Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Job Description: FURMAN UNIVERSITY Job Description
Title:Research Specialist, Riley Institute Date:July 2019
Note: This is a three-year temporary part-time position.
Function: This key team member will employ a broad technical, organizational and creative skill set to fulfill a wide variety of duties related to the Brady Education Foundation's Montessori Initiative (BEFMI).
Serves as member of the Brady Education Foundation's Montessori Initiative (BEFMI) project team.
Assists with data collection training for BEFMI, including Woodcock Johnson and Minnesota Executive Function Scale administration.
Assists with the writing and preparation of Institutional Review Board applications and evaluation reports for BEFMI.
Attends BEFMI partner, coordination, and reporting meetings.
Assists with general grant writing and other project acquisition efforts for the Riley Institute.
Follows safety procedures.
Completes performance review process with supervisor to understand job performance expectations and how they fit into the department and university goals.
Pursues professional development to keep pace with demands for services and information, including maintaining up to date information about the department and university.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Works with Research Director and Assistant Research Director, the Riley Institute Executive Director and Deputy Director, Riley Institute staff, interns and Senior Associates, and the education community statewide.
Responsibility for Final Decisions:
Works independently and as a member of a team. May assist or instruct others doing similar work, including staff members and student workers.
Tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes or steps. Work involves choosing the appropriate option or procedure to follow and applying established rules and procedures. Errors may be detected within the department or section in which they occur, but may affect the work of others within the unit to trace errors and make corrections.
Reports To: Riley Institute's Research Director
Work is performed independently on routine work; non-routine issues or questions are referred to the supervisor.
Bachelor's Degree; Master's preferred
Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and reporting
Strong applied technology skills to facilitate use of a variety of software applications specific to particular proprietary instruments and data collection activities
Strong general writing and editing experience; ability to create coherent, concise, and compelling project report documents
Ability to communicate effectively with others
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Requires working with multiple projects and programs simultaneously; frequent travel required. Hours are flexible to include data collection across the state and working with various programs and events that are held on weekends and in evenings.
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
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