Job Opportunity – Seattle Children’s Research Institute

We are currently looking for qualified candidates, either current undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates, for a part time position on one of our research projects.

Health Promotion Specialist Position Details

WSB Study Overview

*  What is a WSB (Walking School Bus)? A physical activity study where a group of children walk to and     from school under adult supervision, and in which they are taught pedestrian safety.
*  What are the goals of this WSB project? Increase physical activity and teach pedestrian safety.
*  6 schools (3 intervention and 3 control)
*  Seattle Public elementary schools, 3rd-5th grade students. Approximately up to 30 student participants per school.
*  Health Promotion Specialist Responsibilities:
+  Prepping (for recruitment and data collection) at baseline AND follow up
+  Recruitment
+  Data Collection/Assessments at baseline ONLY
+  Walking with the students
+  Teaching Pedestrian Safety
+  Prepping routes and maps
+  Keep track of attendance and weather
+  Communicate with parents and co-workers about anything relating to the WSBs (cancellations, etc.)


Follows the school calendar, approximately September-June.

Salary: $10 an hour

Set hours:

Initial recruitment (morning, mid-day, afternoon; in summary school hours)

Walking (before school: approx. 7-9:30am and after school: approx. 2:30-4:30pm)

Trainings (3-4 hours in September)

Staff Meetings (1 hour per month, date/time TBD)
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