ERS is hiring. Consider joining our team.
Are you a rigorous analytic thinker, do you have a strong quantitative background, and a track record of accomplishment? Are you seeking meaningful work with others who are passionate about education reform? Do you possess the skills to work effectively as a team member, including a fearless attitude towards learning new content, processes, and tools? The Principal Associate, Associate, and Analyst roles at Education Resource Strategies might be a perfect fit.
Education Resource Strategies is a non-profit strategy consulting firm dedicated to helping large urban public school systems organize talent, time, and money to create great schools at scale. Our mission is to transform urban education by helping leaders at the federal, state, and local level strategically use resources to dramatically improve teaching and learning. ERS has partnered with more than 20 school districts, including 13 of the nation’s 100 largest.
What makes ERS unique?
- Our analytical approach: The core of our practice is to provide in-depth strategic and analytic support to leaders of large urban school systems. We do this by combining extensive knowledge of school systems and educational theory and practice with intensive, quantitative financial and data analysis. To support this work, we have developed analytic techniques, methodologies for mapping resources, and metrics for gauging performance that provide our clients with a unique perspective on how they deploy resources to support their priorities. This unique perspective, combined with ERS developed web and excel based decision support tools, provides district and school leaders clear and actionable information to develop solutions to resource allocation issues.
- Our collaborative client engagements: ERS’ client engagements are partnerships. We view it as part of our explicit mission to build client capacity to understand and implement effective resource practices. Successful engagements result in clients internalizing our methodology and approach into the way they do business. To accomplish that goal, our approach is very different from the typical grab data, crunch numbers, deliver a report model. Our client engagements frequently last over extended periods with significant contact, including working sessions where we collaboratively grapple over analysis to develop solutions and customized training.
- Our contribution to the national conversation: One of ERS’ primary missions is to influence the national conversation on district and school resource issues. Our working partnerships with school systems form the bridge between practice and research. Our relationship with clients provides us with access to a wealth of information not otherwise publicly available and an unrivaled knowledge of the resource issues facing districts. This experience and the extensive comparative database of resource information and metrics for all of the districts in which we have worked form the foundation of our research and support tool development.
Our headquarters are in Watertown, Massachusetts, along the beautiful Charles River and conveniently located to Harvard Square and the Mass Pike. We have a unique work environment; we are committed to high quality in our work and committed to achieving that quality through a flexible environment that values work/life balance.
ERS has a rolling application process. We typically start new hires in January and August.
Please email resumes to:
careers [at] erstrategies.org