Research Assistant, School of Education

Maryland, United States
18 May 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose:

The Research Assistant for will provide qualitative and quantitative data management and assistance on several research and field projects to support the Center on School, Family and Community Partnerships.         

Specific Duties & Responsibilities: 

  1. Creates and coordinates data files; coding, entering, cleaning and analyzing data from members of the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS)
  2. Manages large- scale longitudinal data bases
  3. Communicates on a regular schedule with state and district educators, teachers, principals, who are members of the NNPS to obtain or provide information
  4. Coordinates communications for NNPS including email, phone calls, social media
  5. Records and monitors NNPS membership and renewal fees and records, conference registrations, and orders of NNPS products. Notifies business office to deposit these payments in NNPS account
  6. Produces certificates
  7. Coordinates and conducts mailings of information and publications
  8. Runs standard statistics using SPSS or other statistical packages
  9. Assists with workshops for educators and parents
  10. Runs routine and ad-hoc reports from research database
  11. Drafts  some descriptive reports on data
  12. May supervise work-study student 

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline, such as Education, Psychology, Sociology
  • Some relevant experience
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in social or educational research or school, family and community partnerships
  • Experience with Access, lnDesign, and HTML is a plus

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills with SPSS experience, attention to detail, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Computer or other special needs for the position: Microsoft Office Suite, Word Press

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.10 to $22.12 per hour
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday throug Friday 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 60003327-CSOS Programs 
Personnel area: School of Education

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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