Job Opportunities

Data Collectors

The National Institute for Early Education Research is seeking Data Collectors to train to administer standard preschool evaluation measures (child assessment as well as classroom observation instruments). Positions will be available nationwide and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Applicants should be graduate students, have a BA or be upperclassman undergraduate students with a focus on child development, early childhood, psychology or related field.

  • Knowledgeable about child development and developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching practices (e.g. Teacher) preferred.

  • Experience in classroom settings and/or working with children highly preferred.

  • Must be available to work 2-3x per week during data collection period; days are flexible.

  • Must be available to attend intensive, full-day trainings that vary between 2 days and a full week.

  • The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate an excellent academic record (GPA should be 3.0 or better).

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Spanish speakers needed!

​Pay is competitive and travel reimbursement is provided.

To apply please send a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vita, unofficial transcript (if currently a student), and the names of two references. Submit these to Carol Contreras, at Please include the phrase “Data Collector” in your subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For questions, contact Milagros Nores, at

Founded in 2002, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) is affiliated with the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University, a Research I institution.  NIEER supports early childhood policy development by providing independent research and analysis. The Institute’s work includes large-scale, multi-state evaluations of the effectiveness of PreK programs, randomized trials of alternative programs and policies, research syntheses, and national and international evaluations of early childhood programs. 
Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.