Summer 2015-2016 RA Position in the Office of Global Affairs

Application deadline:   June 9, 2015

The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) is an administrative division of the University that supports international education, research, and program activities at the University of Washington and around the world. OGA connects diverse internal and external networks of scholars, students and community leaders engaging in international issues and scholarship.
OGA seeks a graduate student to start in Summer Quarter 2015 as an hourly academic student employee (ASE); with an opportunity, based on satisfactory performance, to continue as a 50% salaried academic student employee (ASE) appointment starting Fall Quarter 2015. This position would work directly with Vice Provost Jeffrey Riedinger in designing, conducting and analyzing data on the implementation and impact of the People’s Republic of China’s 30-year agricultural land use rights policy using advancement econometric analysis. This survey’s data and analysis will be used in the instruction of the LAWB579 course, Fall Quarter 2015.

Requirements:

  • Must be a PhD student formally enrolled in a tuition-based program at the UW. For Fall quarter 2015, applicants must be registered for at least 10 credits during the period of ASE appointment. Graduate students enrolled in fee-based or self-sustaining programs are not eligible to apply.
  • Completion of a year-long sequence of graduate level econometrics courses (with focus on cross-sectional and panel analysis)
  • Good understanding of identification strategies used in the fields of applied economics
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Stata and sufficient experience with data cleaning, data management, descriptive and regression analyses using Stata software;
  • Strong initiative and ability to work with little supervision
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired:

  • Strong familiarity with the People’s Republic of China, including fluency in Mandarin Chinese
  • Strong English writing skills
  • Academic interest in land tenure issues
  • Completion of microeconomics of development or equivalent course
  • Preference for majors/fields of study in economics, agricultural economics or related law or public policy fields with strong econometric training

Condition of Employment:

  • Students must maintain good standing within their home departments throughout the appointment.
  • Currently registered UW PhD student
  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

Salary and Benefits:

For Summer quarter, the student will receive an hourly rate according to the Summer Graduate Research Student Assistant (GRSA) schedule. This summer appointment requires that a student not enroll in any kind of classes/credits during the summer quarter as tuition and health insurance benefits do not apply. For Fall quarter, salary will include tuition, relevant benefits and standard salary commensurate with student standing according to TA/RA/SA Salary Schedule #1 (see TA-RA-SA Salary Schedules).

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: Union Shop Provisions . Please note that your application will not be reviewed and you will not be considered for this position until the cover letter assessment is complete.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, benefits website .

Application Process:

Candidates should submit their resume/vitae and cover letter by June 9, 2012.  Questions regarding this position can be directed to Tina Yin, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost for Global Affairs, tyin6@uw.edu, 206-685-7409, 128D Gerberding Hall.  The successful candidate will be selected and notified by the week of June 8.

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Apply for this job via UW Hires, Req. # 120527

2015-2016 RA Position in the Center for Leadership in Athletics

Application deadline:   May 29, 2015

Notification: June 5, 2015
Start Date: September 16, 2015

Basic Function: Under the direction of the Center for Leadership in Athletics Research Faculty, the RA will be responsible for providing research support to ongoing and new research projects in the Center. The RA will be primarily responsible for continued development of a frontend application and monitoring the backend for the Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership (IAL) database. In addition, utilizing Tableau for various data visualizations and statistical analysis based on data from the IAL database.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Center for Leadership in Athletics Research Graduate Assistant focuses on research activities related to leadership and development of practices enhancing the educational experiences of students in and through athletics. This position will be 50% FTE for the autumn, winter, and spring quarters with the option for summer 2016. This RA provides research assistance in the following areas:

  • SQL database backend database management, frontend development; data cleaning and management, setting up documentation methods, reporting from the database,
  • Clean and prepare the 2015 data for upload. Perform data audits to ensure data accuracy and consistency. Upload 2015 data to the database and on Heroku.
  • Perform data analysis and create data reports for ongoing research papers/projects. Knowledge of statistical R for data analysis is preferred.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Secondary data analysis of the NCAA GOALS 2006 and SACS data sets including but not limited to: building a Zotero library, statistical analysis, and journal manuscript preparation.
  • Grant writing, proposals, presentations for research conferences and other audiences.
  • Other duties that advance the initiatives of the Center as assigned.

