Project Assistant – Developmental Monitoring and Early Language Acquisition Research Project
Project Assistant - Developmental Monitoring and Early Language Acquisition Research ProjectPosted October 25, 2018 3:34 pm
Under the general direction of the Project Director, the Project Assistant will support the daily operations of a research project focused on Developmental Monitoring and Early Language Acquisition. By improving access to language enrichment materials in-clinic and in the community, it will also promote parent engagement in healthy child development activities.
The Center for Disabilities (CDS) works to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families through education, advocacy, service and research. It promotes empowerment and opportunity, accessibility and inclusiveness, so all may fully participate in – and enrich – their communities.
Under the general direction of the Project Director, the Project Assistant will support the daily operations of a research project focused on Developmental Monitoring and Early Language Acquisition. The Act Early. Read Daily (AERD) program will educate and empower families, increase developmental monitoring in-clinic and at home, and promote parent-to-provider conversations about developmental screening. By improving access to language enrichment materials in-clinic and in the community, it will also promote parent engagement in healthy child development activities. The program proposes strong partnerships with statewide and national agencies, including the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Division of Public Health, Delaware Libraries, Sesame Street, and the CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program.
The Project Assistant will assist the Project Director with the following:
Overseeing the day-to-day operations of “Act Early. Read Daily.” project.
Providing training, education, coaching, and ongoing support to staff at project sites
through in-person and online methods.
Ordering and disseminating necessary project materials.
Preparing project sites for project implementation, including ordering and disseminating
supplies and setting up educational materials at sites.
Facilitating regular team meetings to assess project progress and ensure goals are met
Establishing and maintaining a system for tracking progress and sharing activities with
Performing and overseeing data collection.
Establishing regular communication and collaboration with project evaluation team to
develop evaluation measures and quality improvement processes.
Maintaining communication with staff at each project site.
Developing, maintaining, and updating a protocol for project procedures and data
Maintaining records in accordance with the university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Additional requirements include:
- Personal transportation to project sites throughout Delaware for site visits (25-50% travel expected, mileage reimbursement available)
Candidates for the Project Assistant position will have the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Education and/or experience in health, psychology, or related field preferred.
Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a diverse community.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, problem-solving skills, and record
Ability to work independently and accomplish tasks with time management.
Experience in research or community programs preferred.
To apply for this part-time position, please send your resume and cover letter to Brittany Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org.