The University of Michigan School of Public Health is seeking 6-8 Research Assistants to assist with data collection for school safety research project in Miami-Dade County Public Schools funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). This project is in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.
Research Assistants will work with the University of Michigan team to collect data from students and teachers at over 30 middle schools in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. We will be collecting data for 1-2 weeks in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 at 30-40 hours a week with the possibility of renewal for next round of data collection in Fall 2019. Training will be provided.
Work in teams to travel to 2-3 schools per day throughout the Miami-Dade County Public School District
Work with classroom teachers to identify consented participants.
Review assent form and administer survey to students on tablets
Work with UM team to ensure data is uploaded daily to a secure drive
Hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
One or more years of experience with public health or social science research
Ability to pass a background check to collect data in schools
Have reliable transportation (frequent travel to various sites)
Ability to work independently and in teams
Comfort with communicating to large groups of people
Ability to take direction and follow through on project tasks
Comfort with troubleshooting basic technology issues
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to lift 20 lbs and transport data collection materials to and from each school
Experience or interest in public health research and data collection
Experience working with youth or in a school setting
We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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