Project Assistant

Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: Position Summary: Reporting to the Associate Director of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy (CHPPP), the Project Assistant will work in coordination with staff of the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab (BIP Lab) in providing administrative and field support for research projects in both English and Spanish. Primary responsibilities include creating, translating, and prepping research materials for on-site recruitment, delivering promotional materials to early childhood learning sites, providing logistics support for field implementation, and traveling to Chicago-based research sites regularly to recruit research participants and administer surveys. In addition to field research activities and field implementation logistics support, the Project Assistant may provide administrative office support for the activities of the CHPPP and the BIP Lab. This position is grant-funded through April 30 with the potential for future renewal.

Unit Job Summary: Key Responsibilities: - Provide technical support to preschool centers participating in research - Visit preschool centers to carry out research protocol - Administer written and verbal surveys, obtain consent from research participants, and ensure completion of research protocol - Prepare and organize research materials - Translate and edit research protocol documents, including consent forms, text messages, and promotional materials to Spanish as needed - Print and restock materials for on-site activities - Provide administrative support - Process and record financial records such as payments to research participants, replenishing petty cash funds, and submitting receipts to the financial tracking system. - Logistics support associated with organizing meetings and events - Contribute to the maintenance and integrity of the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab's research efforts and data collection - Manage files according to IRB confidentiality guidelines and ensure the security of participant data - Support internal communication of the BIP Lab - Responsible for recording meeting minutes at team meetings

Unit Education: Education: Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted preferred (e.g., public policy, economics, psychology, education)

Unit Experience: Experience: Prior experience with English and Spanish translation (both written and verbal) required Prior experience with data collection not required but preferred

Unit Job Function Competencies: Competencies: - Superior interpersonal skills required - Driver's license and willingness to travel to research sites required - Ownership of a vehicle is not required - One year of relevant administrative experience preferred - Prior experience working with underserved communities preferred - Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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