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Research Coordinator
School Support Coach
Advancement and Social Investment Officer

Research Coordinator

General Overview
The Research Coordinator is a full-time position that involves the management and coordination of research activities associated with the development of assessments across projects at The PEAR Institute. Specifically, he/she will help coordinate the scheduling of visits using PEAR tools, the data collection process (collection in field and uploading to databases), and the reporting of trends over time. The position will also involve communicating with research participants, clients, collaborators and PEAR staff to ensure smooth use of PEAR tools and appropriate technical assistance to clients.

PEAR has developed tools to measure Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program quality and student outcomes in schools and in afterschool programs. Currently, staff in OST programs and youth-serving organizations are being trained to use these tools in multiple cities and states across the U.S., including several large state afterschool networks. This position will be integral to coordinating the training dates, data collection schedule, and successful uploading, management, and reporting of data across these diverse clients and data collection schedules for PEAR's research activities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage scheduling and data collection for schools and afterschool/summer programs participating in large-scale research and evaluation projects.
  • Communicate with leaders of state afterschool networks to coordinate activities and large-scale data collection.
  • Monitor databases, providing updates and feedback to programs and clients about their data.
  • Create and distribute data reports to programs and clients as needed using templates.
  • Inform clients and PEAR staff of potential technical assistance needs and coordinate that support.
  • Travel, as needed, to sites across the country.
  • Possible supervision of RAs and student visitors.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • B.S. Required, M.S. Preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years progressively more responsible experience in science education, assessment development, research management or related fields. Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience coordinating large-scale research projects and/or data collection efforts.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience related to data collection, data entry and management and the preparation of internal and external research reports, documents and briefs.
  • Strong writing/communication skills.
  • Highly organized, able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities, and adaptable.
  • Must be proficient in the use of various types of software required for data manipulation, management, storage and scheduling (e.g., MS Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Google Docs, Syncplicity, DropBox, SkyDrive)
  • Experience using data analysis software such as SPSS.

To Apply
Please submit resume and cover letter online at https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3027670&lang=en.

School Support Coach

General Overview
The PEAR Institute seeks a School Support Coach to provide support and coaching to schools and youth programs in support of The PEAR Institute's model of social-emotional youth development. The Coach will work closely with schools and programs to deliver training and technical assistance using PEAR's student assessment tools, in order to help educators understand and interpret their student results and leverage that data to design and implement strategies through the school or program that support healthy development in young people. The Coach will have a passion for connecting research to practice to improve education, and understands that helping youth develop social-emotional skills is a key factor in improving student outcomes.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare PEAR's clients and partners in the implementation of PEAR's assessment tools.
  • Train clients and partners in interpretation and use of assessment results.
  • Prepare materials for each session in collaboration with PEAR staff.
  • Deliver training, coaching and support (in person and remotely) to school and program staff for use of student data, as well as development of whole school/program, classroom, and individual intervention strategies and best practices.
  • Attend Student Support Team (SST) meetings at schools (and the equivalent in youth programs) to assist in reviewing assessment results and interpreting school-wide data.
  • Coordinate the logistics for each coaching session with school and program partners.
  • Provide coaching to school/program staff on an ongoing basis, at client sites (principally in the Boston area) or by phone/webinar.
  • Work with PEAR Impact team to create and develop distance learning modules.
  • Analyze assessment data trends in collaboration with the PEAR Research Department.
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to schools and programs as needed.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree preferred. Degree in a related field (psychology, social work, mental health or education) required.
  • Minimum 3 years related experience required.

Skills and Abilities/Competencies Required

  • Experience facilitating professional development meetings or trainings.
  • Attention to detail, ability to show initiative and flexibility, meet deadlines, work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong communication and people skills. Must balance covering core materials with responding to the needs of the participants.
  • Local travel required.

To Apply
Please submit resume and cover letter online at https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3027786&lang=en

Advancement and Social Investment Officer

General Overview
The PEAR Institute seeks an accomplished professional in the education field with a passion for SEL and mental health to join the team as Advancement & Social Investment Officer. This position will support PEAR's commitment to creating joint impact between education, youth development and health organizations to advance mental health as well as academic and life success for adolescents and adults. With support from PEAR's Director, you'll develop and execute PEAR's plan to strengthen and diversify PEAR's base of support to include major donors, corporate and business partnerships, foundation grants, and direct mail efforts. You will have the opportunity to initiate new relationships as well as manage existing ones. This is a high-level position reporting to the Director of Administration.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement efforts to secure new resources.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with current supporters, including foundations and individual donors.
  • Manage relationships with, and supervise engagement/cultivation activities for, PEAR's advisory boards.
  • Research opportunities and write grant proposals, prepare contract bids, and manage grant reporting requirements.
  • Support PEAR's partners in national innovation hubs for assessment and intervention.
  • Identify, cultivate, pursue and retain major donor and contributor support, as well as corporate sponsors, working in close coordination with the McLean Hospital Development Office.
  • Draft annual and special appeals to build individual giving base.
  • Analyze PEAR fundraising data and prepare reports as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director and Director of Administration.

Qualifications

  • Five or more years related work experience, must include not-for-profit fundraising and grantwriting.
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred.
  • Commitment to PEAR's and McLean Hospital's mission and program goals.

Skills and Abilities/Competencies Required

  • Superior oral and written communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with experience working with a variety of constituencies.
  • Knowledge of proposal writing for foundations.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities, meet deadlines, and achieve goals.
  • Confidentiality (specifically of donor records and clients served).
  • Ability to set priorities and work independently.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and database management.
  • Flexible, creative problem-solving and ability to adapt to changing situations.

To Apply
Submit resume and cover letter to PEAR's Director of Administration Sara Hoots, shoots@mclean.harvard.edu


09-Dec-2016
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