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Harvard University Research Assistant II Non-Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

50064BRAuto req ID:50064BRJob Code:403113 Research Assistant II Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research AssistantSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Minimum 3 years related work experience. Must have experience with school-based research or managing large databases, preferably study recruitment with schools and educators.

Additional Qualifications: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.

This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, demonstrable initiative, ability to work independently, and strong interpersonal and administrative skills. Experience collaborating with school-based partners and a high capacity to plan and organize 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

• Commitment to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines

• Willingness and flexibility to collaborate with team members on diverse project tasksAdditional Information:HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.

HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms, and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows each individual to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school.

We do this by:

• Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;

• Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged;

• Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation;

• Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;

• Communicating transparently and respectfully; and

• Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community that values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu

Department:ResearchPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities: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.

In addition to supporting the two senior researchers (Jones and Bailey), this position will be also be responsible for supporting the administrative tasks of the EASEL Lab while the team’s research manager is on leave; some experience or willingness to carry out general administration and operations tasks is required.

Job Duties

• Conduct a national study of “Actual SEL” in elementary schools across the US; including helping to recruit schools to participate in nationally representative survey, administer the survey, communicate with school partners and track progress on survey completion, organize and manage database, and work with research team to analyze/interpret survey results and identify schools to participate in follow-up visits and observations.

• Provide administrative support to EASEL research staff; including helping to compile weekly updates and maintain the team calendar, coordinate between EASEL staff and Harvard offices as needed (Finance, IT, Payroll), communicate with various external partners (schools/districts, NGOs, research consortia, etc.), and prepare draft reports and other materials as needed.

• Maintaining team organizational systems (project folders, materials, data files, etc.)

• Responding to requests related to grant opportunities, SEL training/workshops, school partnerships, etc.

• Support EASEL team in additional research, programmatic, or administrative tasks as needed.

This is a full-time, one-year position with a possibility of extension.School/Unit:Harvard Graduate School of Education EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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