Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) -speaking Early Childhood Program Evaluator Consultant

New York, United States | Performance Team | Part-time

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The New York City Division of Early Childhood Education is seeking Chinese-speaking Early Childhood (Pre-K) Program Evaluator Consultants for a 6-10-month project. Our Chinese speaking Program Evaluator Consultant will reliably use either the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale – Revised (ECERS-R) or Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) tool to collect data about pre-k programs across the city. Positions will commence in mid-September 2019 and end in June 2020. If you have already applied to our Bilingual posting, you need not apply to this one. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Meet and maintain reliability on the ECERS-R or CLASS assessment tool. 
  • Schedule and conduct valid and reliable ECERS-R or CLASS assessments for pre-K classrooms in programs across the city. 
  • Participate in team communications via in-person meetings and conference calls. 
  • Support other evaluators by reading and editing reports. 
  • Offer simultaneous face to face interpreting services for assessments. 
  • Attend full time training from approximately mid-September through mid-October. Exact dates and hours are to be determined. Candidates who are not able to attend the scheduled training days sessions full time will not be hired. 
  • Other duties assigned as necessary. 

Qualifications: 

  • Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and English required 
  • ECERS-R or CLASS certified (preferred) 
  • Ability and willingness to travel to different programs/schools across New York City 
  • Keen observation skills 
  • Ability to work independently and self-pace in order to meet deadlines 
  • Strong writing skills and ability to take low-inference notes 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate through writing, email, text message and screen shares. 
  • Technology proficient, particularly with Word, Excel, Outlook, and Google Drive. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills 
  • Strong commitment to professional ethics 
  • Strong ability to follow strict protocols and rubrics 
  • Willingness to be maintain a flexible schedule 
  • Commitment to remaining unbiased while interpreting 

 

Hours Worked Per Day: 

This is a part-time position. Consultants will be paid per assessment. This will likely mean working hours will vary per week, depending on the tool (CLASS or ECERS-R) and number of assessments assigned. As needed, interpreters will work up to 7 hours per day, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., not including travel. Exact times will be determined by individual program start times. More details about rates per assessment will be discussed in the interview process. Please note that consultants may be expected to work full-time, 7 hours per day, for approximately two-four weeks in September/October for reliability training. Consultants are paid an hourly rate of $45. 

Length of Assignment: 

Mid-September 2019 to Mid-June 2020, pending assessment schedule. Specific hours and schedules are not guaranteed. Exact schedule to be determined, and will remain subject to change.