Research Assessor PALS

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Curry School of Education's Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) provides a comprehensive assessment of young children's knowledge of the important literacy fundamentals that are predictive of future reading success. PALS is the state-provided screening tool for Virginia's Early Intervention Reading Initiative (EIRI) and is used by 99% of school divisions in the state on a voluntary basis.

PALS is seeking candidates for hourly wage positions as Research Assessors. Incumbents administer early literacy assessments to children in grades four through eight. The assessments are conducted in-school with small groups of five or fewer children. This is a part-time position that requires a flexible schedule and a willingness to take both day and overnight trips within Virginia. Assessors are asked to provide their own transportation if they are working in schools in Charlottesville or Albemarle County. Transportation is provided for any trips beyond those locales. A typical work week is 10 to 20 hours, but hours vary.

At least six months of experience working with children in an educational capacity is required. An associate's or bachelor's degree in an education or related field may substitute for the experience. A bachelor's degree or college coursework in education or a related field is strongly preferred. Written and verbal fluency English is required. The ability to accurately record information and strong attention to detail, as well as the ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships is also required. The ability to articulate assessment findings in verbal and written communications is required. Ability to take both day and overnight trips within the Commonwealth of Virginia is essential.

## University Leadership Characteristics:

*For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" was created around the assumption that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge. *

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.

## EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

## If any experience is required, please specify kind of experience:

At least six months of experience working with children in an educational capacity is required. An associate's or bachelor's degree in an education or related field may substitute for the experience.

## Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Written and verbal fluency in English is required. Ability to accurately record information and strong attention to detail. Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships. The ability to articulate assessment findings in verbal and written communications. Ability to take both day and overnight trips within across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

## Required Computer Applications:

Knowledge of computers, software: Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Outlook and Word), and the use of the internet.

*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover Letter

*Department:* Curry School of Education

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*If any experience is preferred, please specify kind of experience:* Experience working with elementary age children is highly preferred.

*FLSA Exemption Status:* Non Exempt

*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No

*Posting Date:* 03-17-2015

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Is this position eligible for an Alternate Work Schedule? :* Yes

*Employment Posting Category:* University Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=75688

*Anticipated Hiring Range:* $12. 00 - $25. 00 per hour

*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* Not a Requirement

*Number of Months/Year:* 12

*Drug Testing Required? (Typically positions involved in patient contact, mass transportation or law enforcement are included):* No

*Position Type:* Hourly Wage

*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No

*Area of Interest:* Laboratory and Research

*Employment Conditions:* Criminal HistorySexual Offender Registry

*Shift:* Day

*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Staff Application

*Required ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* Some - up to 4 years

*Posting Number:* 0616039

*Organization (Position Organization):* 31155 CU-Curr Instr & Sp Ed

*Preferred ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* Some - up to 4 years

*Number of Wor

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