This position will be located at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College. NIOST advances the OST field through our research, training, advocacy, and tools. We help before-school, afterschool, expanded learning, and summer programs improve quality and access, focusing on reducing inequities and bringing high-quality OST to all families and communities. The RA will work on and become familiar with a range of projects including tool development, research, training, and consultation projects at NIOST. This person will take responsibility for a variety of ongoing activities that may include conducting OST program observations, synthesizing data results, conducting literature reviews, drafting reports or briefs, and developing and delivering presentations. The RA will also support other team activities as necessary. The RA will have significant interaction with clients, in person, over the telephone, or by electronic methods. Local, regional, and some national travel is anticipated.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Conducting Literature Reviews
Visiting OST programs and making observations
Assist with input and analyzation of Data
Developing presentations based on Data analyzed and sometimes delivering them
Interact with clients and other observers
Other tasks as needed to support flow of work across NIOST team
Ability to conduct document research and synthesize research findings and to prepare literature reviews and research summaries;
Experience managing data including data analysis and data entry;
Familiarity with conducting research in the social sciences using measurement, evaluation, and assessment tools;
Solid communication skills;
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team;
Must be organized and able to meet task and project deadlines;
Ability to learn new programs or tools quickly;
Ability to interact well with adolescents, parents, and OST and school personnel
Organized, detail-oriented, and effective at time management
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, youth development, child development, or psychology;
Experience in the OST, youth development, or education field strongly preferred, especially experience in equity issues, such as race, gender and inclusion;
Experience working with virtual or other shared project management platforms;
Experience preparing and delivering webinars for presentation of resources and materials;
The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) is an academic research and action institute at Wellesley College that is focused on women and gender that seeks social change. The mission of WCW is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs.
This will be a hybrid position with 3 days a week in the office. Schedule to be determined.
All employees hired are strongly encouraged to be up to date with all vaccination and boosters against COVID?19.
Wellesley College offers a wide variety of benefits programs and resources to its employees, including:
Generous paid time off
Following one year of employment, Wellesley College will contribute up to 10.5% towards your 403B plan for eligible employees
Resources to navigate student loan forgiveness
Free use of the athletic/fitness facilities, including onsite fitness classes
Free on-site parking in an enclosed parking garage
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.