Fellow, CUE, Family Engagement (Job ID: 2021-2746)

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/21/2021 9:14 AM)
Global Economy and Development
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Commensurate with experience


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The Global Economy and Development Program at The Brookings Institution (Brookings) is accepting applications for a Fellow position within its Center for Universal Education (CUE). The Global Economy and Development program aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. CUE, founded in 2002 as part of the Global Economy and Development program, is one of the leading policy centers focused on universal quality education across the world. We develop and disseminate effective solutions for quality education and skills development. We envision a world where all children and youth have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century.


The Center plays a critical role in influencing the development of policy related to global education and promotes actionable strategies for governments, civil society, and private enterprise. 


Position Location: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia by their date of hire.  


Operating status: Brookings eligible employees are currently authorized to work remotely but will be moving towards a hybrid plan later this year, which will require working both in the office and remotely. All vaccinated Brookings employees who wish to work from the office can do so. Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.  


Vaccine Policy: Brookings has made the safety of our staff and our surrounding community a top priority. As part of that commitment, Brookings recently announced that staff on Brookings campus this fall are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Brookings will require all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings. 


As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.     


Ready to contribute to Brookings success?


The Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution is accepting applications for a Fellow in its Center for Universal Education. The Fellow should have a strong background in education research and policy. The fellow should be well versed in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research methods. At Brookings, the Fellow will conduct research related to the role of communities and families in K-12 education. The Fellow will work closely with CUE team members working on these topics, including working with jurisdiction and civil society partners in CUE’s Family Engagement in Education Network. The fellow will be expected to produce a range of original work that includes journal articles, policy reports, blog posts, and presentations while supporting the Center’s efforts to improve research use in education policy and practice more generally.


Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:


Education/Experience Requirements:


The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in education, psychology, sociology, economics, political science, public policy, or a related discipline, or have equivalent experience.  Candidates whose primary expertise is in research on K-12 education for practitioner or policymaker audiences are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will have strong quantitative research skills, be well-versed in qualitative and mixed methods research, a publication record that demonstrates strong empirical skills and an ability to produce policy-relevant research. 

The candidate will also show evidence of strong written and verbal communications skills as well as the ability to work effectively in teams to accomplish shared goals.  Candidates with familiarity of education in cross-national contexts are preferred but not required.   Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.


Knowledge/Skills Requirements:


A candidate may blend academic excellence with practical experience.  In addition, the individual must have the ability to undertake cutting-edge research and engage with broad and diverse audiences, including education policy makers, civil society leaders, members of the media, education policy community, and general public. 


Salary will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and will be commensurate with experience.  The start date is negotiable.


Additional Information:


What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.


Brookings requires that all applicants submit a CV and a cover letter. You cover letter should describe your research interests. Applications shoudl be submitted by October 15, 2021.  Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you applyPlease note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.


Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.


Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms.  We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.







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