RESEARCH AIDE, SENIOR-CTR FOR CHILD & FAMILY POLICY, SSPP

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Auto req ID
107376BR
Duke Entity
UNIVERSITY
Job Code
563 RESEARCH AIDE, SENIOR
Job Description
Mission of the Center for Child and Family Policy
The mission of the Center for Child and Family Policy is to contribute to solutions to important problems affecting today’s children and families, through an integrated system of scientific research, debate and dissemination, public service, and teaching. The Center emphasizes the bridge from basic research to policy and practice.

Occupational Summary
Participate in a variety of duties data collection duties for a research study in elementary schools with ESL and classroom teachers. Responsibilities include managing student assessments and conducting classroom observations. Must be able to work school hours which are typically 7:30 to 3:00 PM. Must have own transportation (reimbursement for mileage). Initial appointment through June 2019 with the possibility of renewal the following September. No work during the summer. The Center for Child and Family Policy recently received funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) for an efficacy trial of a teacher professional development (PD) program in elementary schools in North Carolina. This comprehensive teacher PD program provides English as a second language (ESL) and classroom teachers with a framework for collaboration, skills for implementing high-impact instructional strategies, and approaches for incorporating families’ cultural wealth into the classroom. The PD program is based on research supporting teacher PD and includes the DCCS Institute, follow-up application modules, ongoing implementation coaching, and weekly collaboration sessions between the ESL and classroom teachers. Please see this short video about the project on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/ELstudyDuke.

This is a part-time position with concentrated work in the schools for about 25 hours of per week for 4 windows of data collection throughout the school year. Each data collection window will take about 2-3 weeks. Some weeks will not have any scheduled work.

Work to be Performed
 • Conduct classroom observations and collect data using three structured observation protocols.
• Manage and administer student assessments on iPads in small groups.
• Participate in coordinating data collection activities and schedules with other members of the research team.
• Participate in biweekly research team meetings.
• Perform a variety of routine and complex clerical duties as well as research and data processing duties to assist investigators in collecting and managing research data.

A Master’s degree is preferred. Work requires experience in elementary schools; previous elementary teaching experience; previous research experience; expertise in Microsoft office products including word, PowerPoint, and excel; excellent written and oral language skills; high level of organizational skills; independence and attention to detail. Local traveland reliable transportation required. Preferences include experience teaching English Learners, experience with school-based data collection; and experience working with teachers.
Location
Durham
Requisition Number
401523579
Position Title
RESEARCH AIDE, SENIOR-CTR FOR CHILD & FAMILY POLICY, SSPP
Shift
First/Day
Job Family Level
06
Full Time / Part Time
PART TIME
Regular / Temporary
Regular
Department Name
SSPP Center for Child and Family Policy
Minimum Qualifications
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Education

Work requires knowledge of basic mathematical, data collection andresearch principles normally acquired through two years post secondaryeducation.

Experience

Work requires one year research or clerical experience to be familiarwith the basic techniques and forms used to compile and storeinformation in a manual or computerized research data file.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE* An optional typing speed of 40 corrected words per minute may berequired.

 

 

 

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Posted: 3/4/2019
Application Due: 6/2/2019
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