Temporary Part-time

US Division

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 has a commitment to promoting equity and access to high quality education and health services that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. EDC expresses its commitment to increasing equity through its strategies, services and products, which contribute to building capacity and transforming lives.

 

EDC is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

 

The New York office of Education Development Center, Inc. has an opening for a casual, part time data-collector.

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, 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 (Data Collector) provides support to qualitative &/or quantitative investigation efforts, including:

• Participating in training/s on the use of data collection instruments

• Obtaining necessary permissions to visit, assess, and observe children in research settings

• Conducting early science assessments to children between the ages of 4-8

• Assisting in data analysis and report writing

• Assisting with travel arrangements for assessment activities, and scheduling arrangements with sites for visits

• Coordinating and communicating 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 include:

• Prior experience serving as a teacher in an elementary school or early childhood setting and/or with conducting assessments with children

• Experience with data entry

• Interest in early science learning

• Fluency in speaking and writing in Spanish

• Willingness to undergo a background security check  

• Potential candidates must be available for extensive travel between the months of January and June of 2018

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education & experience

• Master’s degree or equivalent combination of training & education in a related field preferred

2–4 years related experience such as teaching or assistant teaching in early childhood or elementary classrooms preferred

 

COMPENSATION

$25 - $28 per hour and travel time.

 

CONTACT

No phone calls, please

 

Posted: 12/12/17

 

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.