Research Specialist Intermediate - VKRP
Working Title: Research Specialist Intermediate - VKRP
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Curry School of Education
Posting Date: 07-12-2018
The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning at the University of Virginia seeks an Research Specialist Intermediate for the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP). The incumbent provides project support by assisting the Primary Investigator in coordination of major program operations. The Research Specialist is responsible for the management of the VKRP online application system, which includes close communication with technology teams both internal (CASTL and PALS) and external (contractors). Responsibilities also include coordination of UVA VKRP team activities, organizing regular team meetings, record keeping, and general administration of the project. Duties include working closely the VKRP Manager to implement VKRP through activities such as: providing training and technical support to teachers and school divisions; regular and frequent communication (emails, phone calls, in-person meetings, webinars, etc.) with teachers, principals, school and division level leaders, and key partners at VDOE; data collection; and assists with hiring and training of student workers.
Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social Science, Psychology or related field is required as is at least three years' experience in early childhood research performing data collection in school settings and working directly with school administrators, program directors, and teachers. A Master's degree may substitute for experience. Knowledge of classroom observation procedures and measures is essential. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills as well as strong organizational skills, and attention to detail and the ability to multitask are imperative. The ability to follow established research procedures and work independently is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, and Outlook is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a Master's Degree in Education, Social Science, Psychology or related field. Experience recruiting and supporting data collectors and coordinating data collection is preferred. Working knowledge of SPSS, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and/or Pivotal software is highly desirable.
** This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. **
To apply visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting #0623640. Complete a Staff Application online, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.
The posting will remain open until filled.
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Rhiannon O'Coin, Academic Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of classroom observation procedures and measures.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong organizational skills, and attention to detail and the ability to multitask.
The ability to follow established research procedures and work independently
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