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General Description: Under the supervision of the Research Associate and the support of the Senior Project Director/PI,  the Research Assistant will support the data collection. Responsibilities will include qualitative and quantitative data collection, interfacing with lab site teachers and administrative staff, conducting interviews and focus groups, observing teacher professional development meetings, observing classes in Project schools. The speciality of the Research Assistant will be in language and literacy, preferably in the field of education, educational psychology and/or linguistics.


Time Commitment: Part-time, 7-10 hours per week  through June 30, 2024. In the 2024-2025 school year, mostly focused on training. The time commitment, pending renewal of our contract and individual performance review, will be approximately 2 days per week (14 hours) from July 1, 2024- June 30th 2025 with time mostly focused on school sites (field data collection) in the new school year. Travel will be required to schools throughout the year for data collection purposes.


Core Competencies and Qualifications

  • Graduate student in a research related field
  • Some research experience and/or methods courses
  • Experience working with youth and teachers
  • Proficiency in a second language, preferably Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Haitian Creole, or French.
  •  Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Google applications (Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google docs etc.)
  •  Technologically adept and comfortable with a variety of apps and online platforms
  •  Excellent writing skills 
  •  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  •  Experience working on a team 
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be flexible, and work independently
  • Ability or willingness to learn R and Dedoose

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD candidate
  •   Knowledge of or willingness to learn qualitative research skills, including the use of Dedoose and R

Compensation: $20-22 per /hour, commensurate with experience

Projected Start Date: April 15, 2024


To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Wanda Tejada: [email protected]