ERS is a national non-profit that empowers school system leaders to make transformative shifts in resources, structures, and practices so that all students – especially those with the greatest learning needs and those furthest from opportunity – attend a school where they can learn and thrive.
At ERS, we embrace teamwork and innovation to influence sustainable, equitable change in some of the country’s largest school districts.
If you want to join a team of talented and committed professionals within a mission-driven and collaborative culture, this is the place for you! We will invest deeply in your professional learning, teach you the K-12 education content you need to thrive, and support you in launching an impactful career.
The salary range for this role is $85,000 to $105,000 annually. In modeling our commitment to openness and transparency, it’s important to note that an Associate Consultant’s starting salary will be determined by their years of relevant experience.
Consulting Projects at ERS
We commit to projects that we believe will make the most significant difference for large, public K-12 school districts with a high percentage of students from low-income families. We support projects that:
ERS develops strong relationships with the school district partners we serve to seek understanding about student and teacher demographics, context, history, and needs. This individualized approach supports the creation of unique, effective strategies and solutions to influence sustainable change.
Consultants at ERS are intentionally allocated to a variety of projects to develop their skills broadly. This empowers consultants to positively impact the K-12 education landscape in a variety of ways.
Quantitative analysis skills are a baseline requirement for consultants at ERS because most of our projects require some degree of quantitative analysis. Some projects require deeper, more complex quantitative analysis. Some require a lighter touch. We define baseline quantitative analysis skills as the ability to strategically and efficiently categorize, make meaning of, map, and interpret large data sets with multiple variables to identify trends, patterns, and next steps. We currently use Excel for most of this work.
What You’ll Do
Associate Consultants apply their descriptive analysis and logical reasoning skills to support systemic, transformative change in K-12 education. Working on one or two projects at a time, Associate Consultants conduct analysis and support the development of district-facing presentations, professional learning workshops, reports, and discussion guides.
Associate Consultants work closely with more junior team members, Principal Associate Consultants, Consulting Managers, and Consulting Partners to extrapolate meaning from data analysis. They use these insights to identify actionable solutions for their school district partners reflective of best practices and K-12 resource equity frameworks.
Associate Consultants receive guidance, mentorship, feedback, and coaching from project team leaders. This collaboration and feedback support their professional learning while maximizing ERS’ impact on equity in K-12 education.
In summary, specific responsibilities include:
Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Belonging
As an organization, we still have so much to learn about the continuing impact of systemic racism and oppression. We also acknowledge that we must look inward to best actualize ERS’ mission. Therefore, we strive to develop an equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist organization rooted in belonging for all team members.
We remain committed to transforming the systems, structures, policies, resource decisions, and cultural messages that are driving inequitable outcomes by:
ERS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, ancestry, pregnancy, or military service.
Qualifications (Refer to this website for operational definitions of skill levels)
As an organization committed to developing inclusive, empowered teams, it’s important to name that candidates do not need the preferred qualifications outlined below to advance in our search. These are not mandatory requirements. As you will see below, connection to our mission, values, and impact are critical.
This role is in ERS’ headquarters in the Greater Boston Area. We practice a hybrid work schedule. We expect team members to be in our (Watertown, MA) office at least three consistent days each week, with the option to occasionally add more remote days or weeks.
We regularly benchmark our benefits. This honors our commitment to offering a comprehensive, competitive compensation package (salary & benefits) that meets employee needs.
Please apply directly on our website: https://educationresourcestrategies.applytojob.com/apply/gdi7L2qhQg/Associate-Consultant