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
Part-time hours per week will be intermittent throughout the year, depending
on data collection schedules and will vary.
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
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.
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
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
Strong preference for candidates with experience in conducting classroom
observations and/or child assessments using standardized measures such as
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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Optional and Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae / Resume
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.
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)