Job Classification Title: Social Science Research Professional 1 JCC: 4186 Grade: E Exempt, 100% FTE One year fixed term
The Department of Psychology's Habla Conmigo Academy is looking for a full time Parent Education Facilitator.
The Habla Conmigo Academy program is a unique science-and-service collaboration between the Language Learning Lab at Stanford University and community partners in the San Francisco Bay Area. This innovative program is designed to provide Latino parents from low-resource families with new knowledge, skills, and confidence to nurture their children's potential for learning. The long-term goal is to prevent gaps in school achievement that begin to emerge very early between advantaged and disadvantaged children. https://www.hablaconmigoacademy.org.
The Habla Conmigo Academy program consists of group workshops and parent/child guided play sessions that are deeply grounded in scientific research on child development. Children's language outcomes are assessed using powerful direct measures of their emerging language proficiency. After four years of foundational research and development, we are now expanding the Habla Conmigo Academy by designing and implementing an updated program for Latino families with children from 1 to 4 years of age.
The Parent Education Facilitator will deliver our program at community organizations in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area. Each cohort of 12-18 Latino families participates in an 8 to 12-week program, consisting of a weekly 2-hour workshop and discussion in a parents-only group, followed by a 2-hour parent/child guided play session delivered later in the week. As a Parent Education Facilitator, you will be responsible for organizing, presenting and leading workshops and parent/child guided play sessions designed to enhance participants' knowledge and skills in supporting the social and cognitive growth of young children. You will also be expected to attend training meetings, to contribute to the development and refinement of the curriculum and program implementation, and to be involved in organizing community activities to support the growing network of parents who have participated in the Habla Conmigo program.
Bachelor's degree in education, child development, or other relevant discipline is preferred. At least 2 years of experience in classroom instruction desired.
Key criteria for success in this role:
o Demonstrated experience with curriculum and/or program design.
o Polished Spanish/English bilingual skills, with strong written and oral skills in both languages.
o Previous experience working with young children in diverse populations.
o Experience in facilitation and coaching with adult learners desired.
o Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, structure plans to achieve both long- and short-term goals and milestones.
o Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage competing tasks, deadlines, requirements, and decisions.
o Demonstrated commitment to social justice and a passion for improving outcomes for children.
o Valid driver's license and access to a car: This position requires local travel, and occasional evening or weekend hours.
Plan and perform research tasks of limited complexity requiring initiative and judgment in applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory when precedents do not provide specific guidance; general instruction is provided by the supervisor.
Extract data and structured information from published literature and other sources.
Administer questionnaires and rating scales requiring judgment in applying non-routine scoring procedures.
Conduct literature searches, and write literature summaries, requiring preliminary judgments after conceptual approach is outlined by the supervisor. Build and organize data as requested by principal investigator or faculty; use common statistical programs, requiring the application of job control language in generating and organizing data.
Adapt new, nonstandard methods outlined by supervisor (principal investigator or faculty).
Assist in designing and evaluating phases of research projects, seeking guidance where necessary, and auditing the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases.
Present research finding to internal audiences, including peers, co-workers, and managers.
Help orient and train new staff or students as needed.
Assist with development and design of outreach materials and tools for recruitment, educational, or awareness programs with guidance from supervisor.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field, or combination of education and relevant experience in an applicable social science.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General understanding of scientific theory and methods.
General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work with human study participants.
Certifications and Licenses:
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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