonstrated problem solving ability and ability to maintain productive interpersonal relations in a complex and changing environment. Strong project management skills. Integrity, initiative, judgment, discretion, dependability and ability to work under pressure and deadlines essential.
Ability. Ability to interact in a positive and effective manner with personnel at all levels of the organization. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in writing and orally. Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records. Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports and plans. Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion. Ability to efficiently and effectively administer a human resource system.
Skill. Skill in the use of personal computers, particularly word processing and spreadsheet applications. Excellent project management, planning, public relations and communications skills. Solid collaboration skills.
Demonstrated problem solving ability and ability to maintain productive interpersonal relations in a complex and changing environment. Strong project management skills. Integrity, initiative, judgment, discretion, dependability and ability to work under pressure and deadlines essential.
Residency – Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
CORI – Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.
Research for Action (RFA) is seeking a full-time higher education policy researcher to contribute to RFA’s substantial body of research and evaluation work focused on state policies and programs designed to advance equity in college access and success in both the two-year and four-year sectors. Our current portfolio of mixed-methods research studies spans topics including college pipeline programs based in K-12; academic coaching and mentoring programs for community college students; statewide and local College Promise (i.e. free college) campaigns; state higher education funding formulas; developmental education reforms; initiatives for engaging adult learners; policies for credentialing experiential learning; and efforts for closing racial attainment gaps in higher education.
Research for Action (RFA) is seeking an experienced, full-time qualitative researcher to contribute to RFA’s substantial body of research and evaluation work, which spans topics including K-12 education, out-of-school time programming, literacy, and educational initiatives aimed at closing racial attainment gaps in public education. Salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the candidate.
Quantitative Research Assistant
Research for Action (RFA) is seeking a Quantitative Research Assistant to contribute to education policy and evaluation studies through quantitative data collection, cleaning, analysis, and the writing of clear internal analytic memos. This position is an opportunity to gain content knowledge and practical quantitative analytic skills applied to timely, action-oriented education research. The Research Assistant will have potential to support multiple research projects on emerging Pre-K, K-12, postsecondary education, out-of-school time and juvenile justice issues, through strong collaboration and time management skills, and a commitment to accuracy and transparency in their work.
Addgene is a thriving, non-profit organization founded in 2004 that facilitates biomedical research and discovery. Addgene assists scientists by archiving their plasmid DNA samples and distributing these samples and other research materials to researchers who need them for future experiments. Broad availability of these unique research materials promotes both the progress of research and Addgene’s mission to increase collaboration in the scientific community.
Addgene is currently seeking a Science Communications Specialist to join our growing and thriving Customer Experience team. This position will coordinate Addgene’s distinguished blog (blog.addgene.org) which is viewed over 100,000 times per month, as well as engage with scientists worldwide on Addgene’s social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn).
Addgene is truly a special place to work. We are a dynamic and collaborative workplace, and our energetic team is dedicated to making a difference within the organization and in the larger scientific community. We support team building activities outside of work, including volunteer projects, social gatherings, and sporting events. This is a terrific opportunity to become part of an established and growing non-profit and to contribute to an increasingly important resource for the scientific community.
Addgene is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented individual with strong writing skills and experience in molecular biology to help the organization better serve scientists in the research community. As part of the Marketing & Communications Team, you will work to ensure Addgene’s audiences and customers enjoy a positive, memorable experience when interacting across our many platforms and touch points.
Blogs, Newsletters, and Website Content
Generate new content ideas based on the needs of the scientific community and Addgene’s product launches, and manage the publication schedule of blogs, eBooks, and Newsletters, including writing, editing, and proofreading content
Track and analyze blog data and implement strategies to improve performance and engagement of blog posts and related content
Track and optimize email marketing metrics and manage contact databases to optimize the success of targeted outreach efforts
Write OpEds or similar articles to promote Addgene, open science, reproducibility, and other topics of interest
Assist in the creation and editing of strong website content on addgene.org
Work with the Video Production Specialist with suggesting, writing, and proofreading science how-to videos and related video content
Manage and create daily social media posts and community engagement, including but not limited to:
Conferences and Addgene sponsored talks;
Identifying plasmids of interest to solicit deposits;
Document life at Addgene on social media, including organizing and posting photos.
Work closely with the MarCom Team to create strategic social media campaigns focused on specific marketing objectives (ie new services)
Track effectiveness of social media campaigns and daily posts
Ensure Addgene’s brand and messaging is consistent across all channels, mediums, and materials; work with the Brand Team to implement Addgene’s Style Guide
Assist with creating, ordering, and managing the inventory of promotional materials and graphics, including flyers, brochures, swag, etc.
Crossteam and Special Projects
Work with other teams at Addgene on special projects (such as marketing campaigns for new products), gathering and sharing information across teams as necessary
Attend conferences to learn about new topics, network with scientists, and promote Addgene, as needed
Candidates should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized team members who want to be a part of Addgene’s mission. Specific qualifications include:
Master’s Degree or equivalent in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related field required
Solid understanding of the principles of plasmid cloning and molecular biology; antibody knowledge recommended
Experience with social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, specifically related to science communication
Demonstrated ability to write scientific, educational content for a variety of knowledge levels
Strong editing skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills
Able to manage multiple tasks efficiently in a fast paced environment
Experience with general computer software including MS Office and Google
This position will work out of our Watertown, Massachusetts Headquarters. Our beautiful office space has ample parking with a free shuttle from Harvard Square and is on multiple bus lines, with the cost of public transit covered by Addgene.
