Research Asst position in NYC


EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms.  EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

EDC is Committed to Diversity in the Workplace
The Center for Children and Technology has an opening for a full time Research Assistant I position in New York City. The position will support cutting-edge work exploring the role that digital tools can play in engaging and supporting learning for young children and the adults who work with them. This person filling this position will contribute to work examining the role of widely used, public digital media resources to support early learning in science and literacy and how learning through media interacts with family and community context, and may also contribute to other project work. The selected candidate will engage in a range of activities that require strong organizational skills and skills in data maintenance including data collection, entry and analysis. Candidates for this position will bring strong organizational skills, a willingness to conduct research involving teachers, parents and young children, an interest in exploring the learning affordances of technology and an ability to work collaboratively with team members across and within projects.
The Center for Children and Technology (CCT) is a research and development center within Education Development Center, Inc. and is based in New York City. Founded in 1980, CCT investigates how technology can influence and enhance teaching and learning across a wide range of educational settings. CCT conducts basic, applied, causal and formative research, working in collaboration with educational, corporate, government and research institutions. CCT also designs and develops prototype software and instructional resources that support engaged, active learning. CCT offers a dynamic and highly collaborative work environment that seeks to answer challenging and practical questions about teaching and learning, and is centered on teachers and students and the tools that can help create successful learning environments.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, and field sites; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.
Under management oversight, the Research Assistant (I) provides support to qualitative and/or quantitative investigative efforts, including:
• Research & analysis
• Drafting
• Documenting & cataloguing
• Maintaining records
• Preparing preliminary recommendations
• Disseminating information
The Research Assistant (I)
• Leads assigned administrative tasks
• Facilitates project teamwork; seeks and utilizes feedback
• Assists with quality assurance
• Provides logistical support
• Contributes to overall project planning
• Provides support to specific research study tasks, including materials development, study recruitment, data collection, data analysis and associated writing tasks
QUALIFICATIONS – This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:
• Knowledge of spoken and written Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese preferred
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education & experience
• Master’s degree or equivalent combination of training & education in a related field preferred
• 2–4 years related research, education or administrative coordination, requiring experience with computer applications (including databases) and Internet research
96 Morton Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10014
No phone calls, please

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