2021 Research Intern – Salesforce Research

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  • To get the best candidate experience, please consider applying for a maximum of 3 roles within 12 months to ensure you are not duplicating efforts.Our Futureforce University Recruiting program is dedicated to attracting, retaining and cultivating talent. Our interns and new graduates work on real projects that affect how our business runs, giving them the opportunity to make a tangible impact on the future of our company.   With offices all over the world, our recruits have the chance to collaborate and connect with fellow employees on a global scale. We offer job shadowing, mentorship programs, talent development courses, and much more.Job CategoryInternJob DetailsSalesforce Research is looking for outstanding research interns. Ideal candidates have a strong background in one or more of the following fields:
    –  deep learning,
    –  machine learning,
    –  natural language processing,
    –  computer vision,
    –  reinforcement learning, – medical AI- AI ethics, or- economics
    Applied to, for example: text categorization, text summarization, information extraction, question answering, dialogue systems, machine translation, language and vision, image classification, object detection, economics, biomedical sciences, etc. 
    Candidates that have published in top-tier conferences or journals (e.g. NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, ACL, EMNLP, CVPR,) are preferred.
    As a research intern, you will:1. Work with a team of research scientists and engineers on a project that ideally leads to a submission to a top-tier conference2. Learn about exciting research and applications outside your expertise3. Focus on pure research that incorporates into your PhD focus area and contributes to the AI Community4. Attend conferences with our researchers to showcase your accepted papers
     
    Requirements:
    –  PhD/MS candidate in a relevant research area
    –  Excellent understanding of deep learning techniques, i.e., CNN, RNN, LSTM, GRU, attention models, and optimization methods
    –  Experience with one or more deep learning libraries and platforms, e.g. PyTorch, TensorFlow, Caffe, or Chainer
    –  Strong background in machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, or reinforcement learning-  Strong algorithmic problem solving skills
    –  Programming experience in Python, Java, C/C++, Lua, or a similar language
    This internship is a minimum of 12 weeks.Accommodations – If you require assistance due to a disability applying for open positions please submit a request via this Accommodations Request Form.Posting StatementAt Salesforce we believe that the business of business is to improve the state of our world. Each of us has a responsibility to drive Equality in our communities and workplaces. We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects society through inclusive programs and initiatives such as equal pay, employee resource groups, inclusive benefits, and more. Learn more about Equality at Salesforce and explore our benefits.Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Salesfore.com or Salesforce.org.Salesforce welcomes all.

Program Director, Projects for Peace

https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/22906

Requisition Information

Posted with Limited AccessNo
Limited Access Period Ending Date
TitleProgram Director, Projects for Peace
Posting NumberS01520
Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-time
Typical Hours Per Week38.75
Regular, Temporary or TermTerm
If temporary or term, enter anticipated end date03/01/2024
Benefits Eligible?Yes
Hourly/SalariedSalaried
GradeMG2
Hiring Minimum$55,714.75
DepartmentCenter for Community Engagement
LocationMiddlebury, VT Campus
Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screeningCriminal Background Check
Position SummaryThis is a term position with an end date of 03/01/2024.Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. This position, working in collaboration with the Center for Community Engagement leadership and the Davis United World College Scholars Program, will advance the mission of the Davis Projects for Peace program. The position will combine the functions of coordination, strategic design, cohort development, institutional integration, alumni network development, reflection, assessment and documentation. Projects for Peace (PfP) began as the vision of Kathryn W. Davis and is a grant program intended to instill or grow a lifelong passion for peace and service in young people. PfP is externally funded and administered by Middlebury College. This position will be based at Middlebury College, and will require some travel between Middlebury, Vermont and Projects for Peace partner institutions and events.
Essential FunctionsOverall strategic and operational management and implementation of the Davis Projects for Peace program. Communication and collaboration as needed with the Davis United World College Scholars Program.
General ResponsibilitiesSpecifically, the Program Director will:
● Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in integrated development and implementation of the Davis Projects for Peace program;
● Facilitate information sharing and assist in building a learning community between PfP grantees;
● Conduct tool development and best practices, including for recruitment, selection, retention, support, cohort development, and cross-institutional collaboration;
● Apply a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice throughout programmatic responsibilities;
● Coordinate and disseminate virtual training for students in core skill areas, both for those developing proposals and those who are awarded a grant.
● Collaboratively develop and implement assessment plans designed simultaneously to track, assess, and guide Projects for Peace strategy and to foster collective impact;
● Develop and maintain a Communications Plan to raise the profile of PfP. Direct the production and maintenance of annual reports, websites, social media and other supporting materials as needed;
● Foster cohort development and integration of PfP institutional liaisons, students, and alumni;
● Travel domestically to interact with funders and beneficiaries of the programs;
● Be an expert spokesperson for international understanding through education and experience;
● Supervise a part-time administrative staff member who provides logistical and administrative support for the PfP program
EducationM.A. degree in a related field or BA and demonstrable work experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities● Excellent interpersonal, organization, collaboration and communication skills, as well as energy, initiative, high motivation, and ability to think strategically.
● Understands social dynamics of power and privilege and has demonstrated ability to apply this understanding to create diverse and inclusive educational environments that critically examine inequalities.
● Strong evidence of collaborative work, systems thinking and excellent writing skills are required.
● Skills developing and managing program budgets.
● Facility with electronic media, web-based tools
● Managing vendors and consultants
ExperienceMinimum of 5 years experience in higher education and/or international affairs, as well as demonstrated experience in working with college-aged and diverse populations. A demonstrated interest in advancing diversity, equity, and access.
Physical Demands
Close Date
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to ApplicantsThe person in this position may be able to start remotely due to COVID, to be negotiated upon job offer. As normal work operations resume, the person in this position will be required to spend some days in the office each week but may be able to continue to work partially from home.
This is a term position with an end date of 03/01/2024.
Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Recommendation Letter Requirements

