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Senior Research Assistant, SEDS

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Posting Details


Job Description Summary:

The Graduate School of Education & Human Development, Department of Special Education and Disability Studies Interdisciplinary Transition Services Program, at the George Washington University is designed in partnership with various area public schools and community agencies. The curriculum reflects an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach that emphasizes linking school, community and post-secondary systems. We are looking for a team member who is committed supports the interdisciplinary secondary transition master’s and certificate programs by performing functions that are essential to business or academic operations.

The responsibilities are:

Collaborates with faculty and staff in the Dept. of Special Education & Disability Studies, as well as within the Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Program.

Collects, analyzes, and processes research data to support the online transition program and research activities. Expands the use of data management systems to streamline processes.

Assists faculty in the daily aspects of project activities by accurately organizing, collecting and maintaining data necessary for student program plans, scheduling, registration, and tuition awards.

Evaluates research methods, procedures, and techniques based upon objectives in the area of online education in secondary special education and transition.

Represents the program by presenting at various conferences.

Assists in report writing, preparing literature reviews, and data collection forms and procedures.

Collaborates with faculty in the development of reports, issue briefs, other program products, and makes presentations.

Establishes, maintains, and analyzes surveys to collect data to manage grants and programs. Synthesizes, collects, maintains, and reports program evaluation data.

Communicates effectively with faculty, staff, and students in the management of programs.

Manages purchases, payments, and reimbursement for faculty and staff.
Scheduling for online and face-to-face courses. Coordination of curriculum review process lead by faculty.

Data collection for accreditation for the department.

Marketing and recruitment of students, as well as assists students through the application/acceptance process.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS and 1 year of experience in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in social or behavioral sciences, or human services, with experience in working with quantitative and qualitative data, as well as project management preferred.

Knowledge of and interest in the field of secondary transition services.
Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite, particularly Excel, Word, Access, etc. Acute attention to detail and a strong work ethic.

Strong computer skills and the ability to follow through on tasks and be accountable.

Experience in or aptitude for using SPSS and software for generating graphics.

Experience in preparing reports that have text, tables, and visual information.

Experience with software for generating visual display of quantitative data for reports.

Knowledge of and experience with data cleaning and management of both quantitative and qualitative information.

Ability to work with text from qualitative data and organize information for end-user utility.

Ability to work on a team, and with supervision, as well as independently.

Ability to deliver on-time reports within strict deadlines.

Flexibility and openness to both new tasks and managing multiple program activities simultaneously. Experience and interest in the field of disability studies is highly desirable.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Graduate School of Education & Human Development (GSEHD)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Field Research
Stream Service and Support
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Position Designation: Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor.
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R000424
Job Open Date: 11/28/2017
Job Close Date: 12/15/2017
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your salary range expectation?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Briefly describe your experience in disability studies and the transition of youth with disabilities from school to adult life.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please briefly explain your knowledge of or experience with quantitative and qualitative research.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please briefly explain your knowledge of or experience with graphic generating software.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2