Part-time Child Assesser

Job type:Part time
State:District of Columbia
Salary/Rate:$28 - $30/per hr
Business Sector:Life, Physical, & Social Science
Job ref:ZR_2247_JOB
Post Date:February 05, 2024

Job Description

On behalf of American Institutes for Research (AIR), Headway Workforce Solutions is seeking Part-Time Data Collectors to work on a Pre-Kindergarten research study in the District of Colombia. Data Collectors will conduct assessments of children’s literacy and math skills with students attending 3 and 4-year-old Pre-Kindergarten programs in charter schools in Washington, DC. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit through Spring 2024.

American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a behavioral and social science research organization. AIR’s overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. We work with early childhood service providers and policymakers nationwide to find solutions to practical challenges in early childhood education and care, especially in historically underrepresented and underserved communities.

AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff by clicking here. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

As a Part-Time Data Collector, you will:

  • Assist with the collection of parent permission forms
  • Work with teachers and schools to schedule child assessment visits
  • Conduct standardized individual child assessments
  • Work between 20-25 hours per week during daytime school hours
  • Complete and return all assignments and assessment data according to required deadlines
  • Strictly adhere to AIR’s and the school district’s procedures to protect the privacy of children and families
  • Regularly attend an online meeting to provide updates on current progress
  • Maintain contact with AIR’s data collection coordinator and other project team members in a timely and professional manner
  • Strictly adhere to specified guidelines to protect yourself, children, and sites’ employees against COVID-19

Requirements of a Part-Time Child Assessor:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in education, child development, psychology, or related field, or equivalent knowledge of early childhood education; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in school-based settings, particularly working with preschool and/or elementary school age children. Familiarity with implementing standardized assessment procedures is a plus
  • Commitment to using cultural competence while engaging with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain organized computer-based files and records
  • Comfort and familiarity with using a computer required, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Experience using databases is also strongly preferred
  • Ability to work well independently and under the direction of project coordinators
  • Ability and willingness work in Washington DC and the ability to regularly to reach assigned schools in study school districts
  • Consent to a background check and fingerprinting process prior to the start of training
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with a booster shot, willing to wear a mask, and able comply with weekly testing requirement and other safety procedures
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position.

Additional Information:

  • Paid, mandatory training is planned for the week of March 25th.
  • In person instruction is tentatively planned to follow an online introduction
  • Further employment is contingent upon successful completion of training and successfully demonstrating ability to administer assessments
  • Qualified candidates should be available to commit for the full length of the study
  • Qualified candidates must be willing and able to wear a face mask for several hours at a time and willing follow other safety procedures while working
  • Travel time is paid and mileage (or public transportation expenses) to and from your home and sites’ locations is reimbursed
  • Access to personal transportation is required for some sites, but not all

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent local travel to schools
  • Be outside and exposed to all types of weather during travel to locations
  • Be exposed to fumes and odors as might be expected in commuting
  • Communicate through speech and listening
  • Read text verbatim from a notebook or computer screen
  • Transport a laptop device, equipment, and materials weighing between 10-35 lbs. depending on your assignment
  • Be able to navigate a typical school building
    • While some sites may have limited accessibility, such as ramps or elevators, the need to use such aids will not disqualify any candidates but would result in placement at an accessible site.

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