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Applicant Document

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/C V

Optional Documents

Deputy Director of Research – Equis

Equis Research is seeking an Deputy Director of Research to manage the day-to-day

operations of its multi-state program of polling and focus groups. We are looking for a deeply

analytical and detail-oriented project manager who wants to work to tackle big questions

about a dynamic and ever-complex segment of the American electorate.

Equis Research launched in early 2019 as a hub for research, data and analysis that helps

demystify the Latino vote. We want to move past the idea of the Latino community as a

monolith, and toward a more sophisticated understanding of the experiences, issue

preferences and political identities of Latinx voters. We are building a deep and longitudinal

understanding of voter attitudes; tracking trends from the past to provide forward-looking

context; building a set of best practices on surveying and targeting the Hispanic community;

and disseminating actionable outcomes for organizations and practitioners looking to engage

this voter.

Equis collaborates with a team of outside firms on data collection and analysis, in addition to

housing a small but expanding set of internal data and analytical capacities.

Responsibilities

The Deputy Director of Research will be responsible for the successful execution of new Equis

research projects.

What that looks like:

● Leading day-to-day management of all quantitative and qualitative research projects

(which generally includes polls, focus groups, and online journaling);

● Acting as the primary liaison with outside pollsters/consultants;

● Working with pollsters/consultants to design and monitor research projects, whether

shepherding decisions on sample design and methodology; helping draft survey

questionnaires and focus group guides; or assisting in the creation of memos and decks;

● Managing the feedback loop between the Equis team(s), partners, subscribers, and

other stakeholders;

● Driving innovation within the organization, in terms of (a) constantly refining Equis

standards and best practices, and (b) keeping up to date with new methodological

approaches, tools and lines of inquiry;

● Supporting the analysis team on its deliverables;

● Working with the team to set research priorities, budget and calendar, and pitching in

as needed on plans, fundraising proposals, and external briefings.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position has:

● Demonstrated project management skills; highly organized and detail-oriented with the

ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks;

● Familiarity with the A-to-Z of survey research, with experience working with polling or

data science as either a producer or consumer;

● Most importantly, a demonstrated ability to quickly pick up what you didn’t already

know;

● Top-notch problem-solving skills, with experience tackling an unfamiliar situation and

taking the initiative to devise and execute solutions;

● Deep analytical thinking and a dogged desire to get at the truth;

● Outstanding collaboration skills with the ability to work independently and

self-directed; and

● Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate priorities,

needs and expectations.

The ability to write and/or edit in Spanish is preferable but not required. Cultural fluency is

critical.

This position reports to: Director of Research (Partner)

Location: Remote

Employee Status: Full-Time

Salary & Benefits: The minimum salary expectation for this particular position is $75,000,

dependent on relevant experience.

