Soc/Clin Research Assistant

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

November 26, 2021


Posting Information Department FPG Child Development Inst - 631200

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 11/23/2021 Application Deadline 11/26/2021 Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA) Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant Position Number 20000775 Vacancy ID S018727 Full-time/Part-time Part-Time Temporary Hours per week 30 Work Schedule

Part-time hours per week will be intermittent throughout the year, depending on data collection schedules and will vary.

Position Location Hiring Range 20.00-24.00 Proposed Start Date 12/06/2021 Estimated Duration of Appointment Occasional/Intermittent

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is one of the nation's oldest and largest multidisciplinary centers devoted to the study of children and their families. As one of the nation's leading child development research centers, we generate scientific evidence, inform policies, and support practices to promote positive developmental and educational outcomes for children of all backgrounds and abilities from infancy to adolescence.

FPG has a particular focus on the study of vulnerable populations and those who have special needs. In addition, FPG is committed to addressing the critical issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as the ways that educational inequality and barriers to inclusion impact children's well-being.

Approximately 280 researchers, implementation and technical assistance specialists, staff, and students work on more than 75 projects related to developmental disabilities; physical, social, and emotional health; early care and education; early intervention and special education, prevention science, and more to address important issues facing all children and families. Our work spans across disciplines from education and psychology to social work and public health.

We collaborate with researchers across campus and throughout the nation. At FPG, transdisciplinary collaboration is a way to leverage collective expertise for comprehensive and relevant research and outreach, and is embodied in our motto: Advancing knowledge to transform children's lives.

Position Summary

The FPG Child Development Institute is conducting an evaluation of the Pyramid model use in North Carolina pre-k classes. The sample includes 50 classrooms in two counties. Responsibilities for the position include conducting classroom observations using standardized protocols. The day-to-day work includes gathering, preparing, managing, organizing, and summarizing data for the evaluation study.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and have excellent communication skills

Ability to communicate effectively. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook e-mail, web-based data entry, and reliable access to the Internet. Reliable transportation, valid driver's license; may use the UNC rental car service, Willingness to travel. Candidates must be able to attend trainings.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Bachelor's degree, preferably in early childhood education, psychology, or related field or equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience administering classroom observations OR experience working with young children. Strong preference for candidates with experience in conducting classroom observations and/or child assessments using standardized measures such as CLASS.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements


Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Optional and Required Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Indicate the number of years of experience you have with child assessments, classroom quality measures and classroom observations.
  • None
  • Less than 2
  • 2 or more
  • Do you have experience working with young children?
  • Yes, I have experience working with young children.
  • No, I do not have experience working with young children.
  • Do you have experience with conducting or training others to conduct child assessments or classroom observations using standardized measures?
  • (Open Ended Question)