Requirements: Must be an admitted graduate student and registered for 10 credits per quarter of employment. Must have previous experience with statistical analysis techniques, software, and SQL database management. Must have previous experience with frontend and enterprise application development. Strong communication and organizational skills desired, including the ability to make professional presentations and contribute to professional publications desired.

Skills: Javascript, HTML, CSS, JSP, R, SQL, Java, Tableau, Excel, Heroku

Submit: Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Dr. Jennifer Hoffman,
College of Education,
Center for Leadership in Athletics
jennilee@uw.edu

Deadline extended: 2015-2016 GSA Position with the UW Pipeline Project

EXTENDED Application deadline:   May 27, 2015 (by 11:59pm)

50% FTE Graduate Staff Assistant at the UW Pipeline Project
Appointment period: September 16, 2015 – June 13, 2016

The Pipeline Project: The Pipeline Project, housed in the UW Center for Experiential Learning
and Diversity, is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the University
of Washington with tutoring opportunities in K-12 schools and community organizations. Through
the Pipeline Project, UW undergraduates provide K-12 students with tutoring, mentorship, and
support as a means of transforming the learning and inspiring the growth of both groups of
students, while addressing inequities in public education. Working with the Pipeline Project provides
a unique opportunity to learn about public education and gain a better understanding of what it
takes to cultivate partnerships between the University of Washington, local K-12 schools, and
students.

Working with the Pipeline Project also means joining a talented team of hard working and
passionate people. For detailed information about the Pipeline Project, please visit
http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/

The Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA),
preferably from the UW College of Education, to work with Pipeline Project initiatives, which
include a volunteer program, credit-bearing “Inner Pipeline” seminars and the Alternative Spring
Break program. The GSA will also help with other Pipeline initiatives and participate in Center for
Experiential Learning and Diversity activities. Our ideal candidate has an interest in continuing the
GSA commitment for at least two academic years, pending funding.

The primary responsibilities of the Pipeline Project GSA include:

  • Coordinate a rich and diverse set of 10-15 quarterly Inner Pipeline seminars where
    undergraduate students explore educational topics while tutoring in a school or
    community organization.
  • Recruit, orient and support volunteer facilitators for Inner Pipeline seminars.
  • Maintain website for quarterly Inner Pipeline seminar offerings, Canvas pages for each
    seminar, and manage time schedule construction.
  • Administer add and drop codes and room assignments. Record seminar grades and
    compile post-seminar survey data.
  • Advise and support students through one-on-one drop-ins and answering email
    inquiries.
  • Work as a part of the Pipeline Project team to conduct Pipeline orientations for new
    tutors.
  • Help support an Alternative Spring Break program where students spend their spring
    break in rural and tribal communities throughout Washington State working on a literacy
    arts or environmental science project in elementary and middle school classrooms.
  • Help recruit Pipeline students through flyers, emails, social media and other recruiting
    events.
  • Assist in maintaining Pipeline student EXPO online database and processing
    background checks.
  • Work with Pipeline Project staff on initiatives associated with the College of Education’s
    undergraduate studies.
  • Have the opportunity to design and facilitate Inner Pipeline seminars (topics to be
    arranged with Pipeline staff).
  • Assist with grant and conference proposal applications.
    Staff front desk in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (maximum 1.5
    hours per week).
  • Participate on committees in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.
    Work with dynamic Pipeline Project team to support daily operations and tasks.

Benefits:

  • Gain extensive program experience in higher education academic affairs and service learning.
  • Excellent for graduate students who are already involved or interested in K-12
    educational outreach and higher education community engagement.
  • Develop significant curriculum development and program assessment skills.
  • Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment.

