The Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) envisions a world in which all learners—especially those who face greater barriers to academic success—engage fully and fearlessly in challenging endeavors that help them achieve their goals. To realize that vision, PERTS works with numerous researchers and educational organizations to develop, test, and disseminate scalable practices that increase learners’ resilience and success.
Our passionate tight-knit team includes psychological researchers, data scientists, designers, educators, and software developers. Our work has been funded by the U.S. Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Joyce Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Gates Foundation, and multiple universities that benefit directly from our work.
The Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) is an applied research center at Stanford University. PERTS was founded in 2010 to translate insights from the psychological and developmental sciences into scalable resources that educators everywhere can use to foster students’ natural drive to learn. We empower educators to improve the quality and equity of students’ learning experiences so that all students are inspired and equipped to learn and thrive.
We’re looking for a highly motivated Director of Programs who enjoys working in a fast-paced and frequently changing environment. This is a full time position. Our office is located in San Francisco, but remote work arrangements can be made for the right candidate. The role will require travel.
The Director of Programs is needed to spearhead PERTS programs/initiatives to scale including: (1) developing/expanding programs where there is demand and content readily available; (2) leading the planning of program development/implementation; (3) managing cross-team collaboration efforts internally and relationships with current/potential collaborators. This position will report to the Executive Director and work closely with all members of the team.
If you are interested in applying to the role, please apply online at: https://workable.com/j/91647F7E89
The Stanford University PERTS lab in the Department of Psychology is looking for a part-time Research Assistant (RA) for 10-15 hours per week. We study the psychology of learning and create tools and resources that empower educators to build more engaging and equitable learning environments. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.
This is a 6-month temporary position, with the possibility of continued renewal depending on the needs of the organization. Prior PERTS RAs have gone onto doctoral programs at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and UCLA.
The RA’s duties will vary depending on the needs of the PERTS team, but major duties will include literature reviews; supporting our marketing and outreach; drafting copy and updating our website content, surveys, and written reports; supporting the research team with citations/references; and assisting with recruiting and program implementation for our large scale studies and programs.
You will be working with a small research group with a start-up mentality and large ambitions for increasing the academic success of students.
The Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS) is an applied research center at Stanford University. We partner with schools, colleges, and other organizations to improve student motivation and achievement on a large scale. We bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and large scale implementation. We believe that properly scaling educational research can empower schools to improve equality of opportunity and create better experiences for students and teachers.
If you are interested in applying to the role, please apply online at: https://workable.com/j/37EA80A1B4
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Healthcare, 401k matching, and all the perks you’d expect from Stanford. But sorry, no ping pong table (yet).
A busy office isn’t always the best place to get the job done. Work-from-home is a big part of the PERTS culture.