30 Apr 2014

Full-Time School Liaison Site Visitor (7709)

American Institutes of Research – Posted by ksmallNew York, United States

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Job Description

Overview:
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading behavioral and social science research organization. We are a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. Our vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.AIR is seeking part-time (20 hours per week) candidates for the position of School Liaison to aid in data collection for a study to test the effect of health education on students’ behaviors, attitudes, knowledge, skills and intentions. The health topics covered include the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; and sexual behavior. AIR is conducting various data collection activities with students and school staff in approximately 30 NYC public schools.

Responsibilities:
• Liaison will be responsible for recruiting schools to participate in study. This involves meeting with principals and school leadership to outline study activities and benefits of participation.
• Will work with school principals and school staff to coordinate study activities.
• Will oversee study activities, including parental consent distribution and collection, student survey administration, staff survey administration, student and staff focus groups.
• Will assist with coding qualitative data collected from focus groups (using Nvivo).
• Will assist with cleaning survey data and conducting preliminary analysis (using SPSS or Stata).

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in education, social sciences or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree.
• Experience working directly with schools and school staff to coordinate and conduct research activities.
• Experience managing data and conducting quantitative analyses using SPSS or Stata.
• Experience conducting qualitative analysis using Nvivo.
•Must be able to commute to NYC public schools*LI-KS1

How to Apply

To apply please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/7709/school-liaison-site-visitor/job

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time.

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