The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) is a national organization that conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to inform education policies that support equitable and empowering learning for each and every child. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, LPI connects policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels with the evidence, ideas, and actions needed to strengthen the pre-k to grade 12 education system and address the complex realities facing public schools and their communities. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others who care about improving public schools, the Institute advances evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for all children.
LPI seeks seasoned research leaders from the senior to principal levels across its major areas of focus, especially candidates with interest and expertise in:
The position is an excellent opportunity for established senior researcher leaders seeking to create policy impact though high-quality research. Researchers at LPI work on collaborative teams with research, policy, and communications staff to conduct and translate high-quality, independent research into timely and actionable ideas that can impact educational policy and practice. Senior research leaders will help develop and lead projects in LPI’s growing portfolio of work.
Senior research leaders are expected to demonstrate the ability to conceptualize and manage research studies that can inform policy, mentor and develop junior staff members, lead and direct multi-disciplinary teams, set project standards and monitor progress, and communicate findings to policy-making audiences. Successful applicants will have demonstrated the following set of personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
No location requirement. Candidates will work remotely or in-person with staff in the Palo Alto, CA, and Washington, DC, offices.
Please submit a resume and cover letter. Candidates invited to continue through the interview process will be asked to complete a job-related task/performance assessment at that time.
The Learning Policy Institute has a deep commitment to its staff’s health and well-being and strives to embody the organization’s values within the organizational structure. LPI offers competitive compensation and benefits; prioritizes and provides financial support for professional development; supports diversity, equity, and inclusion work; and values a collaborative culture. LPI is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations in order to work onsite in the office.