Job Opportunities

Find out how you can join our team

Job Opportunities

Data Collectors

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University‐-New Brunswick, seeks to hire data collectors for training and administering child and classroom assessment instruments in pre‐K to Third Grade classrooms.

Although our recruitment period has ended, NIEER accepts application year round for the Data Collector position.

NIEER has hired data collectors to administer child and classroom assessment instruments in pre‐K to Third Grade classrooms in various locations, such as West Virginia, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, PA area. If you are interested in working in these areas, please inquire below when the next training will be held in Spring 2019.


  • Applicants preferred: graduate students, applicants with a BA, or current upperclassman undergraduate students with a focus on child development, early childhood, psychology or related field, withholding an excellent academic record (GPA of 3.0 or better)
  • Knowledge about child development and developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching practices (e.g. Teacher) is preferred. Experience in classroom settings and/or working with children is highly preferred.
  • Applicants must be available to work a minimum of 3 days per week during the months of data collection, during regular school hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM‐3:00 PM).
  • Schedules are flexible, though attendance is mandatory to 2-3 days of training (9‐5 pm) (dates vary across projects)
  • Reliable transportation is necessary.

Pay ranges from $85.00–$175.00/day depending on the specific project

For details about NIEER projects, please email a letter of interest, curriculum vita/resume, transcript (if currently a student), and the names of two references to Carol Contreras, at

In the subject line of your email, please include the phrase “Data Collector,” where you want to work and where you live.
Example: Subject: Data Collector–New Jersey–Trenton NJ.

For more information on the position, our institute, or for any questions, please contact Carol Contreras at 848‐932‐4350.

Thank you for your interest in NIEER and our work.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on staff openings, policy recommendations and the latest NIEER research.