University of Oregon Research Assistant in Eugene, Oregon

Research Assistant

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Work type:Faculty - Career

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Education, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department:Educational and Community Supports

Rank:Research Assistant

Annual Basis:12 Month

Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 per year

Review of Applications Begins

July 19, 2018; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete online applications must include a resume and letter of interest identifying how your past skills and experience fit the requirements listed in the position.

Department Summary

Educational and Community Supports (ECS) within the College of Education is a University of Oregon based research center that turns peer-reviewed research into real-world solutions. We are a leader in the data-based decision making space and pioneered solutions that enable educators to use student behavioral data when implementing real-time solutions in schools all over the United States and in over 10 international countries. Development at ECS blends cutting-edge research with a well-established and trusted educational service mission, sophisticated software and database architectures, and development tools. We offer a flexible, supportive family-friendly work environment in a stimulating academic setting.

At ECS, we value the contribution that diversity brings to our work and culture. Understanding and learning from our differences gives us unique opportunities to improve our products and differences.

Position Summary

At ECS, the Research Assistant position serves as a member of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Applications Training Team and is responsible for developing and delivering high-quality training and professional development materials related to data-based decision making and the implementation of decision systems within a multi-tiered system of supports. This position reports to the PBIS Applications Training Team Lead.

Typical work activities associated with this position include (but are not limited to):

• Participate in research and implementation workgroups focused on positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) as well as school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS)

• Develop and revise training materials (e.g. webinar presentations, tools, videos, conference/workshop presentations)

• Design and deliver online and in-person training and professional development events for local, state, and national audiences

• Design and initiate the use of self-guided, on-demand eLearning modules

• Collaborate with key internal stakeholders on strategic planning related to application development and organizational priorities

• Provide technical assistance to external school-based personnel and educational organizations in the use of PBIS Applications decision systems (e.g., SWIS, CICO-SWIS, I-SWIS, PBIS Assessment, PBIS Evaluation)

• Provide service and support to nonprofit agencies (e.g. Northwest PBIS Network, Oregon PBIS Coaching Alliance), schools, and educational facilities that request information and help

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in education, or related field

• 3 years professional work experience in K-12 education and/or professional development, training, or related field

• Basic knowledge of and/or at least 1 year implementing school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports

Professional Competencies

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to work and solve problems independently, as well as in a collaborative team environment, and represent the university in a professional manner

• Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of professional development efforts in schools

• Strong training presence and experience in delivering training in a variety of contexts

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations

• Demonstrated strong analytical and critical thinking skills; and ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data

• A commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing diversity and equity

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in education or related field

• Comprehensive knowledge of and 3+ years implementing school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports

• Experience using PBIS applications for data-based decision making (e.g., SWIS, CICO-SWIS, I-SWIS, PBIS Assessment, PBIS Evaluation) in or with schools

• Demonstrated knowledge and application of best practices in adult learning

• Demonstrated experience in developing online training materials and utilizing an online learning management system

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 541-346-5112.

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Advertised:05 Jul 2018Pacific Daylight Time

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