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Research Associate, Center for Experiential and Applied Learning, Wake-Forest School of Medicine

The Center for Experiential and Applied Learning (CEAL; www.wakehealth.edu/ceal) is a hands-on and virtual training center focusing on the areas of simulation, ultrasound, anatomical resources, industry/professional education, and curriculum design.  CEAL is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as an accredited education institute. We would like to grow the research completed within CEAL as well as for other areas of educational experience and support.  This position will plan research designs, work with stakeholders across the academic/clinical enterprises, collect data, analysis data, produce internal reports, and create abstracts/publications.


Master's degree or a comparable graduate degree with >3 years of relevant research experience. 


  • Demonstrates knowledge of scientific principles especially with focus to educational research.
  • Experience with simulation research a plus.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Public speaking experience
  • Ability to prepare grant proposals with minimal supervision
  • Peer reviewed publications, plus oral or poster presentations at national meetings.


  1. Conceives, develops, writes, and submits education research in abstract and publication form serving as a primary author or co-author as appropriate
  2. Prepares abstracts for other team members to present at regional, national, and international meetings
  3. Prepares a research design for new educational research
  4. Maintains and distributes a list of appropriate educational meetings for projects being actively worked on.
  5. Develops assessment tools for educational research purposes
  6. Serves as an evaluator of faculty, standardized patients, and other participants for both educational and operational purposes
  7. Collects data and maintains all data paperwork
  8. Prepares institutional review board (IRB) applications, amendments, and continuing reviews
  9. Completes data analysis using appropriate statistical tools/packages
  10. Manages the Debrief Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH) process
  11. Collaborates with appropriate teams and faculty to complete research across education experience and support service areas and with appropriate School of Medicine programs
  12. Writes about topics in a clear, concise and accurate language that can be understood. Coordinates and manages all aspects of the assigned project and assigned personnel ensuring high quality product.
  13. Conceives, develops, writes, and submits grant funding.
  14. Prepares study reports, graphs and education-specific scorecards and disseminates results.
  15. Performs critical analyses of outcomes, methods, and processes, utilizing data collected from primary and secondary sources.


Guilford County Schools – Greensboro, NC

Program Specialist III – Accountability

Job Description:

Perform a variety of professional and administrative tasks for state and federal accountability programs and for other district and school-level programs and initiatives. Manage the district’s graduation cohort data collection and reporting School Report Card verification process Manage projects involving data collection from multiple sources, respond to and complete data requests from central office staff and school staff, and assist the division with various projects. Use a variety of software packages (SAS experience preferred) to collect, organize, and analyze data. Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques, and provide ongoing reports. Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in data sets. Perform special projects at the request of the Director for Accountability, Research, and Evaluation.

Job Details:

Full-time exempt continuing position. Starting pay (based on years of experience) is $4,493 per month with full benefits. Available on 1/18/2022.

Minimum Requirements:

Must possess a Master’s degree in computer science, education, social science, applied statistics, research methods, computer science, or related field, and three to five years of experience in data analysis; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have experience using statistical software packages (SAS preferred), as well as using Microsoft Excel. Prior experience in a K-12 environment is preferred. 

For more details and to apply, please click here.

It’s an exciting time to live and work in New Orleans. The Office of Residential Life at the University of New Orleans is looking to hire a dynamic Hall Director to join our department.  The Hall Director is a full-time, live-in professional responsible for developing and administering a comprehensive residence life program in a residence hall housing 350-740 residents. 

Follow this link to apply and learn more about the position: https://tinyurl.com/ORLHDUNO. 

Evaluation and Research positions open in the WS/FCS Equity and Accountability Department:

Evaluation Program Manager, Equity-Centered Teacher and School Leader Pipeline | Grant Funded Position for Three Years