How to apply: Please send your resume and a brief cover letter as a single PDF to

info@equisresearch.us with the position title in the subject line.

Job- Translators Without Borders

Consultant – remote training development

Location: home-based 
Travel: none
Reporting to: Crisis Response
Timeframe: March 2021 – October 2021 (up to 14 FTE days total) 
Deadline for applications: March 5th, 2021

Click here to apply

The role
Translators without Borders is seeking a consultant to develop two short training packages on language for humanitarian field staff on the basis of TWB’s existing content and materials.

Task 1  – To create a mixed mode interpreter training combining online resources and resources for use in group settings. 

Review and adapt our existing modular training curriculum on humanitarian interpreting into very simple online resources with accompanying facilitator tools and hand-outs. 

We anticipate the following to be an outline of the tasks:

  • Review existing training content, training notes, slide decks, and handouts on this topic produced by TWB
  • Adapt and/or develop alternative content if necessary, re-working material content to move from the local and context-specific to the generic
  • Incorporate group exercises to complement online materials, and develop / adapt trainers notes for these
  • Develop a small number of participant handouts 
  • Design an evaluation process for the training and produce accompanying materials to facilitate this
  • Combine online training content, trainer’s notes, participant handouts, and evaluation tools, into one easy-to-follow package 
  • Revise and amend materials following field pilot 

The version needs to be suitable to be used by people in widely differing humanitarian contexts, many of whom will have low levels of literacy. The final training course, combining online resources and ‘live’ interactive sessions and evaluation, should take no more than 10 hours to complete. Online resources are anticipated to be not more than 5 hours of the content.

Task 2 – To create a short course on the topic of ‘language in humanitarian data’ combining online resources and facilitated group work. 

  • Review existing presentations, webinars, slide decks, and literature on this topic produced by TWB
  • Re-work and adapt this material to create a unified collection of online presentations and linked resources
  • Develop / adapt group exercises to complement online materials, and develop / adapt trainers notes for these
  • Develop a small number of participant handouts or identify key existing materials as handouts
  • Design an evaluation process for the training and produce accompanying tools to facilitate this
  • Combine online presentation, trainer’s notes, participant handouts / resources, and evaluation tools, into one easy-to-follow package 
  • Revise and amend materials following field pilot 

The short training course will raise awareness of language in humanitarian data gathering. The course is aimed at enumerators and other data collectors, and their managers. Some participants may have moderate – low levels of literacy. It will prepare them to manage language complexity and improve their quality assurance processes in multilingual data collection. The final training materials and group activities combined should take no more than 3 hours to complete. The online content should make up approximately 50% of the course duration.  

In both tasks above, the format for the online version needs to be suitable as a teaching aid for face-to-face training (so possibly as simple as recorded presentations, links to supporting videos, or insertion of TWB’s existing Moodle-platform material). 

Deliverables

  • An agreed work plan including time-frames, review periods, revision and approval stages
  • Humanitarian Field Interpreter online materials which can be presented to a group of participants, or viewed by an interested individual e.g. (podcast / narrated powerpoint presentations / links to audio-visual materials). The total run time for these materials will be approximate duration of 5 hours (for interpreter training) and 1.5 hours (for language in humanitarian data training)
  • Humanitarian Field Interpreter:
  • learning outcomes for each session / module
  • agendas for delivery of each session / module
  • concise trainer’s notes
  • concise participant handouts
  • evaluation tools, rationale and methodology
  • Language in Humanitarian Data online materials which can be presented to a group of participants, or viewed by an interested individual e.g. (podcast / narrated powerpoint presentations / links to audio-visual materials). The total run time for these materials will be approximately 1.5 hours. 
  • Language in Humanitarian Data:
  • learning outcomes for each session 
  • agenda for delivery of the course
  • concise trainer’s notes
  • concise participant handouts / resources
  • evaluation tools, rationale and methodology
  • The combined word-count of the combined courses should be within 18,000 – 20,000 words, including spoken and recorded content. All materials will be presented in English in agreed editable file formats, and developed to facilitate translation / dubbing / subtitling as necessary. 
  • The training design and materials will need to be sufficiently comprehensive that a confident generic facilitator without an interpreting background could deliver it unsupported. Participant and facilitator materials all need to be professionally presented and use Translators without Borders’ design guidelines.
  • The courses are expected to be interactive, practical, lively and solution-orientated. Training approaches should be inclusive or easily adaptable for people with disabilities.
  • The consultant will be required to ensure that all the material proposed for inclusion in the curriculum is open-access and on a platform suitable for this purpose. All content created by the consultant will become the intellectual property of Translators without Borders.

