Casual Field Researcher (Early Childhood)

Education Development Center - New York, NY4.2


The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.

Under management and guidance, the Casual I (Researcher) provides support to the data collection efforts, including:

  • Participating in all assessment and data collection training
  • Traveling to local and national data-collection locations
  • Conducting assessments with children
  • Possibly conducting interviews with families
  • Communicating effectively with families participating in study
  • Facilitating project teamwork; engaging collaboratively in feedback
  • Coordinating and communicating with study team leaders to follow established data collection protocols, and to submit data collected in a timely fashion
  • Assisting with the set-up of technology and equipment in preparation for study activities
  • Assisting with administrative tasks relevant to the study, including data management efforts

This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; superior organizational skills; the ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal skills. Specific requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Coursework in psychology, education, or early childhood is a plus
  • 1–2 years related research or education required
  • Experience working with young children
  • Experience working with families of young children
  • Experience administering assessments to children preferred
  • Experience serving as a teacher or assistant teacher in an early childhood or elementary classroom is a plus
  • Experience with data entry. Familiarity with databases a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred
  • Availability from January to April 2019, with the flexibility to visit sites for up to five days at a time.
Compensation: $25-$28/hour


No phone calls, please

Posted: 10/29/18