BU TEACH, a Research Center at Boston University, is looking for organized, dependable and attentive Data Collectors to serve as consultants on a grant at Boston University. Work will be conducted in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area for the 2021-2022 school year.
Data collectors will be responsible for administering individual language and literacy assessments to students in Grades K-3 and additional support to other aspects of the research project.
Data collection and assessment activities occur primarily during school hours (Mon-Fri 7am-4pm).
Location, scheduled hours and total number of hours will vary.
Successful applicants will have the ability to travel to nearby research sites/schools and willingness to work intermittent, flexible hours.
Knowledge, skill, and ability:
Familiarity with technology and knowledge of iPads required
Demonstrated ability to learn and follow procedures.
Flexibility to work on a variety of tasks to achieve clean reliable data collection.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Regular reliable access to the internet.
Experience and Education
Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the job.
Previous experience in a research or school environment, or experience working with students and teachers highly desirable.
Experience working with younger children preferred.
Bachelors degree preferred but not required. Degree in related field highly desirable.
Work traits and characteristics:
Enjoys working with children.
Work effectively with others in a collaborative environment with good interpersonal skills
Work well under pressure to meet project deadlines
Organized self-starter with strong problem-solving skills
Dependable and reliable with respect to deadlines and the handling of research data
Completes paperwork carefully, thoroughly, accurately, legibly, and in a timely manner
Accept responsibility and use good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness in completing tasks
Adhere to all research grant policies regarding confidentiality of research work
Successful completion of a criminal background, FBI history check and Protection of Human Subjects training (CITI) is required for employment.