JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University

This listing is inactive.
Strategic Data Project Fellowship

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111452526
Date Posted: 12/22/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Strategic Data Project Fellowship
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
Z1 -- Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
Education Policy
Policy Analysis
Quantitative Research
Applied Research
Salary Range: $80,000 - $90,000

Status Update: Deadline Changed
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Strategic Data Project (SDP) housed at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University partners with a range of education organizations to transform the use of data in education to improve student achievement. Current partners include more than 60 school districts, charter management organizations, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

The SDP Fellowship is a two-year program that develops and supports talented data strategists in education agencies to have an immediate impact on policy and management decisions that can improve student outcomes. Fellows help partner agencies breakthrough strategic issues that benefit from robust analysis. Upon acceptance to the program, Fellows are immediately placed in full-time analytic leadership roles reporting to a cabinet-level position (e.g. Chief of Data and Accountability, Chief Academic Officer or other top executives) within the organization. As a group, SDP Fellows will form a network of data strategists committed to impacting education reform through research and data.

Benefits of the Fellowship include a salary ranging from $80,000 - 90,000; ongoing professional development and support, including a $2,000 professional development stipend; access to Harvard-based faculty, researchers, and policymakers throughout the duration of the program, and the opportunity to lead analytic, policy-oriented projects.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 08/31/2015
Application Instructions:
Applications will become available on December 15, 2014, and can be found here: ( Qualifications include an advanced degree (Master's level or higher), strong quantitative skills, at least three years of work experience, and a demonstrated passion for education reform. The priority deadline for applications is March 16, 2015, but additional materials may be considered until June 1, 2015.