Research Assistant - Temporary

University of Miami


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The Teaching and Learning Department has an exciting opportunity for a temporary Research Assistant to work in the Palm Beach/Boca Raton/Ft. Lauderdale area.

The Assessor is a key team member, in the Palm Beach/Boca Raton/Ft. Lauderdale area, of the AMP-IT-UP reading program team focused on remediating reading problems for middle school students with and at-risk for reading disabilities. This hourly position is from June 15 through September 15, 2022. Pay is $18.00 an hour. Number of hours are intermittent and change weekly dependent on the schools.

Principal Duties:

  • Participate in training of how to implement standardized assessments to an interrater compliance of 95%.
  • Implement standardized assessments to middle school students with and at-risk for reading disabilities.
  • Assist with coordinating all assessment schedules.
  • Represents the program professionally at meetings and community events
  • Ensure all aspects of data collection of the protocol are being implemented rigorously.
  • Organize timely and accurate data reporting in program data systems such as excel.
  • Travels to schools to conduct assessments.
  • Provides weekly program and assessment updates to supervisor and attends program meetings
  • Work flexible schedule which includes mornings, afternoon, evenings and some Saturdays
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate well with others.
  • Understanding of how to work with middle school students.

Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):

  • Bachelor’s degree

Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):

  • Experience with standardized assessment implementation.
  • Must have a valid Florida driver’s license.

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