The School of Public Policy invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, academic wage-salaried position. This position is anticipated to last 12 months.
This position will work to recruit families for research projects in Fremont, California. In addition, the CEC will be trained on human subjects research (CITI training), be on IRB protocol(s) and be the initial contact with potential research participant families; explaining the consent form, answering questions, and conduct initial interviews and recording responses. In addition, this person would help participants install mobile apps on their phones (both parent and child) and install in their home a real time electricity device (connecting device to their PG&E account and to home WIFI and conduct tests to insure device is downloading electricity data).
The CEC would be on weekly calls between OSU faculty and staff and Stanford faculty and staff and attend periodic in person meetings on Stanford campus. The CEC will help the team to carry out user test surveys, mobile app use and other devices. The CEC will be the primary community contact for the project: recruiting research participants, either personally or working with other students and interns to set up apps and hardware to be used in the research, conduct pre and post interviews/surveys – either independently or with Dr. June Flora or team post-doctoral fellows and trouble shoot with participants if equipment fails etc. The CEC will maintain contact logs and a calendar of events/participant touches, annotating problems – and time and work needed to resolve, and answer participants' questions as they arise. The CEC will also uninstall equipment and conduct debriefs on the research process.
Other research projects will include recruitment of youth and their families (potential Boy and Girl Scout troops) to energy and STEM related interventions – conducted by students and staff. Similar to research described above the CEC would recruit, manage the consent projects, manage data collection from families and develop and maintain a reminder system to keep families and youth engaged in the 3-5 session programs. In addition, the CEC will be able to lead tween youth in energy reduction intervention sessions.
The CEC would be expected to develop and maintain community relationships that will help insure project success such as relationships with middle and high schools, the City of Fremont, and Boy and Girl Scout service units and councils. The CEC will be the liaison between the community of Fremont and faculty and staff at Stanford and Oregon State University. This will include regular attendance at community sustainability and youth events as a presenter.
Additional tasks may include – newsletter creation, distribution, and extending newsletter audience. Website maintenance and editing as needed.
BA/BS in social science, communication, sustainability, environmental studies and/or related field.
Experience with public relations or community engagement.
Work will largely take place out of office in Fremont, California. Likely to include weekend and evening work.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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