Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) Data Collector (Staff Wage)
Richmond metro area and surrounding counties
Job ID: R0029108 | Classified - Lab & Research Techs and Specs | Part time | Richmond, VA


The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for data collector positions to collect data in pre-kindergarten classrooms in and around Richmond, VA. Data collectors will collect data for a new partnership project with the Virginia Department of Education that aims to design, pilot, and evaluate an early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) model. Work activities will be intermittent but will generally require up to an estimated 25 hours/week during four 3- to 4-week data collection windows in the fall of 2021 (November - December), winter 2022 (approximately February - March), spring of 2022 (approximately May), and summer of 2022 (late July - August).



  • Conduct observations within preschool classrooms
  • Data entry, data uploading, and ensuring data integrity
  • Collect paper surveys and forms as needed
  • Conduct interviews and focus groups



  • A high school diploma is required, as is one year of experience performing direct work with children in an educational setting or an out-of-school setting (such as a summer camp or an after-school program).
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; strong organization skills and attention to detail; and the ability to work effectively with a diverse population are essential.
  • Ability to use and troubleshoot technology is required. In addition, knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, and Word), use of the internet, proficiency with laptops, tablets and/or PCs, and experience uploading/downloading information using cloud storage platforms is required.
  • Reliable transportation for traveling between early childhood programs is required.
  • Must be able to observe local school/center requirements for entering the building, including requirements related to COVID-19
  • A bachelor's degree in Social Science, Education, or a related field, is preferred.


Incumbents must also be able to attend training sessions in late October/early November. Training sessions may include a combination of videoconference and in-person meetings.


This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029


Rate of pay for wage data collectors is $17-20/hour, depending on education, experience, and skills.


In alignment with President Ryan's UVA strategic plan, CASTL is committed to:

  • Recruiting talented and diverse doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and staff;
  • Recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and providing an inclusive and supportive environment in which staff and faculty are recognized as integral to the success of our work; and
  • Promoting a culture of integrity, mutual respect, excellence, collaboration, and innovation.


The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. (SPAKA)

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