Seasonal On-Site Classroom Observer (Baltimore, MD) (Staff Wage)
Job ID: R0043414 | 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 24 hours per week with hours varying by week based on school availability and project schedules. Classroom observers will work approximately 8 to 12 weeks in the spring of 2023, beginning with professional training and reliability certification.

Incumbents will be collecting data in elementary and middle school classrooms using the ASSIST and CARES observational measures. The ASSIST stands for "Assessing School Settings: Interactions of Students and Teachers" observational measure, and the CARES stands for the "Culturally and Racial Equity Sustaining Classroom Assessment System." Once hired into the position, classroom observers will complete the ASSIST and CARES certifications (i.e., a training and reliability assessments, one for each measure) to be prepared for on-site classroom observations. Financial compensation will be provided by the department for training time. Training and reliability testing will occur from March 2023 to April 2023, and on-site classroom observations will occur from April 2023 to June 2023. Duties include scheduling and completing elementary and middle school-based, in-classroom observations with provided digital equipment (tablets).

Requirements include:
  • Some college experience.
  • Reliable transportation to be able to travel between schools in Anne Arundel County, MD.
  • Availability to work a minimum of 8 hours per week during typical school hours.
  • 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.

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Any K12 schools' requirements take priority over UVA guidelines regarding professional dress, behavior, adherence to school policies and procedures, and 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.

  • Education: Some coursework or experience in college.
  • 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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