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The STEM Workforce Success Portfolio, within the US Division, has an opening for a Pre-K Data Collector, reporting to the Project Director II, in Waltham, MA. The Pre-K Data Collector will work on the federally-funded Young Mathematicians Project, whose goal is to address the critical need for innovative resources that transform the mathematics learning environments of preschool children from under-resourced communities by creating a cross-context school-home intervention.
EDC casual employees generally work as needed. A casual position receives statutory benefits of Social Security contributions, Medicare contributions, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation insurance and sick leave. A casual position ends when work is complete. This position requires availability 3-5 weekday half-days per week for 5-6 weeks in the fall of 2021 (Oct-Nov), and 4-6 weeks in the spring of 2022 (April-May). In addition, attendance at 2-3 mandatory half-days of training in September 2021 will be required.
The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures, including strict adherence to all Covid-related safety precautions.
The Casual Data Collector will:
- Conduct direct child assessments of Pre-K students (ages 3-5) in English and/or Spanish
- Participate in data collector training
- Schedule and complete all assigned data collection tasks in a timely manner
- Communicate with participating teachers about scheduled visits to classrooms.
- Complete scoresheets online.
This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:
- Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
- 1-2 years of experience in the Early Childhood field required
- Data collection experience preferred
- Experience in conducting preschool through first grade child assessments preferred
- Fluency in Spanish preferred. Individuals who are bilingual in Spanish and English are especially encouraged to apply
- Ability to travel to data collection sites in Brockton, MA and/or Woonsocket, RI
- Human Subjects training and certification required upon hire
- Attendance and successful completion of 2-3 half-day trainings to be held in September 2021 on administration of preschool one-on-one assessments in language and math. Trainings are mandatory and will be paid hourly.
Qualifications to conduct research in school settings (upon hire)
- COVID-19 vaccination, to the extent permitted by law
- Depending on school requirements, may include criminal background check (CORI), sex offender background check (SORI), fingerprinting
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.