Qualifications and experience required

  • Extensive experience (more than five years) in adult learning in either formal or non-formal settings
  • Training design, development, and implementation experience with a focus on training for adults
  • Experience in capacity building, training and facilitation in the development or humanitarian sectors
  • Extensive experience (more than five years) of training and facilitation in low-literacy contexts
  • Previous work experience in a humanitarian or development context and a good understanding of humanitarian or development practices
  • A fluent English speaker with excellent writing skills in English
  • A qualification as an interpreter or a translator from a recognized professional institution, or previous experience training translators or interpreters, would be a plus.
  • Experience in developing online training and resources 

Qualities

  • A self-starter with the flexibility and adaptability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Key qualities of relationship-building and adaptability
  • Patience and openness to comment in review processes

Background
In many conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies, the languages of affected people are not the same as those of the responders. This language gap affects access to life-saving information and services and diminishes the effectiveness and accountability of humanitarian action.

In 2013, TWB created the first-ever crisis language support service, Words of Relief, which has responded to crises every year since. Today TWB provides a range of language and communication services, from translations to training of interpreters. Either remotely or in-country (currently in Bangladesh, DRC and Nigeria), TWB works with more than 100 development and humanitarian partners.

TWB has developed modular training materials on the basics of interpreting in humanitarian action. This course has been designed for people who carry out humanitarian interpretation but are not qualified: locally engaged staff, bilingual volunteers, cultural mediators, etc. The individual modules are sufficiently self-contained that they retain coherence when sequenced differently or delivered individually. There are comprehensive teaching notes, a set of supporting visual materials, a substantial participants’ handbook, and recommendations for structuring the modules for different durations and audiences. 

To expand the potential reach of this training, it has been adapted for low-literacy audiences and for use in various humanitarian contexts. TWB needs a unified version that can be delivered as face-to-face training over two days across a range of contexts and that consistently applies adult learning principles and good practices for communicating with less literate audiences.

In addition TWB has substantial information in a variety of formats (blogs, info-sheets, presentations) on language in data collection. This material is not currently in the form of a training package. TWB sees the need to have a short training for those managing data collection in multilingual format to make sure they plan for language, that enumerators understand how to manage language barriers, and that there is a quality assurance process to address gaps in communication. 

How to apply
TWB will accept offers from individual consultants and consulting firms.

To apply for this consultancy please send the following documents:

1. A technical and financial offer to include:

  • a brief description (no more than two sides of A4) of how you would tackle this role
  • a proposed work plan (including the number of days required for each task)
  • a financial offer, specifying daily fees

2. Curriculum vitae highlighting experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) and at least three professional references.

Please upload the technical and financial offer as one document under “cover letter” and present the CV(s) of the expert(s) proposed in one document under “CV”.

About Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders believes that everyone has the right to give and receive information in a language and format they understand. We work with nonprofit partners and a global community of language professionals to build local language translation capacity, and raise awareness of language barriers. Originally founded in 1993 in France (as Traducteurs sans Frontières), TWB translates millions of words of life-saving and life-changing information a year. 

Core Values

Translators without Borders employees and volunteers are people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for achieving the mission. Translators without Borders’ mission and organizational spirit embody the core values established in its strategic framework: 

Excellence: As the leading voice for communicating humanitarian information in the right language, Translators without Borders is a leader in the translation industry and in the non-profit sector. 

Integrity: Translators without Borders believes that every person, whether it is the people who we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity. 

Empowerment: Translators without Borders believes in using language to empower people around the world to control their own development and destiny.

Innovation: Translators without Borders recognizes and celebrates the power of innovation to address humanitarian and crisis issues around the world.

Sustainability: Translators without Borders recognizes that meeting our mission necessitates establishment and maintenance of a solid financial and organizational infrastructure.

Tolerance: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled; value each other, our partner and our recipients; create a supportive work environment; and, conduct themselves professionally at all times. 


Translators without Borders is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages qualified candidates of all genders and from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

TWB may re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration at its discretion.

