Data Collection Coordinator (Loudoun County, VA)

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
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Vice President for Research
Survey Research Center
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The Survey Research Center at Penn State is currently looking to hire a Data Collection Coordinator to oversee and administer surveys to elementary students in schools in the Loudoun County, VA area. Successful candidates must be able to follow a very specific protocol; be available to attend mandatory 2 - 4 day paid local in-person training; be available to work from early January through mid-June and also be available to work a minimum of 40 hours per month during the school day (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) for a minimum of three days per week. Applicants should live in or nearby Loudoun County, VA; be willing to travel locally; has regular and reliable transportation and regular and reliable access to telephone service. Candidates must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position with reasonable accommodations: lift and carry 10 - 15 pounds of equipment and materials with or without accommodation, and climb a flight of stairs while carrying equipment. Must have the ability to coordinate a large project involving multiple people or components; have exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain a strong rapport with other study staff, school staff, and study respondents. Research experience or experience working with elementary-aged children and/or in school settings is highly desired. Applicants must have strong reading and verbal skills; be competent with computer and Internet technology; have experience working and communicating in a team setting; be self-motivated, reliable, organized, and detail-oriented; have the ability to complete work tasks accurately and independently. Must have the ability to keep detailed records of all work activities and administrative tasks; pass a criminal record check and obtain required clearances. The desirable criteria are: previous project coordinator experience; have an education or psychology background; obtained a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree; have experience working or teaching in school settings; have experience conducting observations in classroom settings; be a current or formerly trained observer in the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS).

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088