Research Assistant Position @ UMD College of Ed, MD

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI), in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, is a joint initiative between the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education and the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. The mission of the CECEI is to conduct high quality research on early childhood education and early intervention programs in order to inform State and Federal policy, to translate research into scalable education programs and best practices, to build capacity in schools and communities, and to promote family engagement in their children’s education.

Position Description

CECEI is seeking a Research Assistant (RA) for the Implementation and Impact Evaluation of Maryland’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Support Services (IECMHSS) Program, under the direction of Dr. Christy Tirrell-Corbin and Dr. Brenda Jones Harden. This study is utilizing a waitlist control design.

With support from other Center personnel, RAs will engage in data collection with IECMHSS regional program staff, child care center personnel, children, and families. They will also be responsible for data entry and management and contribute to data analysis and dissemination. All of the data collection will be onsite in early childhood programs, which makes access to a car a minimum qualification for this position.

The position will run through June 30, 2024. This is a full-time, paid position with benefits. The position may be adapted to fit a part-time schedule for the right candidate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human development, education, psychology, family science, or a related field.
  • Research experience.
  • Evidence of strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work autonomously.
  • Proficiency in using Google Workspace.
  • Access to a car for field-based data collection. Preferred Qualifications
  • Work experience with young children and/or in a child care program.
  • Experience working with children and families conducting child assessments (such as in a campus research lab or center).
  • Experience in early childhood classrooms.

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Please contact us with any questions or for more information. To apply, please email a cover letter, current resume, and information for three individuals who may be contacted as references. All inquiries, nominations and applications should include the subject line “IECMHSS RA” and be sent to:

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