Requirements:

  • Must be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment,
    preferably in the College of Education.
  • Experience with undergraduate and masters level coursework in the field of education.
  • Works well both as a member of a small team and independently.
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, flexibility, and
    attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in higher education academic student services, civic engagement
    programming, or K-12 youth work.
  • Understanding of educational inequities and the racial and socio-economic disparities
    that exist in education.
  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page design and maintenance (Drupal), social
    media tools, databases and Canvas.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a currently registered UW graduate student.
  • One academic year commitment required.
  • Must maintain good academic standing throughout the appointment.
  • Appointment period: September 16, 2015 – June 13, 2016.
  • 20 hours a week/200 hours a quarter on site (schedule negotiable between 9am and
    5pm)

How to Apply:

Please upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to the following
online CollectIt site: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/manage/castick/35589
Questions: castick@uw.edu
Application deadline: Wednesday 5/20/15 at 11:59pm.

Emerging Leaders in Science and Society Program

Eligibility check deadlines:    May 10, 2015 (11:59 EST),  June 8, 2015 (11:59 EST), &  June 28, 2015 (11:59 EST).
First written application deadline:    July 19, 2015 (11:59 EST)

Emerging Leaders in Science & Society (ELISS) is a leadership development program for graduate students from all fields who are eager to collaborate across boundaries for the benefit of society. The program is hosted at AAAS and currently offered at four founding partner campuses: University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University, Stanford University, and University of Washington. For the class of 2016, we have invited four additional partner campuses that we will announce once they are finalized.

The ELISS mission is to prepare graduate students to collaborate across boundaries to tackle complex societal problems. The 15-month, extracurricular program enhances fellows’ ability to collaborate with a diverse team to understand complex societal problems, to plan and implement a team project, and to engage meaningfully in their communities. ELISS fellows develop these abilities by working in a multi-disciplinary, multi-campus team to develop information resources and events that help local and national stakeholders address complex issues in society. This year, fellows are focusing all of their efforts on one topic: epidemic preparedness in their home cities. Previous topics include: mental health, public spaces, and nutrition.

ELISS is an extracurricular, volunteer experience for graduate and professional students. Fellows collaborate with a multi-campus ELISS team to help local and national stakeholders better understand and address a complex issue in one of two theme areas: Energy & Environment or Health & Wellbeing.

Fellows will travel three times and volunteer approximately 5 hours per week to:

  • Engage stakeholders and experts in their community to better understand the causes of and potential solutions to a complex issue;
  • Interact with mentors to develop leadership skills and support ELISS project goals;
  • Organize community events and web resources that promote dialogue among stakeholders and share ideas across regions and institutions about an important issue impacting all communities;
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of ELISS as an organization.

ELISS anticipates providing funding for the following activities:

  • Multi-day orientation
  • Mid-year, in-person team planning meeting
  • Campus events and team projects
  • Virtual learning and planning sessions
  • Culminating briefing for national leaders
  • Professional development and seed grants

For more information about the ELISS program, see: http://www.aaas.org/page/eliss-overview

For details about the UW application process, see: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/22916-Emerging-Leaders-In-Science-And-Society-Eliss

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) UW Information Sessions

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) – UW Information Sessions

Thursday, May 14, 2015
10:30am-11:30am, MGH 171

RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/457
Open to all students, faculty and staff.

(Attend this session, then stay for the Graduate School Fair! 12:00-3:00pm, MGH Commons, hosted by the UW McNair Program)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
10:30am-12:00pm, Allen Library Auditorium (Room 181L)
Open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Webinars:    ( to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1318371982738825218 )
Wednesday, May 27, 2015; 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 28, 2015; 3:30-5:00 p.m.