    • The purpose of this position is to provide evaluation, data collection, and implementation support for the programs funded by the Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Incentive Program grant. The evaluation support will include evaluation planning and design, data collection, analysis, reporting, and interpretation of evaluation results and continuous and quality improvement. This position is a three year grant funded position.
    • Pay Grade PSM2 | Full-Time | 12 Months | Minimum Annual Salary $65,860
    • Minimum: Master’s Degree in Educational Research and Measurement or equivalent experience in statistics and data management.
      Preferred: Master’s Degree in Educational Research and Measurement or equivalent degree WITH two years or more work experience in statistics and data management.
Data Sharing Project Evaluation Analyst
    • The person in this position will provide evaluation support for the programs of the community agencies and schools that are engaged in the Data Sharing Project. The evaluation support will include evaluation planning and design, data collection as needed, analysis, reporting, and interpretation of evaluation results.  The evaluation analyst will engage community stakeholders to understand their program, define their evaluation needs, and support the creation of mechanisms designed to collect evidence that provides indicators for the effectiveness of programs.  As data is collected the Evaluation Analyst participates with agencies in the continuous improvement process.  When final evaluations are provided to agencies the Evaluation Analyst is responsible for presenting outcomes and helping agencies define next steps.  In doing so the Evaluation Analyst will be expected to consult on budgetary decisions, programming modifications, and supporting agencies in providing data for grant applications.
    • Pay Grade PSM1 | Full-Time | 12 Months | Minimum Annual Salary $59,890
    • Minimum:  Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Educational Research or related field PLUS two years of experience in education/educational measurement or statistics/data management.
      Desirable:  Master’s Degree in Education, Educational Research and Measurement, or related field that emphasizes research and statistics PLUS four years of related experience.

A full description of the positions and other related positions can be found here on our Job Board under the "Accountability Services" filter: https://nc.teachermatch.org/jobsboard.do?districtId=569411322

Questions? Contact NCARE Member Shureka Hargrove, M.S.Director of Data Collection shargrove@wsfcs.k12.nc.us

Creighton University’s EdD in Interdisciplinary Leadership Program seeks two Assistant Professor's (one Tenure-Track and one Non-Tenure Track)

To learn more about these postings, please view the two documents:

There has been a re-post of the Qualitative Research Analyst position to work with the team at the Office of Learning Recovery and Acceleration to design and implement the research and evaluation priorities for pandemic recovery. 

We are looking specifically for folks with qualitative experience in NC K12 education data, research design, reporting, etc. We found an outstanding quantitative researcher and are now looking to round out the team so we can support mixed-methods approaches over the next several years. 

This posting will close out on 12/17/2021 5:00 p.m. EST. Please follow this job link to review or share: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/3274942/research-analyst

Some additional information about the work is included below. Please tell anyone interested to reach out to me (Jeni) if they have any questions.

The mission of the Office of Learning Recovery and Acceleration OLR is to serve PSUs by providing the information and support needed to make evidence-based decisions to combat the impact of lost instructional time and accelerate learning for all students. The OLR directly interfaces with each of the constituent units within the Department of Public Instruction to carry out this mission. The OLR partners with PSUs and other stakeholders to bring needed solutions to long-standing challenges faced in NC public education. In response to these considerable challenges, we intend to make substantial strategic investments in supporting learning recovery for those students, educators, families, and schools most impacted by the pandemic.

The OLR will combat the impact of lost instructional time and accelerate learning for all students by:
  • Evaluating the implementation and impact of the interventions sponsored by the OLR and support decision-making about continuation, expansion, and targeting of the programs. 
  • Using research to identify, extend, scale, and sustain programs that demonstrate impact, and build a clearinghouse of NC Promising Practices 

Several priorities drive the development of the OLR research and evaluation plan including:

  • Meet requirements of NC approved USED ARP Plan and COVID-focused state statues (HB82SB654HB196) and aligned with Operation Polaris SBE Strategic Plan, and the Comprehensive Remedial Plan 
  • Identify critical outcomes for students and educators
  • Use existing data sources where possible: attendance, discipline, EOG/EOC, ACT, AP, SAT, grades, promotion/ retention, National Student Clearinghouse, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, EVAAS, staffing, Teacher Working Conditions
  • Leverage on-going research studies OR design and implement new targeted COVID intervention research studies with external partners 
  • COVID-19 "Lost Instructional Time" impact analysis in partnership with the EVAAS team at SAS

    Jeni Corn, PhD

    Director of Research and Evaluation
    Office of Learning Recovery and Acceleration
    NC Department of Public Instruction

    Job Postings at Fayetteville State University:

    Fayetteville State University is searching for student-centered higher education professionals to support student success.  The newly established Bronco One Stop will open in Spring 2022.  The Bronco One Stop is a centralized space for students to access common student services to strengthen their ability to navigate Fayetteville State University.  The goal of the Bronco One Stop is to enhance the student experience with the college application process, academic records, financial aid, making payments, speaking with an advisor, assistance with degree planning and class registration, access academic support, and resource on navigating the university.  BRONCO PRIDE!!!

    To learn more about the following "new" positions, please visit:


    Vacancies: Director for Advising, Retention Counselors (5), General Advisors (5), Freshmen Advisors (3)

    Other critical positions: Director for Online Services, Coordinator for Online Services, Director for Testing Services

    NCARE is an affiliate member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) through the Consortium of State and Regional Educational Research Associations (SRERA).

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