Research Coordinator

Committee for Children - Seattle, Washington - Part time

Committee for Children is on a mission to ensure that children everywhere can thrive. Since 1979 we’ve championed the cause of educating the whole child through advocacy, leadership in the field, and programs that teach social-emotional learning (SEL) and child safety.

In our pursuit of positively transforming the social-emotional well-being of 100 million children annually by 2028, Committee for Children is looking for an experienced research coordinator to join our team! In this role, you’ll be responsible for supporting empirical research studies related to our social-emotional learning program for middle schoolers. Your support of research studies will include collecting nationally representative teacher report data in multiple related studies as well as product improvement studies. Our goal is to improve students’ social-emotional skills to help them succeed socially and academically.

The research coordinator will assist in scheduling and communicating with study participants, creating online surveys, database management, downloading and cleaning data, and other duties as assigned. There may also be opportunities for data analysis.

This is a part-time limited-term employment opportunity (up to 30 hours per week) that is estimated to be 8 months in length. This role is located in our Seattle offices.

Primary Responsibilities Include

  • Identify recruitment sample from a list of potential participants
  • Work with research partners to obtain sample demographics on an ongoing basis
  • Manage participant list and study-related communications with participants
  • Create online surveys using SurveyMonkey
  • Download and clean data; maintain Excel files
  • Communicate with study participants to ensure adherence to study protocol
  • Correspond with external research partners
  • Track incentives and ensure participants are paid in a timely manner
  • Provide project and administrative support for Research team


  • BA or at least two years’ relevant experience conducting research in psychology, education, or a related field
  • Proficient with Office 365 (Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • Experience with online survey apps (SurveyMonkey or similar)
  • Experience working with diverse groups
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with quick turnaround times
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and demands from different people
  • Must be able to work to deadlines and flexibly adjust priorities
  • Must be motivated, reliable, detail oriented, and able to work independently

About Committee for Children

For 40 years, Committee for Children has been helping children learn, grow, and thrive by teaching them how to understand emotions, build meaningful relationships, and resolve conflicts. We believe that if you make a positive impact on enough children through social-emotional learning, then the ripples will help a family, a school, a community, and ultimately, the world. We call it the Empathy Effect, and it’s what we’ve worked toward since 1979. And we’re just getting started—this year, we’re celebrating our 40th anniversary by setting an ambitious goal for the future: to positively transform the social-emotional well-being of 100 million children annually by 2028. Come join the effort. And let’s grow kinder together.

We have excellent employee tenure because we take great care of our most valued assets—our employees and clients. This role will offer some amazing opportunities to add value, contribute, and make a difference while enjoying new challenges, a collaborative and diverse team, professional development opportunities, and work/life balance.

Committee for Children is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, genetics, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, political affiliation, gender identity, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics, and all are given every opportunity to succeed.

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