NSF’s GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund your graduate study!  It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame.  This includes a $34,000 annual stipend and tuition. Fellowships are open to US citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue a research-based Master’s or PhD program in one of the supported fields. Current juniors, seniors, and grad students who have not yet completed more than twelve months of full-time graduate study may be eligible to apply this year for 2016-17 awards.

Supported fields include (note, this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Social Sciences (Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Geography, International Relations, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Planning, etc.
  • STEM Education
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Math
  • Physics & Astronomy

2015-2016 TA Positions in the American Ethnic Studies Program

Application deadline:   May 29, 2015
Notification:   June 10, 2015

There are currently 4 open Teaching Assistant positions in the UW American Ethnic Studies program.  These positions are available for the full academic year of 2015-2016.

Graduate TA duties and responsibilities may include the following (specific duties and responsibilities
will be provided by course instructor):

  • Attend lectures
  • Conduct quiz section meetings
  • Facilitate discussions
  • Prepare review materials for quiz sections
  • Hold extra review sessions for exams
  • Hold regular office hours
  • Tutor students
  • Develop and maintain electronic bulletin boards, discussion sites, etc.
  • Grade assignments
  • Proctor exams
  • Score exams
  • Maintain grading records
  • Maintain course attendance records
  • Calculate quarter grades
  • Attend instructor/TA meetings
  • Act as liaison/mediator between student and professor
  • Present lectures when necessary
  • Prepare handout materials

Application:

Application forms are available from the American Ethnic Studies Department’s fellowships, internships, teaching, and employment page or via the following direct link: http://aes.washington.edu/sites/aes/files/graduate_assistantship_application_for_fall2015.pdf
They may also be obtained from B505 Padelford Hall.

Return completed application with letters of recommendation to this address:
ATTN:  TA Selection Committee,
Department of American Ethnic Studies,
B510 Padelford,
Box 354380, UW,
Seattle, WA  98195-4380.

Application inquiries may be made with:
Angélica Hernández-Cordero
Padelford Hall B510
543-0867 or acordero@u.washington.edu

Requirements:  
Currently enrolled social science or humanities graduate student with knowledge and experience in Ethnic Studies or cultural diversity.

Salary:
See the Graduate School’s ‘Regular TA Salary Schedule’ for current rates based on rank: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/salaries/salary-schedules.shtml

Desired:
Knowledge in African American Studies, Asian American Studies and Chicano Studies.
Conditions of Employment:   Must be UW graduate student enrolled in classes for academic year 2015-2016.

For complete position information, see UWHires, Req. #119674

Summer 2015-2016 GSA Position with the University of Washington Press

Application deadline:   Now accepting applications

Position open until filled

The University of Washington Press, the scholarly publishing house of the UW, seeks a graduate student staff assistant. The position is a 50% GSA with salary commensurate with degree level, health insurance benefits, and tuition waiver.

Position Description:

The UW Press graduate staff assistant provides day-to-day administrative support to the director of the UW Press. Responsibilities of the position include supporting fundraising activities and other events; providing outreach and communication to internal and external constituents; preparing financial, operational, and market research reports; and publishing a newsletter. The staff assistant also serves as the director’s principal editorial assistant and provides support for other assigned projects that enhance the work of the director and the overall management of the UW Press.

Start date flexible, as soon as June 1st and as late as the beginning of summer quarter 2015. One-year commitment desired.

Duties and responsibilities:

Administrative support (60%) – Working with little direct supervision, manage the daily operations supporting thedirector’s office including receiving and responding to calls, e-mail, and direct mail; fielding general and technical queries from the public, Advisory Board, friends of the Press, and others; drafting and finalizing letters and other written materials for the director; gathering information for and preparing presentations and reports; establishing meeting agendas and supporting materials; writing and circulating meeting minutes; supporting executive travel and reimbursements; and managing digital and physical filing systems. This position will also manage Advisory Council and donor records and mailing lists and provide support for donor and board events including attendance as needed. Event, donor relations, and outreach activities will require some schedule flexibility.

