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EdGE Project Assistant 2
Job Ref. #20-05
About EdGE: EdGE (the Educational Gaming Environments group) at TERC is seeking an organized, independent, and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Project Assistant. The EdGE team conducts game-based learning design and research to broaden participation of neurodiverse and systemically racialized learners in elementary and middle school STEM learning. EdGE is a geographically distributed team with many team members working primarily from home. The Project Assistant position may be partially in-person, in TERC’s casual work environment in a historic factory building between Porter & Davis Squares, and partially remote (e.g. from a home office) depending on COVID-19 stipulations.
About the Role: This is an early-level administrative position responsible for organizing, managing, and providing assistance with a wide variety of complex tasks associated with EdGE’s research and development in game-based STEM learning.
The EdGE Project Assistant will work approximately 50% time to support team communication, purchasing, and day-to-day logistics and to contribute generally to the design and research activities of the team.
Primary responsibilities for this position will include:
- Organizing file sharing and calendars among project teams
- Ordering and purchasing
- Receiving and filing invoices from external contractors
- Production of basic web and graphic materials
Additional responsibilities for this position may include:
- Research data collection and organization
- Working with research participants in focus groups and events
- Maintaining a social media presence for the team
The ideal applicant will have successful experience in supporting a small project team. TERC is an all-Mac environment; familiarity with Apple hardware and software is required. A successful candidate will thrive in a team environment, but also be able to tackle small projects on their own. Attention to details, reliability, and general ease in communication and basic office systems are the strongest requirements for this position.
Requirements for the position include:
- High school diploma or equivalent
- A working knowledge of Excel and spreadsheet design
- Proficiency in office information management systems such as Office 365
- A high attention to detail and thoroughness
- Strong team communication skills
- Ability to work independently with a virtual team
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