The Early Math Collaborative at Erikson Institute in Chicago is seeking a Research Associate to coordinate research and implementation activities for a professional development project in mathematics for teachers of young children. The Research Associate primarily will report to the Assistant Director of Research to support project management and research activities. The research associate will also work with the Project Director to assist with the coordination of professional development delivered to child care providers. This is a temporary, part-time salaried position at an average 20 hours per week. The appointment will begin January 2018 and last through June 2019, contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.
THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON AVAILABILITY OF GRANT OR CONTRACT FUNDS. IF THE FUNDS FROM THE GRANT OR CONTRACT THAT PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THIS POSITION ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE, THIS POSITION MAY BE TERMINATED WITHOUT CAUSE UPON WRITTEN NOTICE.
Primary Duties: Project Management o Create and maintain project management plan o Ensure project staff adhere to project timeline o Set agenda and keep minutes for planning meetings o Facilitate communication between research and implementation teams o Act as a project liaison to participating sites Coordination of Research Activities o Prepare and submit IRB application and modifications o Set and maintain research activity timeline o Oversee research participant consent process o Coordinate onsite data collection efforts (e.g., video and record collection, survey administration, interview scheduling) o Coordinate online data collection efforts o Coordinate distribution of research participant stipends Data Management o Collect, download, enter, and clean data o Maintain well-organized data files o Adhere to policies regarding the handling/storage of research data and materials Data Analysis o Participate in developing data analysis plans o Perform basic analysis of data including descriptive and group comparison analyses Dissemination o Prepare detailed reports of analysis findings o Present findings to research and implementation teams. Coordination of a professional development services o Support Project Director and PD facilitators for the project o Assist with the logistics and coordination of sites o Schedule site visits or professional development trainings o Assist with onsite trainings by prepping materials; figuring out room setup; and catering decisions, setup and cleanup, and help as needed
Master’s degree in education, psychology, or a related field considered; doctorate degree preferred
One or more years of project management experience considered; two or more years preferred
One or more years of research experience considered; two or more years preferred
Demonstrated competence in basic quantitative analysis (e.g., correlation, chi-square, t-tests, and analysis of variance)
Demonstrated competence in basic qualitative analysis
Knowledge and experience with statistical software (Stata preferred) and spreadsheets (Excel)
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
Ability to work independently, self-directed, strong work ethic and adherence to deadlines;
Ability to function as a member of a highly collaborative team
To Apply: Please email the following to materials to Gala Pierce (firstname.lastname@example.org) Cover letter describing qualifications related to the job responsibilities outlined above
CV or resume
Contact information for three (3) professional references
About Erikson Founded in 1966, Erikson Institute is the nation's premier graduate school in child development. We improve the lives of young children and families through graduate and continuing education in child development, social work, and early childhood education, as well as through community programs and policy research. Erikson is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. We offer a variety of employee benefits, including excellent health and dental plans, life/disability insurance, transit stipend, matching retirement contributions, and more. To learn more please visit: www.erikson.edu/about/employment
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In everything we do, Erikson Institute — the nation’s premier graduate school in child development — works to improve the care and education of children age birth to eight.
•We prepare early childhood professionals to help children reach their full potential and to support families.
•We assess and treat children’s developmental, behavioral, social-emotional, and learning issues.
•We support ...stressed parents and help them build their strengths.
•We improve Chicago’s schools.
•We enhance math education in preschools and kindergarten.
•We study early childhood programs to understand what works and why.
These are just a few examples of the ways we work to change the lives of children and families. We achieve our mission through:
•academic programs that provide deep knowledge of early growth and development essential to working effectively with young children; ongoing professional development to sharpen the skills and effectiveness of those working in the early childhood field.
•online programs that expand access to advanced education.
•direct services to families.
•applied research that pinpoints effective early childhood programs, practices and policies.
•community partnerships and initiatives that improve and expand services in schools, social service agencies, the child welfare system, health services, courts, and more.
Each year, the work of our faculty, researchers, alumni, and students touches the lives of an estimated 4 million young children across the nation.