College Transition Collaborative – Social Science Research Coordinator
The Department of Psychology is looking for a full time Social Science Research Coordinator. The SSRC will assist with research being conducted by the College Transition Collaborative (http://collegetransitioncollaborative.org). This position will report to the Senior Research Manager of the CTC.
The College Transition Collaborative (CTC) brings together pioneering social psychologists, education researchers and higher education practitioners to create learning environments that produce more equitable higher education outcomes. In collaboration with postsecondary institutions nationwide, CTC creates and evaluates inexpensive, scalable tools and strategies for colleges and universities; works with administrators to develop effective ways to adapt and deploy them in diverse settings; and rigorously evaluates the effects of these interventions on persistence and achievement, especially among first-generation and under-represented college students. We believe that all post-secondary students are capable of thriving in college and graduating with the right institutional supports. Everyone struggles sometimes in college. Our work strives to ensure that, in these moments, all students feel like they can persevere and that their school supports their success. Watch this video to learn more about our work: https://vimeo.com/202829347
The SSRC will assist with ongoing multi-site randomized control trials and to contribute to the development of new projects. The main duties of this position are to assist in the coordination and implementation of our multi-site trials, including the general daily operation of the project, the preparation of intervention and survey materials, the implementations of the interventions, and data collection and management; the random assignment of participants; scheduling, in coordination with administrators, the intervention, survey and data collection; training university administrations in the delivery of the intervention; responding to questions and issues that arise at a school site; assisting in the collection, entry and management of the data (e.g., data cleaning, assistance with R script development and editing). Perform incidental office duties (photocopying, mailings, errand running, etc.).
This individual will be an essential project member who must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with co-workers. Previous experience working in an academic environment is a plus. Knowledge of social and educational psychology is desired, but not necessary. Comfort with data management and basic data analyses, particularly using R, is preferable. The work will take place in a dynamic environment where specifications often change rapidly in response to demand, so the candidate must be able to be flexible in his or her role.
This is a one year fixed term position with possibility of renewal. The position would be based at Stanford University.
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