Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Ecological Approaches to Social Emotional Learning (EASEL) Lab, led by Professor Stephanie M. Jones, seeks a full-time Research Assistant to join our team in the Prevention Science and Practice Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The EASEL Lab explores the effects of high-quality social-emotional interventions on the development and achievement of children, youth, teachers, parents, and communities. Our projects aim to advance the field of social and emotional learning through research, practice, and policy.
This position will involve supporting the two senior researchers (Jones and Bailey) to:
Support the first phase of work on a new Wallace SEL Program Guide: a content analysis of evidence-based early childhood SEL programs; including coding lesson content, writing program profiles, and creating additional material for the Guide (research summaries, designing practical tools for early childhood centers/schools/families and other users, etc.)
Support various SEL studies and team research projects as needed; including recruiting and communicating with schools, designing teacher-friendly data collection tools, processing quantitative and qualitative data from studies, and supporting the design and content of various project deliverables such as curriculum, reports, etc.
Support EASEL team in additional research, programmatic, or administrative tasks as needed This is a full-time, one-year position with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2019. There is potential to extend the position for a second year.
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Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Must be familiar with SEL research and/or SEL programs.
This position requires excellent research and writing skills, demonstrable initiative, ability to work independently and effectively in groups, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Experience collaborating with school-based or other partners and a high capacity to multi-task is required. A master's degree in human development, education, prevention science, or related area Experience with social-emotional developmental literature and/or SEL programs Experience with school-based research and data collection Ability to work collaboratively and independently Excellent attention to detail Must have strong writing and analytic skills, and excellent communication skills. Ideally, has experience with qualitative coding and analysis, and with the design and display of data in user-friendly ways. The ideal candidate will have experience working in diverse contexts and an interest in the role of culturally responsive education and racial/gender equity and SEL. Commitment to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines Willingness and flexibility to collaborate with team members on diverse project tasks
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Internal Number: 50015BR
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