The Research Assistant will contribute to the Center for Research & Reform in Education research related to the design, execution, and reporting of rigorous educational research studies and third-party evaluations. This position will involve working with multiple studies in different geographic areas. The RA will work under the supervision of the project PI, who will provide assignments and training, and will communicate regularly concerning project status.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist with preparing instruments such as surveys, interview protocols, and observation guides for collecting evaluation data from project sites
Participate in conference calls or site visits for planning purposes; coordinate data collection activities through calls and emails with schools/districts
Code and prepare data obtained from surveys, observations, interviews, and student achievement measures
Conduct interviews by phone or in person; conduct onsite observations; administer surveys and achievement tests; prepare and write detailed reports to clients and sponsors
Prepare IRB applications
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related discipline
Some related experience
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Bachelor's degree in education, business, or social sciences required with some related experience
One or more years of experience as a research assistant, including data collection, strongly preferred
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong organization and time-management skills
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook); developing and working with spreadsheets/databases
Analytical skills such as experience examining data in Excel
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Conditions:
Applicants must submit a writing sample
Availability to travel required
This is a full-time position
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 to $22.35 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 15-MD:JH at Towson Department name: 60000026-Cntr for Research & Reform in Education Personnel area: School of Education
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