In-office work for this position will resume as soon as it is deemed safe by our office re-opening plan. Initial onboarding and remote work will be considered for applicants who are able to be working within Massachusetts by their start date.
Special Application Instructions: All candidates will be asked to submit two examples of science writing with their applications.
Addgene offers a comprehensive 100% company-paid benefit package that includes health, dental, life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance. We also offer employee paid benefits such as vision insurance and pet insurance. In addition, employees are encouraged to participate in an individual 403(b)(7)-retirement account. The cost of public transportation is fully paid by the company.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Addgene
Addgene is committed to creating and fostering a diverse, supportive, and inclusive working environment. All of our initiatives benefit from the diverse and open worldwide scientific community that we work with, and we believe that the best innovations and discoveries come from diverse teams. Addgene will continue to build these diverse teams, as well as continue to do the hard work of examining how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion can be meaningfully woven into our work life, foremost and always to combat bias of all kinds. We are looking forward to continuing to get to know and celebrate a variety of perspectives and backgrounds as we grow our teams; and in doing so, we will bring more scientists together to share their resources in order to change the world.
Addgene is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, active military or veteran status, age, handicap, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or Local law.
bring your linguistic ways of listening to your career
Career Camp is five weeks of focused activities and structured feedback on the stories used in career interactions, based on activities from Bringing Linguistics to Work. Weekly discussions and activities focus on bringing a linguistic lens to the stories which comprise the texts and interactions surrounding the job search. Gain some clarity on where are, where you have been, and where you are going!
Content Director Creating and disseminating high impact content is key to Narrative Initiative’s theory of change. We are looking for a visionary and experienced Content Director to oversee our content initiatives across multiple platforms and formats.
This person will be an important member of our organization’s leadership, and should be an expert in all things related to content and channel optimization, brand consistency, segmentation and localization, analytics and meaningful measurement. Find out more.
Changemaker Authors Cohort Narrative Initiative and Unicorn Authors Club invite applications to the Changemaker Authors Cohort, a new yearlong intensive coaching program supporting full-time movement activists and social justice practitioners to complete books that create deep, durable narrative change, restructuring the way people feel, think, and respond to the world.
ETS’s Research & Development division has an opening for a Natural Language Processing, speech, or spoken dialog systems Research Scientist in the Learning and Assessment Foundations and Innovations (LAFI) Center.
About the LAFI Center:
You will join a team in the LAFI Center, collaborating with other researchers to explore ways to assess and improve speech and literacy skills and conduct research that will inform personalized learning solutions. The center also collaborates with a dedicated team of researchers who study ways to improve English language learning and assessment, with a heavy emphasis on language learners in foreign/international settings. Both teams have access to large amounts of student data that are available for analysis, building new models and capabilities, and refining automated language processing and related AI applications.
What you’ll do:
You will work as a team member on foundational research designed to make scientific advances in the field and on applied research that informs the development of practical classroom solutions.
Research, develop and evaluate novel speech and text processing algorithms for educational applications.
Take responsibility for conceptualizing, proposing, obtaining funding for, and directing projects in the area of expertise and interest and in alignment with ETS priorities. Projects may include (1) foundational and applied research projects, (2) development of tools and research prototypes that make use of speech and NLP technologies. As a new hire, you will initially focus on supporting ongoing projects, with an opportunity to develop own research agenda as you gain experience and familiarity with ETS mission and priorities and with the field of language technology for education.
Document and disseminate the results of research and/or development projects through an emerging collection of publications and presentations. Publication includes peer-reviewed journals, peer-reviewed conference proceedings, patents, books and book chapters, and other media. Presentation may be at international, national, or regional conferences, client meetings, and ETS seminars.
ETS believes in the life-changing power of learning. For more than 70 years, the vision of what’s possible when all people can improve their lives through education has driven our commitment to quality, equity and fairness. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores tens of millions of tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series® assessments. But we are so much more than the tests we deliver. With our mission to advance quality and equity in education in mind, we also deliver groundbreaking research and learning solutions to help a broad spectrum of stakeholders understand what’s possible and identify the steps to get there. ETS’s staff members are passionate about using their wide-ranging expertise to improve teaching and learning.
Experience and Skills
What you’ll bring to ETS:
A Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, or a similar area, with a focus on speech or spoken dialog systems preferred.
A strong candidate will have developed and published state-of-the-art NLP methods in their area of expertise and have strong software engineering skills.
Research and/or development experience in speech or language processing is required. Rank will be commensurate with experience.
Experience with state-of-the-art NLP systems and methodologies such as transformer neural networks (BERT, RoBERTa) is a plus.
Research experience with English language learner data is a plus.
COVID-19 Requirements ETS requires all new hires to either certify that they have been fully vaccinated or request and obtain an exemption due to medical or religious reasons by their start date.
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is a Drug-free workplace.