Student Hourly - 12204BR

Student Hourly

Bureau of Child Research
Kansas City, Kansas
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Position Overview

Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research institute affiliated with the University of Kansas, is conducting a research program aimed at evaluating how a Practice Based Coaching model (Literacy 3D) can be used to enhance the literacy focus of early childhood (EC) teachers through data-driven decision making and strategies that boost children’s opportunities to respond in literacy activities. We are seeking 4-10 Student Hourlies who will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS. This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with a team of professionals. Reliable transportation and ability to be flexible in scheduling around school and staff schedules are required. Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check. Continuation is dependent on satisfactory yearly evaluation and funding. Note: we’re looking for a “POOL” of applicants and this posting will be open on an ongoing basis until all requisite positions are filled.

Job Description

1. Facilitate data collection with children and teachers using standardized assessments, observational measures, and surveys; build and maintain rapport with research partners including families, teachers, and program administrators; communicate and work with research partners to schedule and administer assessments (70%)
2. Assist the project team with the preparation of research materials and delivery and dissemination thereof to project staff and research partners; complete research tasks, such as scoring and submitting data, data entry and checking, participant tracking (25%)
3. Attend data collection team and research project meetings (5%)

Required Qualifications

1. KU student must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester during the academic year. Enrollment of one credit hour during the summer session is required if the student was not enrolled the previous spring or is not pre-enrolled in the upcoming fall term.
2. Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program at KU or KUMC with a course of study in social work, psychology, early childhood, applied behavior analysis, school psychology, special education, counseling or related field.
3. Minimum six month’s experience working with young children in school, daycare, home, or community settings.
4. Effective organizational skills as evidenced in application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Coursework in social work, psychology, early childhood, special education, counseling, or related field.
2. Experience administering assessments and conducting observations of infants, toddlers and/or young children.
3. Experience participating in research projects related to early intervention/education.
4. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail as demonstrated in work experience.
5. Experience with culturally diverse children.
6. Fluent in Spanish and English, oral and written.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please submit an online application, cover letter, resume/vitae and contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin June 19, 2018 and continue until position/s are filled. Projected start date is July 30, 2018.

A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation is required for this position

Contact Information to Applicants

If you have questions about the position you may contact Gaby Guerrero at or (913) 321-3143. If you have questions about the application process, you may contact Diana Skill at (913) 735-2612.

Advertised Salary Range

$13.00-$15.00, commensurate with education and experience.

Anticipated Start Date


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Bureau of Child Research
Kansas City, Kansas
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