The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) has an opening for a Project Coordinator to support a research project on the Beliefs and Attitudes for Successful Implementation in Schools for Teachers (BASIS-T) intervention. The goal of BASIS-T is to enhance teachers’ implementation of evidence-based programs and practices for students with social, emotional, and behavioral problems. This research study aims to refine and pilot test BASIS-T to prepare it for broader evaluation and dissemination. The Project Coordinator will manage day-to-day operations of this project under close collaboration with the Principal Investigator (Dr. Clay Cook) and his colleagues at the University of Washington. This position will be responsible for coordinating focus groups, recruiting and enrolling participants, collecting and managing research data, and ensuring project outcomes.
Coordinate focus groups and pilot trial (30%)
Organize a summit of national experts to review the intervention. Organization activities may include inviting experts, making arrangements for travel and meeting space, and preparing agendas.
Organize multiple focus groups and demonstrations with educators to gather input and feedback on intervention content and delivery
Collect, record, transcribe, and compile data from these stakeholders on the theory, scientific rigor, content, and methods of the proposed teacher intervention
Collaborate with the project investigators on the design and execution of a randomized pilot trial in 8 elementary schools to examine the impact of BASIS-T on teachers’ delivery of evidence-based practices
Recruit research subject (30%)
Recruit teachers from local school districts to participate in focus groups and pilot testing
Create or modify recruitment materials, which may include flyers, websites, intervention materials, etc.
Establish working relationships with local school districts to facilitate recruitment
Serve as point of contact for potential and enrolled participants; answer questions about the intervention and study protocol
Complete, organize, and maintain all records associated with recruitment
Collect and manage data (30%)
Complete, organize, and maintain all records associated with subject enrollment and data collection
Send online informed consent forms to participants and track their completion
Randomly assign participants to a condition and maintain records of assignment
Collect data from participants at three timepoints via Qualtrics
Collaborate with study investigators to implement and maintain a data management protocol
Other study tasks (10%)
Supervise and train graduate student(s) on study protocols
Distribute subject payments to participants
Attend project meetings with other research staff
BA in psychology, education or related field plus two years of experience, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years
Advanced degree (MA or PhD) in related field
Experience with Qualtrics
Experience in research on education, school psychology, and/or children’s mental health
Experience working with teachers, principals, and/or other education staff
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
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