Under moderate supervision, you will assess the math and self-regulatory skills of children and conduct semi-structured interview sessions with students in 10th - 11th grades. The position requires travel to schools in Nashville and surrounding areas. The work is temporary and hours are irregular, depending on the assessment schedule, which is based primarily on the school schedules.
Formal training to learn the use of tablet hardware and software plus multiple measures for assessment will begin in January 2020. You must be able to attend 3 days of formal training followed by an intense practice and certification process.
Assessments begin in February of 2020 and last through mid-May of 2020.
Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in training to learn assessment tools and procedures and complete certification process for assessment. Continued employment is dependent on successfully completing the process to become certified to administer the assessment battery.
Participate in training to learn interview protocols.
Conduct individual assessments and interviews with 15-18 year-old students, using tablets and assessment software while following a specified assessment protocol.
Communicate politely and professionally with teachers, principals, and other school staff.
Be able to function relatively independently within a varied and flexible schedule with multiple tasks to perform, with a high level of attention to detail.
Have a valid driver's license and car, or other reliable transportation, in order to visit schools for assessments. (Insurance required.)
Participate in a background check to meet Vanderbilt University requirements for working with children.
Become certified by Vanderbilt's Institutional Review Board, a committee that protects the rights of human participants in research studies.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
The position requires a Bachelor's degree, but a Master's degree is preferred.
Experience in education, research, or administration is preferred but not required.
Previous experience with child assessment is a plus, but not required.
Some general math knowledge/skills are also a plus, but not required.
This is a part-time, temporary position requiring at least 3 full days per week, 15-29.5 hours per week.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment.
Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.
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