Editorial and Publishing (40%) – Gather information for and represent the director in creating, coordinating, writing for, and publishing the UW Press newsletter. Provide editorial support for the director’s acquisitions work, including evaluating proposals and book manuscripts for suitability for publication, screening and reviewing unsolicited manuscripts, gathering sales data for use in evaluating manuscripts, researching readers, coordinating manuscript review and peer reporting processes, and developing materials for weekly acquisition and bi-monthly Press Committee meetings. Work directly with authors after manuscripts are accepted for publication and advise them on preparation and permissions, draft descriptive copy and launch memos for transmittal of final manuscripts into production. Relatedly, manage the UW Press book archive including, coordination and distribution of complimentary books and publications.

Requirements:

  • Masters or PhD student enrolled in a tuition-based program for at least 10 credits per quarter. Students enrolled in fee-based programs are not eligible.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving abilities, and superior written and verbal communication skills. Must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision, multitask, adapt to changing priorities, and meet deadlines in high pressure situations.
  • Must be able to manage confidential information with professionalism and integrity.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with the management and use of databases.
  • Preferred: Proficiency in use of Adobe Creative Suite and web-based applications.Experience proofreading and editing documents and publications.

To apply:

Provide cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Nicole Mitchell at nfmm@uw.edu.

Reference “Graduate Student Staff Assistant” in the subject line.

Luce Scholars Program UW Information Sessions

Rising seniors, alumni, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program (http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx). This is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests!

UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

During the current application cycle for the 2016-17 program, applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2016, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. (Eligibility criteria are set by the Henry Luce Foundation; additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.)

Information sessions covering the program basics, application and nomination process will be held:

  • Tuesday, May 19, 4:30-5:30, Mary Gates 171
  • Wednesday, May 27, 1:30-2:30, Mary Gates 171

RSVP to attend at either session at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/234

Campus application deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

UW application and information at: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=luce

Luce Scholars Program Advisers at UW:

  • For graduate students or alumni – Marilyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, G-1 Communications
  • For undergraduate students or alumni – Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, 171 Mary Gates Hall

Program Summary

The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and journalism.

Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. Some Scholars have been attached to Asian universities in teaching or research capacities, but none of the participants is formally enrolled as a student in a college or university and no academic credit is extended. Past placements have included an architect’s atelier in Tokyo; a public health program in Banda Aceh; a Gobi regional initiative in Ulaanbaatar; a dance theatre in Kuala Lumpur; an agricultural and environmental center in Hanoi; a human rights commission in Seoul; a pediatric hospital in Bangkok; a TV network in Beijing; a national museum in Siem Reap; an international arbitration centre in Singapore; and English-language newspapers, local governmental agencies and NGOs in diverse fields throughout East and Southeast Asia.

Professional placements are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience. Each Scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year. The placements are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars. Certainly it is hoped that a Scholar will be able to make a professional contribution to the host organization, but equally important is a willingness to learn some of the many things that Asia has to teach.

UW’s recent Luce Scholars

Summer 2015 (with extension) RA Positions in the UW iSchool Technology & Social Change Group

Application deadline:   May 25, 2015

Start Date: June 6, 2015, or as soon as possible

End Date: September 15, 2015, possible extension into 2015-2016 academic year.

Position Description
The University of Washington Information School has an outstanding opportunity for a research assistant to contribute to the Research Roadmap for Strengthening the Library Field project. This one-year project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will gather, organize, and make accessible a repository of library research, data, evaluation, and best practices. The repository will provide a foundation for several subsequent projects and initiatives aimed at helping public libraries deliver innovative services and effectively advocate for libraries in their communities.

