Culture of Belonging

The Center for Learner Equity (CLE) is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of belonging, inclusion, and connectedness. We can grow and learn better together with a team of employees who reflect the varied communities and organizations we serve, for example, people with disabilities and Black and Latine people with disabilities who face heightened discrimination in the school system. Representation is important. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents not only part of our workplace culture but is integral to the success of our work. Our employees demonstrate these values. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, creed, ethnicity, race, disability, spoken and unspoken language, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation and beliefs, nation of origin, age, veteran status, color, and religion. Our differences are what makes our team great.

Join us to perform impactful work while experiencing true workplace belonging.

Join Our Team!

CLE Job Posting Graphics (1080 x 1080 px)We are seeking a strategic and experienced research professional to join our team as the Director of Research. Reporting to the Executive Director, CLE’s Director of Research, is key to our organization’s success. Love researching and analyzing problems? This role requires someone with solid and advanced research experience, with an emphasis on qualitative research, which they can lean on to identify complex problems, develop a research approach, collect data, synthesize findings, and manage a team of research collaborators. A strong candidate will love partnering with people and organizations, supporting them in identifying what’s important, and guiding them toward understanding the best possible solutions. This critical thinker must be able to wear multiple hats and love to move seamlessly between projects to contribute to the dynamic work of CLE’s Research and Programs Teams. All organization members participate in and support organizational standards that align with our culture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging! Qualified candidates from various backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities, are highly encouraged to apply.

We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and people with diverse life experiences. Our differences make our team great. Join us to perform impactful work while experiencing true workplace belonging.


Please submit a resumé and cover letter to with the subject line: Director of Research – Candidate Name. If you need any support while submitting your application materials, please contact our HR team at the email address above.

Disability Inclusion Pledge

We are proud to take significant steps towards fostering a more inclusive environment by signing a disability inclusion pledge. This pledge reaffirms our commitment to ensuring equal opportunities and accessibility for all individuals.

2023 Disability Inclusion Pledge Social Media Badge 1I pledge to help build a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace for people with disabilities. I commit to educating my colleagues on workplace policies and practices that: ensure equal opportunity, create environments where everyone contributes to success, and foster a sense of belonging for people with disabilities. I also commit to sharing the tools, resources, and strategies that promote diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplaces with my colleagues and my community.

Learn more about the Disability Inclusion Pledge.