Executive Director

Washington, District of Columbia, United States


About the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)

Founded in 2005 to support research on education policy and practice, the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) has established itself as a specialist research organization focused on the investigation of causal questions critical to effective educational practice. Guided by a Board of Directors from varied disciplines in the social sciences, behavioral sciences, and statistics, SREE’s diverse community of members includes researchers investigating causal relations in education, professionals active in school settings, and public officials, policy makers, and others instrumental in translating research into policy and practice.

SREE’s portfolio of convenings, publications, and services provides a collaborative platform for active member engagement, knowledge sharing, and professional learning. Current member offerings include:

The Opportunity

Having built a strong foundation of support and interest during its first decade, the Board of Directors is now aiming to move SREE to the next strategic phase of programmatic and organizational development. Along with its planned relocation to Washington, D.C., the Board envisions a broader portfolio of services and programs, an expanded and diversified membership base, new strategic partnerships, and deeper engagement with practitioners and policymakers.

In this context, the new executive director will build on SREE’s past successes, generate and test new strategic directions, and guide the organization to new levels of productivity and performance. This unique opportunity to lead a small but influential research organization not only will have a direct impact on the organization and its members but also may shape the field of evidence-based policy and practice in education into the future.

Key Responsibilities

Working within the framework of an operating budget of almost $1 million (FY 2017) and a cadre of four staff and consultants, the executive director will have responsibility for and/or direct involvement in a variety of critical tasks and activities including:

Position features

In keeping with the Board’s vision for advancing SREE to the next level of development, the executive director position contains a number of dynamic and flexible features including


Critical Qualities

With a commitment to SREE’s founding principle of applying procedural norms of science to the study of educational problems, executive director candidates should be prepared to work closely with the Board of Directors, members and partners to bring high performance energy, inspiration, and innovation to SREE’s programmatic and operational activities. Critical qualities include

Preferred Experience

In keeping with the diversity of backgrounds and expertise of the Board of Directors and SREE members, candidates may bring variety of background experiences to the job opportunity. Preferred experiences include


For more information about SREE, visit the website at https://www.sree.org/ Please send questions about the position and search to Ruth Goltzer via email at [email protected]

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