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Research Assistant at VCU

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Position Information
Role Code/Title 71102 - Hourly Research Proj Spec II
Position Number H71102
Working Title Research Assistant- Data Staff
Department SOESpecEd&DP: Dept
Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.
Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Anticipated Hiring Range 14-16/hr
Campus Monroe Park Campus
Position Type Hourly
Hours/Week 20-25
Normal work days M-F
Normal work hours 8am-1pm
Job Category Research
Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No
Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No
Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant.
Sensitive Position No
Resource Critical Yes
Description of the Job

“BEST in CLASS is hiring Data Staff, Research Assistants, for two separate IES funded studies: BEST in CLASS Elementary and BEST in CLASS – Web. BEST in CLASS-Elementary is a federally funded research grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the US Dept. of Education and housed at VCU. BEST in CLASS-E aims to address the needs of young children at risk for developing social, emotional and behavioral disorders. The intervention is designed to enhance and support elementary school teachers’ use of effective instructional practices that can help support learning and prevent challenging behaviors. BEST in CLASS-WEB is a federally funded research grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the US Dept. of Education and housed at VCU. BEST in CLASS aims to address the needs of young children at risk for developing social, emotional and behavioral disorders. The intervention is designed to enhance and support elementary school teachers’ use of effective instructional practices that can help support learning and prevent challenging behaviors. We are looking for motivated individuals with experience working in schools and/or collecting data to join our team. Expectations:
· Work approximately 10-20 hours per week, mostly mornings
· Attend scheduled trainings and grant meetings
· Assure treatment fidelity & follow all manualized procedures
· Demonstrate independence and initiative in completing grant related responsibilities
· Complete all tasks accurately and on time
· Display professional conduct
· Respond promptly to communications from participants and the grant management team
· Maintain all materials and data in specified organizational format
· Assist with additional grant-related activities as necessary
· Must have own transportation
· Responsibilities:
· Communicate effectively with teachers as well as the research team
· Administer Assessments, which may include:
· Teacher-Child Direct Observation System, CLASS
· Treatment Integrity Measures
· Organize, code, and summarize observational data
· Organize, conduct, and summarize inter-observer agreement data
· Maintain databases
· Organize, clean, score, enter, and check data
Required Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree
· Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
· Excellent verbal/written communication skills and attention to detail
· Sufficient computer skills and comfort with Microsoft Word and Excel
· Ability to multitask and learn new information
· Professional attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality
· Interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications
Job Open Date 06/05/2018
Remove from posting on or before
Open Until Filled No
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