Harvard Graduate School of Education, Project Zero is seeking a Research Assistant III for the Transformative Repair project. This position will report to the Principal Investigator.
The Research Assistant III will contribute to a project that is a research collaboration between Project Zero and the Independent Schools Victoria, Australia. The project will explore how engaging in transformative repair might support individuals and communities to address and embrace the literal and metaphorical damage in themselves and their communities and, in the process, develop a compassionate sensitivity to destruction as well as the inclination and ability to transform their communities. The project will create a model for transformative repair comprising a set of guidelines and support resources that schools can implement on their own and customize for their context, as well as a rich set of 3-5 cases (practices, narratives, tools, and principles) that illustrate key findings and approaches from the project.
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the RA III will contribute to all strands of the project, including conducting relevant literature reviews, designing tools, and building a model that addresses the research questions. The RA III will also help assist in the design of the overall research strategy, including methods of implementation, documentation, and analysis. In addition, the RA III will provide support for all administrative and research tasks associated with the initiative. This includes scheduling meetings and interviews, assisting in travel arrangements, assisting with the collection and management of study data (e.g., observation and interview data, on-line and hard-copy), participating in weekly meetings, and taking notes of meetings.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Working collaboratively with the Principal Investigator and other research staff to create a model for transformative repair and supporting resources;
Conducting literature reviews and writing critical syntheses pertinent to the research area;
Participating in regular meetings with the research team; and
Providing general research and administrative support, including managing research information and data; scheduling meetings and interviews; assisting with travel arrangements; assisting with the collection and management of study data; and note-taking during meetings
NOTE: Position is temporary and grant-funded through 6/30/22, with likelihood of continuation.
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Please Note once Harvard resumes regular operations this position will no longer be remote and work will be performed on campus in Cambridge MA.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
A minimum of 2 years of related work experience required. Knowledge of qualitative research methods, evidence of working within an educational setting.
Master's in Education or related field preferred. The ideal candidate will have a background in art education, a strong teacher orientation, and some understanding of cognitive science and psychology. The RA III should be comfortable communicating and collaborating in a research setting, and meticulous with data collection and storage. Prior experience with qualitative research, including data collection and analysis, is desirable. The RA III should be comfortable working independently and taking initiative while also being a full player on the research team. Having a tolerance for ambiguity, thriving in the unknown, being comfortable with the iterative process of theory building, and a sense of humor are all welcome traits. Strong attention to detail, and, excellent communication skills.
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