Texas A&M University Research Associate in College Station, Texas

Position Information

Position Title Research Associate

Posting Title Research Associate

System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)

Department EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY / 02-131504

Posting Number O00037FY18

Salary $47,000.00 or Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis Annually

Job Close Date

Geographic Location College Station

Budget Type Budgeted/ Benefits - Full-Time (Soft Money/Contingency Funds)

Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No

Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No

EEO AA Statement

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Research Associate position is part of 5 year grant funded by Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities to develop a technical assistance center that will assist higher education institutions to implement or improve career focused programs to support the inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities. Over the next 5 years, ten universities will be recruited and supported to implement or improve career focused programs that support the inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Major/Essential Duties of Job

Assist with the hosting of face-to-face 3-day training meeting with Higher Education Partners. Train with project staff for job responsibilities at the annual Three-Day working event facilitated by lead project. Assist with the development of marketing materials and information packet for Higher Education sites. Assist with the establishment of university site recruitment procedures. Assist with the establishment of the application process for universities wanting to apply. Assist with the establishment of scoring criteria of applications from universities. Assist with Recruitment of Higher Education Sites. Provide Technical Assistance for Higher Education Sites – Be point of contact for higher education sites. Assist identified Higher Education sites to: develop/modify wraparound support services protocol, develop/modify application forms and procedures, develop and implement Summer College Prep program training, develop/modify protocol for student mentoring, and develop/modify universally designed curriculum and classroom support. Maintain support for Higher Education Sites – Assist Higher Education sites to market the program(s)., identify and to establish employer partner protocol for designated career field(s) of HE model. Facilitate SWOT analysis with each selected higher education site that identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats connected to the implementation of higher education program of selected HE model. Using a train the trainer methodology, identify and train individual at each replication site to be trained in person centered practices. Provide guidance and support for marketing the programs, and ongoing technical assistance and monitoring to identified Higher Education sites. Provide technical guidance with the development and design of HEC evaluation protocol.

Occasional Duties

Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Disability, or closely related field and two years of relevant experience. (Master’s degree is equivalent to two years of experience). Experience in Data Collection Processes. Experience in facilitating collaborative community partnerships. Experience with transition-aged youth with disabilities in teaching, and employment training.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Education or Disability-related field. Experience in development, planning, and implementation support needed of post-secondary programs for youth with disabilities. Training in Person-Centered Practices and Universal Design for Learning. Experience in public/private school and college settings. Master’s Degree or higher in Education, or Disability-related field.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Exceptional interpersonal skills, Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required. Exceptional organizational and planning skills. A demonstrated ability to solve problems through a collaborative consultation model is required. A fundamental understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals representing diverse backgrounds at the higher education level is required.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of Universal Design for Learning concepts, Person-Centered Practices concepts, and post-secondary opportunities for students with disabilities.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors