As a condition of receiving federal Migrant Education funding, state education agencies must demonstrate that children and youth receiving services meet specific eligibility requirements. As part of this process, re-interviews of a sample of families must be conducted annually. The Migrant Education Program Re-Interviewer is the primary face-to-face contact with selected migrant families and conducts the re-interview, including making initial contact, conducting the interview while completing the questionnaire accurately, and tracking re-interview progress.
Responsibilities • Attend a mandatory professional in-service on March 8 and 9, 2018, in Sacramento, CA (this in-service is non-negotiable and must be attended in person). • Re-interview selected migrant families, following a set protocol. Most re-interviews will occur in person, although a few may occur over the telephone. • Make initial contact with families, by phone or in person, to schedule an interview. • Collect data during the re-interview, noting family responses to defined questions. • Travel to the location of re-interviews. • Maintain regular contact with re-interview project staff. • Schedule and conduct approximately 10-to-30 re-interviews between March 11, 2018, and the end of April 2018. If the fit is mutually beneficial, there is an opportunity to conduct additional re-interviews in the months of July, August, and September 2018.
Note: There are 14 positions available all over California, including: San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Madera, Modesto, Fresno, Bakersfield and Central Coast
To apply, please go to the supplied URL and submit a resume, cover letter with two short (one paragraph or less) responses to the questions below.
1) (Please answer this question in English): What makes you excited about the prospect of re-interviewing migrant families? 2) (Please answer this question in Spanish): What knowledge of and/or experience with the migrant population, Latino communities, or in minority or hard-to-reach communities or evaluation/research fields do you have?
• Bachelor’s degree completed or in progress, preferred but not required • Fluency in speaking and writing both English and Spanish • Previous experience working with or knowledge of migrant populations and communities, Latino communities, or in minority or hard-to-reach communities or evaluation/research fields • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to make the families you are interviewing comfortable during the interview • Ability to collect data accurately, maintaining clear, unbiased notes • Ability to work independently and efficiently • Ability and willingness to work on a flexible schedule including potential nights and weekends • Willingness to travel within the state of California up to four hours from your home, with potential overnight stays • Reliable transportation and a valid California drivers license and a clean driving record • Willing to submit to a criminal background check; conditional offer of employment will be made dependent upon successful clearance of background check • Previous experience conducting interviews preferred • Re-interviewers may not concurrently be employed by the California Department of Education or any program that receives funds from the Migrant Education Program. Additionally, re-interviewers must be independent of the MEP programs for the past three years.
Additional Salary Information: Notes on compensation:
This is a consultancy position. Payment is dependent upon the re-interviewer submitting invoices to WestEd. Payment can take 2-to-3 weeks from the time of invoice submission. Taxes are not deducted from payroll checks.
Hourly compensation of $24/hour includes:
• Two-day professional in-service
• Time spent contacting families to schedule appointments
• Time spent re-interviewing families
• Travel time to and from appointments and to and from the professional in-service
Travel reimbursement includes:
• Mileage on a personal vehicle at the state reimbursement rate of $0.545
• Airfare to and from the professional in-service (when drive time exceeds 4 hours)
• Hotel stay for the professional in-service, provided you live more than 50 miles from Sacramento; per diem included with overnight stay
Note: Rental car costs cannot be reimbursed. For general re-interview duties, the re-interviewer will use his or her personal vehicle.
Internal Number: 5423
WestEd, a nonprofit research, development, and service agency, works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. WestEd’s work extends throughout the United States and abroad. WestEd has 16 offices nationwide, from Washington and Boston to Arizona, Southern California, and its headquarters in San Francisco.