PROJECT OFFICER - RESEARCH IN EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT - FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Competition Number: 
07E12
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Date of Posting: 
January 17, 2012
Department: 
FACULTY OF EDUCATION - RESEARCH IN EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Position: 
PROJECT OFFICER
Contract: 
PART-TIME TERM POSITION
Hours of Work: 

up to 30 hours per week

Salary: 
$22.00 per hour (grant funded)
Term: 

January 2012 – June 30, 2013 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Research in Early Child Development Initiative (RECD) Team at the UPEI Centre for Education Research at the Faculty of Education is seeking a project manager with the experience and expertise to organize and coordinate work on a major research project that involves the delivery and implementation of action research workshops in the Early Years field. The successful candidate will interact with researchers, funders and community partners to ensure an effective research process.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Specific responsibilities include:
• Developing and delivering action research workshops as needed;
• Facilitating the implementation of action research projects in the field;
• Connecting and communicating with research funders and community partners;
• Developing data collection protocols, including in-depth interview guides and focus group protocols;
• Developing submissions to the UPEI Research Ethics Board;
• Contacting research sites and organizing data collection;
• Organizing and managing data collected by the research team;
• Maintaining ongoing effective communication with research sites;
• Transcribing interviews & focus group data and preparing data for analysis;
• Utilizing NVivo 9 to facilitate qualitative data analysis;
• Assisting in the interpretation of research findings;
• Coordinating the writing of research reports;
• Collaborating in the writing of scholarly articles reporting on the research;
• Developing strategies for knowledge translation;
• Maintaining and updating a file of current research literature in the field of early child development and action research.

QUALIFICATIONS:
We are seeking a person with:
• A minimum of a Master’s degree in Education;
• Extensive teaching and research experience in the field of early child development;
• Extensive experience with emergent curriculum and play-based curricula;
• Experience in conducting qualitative research and action research;
• Experience in facilitating research workshops for stakeholders;
• Experience in working effectively with community organizations;
• Ability to prioritize and organize work;
• Ability to work effectively both as a member of a team and independently;
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
• Experience in writing articles for refereed academic journals and/or conference presentations;
• High degree of computer literacy (for example, Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet).
 

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

J. McKenna

A. Baldacchino

A. Roach O'Keefe

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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