Spring 2015 RA Position in the Center for Workforce Development

Application deadline:   February 20, 2015

The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at the University of Washington is seeking to hire a graduate research assistant to assist in an ongoing external evaluation of the National Center for Women & Information Technology-Extension Services (NCWIT-ES). NCWIT-ES seeks to improve the meaningful participation of women in computing and technology. The evaluation uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. More information about NCWIT-ES is available at: http://www.ncwit.org/project/extension-services-undergraduate-programs. The CWD conducts research and evaluation in the areas of gender and ethnic diversity in STEM. Find out more about the CWD at http://www.engr.washington.edu/cwd/

The position will start Spring quarter 2015, with the option of starting sooner at an hourly wage. The graduate research assistant will report to the Director for Research in the Center for Workforce Development and is a member of a highly collaborative team working on CWD projects.

Responsibilities of the Position:

  1. Contribute to the overall evaluation of NCWIT-ES and other projects identified as CWD priorities;
  2. Contribute to high quality data collection, data management, and analysis as needed for the research and evaluation programs managed by CWD, particularly NCWIT-ES;
  3. Manage assigned research tasks, which may include: draft human subjects applications, coordinate with the client and participating institutions, help develop survey instruments, conduct literature reviews, interviews, focus groups observations, and/or surveys; analyze quantitative and qualitative data; and write reports.
  4. Thoroughly and clearly document project analyses and data processes;
  5. Co-author research and evaluation reports for dissemination in print and web-based media;

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Comfort with a high degree of self-direction;
  • Experience with program or project evaluation
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to collect and analyze data, particularly in regards to analyzing survey data using multivariate statistical models;
  • Experience using computer software to perform statistical analyses and data management (i.e. Excel, SPSS, and Microsoft Word);
  • Experience in effectively communicating research results to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Research experience and background in diversity issues in a college or university setting;
  • Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington.

The position requires a one quarter commitment (Spring 2015), and compensation will be at the Research Assistant level (i.e., depending on progress in graduate program, monthly stipend plus tuition remission and health insurance). Upon satisfactory review in Spring 2015, the position may be extended for a longer period.

To apply:
Email your letter of interest, a short self-authored writing sample, and your resume/CV by 2/20/15 to:

Liz Litzler, PhD,
Director for Research
Center for Workforce Development
101 Wilson Annex, Box 352135
Seattle, WA   98195-2135
(206) 543-4810
elitzler@uw.edu (email preferred)

If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to email Liz Litzler.