Temporary/Paraprofessional: Data Collector

Job description

Job Title:

Temporary/Paraprofessional: Data Collector

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

81500:Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

$12.00 to 15.00 per hour

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:

Bachelors degree or Currently seeking undergraduate degree

Required Related Experience:

Strong candidates will have research experience, preferably in areas of nutrition or physical activity, and strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Sitting for up to 4 hours a day, working at computer for long period of time, working remotely, occasional overnight travel, driving to various locations within a 200-mile radius of University of Kentucky main campus.


Monday thru Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. with occasional weekends and evenings to meet needs of project. May require occasional overnight travel.

Job Summary:

Primary responsibilities of this position will be data collection for a sponsored research project.
Specific responsibilities will include:
·Training and passing certification on all recruitment and data collection protocols
·Assisting in recruitment of child care centers, providers, and parents into the research study
·Organizing and packing of all assessment supplies
·Spending full days observing the child care setting in centers across Kentucky
·Travel to and from centers, including over night trips
·Updating the research team daily with participant feedback, response rates, and any problems/issues in the field
·Ensuring high-quality data collection including accuracy and consistency

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Time management, organization, problem solving, communication, judgement, attention to detail, customer service

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Experience in data collection and working with children age 2-4 years old and adults in child care is highly desired. Preferred education is a B.S. in nutrition, exercise physiology, public health, psychology, health education, behavioral science, or a related social science.

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time