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Research Assistant

Employer
Montclair State University
Location
Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 16, 2024

Job Details



IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Upload Resume or Curriculum Vitae for automatic population of information to the application.
  • The contact information, work experience, and education listed on your Resume/CV will be parsed and input into your Montclair application.
  • Review information and double-check all fields containing information that the system parsed – the software is intelligent, but you need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a Resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and all other supporting documents.
Note: If you have an expansive CV, we recommend that you apply manually and only include the positions you have held in the last ten (10) years . You will then be able to attach your Resume/CV, as well as all other supporting documentation in the "My Experience" section of your application.

Job Description

SUMMARY :

Reporting to the Evaluation Associate, the Research Assistant collaborates with a small team within CREEHS to evaluate local and statewide initiatives related to public health, human services, and education. CREEHS is a University-based research and evaluation center that provides independent and objective program evaluations, applied research, and program planning services to state and municipal agencies, school districts, colleges/universities, community organizations, and foundations to assist them in meeting their program improvement and accountability needs in the areas of education, public health, and human services. Since its inception in 2011, CREEHS’s goal has been to help our clients collect and use information in ways that improve their programs so that there are better outcomes for program stakeholders.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
  • Collaborate with team members to coordinate and execute multiple evaluation project components.

  • Support the development of data collection instruments such as surveys, focus group and interview protocols.

  • Assist with applications to the MSU Institutional Review Board (IRB).

  • Recruit participants for research and evaluation studies.

  • Assist with scheduling and collecting data, including but not limited to administering surveys and conducting interviews and focus groups.

  • Enter and manage data, including quality control checking.

  • Support the analysis and summary of qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Participate in the preparation of evaluation reports (including data visualizations, graphs, writing), presentations (including webinars), and project proposals.

  • Support stakeholder engagement at multiple levels (clients, grantees, participants, community members) in evaluation planning, data collection, reporting findings, and related activities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.

QUALIFICATIONS :

REQUIRED :
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in research/evaluation, public health, education, or a related social science field

  • Minimum one year of professional experience providing research for hire and/or program evaluation services to clients or partners

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

PREFERRED :
  • Strong problem-solving skills; quick learner; flexible and willing to learn new ideas, content areas, and skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain critical attention to detail to ensure the accuracy of study data

  • Strong organizational, task, and time management skills in order to prioritize multiple project components

  • Strengths both as a team player and a self-starter

  • Strong organizational and time management skills in order to prioritize multiple projects and components

  • Familiarity with the Google Suite (e.g., Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar)

  • Familiarity with online survey platforms (e.g., Qualtrics)

  • Proficiency in managing and summarizing data in Excel and SPSS or other analysis software

  • Bilingual proficiency preferred

PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY

Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.

Department

CREEHS

Position Type

Professional - Non-Faculty

Contact Information:

For questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources' Workday Recruiting Support at 973-655-5000 (Option 2), or email talent @montclair.edu .

EEO/AA Statement

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.

Additional information can be found on the website at
www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/

Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 Policy

Montclair State is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities. The requirement to not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities extends to admission and employment. For further details, please visit: https://www.montclair.edu/human-resources/job-seekers/

Company

Montclair State University

Montclair State University defines what it means to be a university with a public purpose — one that not only creates transformational opportunities for students, but also partners with communities to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Montclair invites students to imagine the world they want to live in and empowers them to develop the skills and knowledge to create it. As a solutions engine, we ask: How can we harness the power of 21,000 students and 1,800 professors to be a force for good in the world?

This distinctive approach continues to attract students, propelling Montclair to become New Jersey’s second largest institution of higher learning, and one of its most diverse. Under President Jonathan Koppell, the University enrolled the largest entering class in the University’s history two years in a row.

Founded in 1908, Montclair has grown big enough to offer more than 300 programs across 13 colleges and schools at all degree levels – and yet, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1, is still small enough for students to receive personalized attention from professors and staff who truly care. Students have numerous opportunities to conduct research with professors who are respected leaders in their fields.

More than 50% of Montclair’s students identify as underrepresented minorities. It is New Jersey’s largest Hispanic-Serving Institution, serving more Latinx students than any other university in the state.

Montclair’s highly diverse students thrive in the University’s supportive, welcoming environment. Their graduation rates outperform state and national benchmarks and predictions with U.S. News & World Report ranking Montclair as seventh among national universities in graduation rate performance in 2022. It is consistently recognized as one of the most inclusive and best value universities and ranked No. 21 in the country in social mobility.

Many of Montclair’s students are working and raising families, and the University offers flexible programs that give them the opportunity to learn in ways that work best for them, on campus or online, in real time or asynchronously.

Faculty include winners of a MacArthur fellowship, Fulbright grants and Emmy awards, and NSF, NEH and NIH grants, among many other distinctions. These highly respected researchers, scholars and creators are dedicated to student success, and they are always innovating to meet the needs of learners and of the state. Montclair has launched dozens of new degree and certificate programs, and offers more combined bachelor’s and master’s degree programs than any other university in New Jersey – empowering students to enter the workforce faster, with stronger skills and for less cost. 

Montclair’s mission is to elevate its students and partners, and in so doing, help make the world a better place. 

At Montclair State, our employees are among our most valuable assets.

When you work at Montclair State, you join a talented, diverse and inclusive community of employees who work together to support the educational mission of the University.

You are part of a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Our 11 colleges and schools serve 21,000 students on a beautiful 252-acrea, vibrant suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City.

Dedicated to providing employees with opportunities for professional achievement and development, we take pride in a dynamic workplace environment that respects all employees and encourages excellence.

As a Montclair State University employee, you enjoy access to:

  • Comprehensive health, dental and retirement benefits to discounted membership to the campus recreation center and tuition reimbursement
  • Policies, programs and services that support our commitment to affirmative action, equal opportunity employment, multicultural diversity and inclusion
  • A dynamic, sophisticated and diverse environment

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