The Nashville Longitudinal Study ofYouth Safety and Wellbeing is a five-year partnership between VanderbiltUniversity, Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and the Oasis Center inNashville, and is funded by a $5 million grant from the National Institute ofJustice.
The study involves connectingmultiple sources of data collected by each study partner. Studentadministrative and survey data, aggregated teacher survey data, and parentengagement data are collected by MNPS. Community assets and problemsmapping data are collected by the Oasis Center. In addition tothe MNPS and Oasis Center data, this study will bring in publicly availabledata related to neighborhood conditions including neighborhood economicstructure, assets and resources, crime, and housing. These data will be used toexplore the relative influence of student, school, and neighborhoodcharacteristics on students' social, emotional and academic well-being overtime. The study is based on a multi-cohort design tracking 4th, 6th, 8th, and10th grade students' data over three years. The resulting multi sector,multi-level dataset will provide data on 15,000 students in 144 schools inMetropolitan Nashville Public Schools. This longitudinal dataset will be archivedby the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).
We are looking to hire a ResearchCoordinator to facilitate all aspects of the project, including coordinatingwith the school district to collect administrative and survey data, supportingproject staff conducting youth community mapping groups, and preparing data forarchiving with ICPSR.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate the research activities of a multi-disciplinary research team.
Arranging meetings and video conferencing, planning meeting agendas, and recording meeting notes.
Preparing and reviewing data collection and archiving plans, managing IRB applications and federal progress reports, and handling communications for the project.
Providing oversight on the research questions and objectives set by each working group within the project. Project manager would have the opportunity to explore his or her own research interests if they align with overarching the goals of the study.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
Master's degree is required, Ph.D. is preferred in a relevant field (Social Sciences, Public Health, Social Work)
Experience with school-based or community data collection efforts is necessary.
Ability to conduct complex statistical analysis, analyze, interpret, and summarize data to contribute to related project narratives and reports is necessary.
Experience with initiating research objectives, designing project timelines, and developing research methodology is preferred.
Experience working with large longitudinal datasets is preferred.
About Vanderbilt University
VanderbiltUniversity, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private researchuniversity offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professionaldegrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving citycenter, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 facultyand staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently citeNashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part ofthe Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertisewill be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is aplace where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recentlynamed as one of ‘America's Best Large Employers’ and the top employer inTennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).
Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexiblebenefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death &dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirementplan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees,spouses, and dependent children.
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Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving thegoal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, andstudents. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campusvalues.
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.