Temporary Part-time

US Division

Office: New York

Not disclosed

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EDC)

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world. 

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

 

EDC is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

 

EDC’s Center for Children and Technology is seeking a part-time, temporary, field researcher to collect interview data in after-school settings serving high school youth. The program’s focus is to help prepare youth to apply technology, programming, and engineering skills to problems in real world settings. This position is ideal for a graduate student seeking experience with data collection and qualitative data analysis, or for an experienced informal educator seeking opportunities to engage in data collection and research activities. This position is based in New York City and requires travel to local sites in lower Manhattan and the Bronx. This position would require the data collection at three different points over the next nine months; two weeks in Nov, two weeks in Jan/Feb, and two weeks in March/April.

The Center for Children and Technology (CCT) is a research and development center within EDC’s technology portfolio and is based in New York City. They conduct basic, applied, causal and formative research, working in collaboration with educational, corporate, government and research institutions. They also design and develop prototype software and instructional resources that support engaged, active learning.

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.

• Participate in training on the use of data collection instruments

• Conduct student interviews

• Assist in data analysis

• Make all travel arrangements for student interviews

• Coordinate and communicate with study team leaders to submit data collected in a timely fashion, using forms provided by the study team

 

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 required, MA preferred

• Coursework in psychology, anthropology education, computer science, or other areas that support informal or formal learning activities preferred

• Availability weekday afternoons; three periods of data collection, two weeks per period (Nov. 2018, Jan/Feb 2019, and March/April 2019). It will be a total of 12 visits, 4 visits each period.  

• Experience working in after-school settings with high school students in urban environments preferred

• Access to reliable transportation in and around the New York City area

 

Compensation: $25 - $28

 

 

CONTACT

No phone calls, please

 

 

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.