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.
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.
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Minimum 3 years related work experience. Must have experience with school-based research or managing large databases, preferably study recruitment with schools and educators.
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 tasks
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50064BR
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