Part-Time Research Assistant - Closed

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organization:Friends of the Children
position summary:

Make A Difference In Your Community ~ Come Join Friends of the Children!

Friends of the Children - Portland, is an exceptional early intervention/prevention program focusing on our community’s most vulnerable children and providing them with professionally trained, paid mentors.

The part-time Research Assistant will work with researchers at the Oregon Social Learning Center to coordinate Friends of the Children participants in a Longitudinal Study. Responsibilities also include providing administrative support for the Program Manager and Program Leadership Team.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities • Assist in the coordination of Longitudinal Study participants, including coordination of study timelines, tracking and scheduling participants, and assistance in data collection. • Partner with the Oregon Social Learning Center in tracking the whereabouts of research participants over time, and in scheduling baseline and subsequent interviews. Gather information and documentation from schools and teachers. • Work with mentors to complete monthly tracking forms for all participating research children. Assist in the recruitment of mentors into the study and the completion of mentor interviews. • Assist in the conduct of mentor-child videotaped observations. • Work to connect families and youth with appropriate social services. • Provide administrative assistance to the Program Director and Leadership Team. Including meeting agendas, minutes and monthly calendars. • Provide administrative support to organization as needed.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required: • Excellent customer service skills and a positive, customer-oriented attitude demonstrated consistently, with all contacts. • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Must be detail oriented and have demonstrated ability to draft/produce accurate correspondence and reports. • Take initiative, look ahead, and solve or prevent problems. • Work in diverse environments, and communicate effectively with a wide variety of constituencies. • Consistently demonstrate good judgment, tact and problem solving skills, and maintain confidentiality. • Manage several issues/tasks concurrently, meet deadlines, and communicate status effectively. • Excellent computer skills; Microsoft Office skills strongly preferred (Outlook/Word/Excel). Ability to operate standard office equipment, and organize and maintain an effective filing system.

Salary / Pay Rate:Based on Experience
Required Skills and Abilities:Education and Experience Required: • Experience working in underprivileged communities required. • Minimum of an AA degree, bachelor’s degree preferred. • Two to four years administrative experience resulting in the development of the skills and expertise required to perform all job functions immediately, and with little assistance. • Experience with multi-line phone system preferred.
Qualifications:To Apply: If you would like to bring your expertise to our team, please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] You can learn more about Friends of the Children at: Employment Opportunities are listed under “Contact Us”. We are committed to our community, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer