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Current Openings

Center for Educator Effectiveness

  • Research Director and Developer - Center for Educator Effectiveness

    The Center for Educator Effectiveness develops and measures the individual and collective capacity of educators to change the odds for students. Through exploration of emerging best instructional practices in new and modified learning environments, our relentless focus on what matters most ensures high within-school quality and low within-school variability in instruction quality. 

    The Research Director provides strategic vision, direction and leadership in research and evaluation endeavors 

Center for Learning Innovation

  • Executive Director for the Center for Learning Innovation

    We believe that student creativity and curiosity can be fostered through project-based learning, STEM/STEAM, and in-and-out of school experiences.  Student engagement can be increased  through setting high expectations, providing positive and motivating experiences, and building background knowledge. 

    As Executive Director of this Center, the successful candidate will guide our team of experts as they build the business of researching and developing curriculum and programs for blended learning. 

  • Research Leader

    McREL International provides the forum for making a difference with your work.

    We are committed to putting research into practice – with talented, energetic leaders who want to make a difference.  We want researchers working with us who are interested in impacting education by actively addressing needs in the field through applied inquiry.

    The strengths of methodological expertise and the desire to impact student outcomes are a powerful combination in our organization.



Center for Systems Transformation

  • Executive Director - Education Systems Transformation

    Consistently great results for students – this is the purpose of The Center for Systems Transformation at McREL.  We support courageous leaders committed to improving education systems –  those called to take on one of the most challenging and meaningful leadership opportunities in the nation. 

    Imagine shaping your own future and that of education systems globally, while working with one of the most talented teams of professionals in the country. If this is your goal, join us.

Charleston, WV

  • Evaluation Specialist (Entry Level)

    As an entry-level position, the Evaluation Associate engages in basic aspects of evaluation and research, including following protocols, data collection, assisting with project managment, data management and analysis, and report writing.  Will collaborate with other staff in efforts to secure new funding.

    This position requires 20-25% national travel.

Pacific Center for Changing the Odds

  • Deputy Director - Regional Education Laboratory Program

    Attracted to being part of changing the odds for children and families in a beautiful region with diverse needs? 

    With a compelling mission and a committed and talented staff, McREL’s Pacific Center for Changing the Odds is shaping the future of education for policy makers, practitioners, and students.  If you aspire to utilize your education research and development expertise in an environment where your professional career will flourish, McREL’s PCCO  is where you want to be. 

  • Researcher

    Researchers participate as members of a team supporting and conducting research studies of educational programs (e.g., preschool, K-12, higher ed.), education initiatives, and continuous improvement efforts. Researchers support principal investigators in completing key components of research and evaluation studies, as well as technical assistance products and services. Researchers may also be responsible for completion of small-scale research activities and projects.

  • Senior Researcher

    Senior Researchers at McREL participate as a member of a team supporting
    and conducting research studies of preschool, K-12, and higher education
    programs, assessing the effectiveness of education initiatives, and proactively
    addressing educational research questions to inform the field.

    Senior researchers manage key components of research studies under the direction of the Director, Associate Director, and other McREL Principal Researchers.

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