Research Assistant-Education

MD - Rockville
Feb 05, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Westat has an immediate opening for a research assistant for an important study of education in the United States. The candidate will work with a project team to support the development of training materials for field staff.

Job Responsibilities:

· Develop training materials for both distance and in-person trainings. · Write procedural manuals, checklists, and training presentations. · Work closely with team to coordinate tasks and project schedules. · Work with IT and project staff on system requirements and documentation. · Provide operational support to field staff working with schools and administering assessments. · Monitor the productivity and quality of the data collection effort.
Job Requirements:
· A bachelor's degree, preferably in the social sciences or education and 1 year of experience in a research or education setting is required.   · Occasional travel is required.
Strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills,  problem solving skills, and computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel), as well as an ability to exercise independent judgment, work collaboratively in teams, and demonstrate attention to detail, are essential. Spanish proficiency is preferred, but not required.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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