Design projects and conduct research in early childhood education areas (i.e., home visiting, infant-toddler development, program/intervention evaluation, etc.) for a new initiative that studies groundbreaking early childhood programs with home visiting components.
Research and provide recommendations on home visiting models, parent-child interaction tools, and new research products/projects/methodologies.
Provide content leadership in the area of child development and policy related to early childhood issues to bridge economic research to early childhood field.
Liaise with experts in the fields of child development and early childhood policy for scientific exchange and partnership.
Clean and describe data, generating graphs, tables, or other summaries.
Write and/or proofread academic papers, reports, and presentations.
Present research findings in academic and outreach spaces (e.g., audiences of policy makers, advocates, funders, collaborators, and other academics).
Write and/or proofread grants and grant reports.
Develop/oversee work products of research staff and/or undergraduate research assistants.
Guide data collection, evaluation and analysis, and responsibly handle confidential data.
Ensure compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies.
Solves complex problems relating to the administration of projects, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making significant contributions to methodology.
Uses subject matter and best practices knowledge to perform lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Works independently to assist with project design.
Performs other related work as needed.
Masterâ™s Degree in economics or public policy
Complementary degree or credential in early childhood education
Academic research experience(demonstrated in areas of early childhood development)
Advanced training in HOVRS-A+
Professional experience in project management
Professional experience evaluating or administering early childhood programs
Experience working successfully in stressful environments and problem solving
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and an enthusiasm for learning new methods and skills independently
Strong ability to cooperatively manage work of others and teams
Advanced working knowledge of research techniques in social sciences and economics
Ability to interpret and explain empirical data, tables and graphs into language accessible to audiences outside academic and economic spheres
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organization and attention to detail
Technical Knowledge or Skills
Quantitative analysis skills
Qualitative analysis skills
Advanced early childhood development program evaluation skills required (specialization in area of home visiting)
Advanced experience in policy creation and analysis
Proficiency of Microsoft Office suite
Proficiency of Google Suite
Proficiency in LaTeX
Experience with R, Matlab, or Python
Cover Letter (required)
Resume and/or CV (required)
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