Research Assistant

Job Title: Research Assistant
CAL Classification: Research Assistant
Division: Language Assessment Division 
Division Appointment: Regular/Full-time 
Position Available: Immediately

SUMMARY

The Research Assistant provides research and development support for project-specific tasks and activities, and is responsible for carrying out language assessment project activities as assigned, contributing to the completion of project tasks and deliverables.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Assist with development of item writing and review procedures and processes.
  • Coordinate recruiting and hiring of consultants and track their performance.
  • Contribute to development and review of language assessment items.
  • Assist with test scoring and the compilation of scorer training materials.
  • Create meeting agendas and take and disseminate meeting notes.
  • Write and edit proposals, research reports, articles, conference presentations, and other project-related products.
  • Deliver professional development workshops and conference presentations.
  • Communicate with partners and external colleagues.
  • Responsible for cleaning data, creating data tables, coding open-ended survey responses, updating the text of reports following a pre-existing format, and proofreading reports.
  • Conduct library and Internet searches and other research activities.
  • Coordinate project tasks and timelines.
  • Assist with other administrative duties as needed.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, in a related field, with at least two (2) years of relevant experience; or
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, in a related field.

EXPERIENCE

  • Experience working with test development and item writing and/or second/foreign language teaching.
  • Experience or formal coursework in language assessment, research methods, quantitative analysis, second/foreign language acquisition/learning/teaching.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal, editing, oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English.
  • Proficient in the use of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Acute attention to detail and ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Remote Work and Relocation

This position requires on-site work at the CAL office in Washington, DC. There is no option for remote work and/or relocation assistance for this position.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to effectively communicate. The employee may be required to sit or stand in a stationary position for 50% of the time. This position constantly operates a computer and other office productivity equipment. CAL adheres to ADA compliance and guidelines as a common practice.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CAL complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

CAL expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CAL employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


IF INTERESTED, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER:

Please provide a resume and a cover letter to jobs@cal.org, referencing position number "19-14 Research Assistant” in subject line.

Mail
Center for Applied Linguistics 
4646 40th Street NW 
Washington, DC 20016-1859
ATTN: Human Resources, Recruitment 19-14 Research Assistant

Electronically

jobs@cal.org Attn: Recruitment 19-14 Research Assistant


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