Job Opportunities

Organization: DC Education Research Collaborative

Position: Executive Director

The Urban Institute is launching a search for an Executive Director for the DC Education Research Collaborative.


The DC Education Research Collaborative is a research practice partnership between 15 DC-area research organizations, led by the Urban Institute, and the District’s public and public charter schools. The executive director will bring high-level vision and leadership, work closely with education stakeholders throughout the District, and build and lead a small team at Urban.


We are seeking candidates with significant experience in education policy, research, or practice, who are committed to creating and advancing equitable opportunities for students of color, low-income students, students with disabilities, and other groups traditionally underserved by the education system. The ideal candidate will be eager to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, will understand how independent research can inform policy and practice, and will be excited to build something new. You can read more about the role here.


The District of Columbia Association for the Education of Young Children (DCAEYC) is the DC Affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

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