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) will lead this project through four main activities:

  1. Research repository: gather research materials, develop an organizational structure and taxonomy, evaluate hosting options, and build and populate the repository.
  2. Analysis and publication: Using the research repository, gather data about research, evaluation, and measurement approaches and identify gaps in the literature and project information; write up process and results from analysis for a variety of research and policy audiences.
  3. Research guidelines: Develop a set of guidelines for research design, data collection, and data publication to enable more effective integration of future data collection in the library field; develop metrics, templates, and other tools for pilot programs and other research and evaluation activities carried out by librarians in the field.
  4. Prototype data platform: Prototype a platform that will provide the ability to find, use, understand, integrate, and display data collected through existing research efforts and efforts using new research guidelines. In partnership with several technology providers and significant data collectors in the field, demonstrate how data can be integrated to produce cross-dataset outputs.

The TASCHA RAs may contribute to these projects in several ways depending on their skills and interests. Generally, we are looking for one RA to have strong technology skills to work on developing the underlying technologies for this project, and one RA who has strong analytic and writing skills. Both positions require established communication skills, the ability to work in an environment of shifting priorities and tight timelines, and the desire to make an important intellectual contribution to the project goals. These positions will average 40 hours per week during the summer quarter; half-time positions may be considered. These positions will likely be extended through the 2015-2016 school year.

Duties include:

  • Collect and organize library research, data, reports, and other research and evaluation materials
  • Develop taxonomies, meta data schemas, and other tools to organize information
  • Collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, including documents, survey data, interviews, and videos
  • Develop reports and other written products for external and internal use
  • Evaluate technology produces, create prototypes and system specifications, conduct usability testing
  • Create and/or set up databases, websites, or other knowledge management technologies
  • Perform background research and literature reviews as needed
  • Make intellectual contributions to research projects through engaged discussion

Requirements

  • Qualified graduate students (Masters or Ph.D.) who are enrolled in the Information School. Students from other departments with sufficient qualifications will also be considered for this position.

The successful applicants will have some experience with all or most of the following criteria:

  • Documented experience with or serious interest in at least one of the following: public libraries; knowledge or data management; taxonomies or metadata schemas; research methodologies; evaluation, metrics, or standards.
  • Exceptionally strong oral and written professional communication skills—writing and documentation will be a major aspect of this position
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Strong organizational skills and positive work practices (i.e., take initiative, flexible with shifting priorities, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team)
  • Ability to plan and carry out research tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to plan and carry out requirements gathering and prototyping
  • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data

Desired qualifications
The successful applicants will complement the basic requirements with some of the following:

  • Technical writing experience
  • Experience managing projects or developing workflow processes
  • Experience with database management or advanced Excel
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Programming in R, PHP, java, javascript, python, SQL
    • Developing APIs, cron jobs, and other cross-platform data calls
    • Scripting, theming, and/or administering content management websites
  • Previous experience with the public libraries, community technology, or development efforts
  • Interest in or experience with digital inclusion

This position is eligible for tuition waiver and benefits if enrolled in courses during summer quarter. If not enrolled in courses, students will be paid an hourly rate. Questions regarding salary and benefits should be directed to Angela Czaja, Human Resources Coordinator, at peter164@uw.edu.

To apply

  1. Please include a cover letter briefly describing your skills and experiences relevant to this type of work in one page or less. Emphasize any work you have done writing reports, developing evaluation frameworks, and/or managing data.
  2. Attach a current resume that includes your work history and academic accomplishments.
  3. Attach a copy of your most recent complete transcript for the master’s program(s) you are currently pursuing (does not have to be official; PDF format will be accepted).
  4. Attach no more than 3 samples in PDF format of your very best independent papers, reports, or documentation developed for relevant projects. We will look at these materials for both style and content.

Please submit all application materials to iSchool HR iapply@uw.edu with “RA TASCHA SUM15” in the subject line no later than Monday, May 25th, 2015 to ensure consideration.  All applicants will be contacted two weeks after the position closes.

