College Transition Collaborative: Research Coordinator

The mission of the College Transition Collaborative (CTC) is to create higher education learning environments that foster equitable student outcomes, by bridging research and practice. The CTC:

  • Elevates students’ psychological experience of college as a central lens for postsecondary completion through an interdisciplinary approach, by acting as a bridge between research and practice
  • Works with the higher education community to develop and test evidence-based, scalable tools and practices
  • Partners with key intermediaries to scale these approaches and ensure adoption with fidelity across contexts

Our work helps colleges and universities better understand how their students experience moments of transition or difficulty, and adopt psychologically-informed practices that convey to all students they are valued, respected, and can excel. CTC’s work has helped support greater engagement, retention, and completion for students at diverse colleges and universities across the United States, particularly for traditionally marginalized groups such as students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students. To learn more, please visit our website.

This is an exciting time for the CTC! We are growing fast and building our internal capacity to do better work for more students, more efficiently. Reporting to the Senior Research Manager, the Research Coordinator will play a key role in assisting in the coordination and development of our research practice partnerships. This includes: coordinating the general daily operation of our projects; the design and preparation of survey and intervention materials; working closely with our school partners to develop and coordinate the implementation of surveys and interventions; data collection and management (e.g., coordinating data pulls with schools, data cleaning); responding to questions and issues that arise at a school site.

We are seeking a Research Coordinator who:

  1. Is passionate about efforts to improve equity for marginalized and underrepresented populations, particularly through an educational and psychological lens.

  2. Can work and learn both independently and with co-workers.

  3. Has experience conducting research, particularly social science research with human subjects.

  4. Has basic knowledge and/or awareness of social psychology or educational psychology.

  5. Is comfortable with data management and basic data analyses.

  6. Communicates clearly and professionally.

  7. Is energized by the prospect of working for an early-stage organization with flexible roles in a rapidly changing environment.

Why work for CTC? Some perks include:

  1. Contributing to mission-oriented work that strives to reduce educational inequality in the U.S.

  2. Being involved in cutting-edge research with some of the most prominent social scientists and higher education changemakers in the field.

  3. Helping build an early-stage organization with room for professional growth.

  4. Joining a close-knit, friendly team that highly values diversity and inclusion.

  5. Great benefits: CTC is part of Stanford University, meaning our employees are eligible for all Stanford Benefits & Rewards.

We welcome and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds who can bring unique perspectives to the table. The selected candidate must be willing to relocate to the Bay Area for this position.

If you would like to apply for this position, please fill out this form. Please note that applications not submitted through the form will not be considered. If you have questions, please email ctc@collegetransitioncollaborative.org with the subject line "Hiring - RC Inquiry.”

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Core Duties:

  • Prepare correspondence, documents and reports.
  • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed. Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments.

  • Prepare, distribute, administer and process questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.

  • Apply formulas and calculations to research data using basic statistical programs. Review and verify accuracy of database information and assist in making necessary corrections according to specific guidelines.

  • Other Clerical Duties: mass photocopying, mailings, and errands.                    

Minimum Education and Experience Required

  • Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

  • A Four year college degree is preferred

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  •   General understanding of scientific theory and methods.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.

  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately. • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work with human study participants.

Certificates and Licenses Required                 

  • None

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.

  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, and operates foot and/or hand controls.             

Work Standards

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/

Working Conditions

  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
  • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.

Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

 Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.                                           

Job: Research

Location: School of Humanities and Sciences Schedule: Full-time

Grade: D

Job Code: 4185

 
Type
Paid job
Timeframe
Post-graduation