Jobs at Linguistic Society of America

LSA Seeks Applicants for Two Staff Positions

   

Linguistic Society of America

The LSA is now accepting applications (through March 7, 2021) for two new part-time management positions focused on membership and on meetings, respectively. An overview of each position’s responsibilities is outlined below, along with details for submitting an application. The anticipated start dates are flexible, with a goal of filling both postions by the end of April 2021.

Membership Manager

Under the direction of the Executive Director of the LSA, the Membership Manager will provide leadership and professional expertise as the primary membership liaison, charged with retaining and increasing LSA’s membership.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute and evaluate membership recruitment and marketing campaigns throughout the year to enhance the LSA’s profile and awareness within the linguistics community.
  • In consultation with the appropriate LSA leaders and staff, develop proposals for enhancing member benefits/services and ensure maintenance/delivery of existing services/benefits.
  • Review and prepare reports on membership data and trends, including support for annual budget projections. 
  • Maintain and enhance relevant web content, including that restricted to LSA members, in consultation with LSA staff and web developer.
  • Coordinate member communications, including the LSA Update newsletter, email, and other correspondence.
  • Identify and participate in discussions with the LSA Executive Committee and Executive Director on strategies, opportunities, potential conflicts and other issues related to the successful recruitment and retention of members.

Requirements

  • Baccaluareate degree in any field, with a preference for those who have taken courses in linguistics and/or world languages.
  • Significant experience (3-5 years) working for membership associations, including a successful track record of building and growing the total number of members through creative, innovative initiatives. 
  • Experience with membership marketing, recruitment, retention and enhancement of member benefits and services.
  • Familarity with website content management, database management and association software tools and services.
  • This position requires occasional travel to attend the LSA Annual Meeting and Spring Executive Committee meeting.
  • This part-time position will average about 25 hours per week, with more hours required during the week of the two events referenced above.
  • The position will be based in Washington, DC, with the option of remote work, subject to approval.

Ideal Characteristics

  • Creative, innovative, collaborative, congenial, diplomatic, and self-motivated. Detail-oriented.
  • Strong communications skills, including the art of persuasion and making the case for membership based on a strong value proposition.. 

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for at least three professional references to this email address, using this subject line: Application for LSA Membership Manager Postion. Deadline: March 7, 2021.

The LSA is committed to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications from members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.


Meetings Manager

Under the direction of the Executive Director of the LSA, Meetings Manager will provide leadership and professional expertise in the planning and implementation of all LSA events.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute and evaluate all aspects of the LSA’s Annual Meeting, in consultation with the Program Committee and Executive Director.
  • Develop budgets and monitor revenue/expenses for LSA-sponsored events.
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, develop a marketing plan for LSA-sponsored events to increase abstract submissions, attendance, exhibitors, advertisers and sponsors.
  • Liaise with sister societies that co-locate their annual meetings with the LSA’s to coordinate logistics and other arrangements.
  • Develop and disseminate RFPs for potential meeting sites; evaluate proposals received, and recommend preferred sites to the Executive Committee and Executive Director. Negotiate contracts for meeting site and services in consultation with Executive Director.
  • Plan, execute and evaluate LSA webinars, in consultation with Editors, committee leaders and staff as appropriate.
  • Provide support for the Linguistic Institute and CoLang, in consultation with the Institute and the Fellowships Committee.
  • Assist with planning and logistics for LSA Executive Committee meetings, marketing and registration for LSA sponsored conferences, and other events as appropriate.
  • Assist the Executive Director with planning the annual awards program and business meeting of the LSA.
  • Identify and participate in discussions with the LSA Executive Committee and Executive Director on strategies, opportunities, potential conflicts and other issues related to the successful implementation of events.
  • Maintain and enhance web content for events, in consultation with LSA staff and web developer.

Requirements

  • Baccaluareate degree in any field, with a preference for those who have taken courses in linguistics and/or world languages. CMP credential is a plus.
  • Experience (1-3 years) planning events for membership associations, including a successful track record of building and growing the total number of participants through creative, innovative initiatives.
  • Experience with event marketing, contracting, vendor relations, and content coordination.
  • Familarity with online registration systems, abstract management, meeting apps and related software tools and services.
  • This position requires occasional travel to attend the LSA Annual Meeting and Spring Executive Committee meeting.
  • This part-time position will average about 20 hours per week, with more hours required during the week of the two events referenced above.
  • The position will be based in Washington, DC, with the option of remote work, subject to approval.

