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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Coordinator.
The Center for Early Childhood Health and Development (CEHD) at the Department of Population Health (DPH), NYU School of Medicine is a racially and ethnically diverse group of researchers, mental health professionals, educators and staff, working in NYC and around the globe to improve the health and development of children and advance health equity by developing and testing real-world solutions for children living in low-income communities. CEHD's mission is to create opportunities and improve the lives of children by: 1) Conducting high-quality racially-conscious research; 2) Developing, testing, and implementing family-centered programs; and 3) Disseminating the resulting knowledge from our research and implementation experiences to practitioners and policy makers through a racial equity lens that works to change the narrative about low-income families of color. ParentCorps is a family-centered intervention that is delivered as an enhancement to pre-kindergarten programs serving children living in low-income neighborhoods. ParentCorps advances CEHD's mission by helping the important adults in children's lives, parents and teachers build a strong early foundation that gives children living under stressful conditions the greatest opportunity for healthy development. ParentCorps is organized into 6 distinct Units: 1) Training; 2) Coaching; 3) Engaging Parents, Programs, Improvement and Communications (EPPIC); 4) Talent, Equity, Alignment, Motivation, Spirit (TEAMS); 5) Data for Decision-Making, Improvement and Research (DATA) and 6) Partnerships. The Research Coordinator will work within the EPPIC unit and will serve as a liaison between school-based staff and the ParentCorps team. Research Coordinators provide coordination to support experienced behavioral health professionals in training and coaching of mental health professionals and early childhood educators in the implementation of ParentCorps in early childhood settings. Research Coordinators are also responsible for all outreach and engagement efforts in the sites and support of the ongoing evaluation of ParentCorps in sites. We are seeking dynamic, dedicated and team-oriented candidates with exemplary organizational skills. Candidates will have prior experience working with children and populations of color, and with human subject' research. Ideally, candidates will have experience in early childhood settings, experience and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions and comfort with different software (e.g., Power Point, excel, SPSS). Candidates with an interest and commitment to disparities research and racial equity are encouraged to apply. Thorough training in all procedures, training content and ParentCorps will be provided.
Serve as the primary coordinator for all data and outreach needs, as part of a team pod including coaches and coordinators, to support all efforts in sites implementing ParentCorps. Activities may include coordinating and attending site visits with leaders and early education staff, supporting coaches who provide coaching to early childhood educators on ParentCorps implementation, coordinating and distributing materials, attending school events for outreach efforts and tracking school-based implementation activities, and tracking all implementation activities (implementers, sites, key implementation data indicators) in a master database.
Coordinate and contribute to recruitment and engagement efforts for ParentCorps Family Program and evaluation activities. Develop and maintain relationships with school leadership, mental health professionals, early childhood educators and parent coordinators.
Coordinate, oversee, track and enter ParentCorps Program implementation data.
Serve as primary research coordinator for a cluster of sites implementing ParentCorps and evaluation studies of ParentCorps in these sites. Activities may include serving as primary contact and liaison with school leaders and staff regarding data collection, consenting families, scheduling data collection, coordinating and tracking school-based data collection (via observations, interviews, surveys, assessments of Pre-Kindergarten students in schools, summarizing all data collected, and collecting data from public sources (e.g., NYC Department of Education website).
Complete data collection as part of evaluation efforts (e.g., interviewing parents, surveys with teachers, focus groups), as needed.
Generate and present reports and visuals on progress of data collection, coaching progress, and implementation and professional learning data.
Model the ParentCorps Program for Students with early childhood educators using a manualized evidence-based program, as needed.
Conduct live observations of programming in sites, using manuals to code leaders' adherence to the program manuals and skills of program implementation, as needed.
Manage logistics of and coordinate large Professional Learning days with NYC Department of Education site leaders (e.g., principals), early child educators (e.g., teachers) and social workers.
Conduct literature searches and summaries in areas of prevention science and implementation science.
Participate in center-wide trainings on ParentCorps implementation, evidence-based practices and racial equity.
Participate in team meetings and supervision.
Participate in special projects and performs other duties as required.
Additional Position Specific Responsibilities: Bachelors in Psychology, Education, Social Work or Masters in Psychology, Education, Social Work or related field. At least one-year experience in clinical, medical or school settings.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Bachelor's degree in life sciences, allied health or equivalent in a related discipline and 0-1 years experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills. Must be able to work under the direction of supervision. Ability to operate research related equipment. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications. Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience with human subjects' research or in a research setting, or an early childhood education setting. Experience working with young children and populations of color. Experience in and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions, preferred. Interest in disparities research and racial equity, preferred. Dynamic, dedicated, motivated. Detail-oriented, conscientious, with strong organizational skills. Team-oriented. Ability to work independently. Ability to collaborate with community-based agencies and schools.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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