PACT Community Research Associate

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Posting NumberS02775PWorking TitlePACT Community Research AssociateDepartmentVPR-Center for Family ResearchAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Advertised Salary$10 - $14 per hourPosting Date03/20/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date04/15/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyMacon Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Classification TitleResearch Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSAJob FamilyFTE.49Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons.

Preferred Qualifications

Some college experience is preferred. Applicants without college experience, but with relevant work experience will be considered. A broad range of experience may be considered, including but not limited to: positions that required interviewing families or home visitation, previous experience working on a research project, census enumerators, positions that required attention to detail, data entry, and an autonomous work environment.

Position Summary

The Center for Family Research is seeking Community Research Associates (CRAs) for the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Project. Community Research Associate (CRA) responsibilities include traveling to participants’ homes or a designated location to obtain participants’ informed consent, administering a computerized self-report survey, conducting a social network interview, and recording brief play sessions between parents and children on multiple occasions. Other responsibilities include maintaining research documentation and equipment, completing and returning all visit related paperwork in a timely manner.

Community Research Associates (CRAs) will meet with participants who reside in the following Central Georgia counties: Baldwin, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Macon-Bibb, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington, and Wilkinson. It is possible that additional counties may be added as the project progresses. This position requires evening and weekend work, travel throughout the assigned area, and attendance at out-of-town meetings and trainings.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Able to travel throughout the assigned area, have flexible availability, and be available to work 3-4 times per week, including evenings and weekends. Be comfortable conducting interviews and home visits, have the ability to effectively communicate with families, be able to implement procedures in compliance with research protocols, excellent verbal and written communication skills, basic word processing and data entry skills, exceptional organization skills and a high level of initiative.

Physical Demands

Lift up to 25 pounds. Travel to participants’ homes or other suitable location.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs this a Position of Trust?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Conducting research visits to obtain informed consent from research participants, administer the research surveys via iPads or laptop computers, conduct a social network interview, videotape brief parent-child play sessions, complete infant development assessments and associated visit paperwork.

Percentage of time70Duties/Responsibilities

Developing professional rapport with research participants.

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Maintaining research interview paperwork and equipment.

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Completing and returning all visit related paperwork on a timely basis.

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Posted: 3/28/2019
Application Due: 12/14/2020
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