Ideal Characteristics

  • Creative, innovative, collaborative, congenial, diplomatic, and self-motivated. Detail-oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including the art of persuasion and making the case for participation in LSA events based on a strong value proposition.. 

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for at least three professional references to this email address, using this subject line: Application for LSA Meetings Manager Postion. Deadline: March 7, 2021.

The LSA is committed to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications from members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.

Senior Researcher: Applied Research and Evaluation

Education Northwest Portland, OR

About the job

Job Duties: Oversee and grow a portfolio of large scale quantitative and mixed methods research and evaluation projects for education policy makers and practitioners. Develop and deploy innovative strategies for sharing evaluation and research findings that promote high levels of engagement and use among clients and other strategic partners. Specific job responsibilities are:

  • Work with external clients and partners in region or strategic research projects within company. (25% of time)
    • Work with external clients and partners (education practitioners and policymakers) in the Northwest region and nationally by building strong long-term relationships with education stakeholders. (5%)
    • Actively nurture and grow a robust professional network through existing project work and networking at conference and professional events to increase mission-driven partnership and business opportunities for the organization by providing supports to partners. (5%)
    • Share ongoing work and lessons learned with others nationally working in similar spaces at stakeholder meetings and regional and national conferences at least once a quarter. (5%)
    • Recommend to clients the strategic use of evaluation data for policy and programmatic decision making through sharing of results in actionable ways and coaching on using research and evaluation findings. (10%)
  • Develop proposals and oversee projects. (65% of time)
    • Lead the development of proposals to bring in new contracts and grow a portfolio of large scale quantitative and mixed methods research and evaluation projects that substantially contribute to organization growth and sustainability. (10%)
    • Serve as project lead managing the project budget through monthly budget meetings with finance staff. (10%)
    • Lead the design of the research and evaluation project, instruments, analysis, and dissemination plan. (10%)
    • Oversee a team of 2-4 other researchers, analysts, and associates carrying out the research design, data collection and analysis, report writing, and dissemination by providing regular check-ins and feedback each week on work through team and individual meetings and review of materials. (20%)
    • Contribute to the project work through performing high-quality data analysis and report writing on a diverse portfolio of quantitative and mixed methods research and evaluation projects. (15%)
  • Lead teams and collaborate with senior staff. (5% of time)
    • Work with other Senior Researchers to develop and institutionalize new and innovative ways to report research and evaluation findings and promote a high degree of use and strategic engagement among clients and partners. (2%)
    • Lead project teams of 2-4 other researchers, analysts, and associates to carry out work of exceptional quality and model and mentor team members in project management, relationship development and client engagement (2%)
    • Collaborate with senior staff across the organization to develop new projects and proposals (1%)
  • Perform other duties as assigned, such as literature reviews related to assigned projects. (5%)

The position’s duties may require out-of-office travel up to 20% of the time, to visit client sites for evaluation and information gathering.



Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) in Education, Public Policy, Applied Social Sciences or related field, and 4 years of post-Ph.D. experience as a Researcher or in a closely related occupation in the field of education research. Experience must include:

  • 4 years supporting quantitative research and evaluation projects in education research.
  • 4 years conducting applied research and evaluation in one or more of the following content areas: educator preparation; professional development; teacher recruitment and retention; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
  • 3 years supporting business development through working on contracts, grants, and other means.

All education, training, and experience may be gained concurrently. Applicants must be U.S. workers (includes U.S. citizens, permanent residents, foreign nationals granted temporary residence under one of the 1986 legalization programs, refugees, and asylees).

Seniority Level

Associate

Industry

  • Non-profit Organization Management
  • Higher Education
  • Education Management

Employment Type

Full-time

Job Functions

  • Research
  • Analyst
  • Information Technology

UX Researcher – Facebook (contract)

https://us.facebook.talentnet.community/jobs/75e30dbf-3b64-4cb2-8625-624315d0297b

Come join a diverse and collaborative team of researchers who work directly with product design to build the future of Virtual Reality. Our work ranges from formative to evaluative, ethnography to usability. For this position, we are looking for a mixed method methodological generalist, with broad skills in qualitative and design research methods and an understanding of quantitative concepts. The right candidates will be excellent communicators, knowledgeable about UX design, comfortable in a flat, fast moving organization, excited to collaborate, and focused squarely on impacting the design of Oculus VR at Facebook. The Oculus VR Platform Team is looking for someone to work with a research community of Oculus VR users to conduct studies (often longitudinal) to uncover user needs and design new software experiences for virtual reality. This role will mainly focus on qualitative studies with the opportunity to pursue some quantitative work (e.g., surveys) as well.

