Zearn is hiring a

Senior Research Analyst


Who We Are:

Zearn is the nonprofit educational organization behind Zearn Math, the top-rated math learning platform used by 1 in 4 elementary-school and more than 1 million middle-school students nationwide. Zearn Math supports teachers with research-backed curriculum and digital lessons proven to double the learning gains of a typical year of instruction. Zearn Math instructional materials – including 450+ hours of digital math learning – are free for teachers and families. Zearn also offers school and district- and statewide licenses and professional development to support implementation. Everything Zearn does is driven by the belief that every kid can be a math kid.

Learn more about us at https://about.zearn.org/.

Zearn is seeking a Senior Research Analyst to conduct mixed-methods research on the most effective strategies for maximizing Zearn usage in districts across the country. As a Senior Research Analyst, you will manage end-to-end execution of Zearn's implementation research, in partnership with Zearn’s Research Manager, and act as a thought partner to design Zearn’s implementation research strategy. This research includes quantitative analysis of usage trends from backend data, methodological design of research on Zearn’s Implementation Playbook, collection and analysis of data from Zearn coach and trainer notes, school site visits, and in-depth interviews related to implementation of Zearn. You will also collaborate with multiple stakeholders to create research that will generate relevant and actionable insights and ensure implementation strategy aligns with research findings.

What This Role Will Do:

Collaborating on research design:

  • Working with stakeholders across the organization to define research agendas and create data-collection strategies;
  • Partnering with Research Manager on the design of methodologically robust projects to study patterns in implementation.

Owning execution of research:

  • Creating tools for data collection;
  • Collecting and organizing data from diverse sources: usage, interviews, field notes, etc.;
  • Cleaning the data and conducting both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Facilitating continuous improvement across Zearn:

  • Translating research insights into actionable recommendations to continuously improve implementation and support all kids to love learning math;
  • Facilitating data-driven inquiry and collaboration for Zearn coaches and other on-the-ground implementation staff;
  • Generating and delivering presentations of outcomes;
  • Supporting data-driven design of implementation strategies with multiple stakeholders.

What You’ll Bring to the Role:

  • 3+ years experience in mixed-methods research design and execution including regression analysis, longitudinal analysis, survey design, in-depth interviews, focus-group facilitation, and observation in schools;
  • Hands-on experience with education data and/or school implementation a plus;
  • The ability to support cross-functional teams and on-the-ground practitioners in data-driven inquiry;
  • An understanding of best practices in both quantitative and qualitative research and the strengths and limitations of each;
  • Experience using Stata and ATLAS.ti strongly preferred;
  • Strong writing and presentation skills with an ability to translate research findings to technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Master’s in relevant field of education, social science or data analysis; Bachelor’s with equivalent experience acceptable;
  • Humility, a team-oriented mindset, and an eagerness to roll up your sleeves and dig into tactical work;
  • A strong commitment to Zearn’s mission of providing an exceptional education to all children.


This role is remote, but you may be asked to travel as needed for business or team building purposes.

Compensation & Benefits:

We offer a competitive benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, 401K matching, parental leave, and a generous PTO policy. We also offer a collegial and passionate culture and the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children.

To Apply: https://apply.workable.com/j/2E47B43FE2

Zearn is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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