Temporary Part-time

Learning and Teaching

Office: New York

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EDC)
 
EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms.  EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.
 
EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.
 
The New York office of Education Development Center, Inc. has an opening for a casual researcher, reporting to the project director, in the New York office.
 
EDC’s New York Office (Center for Children and Technology) is seeking a part time, temporary, field researcher to support one or more projects that work in multiple communities, including those where Spanish is the primary language spoken. The individual selected for this role will gain experience with data collection and qualitative data analysis, and other activities related to education program evaluation and development.
 
The Center for Children and Technology (CCT) is a research and development center within Education Development Center, Inc. and is based in New York City. Founded in 1980, CCT investigates how technology can influence and enhance teaching and learning across a wide range of educational settings. CCT conducts basic, applied, causal and formative research, working in collaboration with educational, corporate, government and research institutions. CCT also designs and develops prototype software and instructional resources that support engaged, active learning. CCT offers a dynamic and highly collaborative work environment that seeks to answer challenging and practical questions about teaching and learning, and is centered on teachers and students and the tools that can help create successful learning environments.
                                                                                                 
EDC casual employees generally work as needed.  A casual position receives statutory benefits of Social Security contributions, Medicare contributions, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation insurance and sick leave.  A casual position ends when work is complete.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.
 
Under management guidance, the Casual I (Researcher) provides support to qualitative &/or quantitative investigation efforts, including:
• research & analysis, using independent judgment in consultation
• drafting, revising
• documenting & cataloguing
• maintaining records
• preparing recommendations
• disseminating information
• development and proposal assistance
• data entry
• conducting searchers of current literature and resources that target early literacy learning
 
The Casual I (Researcher):
• Facilitates project teamwork; engages collaboratively in feedback
• Leads specific administrative tasks
• Assists with quality assurance
• Provides logistical support
• May coordinate sections of projects
• May be expected to travel
 
QUALIFICATIONS
This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:
 
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education & experience
• Master’s degree or equivalent combination of training & education in a related field preferred
• 3–5 years related research, education or administrative coordination, requiring experience with computer applications (including databases) and Internet research
• Fluency in speaking and writing in Spanish
• Experience with assessing young children
• Experience with data entry
• Interest in researching dual language learning strategies in early literacy
 
 
CONTACT
EDC, 96 Morton Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10014
No phone calls, please
 
Posted: 08/24/2017
 
As an EOE/AA employer, EDC does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status. EDC is a smoke-free workplace.