For complete position information, see: https://ischool.uw.edu/about/jobs/students/research-assistant-tascha-%E2%80%93-summer-2015-2-openings

Deadline extended: 2015-2016 GSA Position with the UW Pipeline Project

EXTENDED Application deadline:   May 27, 2015 (by 11:59pm)

50% FTE Graduate Staff Assistant at the UW Pipeline Project
Appointment period: September 16, 2015 – June 13, 2016

The Pipeline Project: The Pipeline Project, housed in the UW Center for Experiential Learning
and Diversity, is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the University
of Washington with tutoring opportunities in K-12 schools and community organizations. Through
the Pipeline Project, UW undergraduates provide K-12 students with tutoring, mentorship, and
support as a means of transforming the learning and inspiring the growth of both groups of
students, while addressing inequities in public education. Working with the Pipeline Project provides
a unique opportunity to learn about public education and gain a better understanding of what it
takes to cultivate partnerships between the University of Washington, local K-12 schools, and
students.

Working with the Pipeline Project also means joining a talented team of hard working and
passionate people. For detailed information about the Pipeline Project, please visit
http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/

The Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA),
preferably from the UW College of Education, to work with Pipeline Project initiatives, which
include a volunteer program, credit-bearing “Inner Pipeline” seminars and the Alternative Spring
Break program. The GSA will also help with other Pipeline initiatives and participate in Center for
Experiential Learning and Diversity activities. Our ideal candidate has an interest in continuing the
GSA commitment for at least two academic years, pending funding.

The primary responsibilities of the Pipeline Project GSA include:

  • Coordinate a rich and diverse set of 10-15 quarterly Inner Pipeline seminars where
    undergraduate students explore educational topics while tutoring in a school or
    community organization.
  • Recruit, orient and support volunteer facilitators for Inner Pipeline seminars.
  • Maintain website for quarterly Inner Pipeline seminar offerings, Canvas pages for each
    seminar, and manage time schedule construction.
  • Administer add and drop codes and room assignments. Record seminar grades and
    compile post-seminar survey data.
  • Advise and support students through one-on-one drop-ins and answering email
    inquiries.
  • Work as a part of the Pipeline Project team to conduct Pipeline orientations for new
    tutors.
  • Help support an Alternative Spring Break program where students spend their spring
    break in rural and tribal communities throughout Washington State working on a literacy
    arts or environmental science project in elementary and middle school classrooms.
  • Help recruit Pipeline students through flyers, emails, social media and other recruiting
    events.
  • Assist in maintaining Pipeline student EXPO online database and processing
    background checks.
  • Work with Pipeline Project staff on initiatives associated with the College of Education’s
    undergraduate studies.
  • Have the opportunity to design and facilitate Inner Pipeline seminars (topics to be
    arranged with Pipeline staff).
  • Assist with grant and conference proposal applications.
    Staff front desk in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (maximum 1.5
    hours per week).
  • Participate on committees in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.
    Work with dynamic Pipeline Project team to support daily operations and tasks.

Benefits:

  • Gain extensive program experience in higher education academic affairs and service learning.
  • Excellent for graduate students who are already involved or interested in K-12
    educational outreach and higher education community engagement.
  • Develop significant curriculum development and program assessment skills.
  • Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment.

Requirements:

  • Must be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment,
    preferably in the College of Education.
  • Experience with undergraduate and masters level coursework in the field of education.
  • Works well both as a member of a small team and independently.
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, flexibility, and
    attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in higher education academic student services, civic engagement
    programming, or K-12 youth work.
  • Understanding of educational inequities and the racial and socio-economic disparities
    that exist in education.
  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page design and maintenance (Drupal), social
    media tools, databases and Canvas.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a currently registered UW graduate student.
  • One academic year commitment required.
  • Must maintain good academic standing throughout the appointment.
  • Appointment period: September 16, 2015 – June 13, 2016.
  • 20 hours a week/200 hours a quarter on site (schedule negotiable between 9am and
    5pm)

How to Apply:

Please upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to the following
online CollectIt site: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/manage/castick/35589
Questions: castick@uw.edu
Application deadline: Wednesday 5/20/15 at 11:59pm.