Part-Time Research Assistant, English-Spanish Translator

Job description

The Marsico Institute for Early Learning is housed in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver. We have dedicated ourselves to improving learning environments and outcomes for children, birth to age 8. We identify the best in early learning research, practice, and policy, and we deliver that information at just the point it will be useful to academics, practitioners, policymakers, and parents - the people who can create and implement changes to improve the lives of young children. The quality of relationships and learning opportunities that young children experience can set the stage for what they will be able to accomplish throughout the rest of their lifetimes.

Position Summary
The Marsico Institute is accepting applications for a part-time (10 hours/week on average) Research Assistant, English-Spanish Translator who will work as part of a grant-funded team dedicated to developing and enhancing the knowledge base on engagement in STEM learning opportunities for young children with disabilities. Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigators and Project Leads, the Translator will translate into Spanish instructional activities as well as captions for accompanying online instructional videos. The Translator will also quality-check these translated materials. These materials are designed to help young children, including those with disabilities advance, along natural developmental progressions in early math learning, known as Learning Trajectories. To learn more, visit our research projects webpage at, the STEMI2E2 website at, and

This is a temporary, grant-funded position to begin on or after March 15, 2021 through October 15, 2021. The Translator must be available to work shifts between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at least 3 days a week.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Translate and quality-check newly written instructional activities in early math learning.
  • Translate and quality-check captions for videos demonstrating instructional activities in early math learning.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Facility with MS Office Suite/O365 programs, videotaping equipment, and basic features of virtual collaboration software.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Close attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Capable of successfully working independently and as part of a team.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Prior experience working on the STEMI2E2 grant.
  • Some college coursework.
  • Written and spoken fluency in both Spanish and English (Bilingual).
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • Experience working with young children, in a classroom setting or in social science qualitative research.
  • Experience developing instructional content.
  • Knowledge of early childhood STEM.
  • Knowledge of universal design and RTI.
  • College coursework in Education, Psychology, Research, Social Science, or related field.
  • Application Deadline
    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on March 12, 2021.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number
    The salary grade for the position is 3.

    Hourly Range
    The hourly range for this position is $20.00 - $27.00.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

    The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.




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    Job No: 493549
    Posted: 3/3/2021
    Application Due: 3/8/2021
    Work Type: Part Time
    Salary: Negotiable