|Job Title||Site Coordinator, Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy|
|Posted By||Erikson Institute|
|Location||Location -> Illinois -> Chicago / Cook County|
|Type of Work||Type of Work -> Program Management|
|Job Type||Job Type -> Part-time|
The Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy at the Erikson Institute invites applications from outstanding candidates to be Site Coordinator for the Educare Learning Network Implementation Study – West DuPage, a collaborative evaluation project that is part of the broader Educare Learning Network Implementation Study. The Educare of West DuPage is a unique, collaborative early care and education program serving children from birth to five and their families. These programs include Early Head Start, Preschool Head Start, and family support services. This position is well-suited to early- and mid-career professionals with interests and experience in managing a policy-relevant evaluation study in the area of early childhood education and development.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI), the Site Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day functions and logistics of this evaluation. Working closely with the PI, the Site Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating collaboration with Educare of West DuPage leadership, staff, and study participants; managing all evaluation and reporting activities related to the evaluation including: coordinating data collection and storage; temporary recruitment and training of data collectors (as needed); monitoring timetables and workflow; creating and maintaining records related to the evaluation; and leading development of ongoing reports to Educare of West DuPage leadership, staff and the Educare Learning Network on progress and outcomes. This is a one-year, part-time, grant-funded position.
• Develop working relationships and serve as a liaison with study participants, program leadership, and staff.
• Coordinate evaluation study activities and logistics in close consultation with program leadership and staff, including but not limited to developing project timelines, monitoring progress of the project, developing and processing project reports, and facilitating collaborative planning.
• Data collection and supervision of a Research Assistant and temporary data collectors, as needed
• Entering data
• Engaging in discussions with program staff about the meaning and uses of the data being reported to identify practice-based problems and questions for further analysis
• Other duties as assigned by the project PI.
ABOUT ERIKSON AND THE HERR RESEARCH CENTER
Founded in 1966, Erikson Institute is one of the nation's leading graduate schools in child development and early childhood education. It is a small, independent, NCA-accredited graduate school offering master's degrees, a Ph.D., graduate certificates, and professional development courses in child development and early childhood education. The Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy at Erikson was established in 2005 to inform early childhood policy for young children from birth to age five and their families through research and analysis. The Center’s research serves to inform legislators, advocates, foundation officers, and other participants engaged in early childhood policy. Erikson provides a variety of employee benefits, including excellent health and dental plans, life/disability insurance, transit stipend, matching retirement contributions, and more. To learn more, visit our Web site at www.erikson.edu.
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, marital or parental status, sexual orientation including gender identity, gender expression, military discharge status, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
• Master’s degree in early childhood education, child/human development, psychology, anthropology, sociology, public health, or other related field
• Minimum two years’ experience in an early care or education setting
• Superb project management skills with outstanding organizational and time management abilities
• Bilingual proficiency (Spanish/English)
• Knowledge of issues pertaining to ethnically and economically diverse populations
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Familiarity with program evaluation methodology, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
• Professional experience in a university or research setting, managing or coordinating evaluation or research studies
• Demonstrated ability to influence, persuade, motivate, and negotiate effectively with others
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to produce concise summaries and briefs and to communicate to diverse audiences
Please email, fax or mail a cover letter and resume:
ATTN: Mark Nagasawa, Ph.D.
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654