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Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  197253
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  UNIVERSITY
Date:  Jul 12, 2022

Duke University:


Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.


Job Description
Elementary School Bilingual Data Collector (Sanford Title)
(Job Code: 0258, Level 9)
Center for Child & Family Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University


Mission of the Center for Child and Family Policy
The mission of the Center for Child and Family Policy is to contribute to solutions to important problems affecting today’s children and families, through an integrated system of scientific research, debate and dissemination, public service, and teaching. The Center emphasizes the bridge from basic research to policy and practice.


Occupational Summary
Participate in a variety of duties data collection duties for a research study in elementary schools with ESL and classroom teachers. Responsibilities include administering student assessments and conducting classroom observations. Must be able to work in-person school hours which are typically 7:30 to 3:00 PM.  Must have own transportation (reimbursement for mileage).  Initial appointment through June 2023. This is a part-time position with four waves of data collection during the school year.  


The Center for Child and Family Policy recently received funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) for an efficacy trial of a teacher professional development (PD) program in elementary schools in North Carolina. This comprehensive teacher PD program provides English as a second language (ESL) and classroom teachers with a framework for collaboration, skills for implementing high-impact instructional strategies, and approaches for incorporating families’ cultural wealth into the classroom. The PD program is based on research supporting teacher PD and includes three days of workshops, ongoing implementation coaching, and weekly collaboration sessions between the ESL and classroom teachers. Please see this short video about the project:


Work to be Performed

This is a part-time position with concentrated work in the schools for about 25 hours per week for 4 windows of data collection throughout the school year.  Each data collection window will take about 5-6 weeks.  Some weeks will not have any scheduled work.

  • Conduct classroom observations and collect data using three structured observation protocols.
  • Manage and administer student assessments on iPads in small groups.
  • Administer bilingual student assessments in Spanish.
  • Participate in coordinating data collection activities and schedules with other members of the research team.
  • Participate in biweekly research team meetings at Duke University.
  • Perform a variety of routine and complex clerical duties as well as research and data processing duties to assist investigators in collecting and managing research data.
  • Adapt to changing data collection procedures due to remote teaching and learning and other modifications to the study.


Minimum Qualifications

Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in a field related to the specific position. A Master’s degree is preferred. Work requires knowledge of data collection and research principles, Microsoft office products normally acquired through two years post-secondary education.



  • Work requires one year of experience in a related position or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. Work requires bilingual fluency in Spanish and English, experience in elementary schools; previous elementary teaching experience; previous research experience; expertise in Microsoft office products including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; excellent written and oral language skills; high level of organizational skills; independence and attention to detail.  
  • Local travel and reliable transportation required. 
  • Preferences include experience teaching English Learners, experience with school-based data collection; and experience working with teachers.  



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