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Research Support Specialist

Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University

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Job Title: Research Support Specialist
Location: Gallaudet University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 301
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Reporting to the Director of the Center for Advancing Trauma Informed Care for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, the Research Support Specialist provides support for the Center for Advancing Trauma Informed Care for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, including monitoring of research activities and collection of performance data; coordinates project activities and manages administrative tasks; coordinates team communication; field-tests participant recruitment; provides intervention training and consultation; and assists with product dissemination.


Provides administrative support across all project tasks to streamline processes, facilitates communication among project team members, and supports overall project efficiency.Works with project team members to create timelines and schedules, and oversees progress to make sure goals are met on time. Assists with project operations, including but not limited to participant recruitment for research activities, coordination of intervention training and consultation activities, and logistics support for translation activities.Supports the project's evaluation efforts and assists with tasks as needed, including performance data collection.Supports the Center's communication efforts, to include maintaining social media accounts and developing and posting brief product summaries.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive and supportive working relationship with co-workers and supervisor.
  • Shows a genuine commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; and participates in activities and workshops to foster continuous learning. Serves as a mandatory Title IX reporter; and takes annual Title IX training as part of the compliance effort.Performs other related duties as assigned.


    Required Minimum Qualifications (When the candidate’s resume meets these qualifications, it will be screened in):

    • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field.
    • A minimum of two years of research support experience (college student work and/or internship experience will be considered).
    • Fluency in American Sign Language.

    Preferred Qualifications (While not required, it is an advantage for what the position needs):

    • Experience with data collection or data management and project management technologies.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Qualities that will help the incumbent be more successful in the position):

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Excellent knowledge of psychological theories.
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
    • Demonstrated experience working on team projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with and across University departments, outside constituents and groups.
    • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

    Other Important Information:

    • This is a part-time position (24 hours per week).
    • All employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to submit their vaccination record prior to entering campus or by 45 days of employment, whichever is earlier.


    Level: 6

    Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    FLSA: Non-Exempt

    The successful candidate will undergo a background check that must be cleared prior to working at Gallaudet University.

    Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer/educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other unlawful basis. This policy is in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, and other applicable laws and applies to all procedures affecting applicants and employees including, but not necessarily limited to: recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, reassignment, reappointment, tenure, demotion, selection for training, layoff, furlough, and termination, compensation, and all other conditions or privileges of employment.



    Gallaudet University, the world’s premier university for living and learning in ASL and English, founded in 1864 by an Act of Congress, which was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.



    Although Gallaudet is a private institution, by an Act of Congress the University is able to participate in certain Federal benefits programs, specifically the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), the Federal Employees Health Benefits program (FEHB), the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program (FEGLI), Federal Long Term Care Program (FLTCIP), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS), and Federal Employers Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).


    Other benefits, privileges, and conditions of employment described in this website pertain solely to Gallaudet University and have been approved by the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees and/or President. Outstanding customer service is a high priority for our department and for the Division of Chief Operating Officer. Your opinion of our service is important to us, and we encourage you to offer feedback on our  Customer Satisfaction Survey. If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us.


    Mission Statement:

    As a strategic collaborator at Gallaudet University, it is the mission of Human Resources to maximize the potential of our greatest asset - our employees.  We embrace change and the opportunities it brings. We are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining a high-performing diverse and bilingual workforce.


    Vision Statement:

    To be recognized as a valued and trusted strategic partner that supports the mission of Gallaudet University and become an Employer of Choice for top talent.



    • We value, encourage and support a diverse, inclusive and bilingual workforce;
    • We cultivate a culture where people are motivated, valued and engaged;
    • We create and enhance strategic partnerships through collaboration;
    • We continually improve individual and organizational effectiveness; and
    • We enhance services through technology.


    Core Values:

    Belonging: We cultivate a sense of belonging by valuing, encouraging, engaging and supporting a diverse and bilingual workforce.

    Inclusiveness: We solicit the input of others and strive for transparency and inclusiveness and encourage the diversity of thoughts, experiences, and backgrounds.

    Service: We have a passion for customer service and are committed to knowing our employees, anticipating their needs, and exceeding expectations.

    Openness: We are open to possibilities and foster creativity and innovation to support continuous improvement.

    Nobility: We honor our commitments and conduct our work in a manner that promotes fairness, confidentiality, respect, honesty, and trust. We lead by example and advocate equitable treatment in our behaviors, policies, and practices.


    Generous Benefit

    Gallaudet employees have access to a wide variety of benefits, including:

    * Competitive federal insurance plans
    * Generous paid time off
    * Federal retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of your pay
    * Workplace flexibility
    * Career growth opportunities
    * Educational benefits & assistance 
    * Bison perks and discounts


    Learning Opportunities

    Gallaudet University is a community where the personal and professional development of our employees always continues. Employees can choose to:

    • Pursue an advanced degree with support from the university’s educational benefits program
    • Participate in on-site professional development as well as LinkedIn courses at no cost
    • Make the most of opportunities such as professional conferences, workshops, and seminars.


    Diversity Profile (coming soon)


    • Students: 1523
    • Alumni: 23,000
    • Employees: 900

    For more information, please visit at


    Gallaudet at a glance

    • Bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution
    • Includes the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, a beacon of Deaf education
    • Has a range of programs, resources, and services that includes the following
      • National Deaf Education Center
      • Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES)
      • Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

      Based in the heart of Washington, D.C.

    To apply, visit at

    Find Us
    (202) 250-2284
    Austin Main Office College Hall, Room 106
    800 Florida Ave, NE
    Northeast Washington
    District of Columbia
    United States
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