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Education Researcher


At Marzano Research, we use engineered simplicity to work tough education challenges. Our awesome people roll up their sleeves and work side by side with educators and system leaders to define and answer questions that solve their pressing problems. We provide tailored and collaborative research, evaluation, consulting, and technical assistance services to create practical solutions and actionable results designed to improve programs and practices that enhance outcomes for all students.

Marzano Research is a women-owned small business and a certified benefit company. We strive to be a force for good and seek to leave the world and our environment better off through our practices. We are a people-and purpose-centered company, and our employees play an active role in strengthening our commitment to people and planet. Our culture encourages employees to collaborate, be creative, and deliver excellence. Marzano Research has made intentional investments to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the company and the work we do. We focus recruitment efforts on attracting a talent pool with applicants who represent diverse perspectives, abilities, racial and ethnic backgrounds and cultures, ages, gender, gender identity and expression, education, and lived experiences, personal and professional.

We are seeking a researcher to support and lead different aspects of research and evaluation studies, and technical assistance projects. Tasks include recruitment, data collection and management, analyses, meeting facilitation, and report writing, with supervision.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Work with teams to design, implement, and manage high-quality, large-scale quantitative and mixed methods research and evaluation projects
  • Conduct classroom observations, interviews, focus groups, and administers surveys
  • Assemble, clean, manage, and analyze large longitudinal data sets derived from multiple sources
  • Perform core analytic tasks and statistical procedures to assist project managers and project leads
  • Work in collaborative teams to design practical tools such as data displays, summaries, and reports for decision-making in a variety of settings
  • Work with teams to write and present key research and evaluation findings to a variety of external audiences including researchers, practitioners, and policymakers
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with external clients (including state and local education agencies), partners, and advisors
  • Serve as a project coordinator on small projects or tasks within larger projects
  • Develop human subjects institutional review board (HSIRB) and office of management and budget (OMB) proposals with supervision from Principal Investigator
  • Contribute to the development of new projects and proposals
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Education and Experience

  • MA in education, public policy, research methods, applied social sciences or related field OR a BA w/ABD (All but Dissertation) status in a doctoral program in public policy, applied social sciences or related field
  • Three years of demonstrated experience conducting and contributing to research projects
  • Willingness and capability to work as part of a team

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated expertise in statistical analysis, mixed modeling, and longitudinal analysis
  • Experience using integrated quantitative and qualitative methods, interviews, focus groups, and/or classroom observation methods
  • Experience working with data of varying quality and from varied sources; demonstrated data preparation and cleaning skills preferred

Preferred Experience

  • Ability to assist clients in using research evidence and data to inform policy and practice
  • Excellent small- and large-groupfacilitation and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate technical topics and research findings and methods to non-technical audiences using reports, visually appealing displays, summaries, and tools

Travel and Other Key Requirements

  • Periodic travel may be required.
  • This position requires a security clearance from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • As a condition of employment, Marzano Research requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or receive a legally required exception under applicable law.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position.

About our culture

To promote diversity, the sharing of ideas, and creating the best outcomes for clients, Marzano Research cultivates an inclusive and equitable work environment that encourages differences and big-picture, strategic, and creative thinking. At Marzano Research, we are committed to employee engagement and a thriving workplace culture. We create an environment that supports and encourages:

Learning and growth. We share knowledge and build each other’s capacity; we are reflective, curious, and open to new ideas.

Inclusiveness, adaptiveness, and open-mindedness. We respect multiple perspectives and the experience of our colleagues; we provide thoughtful, constructive feedback.

Passion for the work. We roll up our sleeves and work together toward a common goal; we believe an individual win is a team win; we share responsibility and accountability for doing quality work.

Trusting relationships. We operate with care and empathy; we assume positive intentions; we don’t take ourselves too seriously and like to have fun.

Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k
  • Paid time off
  • Work/life balance
  • Career development
  • Mentorship opportunities

Salary Range: Anticipated salary hiring range is $65,000 to $80,000 and will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate, balanced with internal salary equity considerations, organization budget, and available market information.

IMPORTANT - To be considered for an interview: Submit both a cover letter and a resume demonstrating your interest, experience, and qualifications for the position.

Work Location: For the foreseeable future, all positions are full-time work from home. The majority of staff are based in the Denver, CO and Portland, OR metropolitan areas, and we are open to staff located in other areas, preferably in the central and northwest states of AK, CO, ID, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA, or WY.

Marzano Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Master's (Required)


  • Research: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: Remote

Posted in 2024-02-01

Expired in 2024-04-18