UVA Education Data Collector (Research Specialist), Curiosity in Classrooms Project - Various Locations (Staff Wage)
Job ID: R0040291 | Classified - Lab & Research Techs and Specs | Part Time | Charlottesville, VA
UVA Education Research Data Collectors in Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) in the UVA School of Education and Human Development seeks applicants for multiple Research Specialist (Wage) positions across Virginia school districts and in the broader Philadelphia, PA area.

The Curiosity in Classrooms Project Research Specialist (Wage) will conduct on-site sessions at partner elementary schools, working directly with students and teachers. Incumbents will collect data using project guidelines and ensure secure transfer of collected data. The position involves establishing rapport with young participants, along with knowledge of study research procedures and protocols, so experience interacting with children and attention to detail are necessary. Extensive training will be provided.

Sessions are scheduled according to the needs of the study. Availability during normal elementary school hours (7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) is essential.

Anticipated start date will be late September to mid-October 2023.

Anticipated Position Compensation: $17-$21/hour, commensurate with education and experience.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an additional fingerprint background check (SPAKA and fingerprinting).

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: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029

  • Required/Essential: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Experience using Microsoft Office programs (PowerPoint, Word, Teams, Excel, Outlook). Comfort using technology and troubleshooting in programs on tablets and/or laptops. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse population. Reliable transportation (mileage reimbursed) is required.
  • Preferred: Completed coursework at an institute of higher education. At least one year of experience performing direct work with children in either an educational setting or an out-of-school setting, such as a summer camp or an after-school program.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving use of desktop computers, laptops, and tablets during sessions. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend sessions, meetings, and programs.

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