Seeking qualified applicant to work full-time or part-time supporting project management, grants management, and data management for Dr. Morris' research-practice partnership with the NYC Department of Education (DOE) Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE).
Dr. Morris has conducted more than a decade of research working at the intersection of social policy, practice, and developmental psychology, testing promising interventions for low-income families and children. Over the last few years, she has been engaged in a research-practice partnership with the NYC DOE DECE, which oversees the implementation of the city's universal pre-K program. The ongoing project aims to provide district leaders with tools and data that facilitate real-time decision-making, program quality, and teacher professional development.
Successful candidates are proactive, have an interest in early childhood and education research, demonstrate excellent attention to detail, and can effectively multi-task. A strong understanding of quantitative research methods is highly preferred.
Responsibilities include active involvement in all stages of the research process: 1) preparation of proposals; 2) overall grants management for federally- and privately- funded projects, including monitoring project timelines, developing memos and progress reports, and supporting project deliverables; 3) research tasks such as developing bibliographies and literature reviews, tabling results, preparing presentations; and 4) managerial work including general oversight of Dr. Morris' research team. Data tasks to include: 1) initiating and tracking data requests; 2) developing and monitoring data sharing process across multiple partners; 3) cleaning data in SAS and recoding variables; and 4) running basic descriptive analyses and generating reports.
Candidates should have a MA/MS in developmental psychology, economics, public policy, or related social science field. Former experience as a research coordinator and strong research and writing skills are critical. Candidates must be able to work independently and with a team and should be comfortable communicating with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the research team and the university.
Two years prior experience working in research settings
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
The ability to handle tasks requiring high levels of attention to detail, to carry complex research tasks to completion, and to efficiently manage work in the time required
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience with SAS or other statistical package is vital
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