Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Project Coordinator II for the Rutgers' National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). The Project Coordinator II will coordinate various aspects of preschool education research and evaluation projects at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Plans for and coordinates the data collection effort in association with 2-3 research and evaluation projects.
Prepares and delivers trainings for data collection efforts.
Maintains project documentation in association with early education research projects.
Supports other research projects or tasks as needed.
Minimum Education and Experience:
BA degree in early childhood education or a social science (psychology, anthropology, sociology, human development, education) or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Two years of experience in research, coordination or early childhood settings.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with early childhood research and early childhood assessment measures.
Must possess strong communication and organizational skills, capacity for independent work, and successful experiences working with early childhood education providers.
Experience in two or more of the following also required: e.g. CLASS, APEEC, CASEBA, ECERS-3.
Spanish bilingual, highly proficient in use of Spanish in research activities.
Experience in research and managing large-scale projects, and experience working in early childhood systems in New Jersey.
Experience with training in early childhood child assessments such as the NAEPSY, Peg-Tapping, DCCS.
SPSS and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The work will include site visits and training data collectors to administer assessments one-on-one with infants and/or young children in child care/school/center settings.
Availability to travel is required.
The position will need to follow, and ensure Data Collectors follow, all applicable Federal (CDC), State, Local, School District, Rutgers, and IRB Policies, Procedures, and Protocols in effect at the time of hire and as they may be amended.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.