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The UW College of Education has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Study Coordinator 2.
The UW College of Education is a vibrant working environment characterized by an atmosphere of supportive and interdisciplinary cooperation, both within the College and across the entire University. The members of the College also maintain a set of active partnerships with educational institutions in the region and stateschools, school districts, community-based organizations, informal educational institutions, and professional organizations. We are seeking a colleague to join us in conducting research, promoting the education of teachers, strengthening relationships between schools and the communities they serve, and informing public policy to help create a more just and caring society.
Reporting to Dr. Megan Bang, PI and Associate Professor of Education, the Research Study Coordinator 2 will provide support and coordination across several research projects that examine the roles of culture, science teaching and learning in field based or place based contexts, and family and community engagement to develop and implement more just and equitable forms of education. The projects are focused on k-3 and 1-12, with the graders and their families across both formal (school) and informal (summer programs) context.
The Research Study Coordinator 2 will work closely with Dr. Bang and coordinate collaboration with faculty, graduate students, schools (teachers & administrators), families, and local non-profit organizations throughout the year. In addition the Coordinator will be responsible for conducting community outreach and managing recruitment of participants into studies. The Coordinator will participate and support design and implementation activities and will also help to coordinate data collection, storage and analysis. The Coordinator will be particularly responsible for conducting outreach and engagement with families and communities.
Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities
Lead and manage the day-to-day operations of Dr. Bang's lab, including extensive monitoring of students.
Organize and oversee data collection (e.g., paper and online survey administration and off-site videotaping) related to the Learning in Places and the Complex Ecological Systems projects and other ongoing lab projects.
Communicate with schools, teachers, families, and communities currently participating in the Learning in Places and the Complex Ecological Systems and recruit new schools, teachers, and families to participate.
Communicate with on-site and off-site project personnel to arrange meetings and facilitate information sharing.
Write and maintain Human Subjects Applications related to new and ongoing research projects.
Plan and lead lab meetings and oversee research assistants.
Maintain, clean, code, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data.
Assist with designing studies and collecting, analyzing, and summarizing qualitative and quantitative data.
Engage in collaborative research with Dr. Bang and various graduate students in the lab and department.
Bachelor's degree in education or related field AND two years of experience as a Research Study Coordinator OR equivalent education/experience
Experience engaging and working with non-dominant communities.
Familiarity with SPSS, Qualtrics, and all Microsoft Office programs, as well as ability to learn project management and data analyses software.
Knowledge of Native American cultures and experience working with Native American tribes/communities.
Experience with progressively independent and complex administrative support.
Knowledge of and familiarity with higher education policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to be flexible, dependable and meticulous, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills are essential as is the ability to work as a collaborative, cooperative, and congenial member of a close knit scholarly and administrative team.
Evidence of community-based or academic team management or leadership, as well as the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Must be comfortable working on a diverse team and be willing to do what it takes to provide opportunities for deep engagement with design team members who are researchers, family members, or community and educational leaders.
Experience with data entry, working with databases, paperwork management, and working within project deadlines.
Ability to track complex projects and to ensure their timely completion.
Successful candidates must be committed to working with a diverse body of students and to promoting diversity, equity, and excellence in the academic community.
M.S. or M.A. degree related to Education.
At least eight months experience working as a program manager.
Research interests aligned with the Learning in Places and the Complex Ecological Systems.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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