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Technical Assistance Associate

Company: American Institutes for Research
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:


Join AIR as a Technical Assistance Associate with ourLearning Supports ( program area, where we provideresearch ( andtechnical assistance ( to federal, state, and local clients, primarily focusing on the supports children need to be ready to learn in the K-12 education system. Our Learning Supports program area uses a proactive and preventative framework to support these content areas:

Early childhood

English learners

Multi-tiered system of support

Special education

Our Learning Supports team is driven by our mission to make the world a better, more equitable place through education.

AIR's Technical Assistance Associate will support training and technical assistance (TTA) focused on various topics related to special education and multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). The candidate will have technical assistance experience providing training, facilitation and coaching support to teachers, administrators, related service providers, and/or early childhood personnel. This position may include experience with developing and operating virtual training and communication through Learning Management Systems (LMS) and other platforms. Candidates hired for the position might working remotely or from one of AIR's office locations.

Candidates hired for the position may work remotely within the United States (U.S.) or from one of ourU.S. office locations. ( This does not include U.S. territories.

About AIR:

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.

AIR's commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone's unique life and community experiences.We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff byclicking here ( .


The responsibilities for the position include:

Assist with and/or provide TTA on related topics including MTSS and special education

Work directly with clients, including educators and school leadership, to assess and provide recommendations on MTSS and related topics

Contribute to the development of training materials, toolkits, curricula, and assessment tools on various subtopics within special education and MTSS fordiverse stakeholder audiences, including educators and other interdisciplinary professionals working within local education agencies (LEAs) or state education agencies (SEAs)

Support the design, development, implementation, delivery, and maintenance of resources on topics related to MTSS and/or special education

Interact with state, local, and site-based staff; potential clients; and partner organizations

Contribute to team efforts to develop new business opportunities, including strategic planning to grow existing work and supporting proposals for new work

Commitment to building a diverse and inclusive work environment

Contribute to presentations at professional conferences and webinars

Assist with writing for publication

Available for project travel


Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience in education, special education, youth development, early childhood, or other related fields o r Master's degree

Experience providing TTA (e.g., professional learning, ongoing coaching) on related topics including special education and MTSS

Knowledge or experience translating content into practice for policymakers, practitioners, higher education faculty, families, or other stakeholders

Working knowledge and experience working within MTSS as a comprehensive framework and understanding of key elements of MTSS (e.g., universal screening, progress monitoring, multi-level preventative models, data-based decision making), evidence-based intervention delivery, integration of academic, behavior, and social-emotional learning, school leadership, culturally responsive instruction, and culturally relevant pedagogy

Prior experience in non-profit, philanthropic, university, or mission-driven environment

Experience managing projects or tasks (or components thereof)

Experience developing and delivering professional learning content in person and via online learning formats using adult learning principles


Ability to work across a dispersed project team to complete project activities

Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate efficiently in a virtual work environment

Comfortable working independently and as a member of a team with individuals from diverse backgrounds and at all levels


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo reference and background checks.

AIR's Total Rewards Program , is designed to reward our staff competitively and motivate them to achieve our critical mission. This position offers an anticipated salary of $32.19/hr. Salary offers are made based on internal equity within the institution and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the annual salary range for candidates that are based in the United States.

AIR maintains adrug-free work environment ( .

Fraudulent Job Scams Warning & Disclaimer:

AIR is aware of individuals falsely presenting themselves as AIR representatives.Fraudulent job scams seek to extract sensitive information or money from victims. To protect yourself, please be aware that AIR recruitment will only email you from an "" domain. Please take extra caution while examining the email address, for example jdoe is correct and jdoe is not a legitimate AIR email address . If you are unsure of the legitimacy of a communication you have received, please reach outto .

If you see a job scam, or lose money to one, report it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at . You can also report it to your state attorney general . Find out more about how to avoid scams at .

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American Institutes for Research is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

American Institutes for Research's commitment to Diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations and work environment. Diversity is valued and Inclusion is reflected in all efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to Taliba Boone at or call 202.403.5000.

Job Location US-Remote - US-DC - US-VA-Arlington - US-TX-Austin - US-NC-Chapel Hill - US-MD-Columbia - US-IL-Chicago - US-MD-Rockville - US-WA-Seattle - US-MA - US-CA-Sacramento...

Job ID 12956

Job Location United States

Category Technical Assistance

Keywords: American Institutes for Research, Austin , Technical Assistance Associate, IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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