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RESEARCH ASSISTANT (500 HOURS)
NEA RESEARCH: ART WORKS GRANT
AUGUST 2019 – AUGUST 2020
RESPONSIBILITIES

OVERVIEW
The Research Assistant (RA) works to advance Gibney within the Community Action Research Laboratory (“Action Lab”) and as part of a coordinated Community Action Team consisting of the Senior Director of Community Action and Strategic Initiatives (Kara Gilmour); Director of Community Action (Yasemin Ozumerzifon); UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Dance Science, Principal Investigator, and Action Lab Director (Dr. Aston K. McCullough); Sanctuary for Families Deputy Clinical Director (Dr. Allison Ross); and the Action Lab Manager (Tessa Brinza). The RA reports to the Principal Investigator, with support from the Sanctuary for Families Deputy Clinical Director/Co-Investigator and the Action Lab Manager. This is a part time, paid position that will fulfill up to 500 hours. The duration of the position is from August 2019 – August 2020.

The Research Assistant will receive training in trauma-informed interventions, project specific data collection and management techniques, ethics in human research, and intimate partner violence awareness. The RA will be expected to successfully complete all requisite trainings and requirements, including passing a background check, I-9 form confirmation, and fingerprinting.

DATA COLLECTION
The RA will be responsible for collecting the following data in the field:
• Qualitative focus group and individual interview data
• Self-reported behavioral, physical, and mental health data
• Behavioral and physiological signals using wearable sensors

DATA MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
Additionally, the RA will be required to:
• Regularly attend lab meetings in the Action Lab
• Maintain the study database and routinely complete data entry
• Conduct periodic data fidelity checks
• Transcribe focus group and individual interview recordings

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Nursing, or related field
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, including working collaboratively with professionals across disciplines
Experience working in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment
Familiarity with issues of trauma, violence prevention and victimization, especially domestic violence and sex trafficking
Have an understanding of Social services issues
Excellent written and presentation skills
Excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s degree candidate in Social Work
• Data entry and database management experience (REDCap or other software/system)
• Questionnaire administration and data collection experience
• Experience collecting qualitative data
• Ability to speak another language, preferably Spanish

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning August 15, 2019 until the position has been successfully filled. Prompt submission is strongly encouraged. To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to position@gibneydance.org. Include “Research Assistant (500 hours)” as the email’s subject line. Submissions must include:
• A substantive cover letter including the following information: your interest in the position and the organization, evidence of the required experience (indicating prior research experience, relevant training, and specific interest in conducting social justice-oriented research), and the date you are available to start
• CV or résumé outlining your educational and professional experience
• One (1) letter of recommendation

All expressions of interest and conversations will be held in the strictest confidence. Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax.
No calls please.

Download the full job description here

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (300 HOURS)
NEA RESEARCH: ART WORKS GRANT
AUGUST 2019 – AUGUST 2020
RESPONSIBILITIES

OVERVIEW
The Research Assistant (RA) works to advance Gibney within the Community Action Research Laboratory (“Action Lab”) and as part of a coordinated Community Action Team consisting of the Senior Director of Community Action and Strategic Initiatives (Kara Gilmour); Director of Community Action (Yasemin Ozumerzifon); UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Dance Science, Principal Investigator, and Action Lab Director (Dr. Aston K. McCullough); Sanctuary for Families Deputy Clinical Director (Dr. Allison Ross); and the Action Lab Manager (Tessa Brinza). The RA reports to the Principal Investigator, with support from the Action Lab Manager. This is a part-time, paid position that will fulfill up to 300 hours. The duration of the position is from August 2019 – August 2020.

The Research Assistant will receive training in trauma-informed interventions, project specific data collection and management techniques, ethics in human research, and intimate partner violence awareness. The RA will be expected to successfully complete all requisite trainings and requirements, including passing a background check, I-9 form confirmation, and fingerprinting.

DATA COLLECTION
The RA will be responsible for collecting the following data in the field:
• Physiological signals using electrocardiography
• Self-reported behavioral, physical, and mental health data
• Behavioral and physiological signals using wearable sensors

DATA MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
Additionally, the RA will be required to:
• Regularly attend lab meetings in the Action Lab
• Maintain the study database and routinely complete data entry
• Conduct periodic data fidelity checks

NONPROFIT EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION
Gibney is a mission-based nonprofit performing arts organization. Working in this sector can be personally rewarding, with intrinsic benefits and distinct opportunities for growth. However, the compensation will never match that of the private sector or more highly resourced art forms. Candidates for employment are advised to carefully consider their decision to work in this field before seeking or accepting a position at Gibney.

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Nursing, or related field
• Knowledge of, and strong interest in, dance, social justice, and Gibney Dance’s mission
• Superior verbal and written communications skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Proven organizational, multitasking, and project management skills
• Ability to work independently within a team environment
• Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s degree candidate in the health sciences
• Data entry and database management experience (REDCap or other software/system)
• Questionnaire administration and data collection experience
• EKG and wearable sensor data collection experience

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning August 15, 2019 until the position
has been successfully filled. Prompt submission is strongly encouraged.

To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with
your name as the filename to position@gibneydance.org. Include “Research Assistant (300 hours)” as the email’s subject line. Submissions must include:
• A substantive cover letter including the following information: your interest in the
position and the organization, evidence of the required experience (indicating prior research experience, relevant training, and specific interest in conducting social justice-oriented research in Dance Science), and the date you are available to start
• CV or résumé outlining your educational and professional experience
• One (1) letter of recommendation

All expressions of interest and conversations will be held in the strictest confidence. Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax.
No calls please.

Download the full job description here

Volunteer

We are also always looking for volunteers for our Center Programs and Performances. Volunteering at Gibney is both fulfilling and fun, and many of our volunteers return to donate their time again and again. It can also be a great way to be introduced to the organization if you’re interested in a position in the future. Please contact volunteer@gibneydance.org and ask to be included on the Volunteer Mailing List, or contact housemanager@gibneydance.org if you are interested in ushering for an upcoming performance. Ushers receive free admission to the performance on the evening they work.