82751 - H - Labs/Research Assistant 1
Research Assistant Coach
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,
service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A
premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as
one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to
work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported
and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave
package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an
opportunity to do mission-driven work.
Anticipated Hiring Range
Monroe Park Campus
20 -25 hrs/week
Normal work days
Monday - Friday
Normal work hours
9 am - 4 pm
Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the
VCU Health System?
Does this position require a pre-placement medical
Is any portion of this position grant-funded?
Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the
Description of the Job
BEST in CLASS is hiring Coaches for an IES funded study: BEST in
CLASS Elementary, which is a federally funded by a research grant
from the Institute of Education Sciences of the US Dept. of
Education and housed at VCU . BEST in CLASS – Elementary, a Tier 2
intervention, targets the reduction of challenging the behavior of
young students at risk for emotional/behavioral disorders. The
intervention is designed to enhance and support elementary
teachers’ use of effective instructional practices that can help
support learning and prevent challenging behaviors. Most teachers
are already using many of the BEST in CLASS practices in their
class; however, when teachers increase and enhance their use of
these practices, many students at risk for social, emotional, and
behavioral disorders will learn the social and behavioral skills
necessary for school success.
The Coach will provide support to elementary school teachers for
approximately 25 hours per week as they learn to implement the BEST
in CLASS intervention. This includes meeting weekly with teachers
and maintaining contact via email and texting with teachers.
Training will be provided on how to collect data in the classroom,
including: child assessments, classroom assessments, direct
observation of videos, and other measures as indicated.
This position requires daily travel in targeted areas of Richmond
City public schools, making it critical for the candidate to have
active access to transportation daily. The general percentage of
travel for this position ranges from 0% to 25%.
-Ability to develop positive, supportive relationships with
-Ability to work independently and meet deadlines;
-Excellent verbal/written communication skills and attention to
-Sufficient computer skills and comfort with Microsoft Word,
Microsoft Excel, and Google Drive;
-Ability to multitask and learn new information;
-Professional attitude and ability to maintain
-Sincere desire to assist teachers in helping at risk students
-Experience teaching or working in K-12 classroom settings;
-Master’s Degree in Education or Master of Arts in Teaching;
-Fluency in Spanish is preferred.
Job Open Date
Remove from posting on or before
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Multiple applicants will be hired from this pool.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Optional & Required Documents
- * The School of Education values the following as our culture
statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust
among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a
positive work climate. Realizes that our well-being as an
institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all
members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest
communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult
issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common
understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing
field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives,
because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters
collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of
its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to
foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in
your everyday life.
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Other Document