Seasonal On-Site Classroom Observer (Baltimore, MD) -
Staff Wage
Job ID: R0034830 | Classified - Lab & Research Techs and Specs | Part Time | Baltimore, MD

The Center to Promote Effective Youth Development (Youth-Nex) in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for multiple part-time positions in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Those hired in the Classroom Observer (Wage) position will conduct classroom observations within elementary and/or middle schools enrolled in research projects being conducted with the Anne Arundel County Public School System in Maryland. Hours for these positions will vary depending on the schools involved; hires can expect to work between 16 and 30 hours per week. Classroom Observers will work approximately 8 to 12 weeks in the fall of 2022 with mandatory trainings and reliability testing.

Incumbents will be collecting data in elementary school classrooms using the Assessing School Settings: Interactions of Students and Teachers (ASSIST) observational measure. Should you be selected for hire, you will need to complete the ASSIST certification (i.e., a training and reliability assessment) to properly perform the role, which will be paid for by the department. Observational data collection will begin in April 2022 and run through May 2022. Duties include scheduling and completing computerized classroom observations.

Requirements include:
  • Associate's degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Reliable transportation to travel between schools in Anne Arundel County, MD.
  • Availability to work at least 2 days per week during school hours (Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.).
  • Ability to use and perform basic troubleshooting of technology, including tablets, is essential.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

Preference will be given to candidates with some coursework or experience in education or social science research.

Anticipated Position Compensation: $16.00 Hourly

This is a wage position that 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:

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

Any K12 schools' requirements take priority over UVA guidelines regarding professional dress, behavior, adherence to school policies and procedures, vaccinations and prevalence testing. In addition, UVA employees working in a school division should continue to mask and submit to prevalence testing if that is school policy and if the K12 school makes testing available to them as a function of working in the school.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

  • Education: Associate's degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience: None.
  • Licensure: None.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

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