American Institutes for Research Job Posting


7569 - Research Associate
AIR is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity, and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of our 1,600 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge.

AIR’s Work and Lifelong Learning Program is seeking a Research Associate to join our team in Washington, DC. The Work and Lifelong Learning Program enhances AIR’s role in the national effort to improve workforce performance, career readiness, and adult learning – a goal directly related to our mission. The Work and Lifelong Learning Program’s literacy work encompasses the entire life cycle, including building and maintaining strong reading and writing skills; college and workforce preparedness; workplace literacy demands; assessing literacy levels and remediating difficulties; and more, by applying research-based principles in developing the knowledge, tools, systems, and programs required for maximizing human and organizational potential in the 21st century.

• Provides support on technical assistance (TA) projects in the Adult Learning marketing group.
• Supports the development of TA deliverables such as webinar presentations, professional development (PD) modules, and facilitators’ guides on select topics.
• Develops and conducts TA and PD via online learning platforms
• Works on moderately complex assignments under indirect supervision.
• Communicates project support needs and requests to senior management and clientele, provides administrative support where applicable.
• Conducts literature reviews and writes sections of proposals and deliverables.
• Responsible for maintaining and checking the accuracy of data for assigned projects.
• Utilizes external resources to supplement, organize, and contribute to tasks and projects.
• Bachelor’s degree with 3-4 years of relevant work experience in the social sciences or related field or Master’s with 1-3 years of relevant work experience required.
• 1-3 years of adult basic education instruction or program management experience required.
• 1-3 years of adult education professional development and technical assistance experience required.
• Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work independently on detailed assignments.
• Ability to write narrative reports.
• Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software required.

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at  To apply, please go to EOE.