Regional Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Posting Number: 17ST1641
Job Type: Full Time
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Project Coordinator I for The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). The Research Project Coordinator I will coordinate major aspects of preschool education research and evaluation projects at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). Job requirements are to manage field work across 2-3 research projects, communicate with project partners, train data collection personnel, contribute to reports and proposals, and assist with content development as needed. Additional responsibilities may include opportunities to be involved in dissemination, and opportunities to participate in the development of research initiatives. Extensive independent work and decision-making is required. Among the key duties of this position are the following: Plans for and manage the data collection effort in association with 2-3 research and evaluation projects.
Interface directly with research partners (e.g., district staff, funders, external evaluators, research team, university personnel) as needed with respect to the research agenda.
Plans timelines and coordinate across projects and within NIEER
Coordinates data collection efforts among data collection personnel.
Prepares and delivers trainings for data collection efforts.
Manages and directs project documentation in association with early education research projects.
Supports other research projects or tasks as needed.
Home Location Campus: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish) preferred.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in research and managing large scale projects.
A Master's degree in in social science (psychology, anthropology, sociology, human development) or early childhood education, experience with school districts and in preschool settings, and background in early childhood.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Applicant must possess organization, reliability, strong communication skills, capacity for independent work, and successful experiences working with preschool systems.
Requires knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and experience conducting child assessments and/or classroom observations, or experience in early childhood settings and with early childhood curricula.
Requires solid knowledge of child development and educational psychological concepts, and/or evaluation of early childhood programs, along with excellent communications and management skills. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and SPSS required.
Experience in training in two or more of the following also required: CLASS, ECERS-R, ECERS 3, EduSNAP, PPVT, Woodcock-Johnson.
Department: GSE - NIEER