Minimum Skills and Experiences:

* BA/BS degree in a human behavior related field (marketing, human computer interaction, Psychology, Linguistics, Anthropology, Social Science, Information Science, etc.)

* 3+ years of experiences working in UX Research, market research or a related field

* Work closely with product teams to define research topics

* Design studies that address both user behavior and attitudes

* Generate insights that both fuel ideation and evaluate designs

* Conduct research using a wide variety of qualitative methods and a subset of quantitative methods, such as surveys

* Work cross-functionally with design, product management, content strategy, engineering and marketing

* Communicate results and illustrate suggestions in compelling and creative ways

Preferred Experiences:

* Experiences in conducting longitudinal research studies

* Experiences in running and managing research communities

* Experiences in conducting research with emergent technologies such as VR headsets, AR glasses

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Call for contributions: Inclusion in Linguistics & Decolonizing Linguistics

Call for contributions to two edited collections: Inclusion in Linguistics and Decolonizing Linguistics

Edited by Anne Charity Hudley, Christine Mallinson, and Mary Bucholtz Oxford University Press

Call for Edited Collections: Inclusion in Linguistics and Decolonizing Linguistics

We extend a formal call for contributions to either or both of two edited collections that we are currently developing for Oxford University Press. The first volume, Inclusion in Linguistics, will present theories, resources, and models for how to achieve broader participation in linguistics, broadly defined. We invite contributions on a range of themes, including:•Contributions that present racial inclusion models in linguistics and that present findings and results from their implementation;•Contributions that present inclusion models in P-12 education and address the importance of linguistics in student learning and/or in preparing educators;•Contributions that present inclusion models in undergraduate and graduate linguistics education, including recruitment and retention, curricular changes, instruction and training, research, and mentorship;•Contributions that speak to the dire need for more inclusion among linguistics faculty and that highlight the experiences of linguists from underrepresented and racially minoritized groups;•Contributions that discuss the experiences of linguists in administrative and staff positions in higher education, including student affairs and other roles, that highlight the importance of inclusion issues;•Contributions that address the experiences of linguists of color working in industry settings;•Contributions that present models for community partnerships as a means of broadening and aligning inclusion research, teaching, and advocacy work in linguistics.The second edited volume, Decolonizing Linguistics,will focus on the methodologies and practices of linguistic researchers and other professionals.

Contributions are invited on the following and related themes:

  • Contributions that present models for decolonizing linguistic research, with a focus on community-centered participatory action research;
  • Contributions that discuss language reclamation in action, emphasizing person-centered and humanizing perspectives, knowledge, and insights;
  • Contributions that offer ways of navigating researcher obligations and responsibilities to individuals and communities, particularly via inclusive ethical and participatory models;
  • Contributions that engage social justice theories and methodologies and how they can be incorporated into linguistic research;
  • Contributions that address the experiences of linguists working as activists in scholarly or professional settings or contexts;•
  • Contributions that present practical and/or theoretical models for racial reparations that can be done through or with linguistic research;
  • Contributions that reimagine the purposes of linguistic research by creating models for sharing knowledge, collaborating with communities, and making scholarly communication directly accessible, particularly to communities.
  • Contribution proposals of 1,000 words or less are due by June 1, 2021, in Word format (.docx) to acharityhudley@ucsb.edu.

We will send decisions about proposals byJuly 15, 2021. Accepted papers will be due January 5, 2022. We will determine the length of final papers based on the number of proposals accepted, but we anticipate that they will range from 5,000 to 10,000 words. We want to encourage you to make sure your proposals directly address how others can tailor your work to their own experiences and how they can start to implement them. We also want to encourage you to look at relevant existing literature from other disciplines to guide your modeling.We invite those who are interested in submitting a proposal to reach out to us, as we are willing to help with the development of your ideas before submission.

Career Linguist Spring Workshops

Are you a linguist thinking about your career? Be sure to check out the Spring Series of workshops featuring key insights to get you started.

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