Research Analyst (Academic Support and Bar Exam Success)

Posted on5/10/2018
Job typeFull-time
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CityWashington D.C.
State/ProvinceDistrict of Columbia
InstitutionAccessLex Institute
Institution descriptionAccessLex Institute
Job dutiesLocated in AccessLex Institute's Washington, DC office, the Research Analyst will report to the Director of Programs for Academic and Bar Success (“ASP/Bar”), and will be a part of the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence (the “Center”). The ASP/Bar Research Analyst will assist the Director in reviewing and analyzing quantitative, qualitative, and other types of research on issues related to AccessLex's strategic priorities, which include increasing first-time bar exam pass rates. The ASP/Bar Research Analyst will also assist the Director in outreach efforts to law school academic support professionals (ASP) and the legal education community more broadly. The ASP/Bar Analyst will also draft and edit papers, reports, and presentations, and provide research counsel and support to internal colleagues, external consultants, and grantees.
QualificationsRequired Skills:
• Assist in the development of, and contribute to, the Center's research and outreach agenda focusing on academic and bar success, law school access and affordability, and the value of legal education;
• Assist in networking and collaborating with various constituents within the legal education community;
• Collaborate on programming and research projects with internal research colleagues and external researchers and consultants;
• Assist in the development and lead the maintenance of a repository of research evidence and data based on internal and external sources that can support the Center's research objectives, specifically and those of legal education;
• Conduct and/or assist in conducting analyses on a variety of research projects using both internal and external data; communicate findings to policy and practitioner audiences in succinct briefs;
• Using knowledge of external data, particularly those related to legal education, fulfill ad hoc internal and external requests;
• Provide research and analytical support to Center colleagues and AccessLex Institute grantees, as needed;
• Produce visually appealing and easy to interpret tables and graphical displays of statistical results for a variety of audiences;
• Organize data into a variety of formats to permit for use to perform research and policy analysis;
• Assist in production of technical reports and memorandum describing procedures, data collection, and/or research results;
• Provide effective backup support for fellow team members/team leader;
• Expected to participate in team assignments and special project responsibilities and ensure commitments are fulfilled; and
• Other duties as assigned.
Required Experience:
Advanced degree (e.g., juris doctor, master's, doctorate) in law, higher education, sociology, or a related field and at least three years of relevant, professional work experience preferred. A bachelor's degree in a related field, with a minimum of six years of relevant, professional work experience will also be considered.
Knowledge and Experience
• Applicants must submit a résumé, cover letter, and a writing sample to be considered. The writing sample must be analytical in nature and demonstrate an ability to leverage and synthesize a range of sources;
• Minimum of three years of relevant work experience is preferred for advanced degree holders, and minimum of six years for bachelor's degree holders;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as job requires making presentations and preparing various written communications and reports, and conducting outreach with faculty and students in law schools and legal education organizations;
• Excels at establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal colleagues and external contacts alike;
• Experience working in the law school environment, particularly in an academic support related area is highly preferred;
• Knowledge of legal education or postsecondary education policy is preferred;
• Foundational knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods is preferred. Ability to conduct high-level research and analysis is required;
• Experience writing research briefs, reports, or white papers is required;
• Keen attention to detail and presentation skills are required;
• Demonstrated ability to translate general inquiries into specific research and analysis questions and tasks is required;
• Familiarity and experience working with existing sources of external legal education data (e.g., American Bar Association, National Association for Law Placement) is preferred.

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