Under the direction of Principle Investigator, Susanna Loeb, the Project Coordinator provides programmatic and administrative support to the Annenberg EdInstruments program.Â Â EdInstruments is a publicly accessible database, designed to provide information on education-relevant instruments that measure a variety of outcomes for children ages birth to 12th grade to parents, educators, administrators, and schools. It identifies and catalogues available instruments, pulling from a variety of sources (e.g., National Research Council; Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL); National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments; National Reading Panel) to help a broad audience compare and choose the appropriate tools for their needs. Further, EdInstruments aims to illuminate the holes in current measurement, thus facilitating the development of new measures necessary to understand and, in turn, improve educational opportunities for students. The purpose of the repository is to aid researchers and educators in comparing and choosing the appropriate tool for their needs.Â Â
The Project Coordinator is primarily responsible for administrative coordination, research and communication support.Â Duties include: basic data collection, building and improving upon the tool (with support from technical staff), writing, and creating public facing briefs about the toolâ™s utility and resource. Â This position works with Annenbergâ™s leadership to ensure the completion of short and long-term project goals on time. Additional research projects in the same vein may become part of the Project Coordinatorâ™s portfolio, as the project scope and audience for EdInstruments expands.
This is a one-year term position, subject to renewal.Â
Education and Experience
Bachelorâ™s degree, in education, economics or social sciences field
Experience in administrative/research field in a university environment highly desirable
Experience working in a research setting/project management role highly desirable
Basic data collection skills
Demonstrable comfort with measurement Â
Knowledge of big questions in outcomes research and psychometric information
Excellent organizational skills
Strong analytical and writing skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to multitask, prioritize competing demands, organize/orchestrate details of several ongoing projects
Work well under pressure while meeting deadlines
Ability to integrate information from various source into concise and coherent management reports
Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community
ADA Physical Requirements:
The Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal though all desks have optional standing features.Â
The Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of normal workday.
Brown University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis ofÂ race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, political affiliation, marital or partnership status, parental status, military service, or any legally protected characteristics. The University embraces diversity and celebrates difference. Like all employees of Brown,Â this position requires a strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.
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Annenberg Institute for School Reform
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Internal Number: REQ162897
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