The Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity (Flood Center) serves as a hub to
identify and connect organizations, networks, and leaders to address issues of equity, access, and
opportunity in education across North Carolina. The Flood Center informs discussions on policies
impacting equity & social justice, support and advance equity-focused educator programming, and
promotes discussions around how resources are distributed at the local and state levels, in hopes of
achieving equity, access, and opportunity for every student in North Carolina. The Flood Center’s
strategic efforts include:
- Policy, Research, & Advocacy: Provide analysis, recommendations, and evaluation on district-
and state-level policies that enable or hinder an equitable, inclusive climate in schools for all students, and advocate for policies to dismantle systemic racism and promote educational equity.
- Partnerships: Develop and sustain meaningful, collaborative partnerships with organizations,
corporations, philanthropic entities, schools, districts, policymakers, communities, and students
to maximize efforts and impacts for students and schools
- Capacity Building and Convenings of Stakeholders: Develop and provide evidence-based
resources, programming, and professional learning opportunities to build the capacity of
teachers, administrators, policymakers, and other organizational and community leaders and
shift mindsets to understand and improve inequities in our schools and communities
- Outreach, Communications, & Dissemination: Produce, share, and disseminate the Flood
Center and Forum’s equity-related work, as well as the efforts and products of partners and
stakeholders to ensure access and increase and sustain momentum for equity-driven work and
The Dudley Flood Center seeks a Part-Time Researcher-in-Residence to support its strategic efforts,
research, data, programmatic, policy, and advocacy efforts. The ultimate goal for this position would be
to extend the position as Flood Center projects expand. The Researcher-in-Residence will interpret,
analyze, and manage research data to facilitate providing consistent equity-based resources to support
Flood Center programs and educational stakeholders, including educators, non-profit organizations,
policymakers, and other stakeholders.
This position will provide the opportunity to make an immediate impact on educational inequities in
schools and build a strong network in North Carolina education policy and programs. The preferred start
date for this position is mid – March 2023.
● Develop and implement research priorities/agenda
● Develop a process to document all data for current and future research efforts
● Provide data and appropriate resources to inform current programs, policy briefs, presentations
● Build and create databases, presentations, publications, and other documents to support the
Flood’s communications, policy, programmatic, and research efforts
● Create a robust research resource library for the Flood Center to use in publications, policy briefs
and to share resources as needed
● Attend meetings to gather information and provide written synopsizes on policy discussions
across the state that limit equitable outcomes in public schools
● Write reports, policy briefs, white papers and other published documents related to educational
equity and recommend changes or improvements based on research findings for dissemination
to various stakeholders
● Other duties as assigned
● Commitment and enthusiasm for the Dudley Flood Center’s mission and vision
● A deep understanding of educational inequities, including but not limited to racial inequities,
and their impact on student outcomes
● Strong commitment to ensuring educational equity, access, and opportunity for all students by
dismantling systemic oppression in education.
● Exceptional project management skills ability to multitask prioritize and manage time effectively
● Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
● Ability to manipulate large, complex data sets using a variety of software applications
● Strong written and verbal communication with technical writing skills
● Master’s degree or PhD required
● Research experience with a focus on educational equity
● Knowledge of NC education policy
● Knowledge of and experience working with schools, districts, and educators
● Knowledge of a variety of software applications (such as Tableau), statistical analysis, and data
This part-time contract position is for a three month period (approximately mid-March through mid-June
2023) at a flat sum of $13,000. The Public School Forum of NC is a 35 year old nonprofit organization
and not a state employer.
Position is located in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is a hybrid work arrangement.
Occasional travel required. Background check required for employment.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
It is the policy of the Public School Forum to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons
regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion,
creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital
status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
federal, state or local law.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line
“Researcher-in-Residence.” A mid-March 2023 start date is preferred.