The Community Center for Education Results (CCER), which supports the Road Map Project initiative, is looking for an independent and well-organized contributor to serve as a Research Analyst. As a Research Analyst, you will support CCER’s Community-Engaged Research Strategy led by Dr. Kristin McCowan. The Research Analyst will work closely with the Data and Research teams as well as other CCER staff, Road Map Project partners, and community groups. This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, and experience with qualitative data collection, management, and analysis. The Research Analyst will share a strong commitment to centering youth-voice and addressing systemic inequities in public education systems through community-driven change efforts. 


CCER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2010 to staff and support the Road Map Project—a collective impact initiative to improve student achievement from cradle through college and career in seven King County, Washington school districts: Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, (South) Seattle, and Tukwila. Through multisector collaboration with hundreds of organizations and individuals, the Road Map Project aims to increase equitable policies and practices in education systems. 


The Research Analyst will work closely with the Director of Partnerships to carry out the Community Engaged Research Strategy, which include three major research initiatives: Community Practice Partnerships, Data and Research Fellowships and Innovative Approaches to Qualitative Research. The essential functions of this position are the following:

Research Support (Data Collection, Management and Analysis) (50%) 

  • Analyze contextual factors and systemic inequities in the education system as they impact student outcomes 
  • Collect and maintain a library of reports and peer-reviewed journal articles 
  • Incorporate research findings in the development of new student and school context measures   
  • Contribute to interview guide development and refinement 
  • Contribute to qualitative analytic plan creation and implementation, including codebook development, database development, coding protocols and coding team processes 

Project Management and Program Operations (25%) 

  • Develop and implement project planning techniques (e.g., timelines, charts, tables, protocols) to organize study activities, anticipate project needs and ensure project deliverables are within scope, timeline 
  • Guide internal team operations by developing process-related reports, meeting agendas, and data visualizations for managing project progress and tracking project milestones 
  • Manage and contribute to projects during various phases: designing, developing methods, identifying potential funding opportunities, writing, and editing proposals and reports, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating, disseminating findings  
  • Actively participate in collaborative team meetings and project planning/coordination sessions; provide supervisory support as needed to other team members for tasks such as participant recruitment, data tracking, development and implementation of study protocols, and development and implementation of study materials 

Community and Stakeholder Engagement (15%)  

  • Support ongoing university partnerships and opportunities for community collaboration. 
  • Manage and maintain relationships with Community Practice Partnership members, Data and Research Fellows 
  • Facilitation support  

Dissemination (10%)  

  • Contribute to written reports, presentations, and manuscripts.  
  • Contribute to dissemination of research and study findings to community, partners and stakeholders  


  • A deep understanding of the challenges and barriers faced by communities around ethnicity, race, class, and gender, as well as a commitment to improving outcomes for low-income youth and families  
  • Strong personal commitment to racial equity and experience working in partnership with, by and for communities of color  
  • Strong qualitative research skills and experience spanning development of study materials, data collection and management, analysis, and dissemination Strong communications, writing, and presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner for school- and community-based audiences including multiple stakeholders and people from diverse backgrounds  
  • Prior program management and research experience  
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, able to manage multiple projects, and navigate complexity and competing priorities  
  • Experience working independently 
  • Experience working with researchers, community-based organizations and community members 
  • Excellent ability to function in a collaborative team environment; experience leading/supervising others in a respectful, supportive, collaborative way  


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences, or related field or Equivalent experience in the field of education or child development.  
  • Experience in education research (or related fields)  
  • Experience conducting literature reviews, developing data collection protocols, conducting interviews and focus groups. 
  • Bilingual or multilingual  


This is a hybrid position, with both hybrid teleworking-office model and on-site engagement. CCER offices are located at 707 Grady Way, Suite 600, Renton, WA 98057. 


The salary budgeted for this position for 2023 is $75,000 annually. Excellent benefits package, including health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as a 401k plan with employer match. CCER is an equal opportunity employer. 


Application deadline is 9:00AM (Pacific Time) on November 16, 2023, position open until filled. 



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