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Research Associate-Training Specialist

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Rockville
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.Job Summary:Westat has an immediate opening for a Research Associate-Training Specialist with experience developing adult learning training materials. The successful candidate will work closely with project managers and a multidisciplinary research team on data collection for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), an innovative digital educational assessment also known as "The Nation's Report Card."Hybrid 1-2 days per week preferred, remote work arrangement also available.Job Responsibilities:--- Participate in designing, developing, and reviewing the distance training development program.--- Create training materials, including developing and writing training procedures manuals and support material.--- Conduct in-person or online training sessions for adult learners.--- Work with project and IT staff on technical specifications for field systems.--- Other relevant job duties as assigned.Basic Qualifications:--- A bachelor's degree in education or related social sciences and 5 years of relevant experience.--- U.S. Citizenship is required by contract.Preferred Qualifications:--- Master's degree.--- Experience with adult learning development or e-learning tools such as Captivate.--- Experience with large-scale field operations and digitally-based assessments.--- Experience working in an education or web survey environment is desirable.Minimum Qualifications:--- Demonstrated communication skills.--- Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients.--- Organization skills, including time management ability.Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Subject to plan requirements, employees may participate in:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave (15 days per year)
  • Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Holiday Leave (7 Government Holidays and 2 Floating Holidays)
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings AccountThis opportunity will be posted for a minimum of 5 days and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.#LI-WST1

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Rockville , Research Associate-Training Specialist, Other , Rockville, Maryland

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